Flavored Rum

Flavored rum is simply rum to which additional flavors have been added after distillation. Many rum flavors tend toward the tropical, with mango, pineapple, and other bright fruit flavors popular. Coffee and chocolate are also commonly used flavorings, but perhaps the most commonly available flavored rum is Malibu, which uses coconut as its flavoring base (although other coconut brands are also common). At Drinkhacker we classify spiced rum as a distinct and separate category.

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Review: SelvaRey Coconut Rum

By Christopher Null | April 9, 2022 |

SelvaRey — best known as Bruno Mars’ rum company — is out with its newest expression: Coconut. No huge surprises await here. This is a two year old rum, filtered to clear, infused with “a velvety coconut essence.” As coconut rums go, SelvaRey doesn’t exactly raise the bar. A bit harsh on the nose, the…

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Review: Copalli Cacao Rum

By Christopher Null | April 7, 2022 |

We tasted the original expressions of Belize’s Copalli rum back in 2020. The brand is now expanding, with a chocolate-flavored (white) rum now available. Copalli Cacao is sustainably produced at the Copal Tree Distillery, situated in the heart of the tropical rainforest in Southern Belize. It uses only four ingredients –organic, heirloom sugar cane, yeast,…

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Review: 7 Malibu Rum Expressions (2022)

By Christopher Null | March 3, 2022 |

Once synonymous with coconut rum — and only coconut rum — the Malibu Rum empire now spans 9 different flavored rums, ready-to-drink canned cocktails, and even punch-in-a-bag concepts. The catch? Today, very little of this has coconut flavoring in it. What’s Malibu made of? You might be surprised to know for starters that it’s made…

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Review: Bacardi Tropical Rum

By Christopher Null | February 5, 2022 |

This limited edition rum from Bacardi dropped last summer, but, hey, warmer weather will be here before you know it — with National Pina Colada Day hitting on July 10. (Now you know!) Bacardi Tropical is, well, exactly what it sounds like: white rum (from one of Bacardi’s big factories in Mexico or Puerto Rico,…

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Review: SelvaRey Rum – White, Chocolate, and Owner’s Reserve (2021)

By Christopher Null | August 1, 2021 |

Remember Selvarey, the rum company Bruno Mars has been running since 2014? It’s back, with a new (and quite heavy) bottle design, new expressions, and even a new intercapped R, turning the brand formally into SelvaRey. The gorilla is gone from the bottle. Now there’s a toucan — which seems to be a lot more…

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Review: Thrasher’s Coconut Rum

By Christopher Null | July 20, 2021 |

Washington, DC-based Thrasher’s makes four different expressions at present, all from an equal blend of blackstrap molasses and raw turbinado sugar and distilled in a pot still. Today we look at the coconut rum, which is not directly flavored with syrups or other ingredients but rather infused with toasted coconut in a botanical basket, similar…

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Review: Coconut Cartel Rum

By Mike Gerrard | March 12, 2021 |

The name of this rum brand comes from the fact that founders — brother and sister Dani and Mike Zighelboim — used to smuggle suitcases full of coconuts to hotels in Miami from their home in El Salvador. Eventually they were supplying coconuts to customers as far north as The Hamptons. Finally they went legit…

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Review: Lyon Coffee Rum, Rock & Rum, and Orange Curacao

By Drew Beard | January 18, 2021 |

When we reviewed the core lineup of Lyon Rums last month, we mentioned that the distillery also dabbles in liqueurs and other unique rum-based products. Well, we’ve got three of these side projects on tap today for review: Coffee Rum, Rock & Rum, and their house-made Orange Curacao. Thoughts follow. Lyon Coffee Rum – Lyon…

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Review: Ron Colon High Proof Rum and Coffee Flavored Rum

By Christopher Null | January 1, 2021 |

El Salvador isn’t widely known for its rum production — there is actually only one rum distillery in the country, last I heard — but Ron Colón Salvadoreño is looking to change that. To be fair, despite the name this rum is not entirely produced in El Salvador. Rather, it is a blend of Salvadoran…

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Review: The Kraken Black Roast Coffee Rum

By Christopher Null | October 19, 2020 |

The Kraken has been a big player in the spiced rum space since it launched in 2009, owing variously to its evocatively maritime bottle, dark black color, and exceptionally high quality. Now, The Kraken is launching a curious line extension, a coffee-flavored version of its rum, available as a limited edition. The Kraken Black Roast…

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