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The Rum Howler – Top 100 Rums of 2017

This year’s Rum Howler Rum Countdown is better than ever with a full 100 rums counted down from #100 to #1. As well as being the largest such list I have ever compiled for the spirit we call rum, this list is also current. All of the spirits on this list are available in North America at this time.

I have also reviewed and/or re-tasted each of these rums within the past three years. (All Rum reviews were based upon bottle samples either purchased by myself or provided to me by industry.)

Unlike other years, I am not planning to reveal every rum with a front page posting on my website, instead I have begun the Countdown on Twitter (#Top100Rums). However, for those who are regular readers of mine, once or twice a week I will introduce one of the drams from the list with a full review for you to enjoy.

When my daily Twitter reveal brings me to the final 25 in early December, (just before Christmas), I will again reveal the best 25 Rum Spirits available in North America with daily postings here on the Rum Howler Blog. (The Best rum Review Website in the World!)


Just Some of the Great Rums of 2017

I will be updating this page once per week through September, October and November and then daily in December until I reveal the Rum Howler – Best Rum in the World for the year that is 2017.

I hope everyone will enjoy the countdown! 
( use the hashtag #Top100Rums)


100)Ron Carupano Anejo
99)  Embargo Ron Extra Del Caribe

98)  Angostura 7 Year Old Rum
97)  Pyrat Rum XO Reserve
96)  Legendario Elixir de Cuba
95)  Harbour Rum (Yongehurst Distillery)
94)  Coruba Imported Dark Jamaican Rum 

93)  Travellers 3 Barrel Aged Rum
92)  Brugal Anejo Superior Rum 

91)  Pusser’s (Blue Label) Rum
90)  Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast Pumpkin Spiced Rum
89)  Myer’s Planters’ Punch

88)  Diplomático Añejo
87)  Appleton Estate Reserve Rum
86)  Berrys’ Finest St. Lucia Rum
85)  Brugal XV Ron Reserva Exclusiva 

84)  Rum Nation Jamaica Pot Still 8 Year Old Rum
83)  Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum
82)  Captain Morgan Loconut
81)  Famous Newfoundland Screech

80)  Blue Chair Bay Coconut Spiced Rum
79)  Captain Morgan Grapefruit Rum
78)  Monymusk Classic Gold Rum

77)  Angostura 1919 Aged Rum
76)  Ron Marques del Valle
75)  Amrut Old Port Deluxe
74)  George Street Spiced Rum
73)  Old Monk Legend
72)  Seven Fathoms Rum
71)  El Dorado 5 Yr Cask Aged Rum
70)  Stiggins’ Fancy Plantation Pineapple Rum  

69)  Fortuna (Ron Reserva Exclusiva)
68)  Porto Morretes (Ouro) Cachaca
67)  Old Monk Gold Reserve Rum (12 Years Blended)
66)  Zaya Gran Reserva 

65)  Legendario Ron Anejo
64)  Berrys’ Finest Barbados Rum (Aged 13 Years)
63)  Mount Gay Eclipse (Gold)
62)  Vizcaya V.X.O.P. Cask No. 21 

61)  Lemon Hart 151 Demerara Rum

60)  Plantation Barbados (Grande reserve) 5 Year old Rum
59)  Flor de Caña Gran Reserva 7 

58)  Juan Santos 9 Yr Reserva Especial Rum
57)  Ron Matusalem Gran Reserva 15 Solera Blender
56)  Kirk and Sweeney 12 Year Rum 

55)  Pumpkin Face Reserve Rum
54)  Travellers One Barrel 5 Year Rum
53)  Juan Santos 12 Year Gran Reserva Rum
52)  Bacardi Gran Reserva 8 Años Rum

51)   Old Monk Supreme Rum  (Very Old Vatted)
50)  Doorly’s Fine Old Barbados Rum (XO)
49)  El Dorado 3 Year Cask Aged Demerara Rum

48)  Brugal Siglo de Oro
47)  Noxx & Dunn 2-4-5 Rum
46)  Appleton Estate 21 Yr Old Rum
45)  Rum Nation Panama (Aged 18 years)

44)  Plantation 3 Stars Silver Rum
43)  Panama Red 108 Overproof Rum
42)  El Dorado 8 Year Old Cask Aged Rum

41)  Wisniak na Rumie

40)  Brugal Titanium Rum
39)  Cockspur 12 Bajan Crafted Rum
38)  Barbancourt 15 Year Old Estate Reserve
37)  Cruzan Single Barrel Rum 
36)  Diplomático Reserva
35)  Flor de Caña Centenario 12
34)  Rum Nation Jamaica White Pot Still Rum

33)  El Dorado 15 Year Old Special Reserve Rum
32)  Mount Gay 1703 Master Select
32)  Dictador XO Perpetual
30)  Penny Blue XO Single Estate Mauritius Rum (Batch #004)
29)  Rum Nation Barbados Anniversary Edition (12 Years Old)
28)  Havana Club Selección de Maestros Rum
27)   Rum Nation Jamaica 25 Year Old Supreme Lord V
26)  Santa Teresa 1796 Antiguo de Solera
25)  Dictador 12 Year Solera
24)  El Pasador de oro XO Rum
23)  Ron Matusalum Gran Reserva 18 Rum

22)  El Dorado Grand Special Reserve (50th Anniversary) Rum
21)   Dictador 20 Year Solera Rum

20)  Brugal 1888 (Ron Gran Reserva Familiar)
19)  Flor de Caña Centenario 18
18)  Rum Nation Panama (Aged 21 years)

17)  Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva
16)  Ron Zacapa Centenario (23 Solera) Rum

15)  Plantation Jamaica (2002) Vintage Edition
14)  Angostura 1824 (12 Years Old) Rum
13)  Ron Matusalum Gran Reserva 23 Rum

12)  Plantation XO 20th Anniversary Barbados Rum
11)  El Pasador de oro Gran Reserva Rum
10)  Ron Millonario Solera 15 Reserva Especial
09)  Appleton Estate Rare Blend 12 Year

08)  El Dorado 12 Year Old Special Reserve Rum
07)  Rum Nation Caroni 1998

06)  Pusser’s 15 Year Old Navy Rum (Nelson’s Blood)
05)  Dictador XO Insolent
04)  Ron Millonario XO Reserva Especial Rum

03)  El Dorado 21 Year Old Special Reserve Rum
02)  Diplomatico Single VTG 2000 Rum
01)  Appleton Estate Joy Anniversary 25 Year Old Rum

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