Popular Rum Brands Bartenders Should Know

By Ray Foley

Rum is produced throughout the Caribbean and beyond. There are several different types of rum, bartenders should know. Rum is required in different cocktail recipes, and is a very popular alcoholic drink. Here are several popular brands:

  • 10 Cane (Trinidad)

  • Admiral Nelson Spiced Rum (Puerto Rico)

  • Angostura (Trinidad)

  • Appleton Estate (Jamaica)

  • Bacardi (Puerto Rico)

  • Brinley (Saint Kitts)

  • Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum (Puerto Rico)

  • Castillo (Puerto Rico)

  • Cavalier (Antigua)

  • Cockspur (Barbados)

  • Cruzan Rum (U.S. Virgin Islands)

  • DonQ Rums (Puerto Rico)

  • English Harbour (Antigua)

  • Fernandes Vat 19 Rum (Trinidad)

  • Gosling’s Black Seal Rum (Bermuda). Gosling also makes a Gold Rum and an Old Rum.

  • Gran Blason Añejo Especial (Costa Rica)

  • Havana Club (Cuba)

  • Matusalem (Dominican Republic)

  • Mount Gay Rum (Barbados)

  • Myers’s Original Dark Rum (Jamaica)

  • Ocumare (Venezuela)

  • Oronoco (Brazil)

  • Pampero (Venezuela)

  • Pusser’s (Tortola, British Virgin Islands)

  • Pyrat (Anguilla)

  • Rhum Barbancourt (Haiti)

  • Ron Del Barrilito (Puerto Rico)

  • Ronrico (Puerto Rico)

  • Ron Zacapa (Guatemala)

  • Royal Oak (Trinidad)

  • Sailor Jerry (U.S. Virgin Islands)

  • Sea Wynde (Jamaica and Guyana)

  • Stroh (Austria)

  • Stubbs (Australia)

  • Tanduay (Philippines)

  • The Kraken Rum (Trinidad and Tobago)

  • Tommy Bahama Rum (Barbados)

  • Whaler’s (Hawaii)

  • Wray & Nephew (Jamaica)

  • Zaya Rum (Trinidad)