8. Rhum Barbancourt (Haiti)
Barbancourt is a rhum agricole like Clement but using a less-regulated process than Martinique’s and then double-distilled like a cognac. The end result is unique but to my tongue closer to the taste of latin rums like Havana Club than anything else. Has a pleasant burn as it goes down but not harsh like some inferior rons I’ve had (it almost seems like some latin markets are so used to bad tequila tearing up their esophagi that they demand it from their rum, too). My usual go-to at clubs that don’t have Appleton’s.