5. Rhum Clement VSOP (Martinique)
An exception to the tastes-like-wood rule, This Martiniquan rum is made from cane juice instead of molasses and as far as I understand it, is really a white rum spirit-wise but takes its (nice) color and flavor from the oak barrels–and then recharred bourbon barrels–it is aged in. Recognizably rum but totally different from anything else on this list. My favorite French-caribbean rum although I still have some exploring to do in that part of the world.