Words by Eddie STATS Houghton
I have actually been meaning to put together a follow up to my Top 10 Caribbean rums post almost since it went up. I have been quietly collecting and noting more premium rums–sacrificing my personal brain cells in the name of science–for inclusion in Top Rum, Part Two: The Alcoholic Boogaloo. The fact that this past friday a major Hollywood movie starring Johnny Depp and titled the Rum Diary was released was simply the last drop that caused the cup to overflow.
Please note, this list is intended to supplement, not replace, the original top 10–which I very deliberately sub-titled top 10 rums in my life so far. Into every life, some new rum must fall. Some of these were recommendations from friends and LargeUp readers in direct reply to the first post. Some, I stumbled across while travelling to a few new countries and a few new bashments. And some brands are the result of music and/or porn legends (Chris Blackwell and Ron Jeremy, respectively) stepping into the rum arena with new-brand premium brands.
So without further ado, I will give you a second to get comfortable, light your favorite cigar and…Salud.