Toppa Top 10: Top Rum, Part Two

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9. Ron del Barrilito (Puerto Rico)

This is the best Puerto Rican rum you are likely to encounter…which is not actually saying that much. Sorry, Puerto Rico. God bless your mofongo and your rich musical heritage. But something about your relationship with the US has made you a haven for mass-produced, not-good rums. Barrilito is the closest I’ve personally found to an exception; strong sherry-cask flavor and other spicy notes (that I suspect come from additives not aging). I would recommend for cocktails more than sipping.