8. Brugal (Dominican Republic)
Repeat everything I said in the last entry, but find-all ‘Puerto Rico’ and insert ‘Dominican Republic’. And make it a little smoother, a little darker and and a little older. I can’t say this is the best of DR because there are still a few venerable Dominican brands (Cubaney, Barcelo) that I have yet to try, but certainly the best so far. And based on my on-the-ground research in PR, real Puerto Ricans drink Dominican rum (and probably bump merengue, too. just saying).