As America celebrates its independence, there’s no better way to celebrate than with rum, one of the most important spirits in the country’s history. So for the second straight year, we will mark the Fourth of July with Rum Journal’s rankings of the 10 best rums made in America. (Note: we didn’t include rums from Puerto Rico and the USVI, as we consider them in our annual Rum Awards as Caribbean rums). Here they are:
Papa’s Pilar Dark Rum
Named after the fishing boat of Ernest Hemingway, this 24-year-old rum lives up to its famous namesake with a blend of American and Caribbean rums blended and aged in Kentucky. The company will soon open a distillery in an old Hemingway haunt, Key West, Fla. (The blonde rum is also a tremendous spirit).