Best Dark Rum

Dark Rum is a spirit which stands out because of its warm, golden colour due to several months’ maturation in oak barrels. Dark rum is appreciated by rum amateurs thanks to its increased flavour which develops during its precious conservation in wooden casks. Dark rum appears on the wine menu of a great number of gastronomic restaurants. Bestwine • Online gives you the references of Dark rums selected by chefs and sommeliers in the greatest gastronomic restaurants in the world.

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Discover the dark rums chosen by the chefs and sommeliers of Michelin starred restaurants. A selection made by trustworthy and legitimate professionals to help you find your favourite dark rums.

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RHUM APPLETON 21

Appleton Dark Rum


Rum origine : Jamaica

Type of rum : dark rum

Vintage : 21 years

rhum bielle ambré

Bielle Dark Rum


Rum origin : France – Carribbean – Marie Galante

Type of rum : dark rum

Vintage : no

Best dark Rum’s Brands

Refer to Chief’s, Sommelier’s, Bartender’s from gastronomic restaurants of all around the world‘s opinion to discover the best dark Rum’s brands and best references. A ranking and comparative of the best dark Rum’s brands by the Chief’s, Sommelier’s and Bartender’s from the top gastronomic experts.

Dark rum brandDark rum originVintage or age of dark rumDark rum categoryalcohol degreeRestaurant
Appleton Dark RumJamaica21 yearsDark Rum43°⭐⭐⭐ – Beaumanière Restaurant – France
Bielle Dark RumMarie GalanteNoWhite Rum50°⭐⭐⭐ – Beaumanière Restaurant – France
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Bestwine • Online’s choice of the top Dark Rums  

The are several hundred brands of Dark Rums, making it difficult to distinguish a unique Dark Rum reference as being superior to the others. In fact, each brand of Dark Rum has its own recipe and its own region of culture. Throughout the world, there are an enormous amount of producers of Dark Rum, each with their own recipe, their own methods of production who produce so to speak, atypical Dark Rums. Logically this means that there are a lot of excellent Dark Rums.

However, it is possible to distinguish some good investments to be sure of finding, buying and drinking a good bottle of Dark Rum. To do this, turn to the wine list of starred gastronomic restaurants. Starred gastronomic restaurants have the reputation of offering their customers the best in fine food and good wine. Not surprising therefore, that the wine menu of starred gastronomic restaurants lists the best references in Dark Rum.

Chefs and sommeliers in gastronomic restaurants constantly work to make their wine menu the most complete and exhaustive. Naturally these professionals of good food and fine wine, rigorously select the most amazing bottles or Dark Rum. To do this, they regularly taste new Dark Rum references, travel to discover new areas of production all over the world and renew their wine menu to include these new selections. Bestwine • Online constantly updates its reference list of the greatest Dark Rums to enable you to benefit from the wonderful discoveries of chefs and sommeliers in gastronomic restaurants.

Discovering Dark Rum

Dark rum is an alcohol which is aged for about 18 months in oak barrels. Rum is a spirit made from the distillation of pure sugar cane juice which was first produced in the 17th Century in the French West Indies. Dark Rum can be produced from Agricultural Rum, made from the composition of pure sugar cane juice, or from Traditional Rum which is produced from treacle. By way of comparison, Dark rum is an intermediate category between White Rum and Aged Rum. White Rum is not aged in wooden barrels. As for Aged Rum it is aged for several years, therefore much longer than Dark Rum.

To be precise, Dark Rum is a White Rum aged between 12 and 18 months. A White Rum aged for only a year is considered as a Brown Rum. Some Dark Rums can be aged for 36 months in a wooden barrel. Beyond 36 months ageing, the rum is considered to be “Aged”.

Dark Rum can be conserved in Barrels which previously stocked Aged Rum or Whisky. This gives some Dark Rums an atypical aroma. Dark rum is known to have woody and spicy aromas. For the more original Dark Rums, vanilla, almond, citrusy, caramel or even coconut aromas may be perceptible.

Made of sugar cane, Rum came from the production of sugar cane in the West Indies. It was in 1694, to be precise, that Père Labat had the idea of distilling sugar cane to make alcohol. It was in the 18th Century that the first traces of Dark Rum can be found. Dark Rum was produced for the first time by Jacques Bally who stocked Rum in wooden barrels for several months. Gradually, the aged rum took the name of Dark Rum. Other names like Golden Rum or Paille Rum can designate Dark Rum. In the English-speaking countries, it is translated as Rum Gold.

It is interesting to note that Dark rum possesses a lower alcohol content than ordinary Rum. This is because some of the alcohol evaporates during its conservation in a wooden barrel. This is the reason why Dark rum is sweeter to the palate than ordinary Rum. It is considered to be sweeter than White Rum.

Dark Rum is consumed as an aperitif or a liqueur in starred gastronomic restaurants. As an aperitif, Dark Rum can be used for making cocktails like ti punch, Cuba libre, ginger fever, mai tai or mojito. Dark rum is sometimes used to make Rum arrangements due to its lower alcohol content than White Rum. Dark Rum with its sweet flavour, is an ideal accompaniment to deserts.

Dark Rum can be vintage.

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Bestwine • Online allows you to access a reference list of the greatest Dark Rums served in the most prestigious names in gastronomy. You are sure of finding a good quality Dark Rum. Bestwine • Online will then guide you to an online wine merchant so that you can buy your bottle of Dark Rum at an attractive price whilst benefitting from helpful and friendly customer service.

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I created Bestwine • Online to enable amateurs of Dark Rum to consult specialists in wines and spirits to find and buy a good bottle. In fact, it is very difficult to trust the multiple online opinions on Dark Rum to designate the best Dark Rum references. Each person, professional or non-professional, can share their advice on Dark Rum. However, there are Dark Rums for every taste. Each person has their own preference, so it would be pretentious to select one bottle of Dark Rum as being superior to another. Wine Shop, oenologist, Rum producer, each professional has his own opinion on Dark Rum. Rather than choosing a Dark Rum reference as being the best, we decided to propose a selection of the most prestigious Dark Rums, notably Dark Rums which are honoured with an appearance on the wine list of one or several starred gastronomic restaurants. This reference list of the best Dark Rums is neither a classification nor a comparison, simply a suggestion. In this way you are assured that this selection of the best Dark Rums is impartial, as starred gastronomic restaurants prefer flavour to promotions or bargains. Simply a selection of the Dark Rums determined by the greatest chefs and sommeliers in the world. With Bestwine • Online you can discover, offer and taste the best in Dark Rum.

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How are dark rums selected on Bestwine • Online?

Bestwine • Online references the dark rums from the wine list and wine cellar of the most well-known gastronomic restaurants in the world. References recommended by the chefs and sommeliers acclaimed by the critics. Only the references of dark rums sold online are proposed, to enable you to buy them easily.

How are the reference lists of the best dark rums updated?

The reference lists of dark rums are updated daily by incorporating the new references from the wine menus of gastronomic restaurants at our disposal. In the same way, we renew our offers and promotions so that you may buy the best quality dark rum at the best price. We promise to only propose references on the wine list of prize-winning gastronomic restaurants.

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The chefs and sommeliers of gastronomic restaurants are the guarantees of gastronomic excellence by offering the best products, food and drink in their restaurants. Naturally, chefs and wine waiters of these great restaurants only propose the finest dark rums.

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