The best rums in the world our comparison 2023

The best rums in the world: our 2023 comparison

Rum is an alcoholic beverage made by grinding, fermenting and distilling sugar cane or other by-products of a sugar industry. Recognized under the chemical formula C7H14O2 (2-ethyl-3-methylbutanoic acid) which gives it its particular aroma, rum is a beverage that can be prepared in an agricultural or industrial way. There are several rum categories from various origins, but we will present you, the 4 best in the world for this year 2019.

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The 4 best rum in the world

In our 2019 comparison of the best rums in the world, we will present 4 different rums recognized worldwide.

Don Papa

Recognizable by its exceptional aroma, unique taste and 40% alcohol content, Don Papa is the best gift you can give to a friend or enjoy at a party. This rum made in the Philippines is a high quality aged rum. The sugar cane used to make it is one of the best varieties of sugar cane in the world.

After the grinding, fermentation and distillation, the rum is deposited at the foot of Mount Kanlaon in American oak barrels for 7 years to mature and have the exceptional taste that is recognized. Once ready for consumption, this rum is bottled in small batches in 0.7 liter bottles.

Don Papa is also recognizable by the picture of the hero with which it is struck. Indeed, Don Papa is one of the heroes of the Philippine revolution who led his compatriots to expel the aggressors who had come to take possession of his beloved land on which sugar cane was grown. It is thus to pay homage to him that this rum bears its name and image that embodies a fighting spirit and patriotism.


Damoiseau is a white rum made in Guadeloupe and is bottled in 1 liter bottles for tasting. Due to its agricultural nature and its alcohol content of 50%, this rum is recognized internationally and is highly prized by lovers of good quality rum. Its particular taste and aroma that distinguishes it from other rums on the market is the result of its discreet sugar content and the spices that were added during its distillation. Talking about its distillation, it is made in column. And before the rum is bottled for marketing, it is stored in wooden tuns for 3 to 6 months to mature and reach perfection.

To reduce its alcohol content, in order to obtain the 50% at the marketing, the rum is gradually diluted with water. It is this method that guarantees the authenticity and quality so appreciated and sought after by connoisseurs.

Damoiseau received the gold medal at the Concours Général Agricole de Paris in 2007 and in 2011.

Conde Lumar

If you intend to offer an unforgettable gift to a friend or family member, we can help rum lover on his wedding day or his birthday, offer him this beautiful treasure that is the Conde Lumar. Indeed, the Conde Lumar is a rum of Dominican origin whose distillation takes place in copper stills. Its ageing is very complex and lasts on average 7 years, making it one of the best rums in the world for centuries. With its distinctive color, unique taste and irresistible aroma, this rum has earned a reputation as one of the most luxurious rums in the world and has become one of the most sought-after rums among rum lovers. Because of its alcohol content of 40%, the consumption of this rum is not recommended for people under 18 years old.

It is easily recognizable by its luxurious bottle and the CL symbol for Conde Lumar and the number 1818 which tells a lot about its history.

Conde Lumar


If you are looking for one of the best rums in the world and especially of Venezuelan origin, enthusiasts will certainly point you to Diplomatico rum because of its prestige and its particularities.

Indeed, the distillation of this rum is carried out in copper stills to obtain a liquid composed of 80% of heavy distillates and 20% of light distillates ready for aging. It is aged for an average of twelve years in small oak barrels. After all this long and complex process, the rum ready for the market has a particularly dark amber color. With its multiple aromas and a very soft taste, both spicy and sweet, this rum has a huge record of awards worldwide. It is moreover the rum which has the most recognition on the world level.

For its marketing, it is put in bottles of 0,7 liter for an alcohol rate of 40%. One of the particularities of this rum is that it contains sulfites which are anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial molecules. The consumption of this rum is strictly reserved for adults of at least 18 years.

How to choose your rum ?

There is a multitude of rums and the best one is not always the one you think. So to identify and choose our rum, rum lovers recommend us to take into consideration three aspects :

The gustatory aspect

Indeed there are light rums with an alcohol content between 37.5 and 40%, sweet, dry and sweet rums. Others are also very strong due to their high alcohol content.

The style of preference

Speaking of rum style, there are several, but the most appreciated are the English style (heavy rums), French (fine and complex rums) and Cuban or Latin which is more recommended for cocktails.

The use you want to make of it

Some rums are made to be enjoyed dry and others to add value and flavor to cocktails. It is therefore important to know the use you want to make of a rum before buying it.

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