Rum is a spirit, either transparent or deep amber in colour, distilled liquor that is made out of sugarcane juice or molasses. Well, you can easily guess the exact taste of someone for alcohol. But most in India find their best taste in Rum brands. That’s why we will brief you about a few of the best rum brands in India so that you know what you have to buy when you are out searching for a bottle.
Here’s Is The List of Most Favoured Rum Brands In India:
1. Old Monk Rum
This rum brand doesn’t need an introduction or does it? But yet I will mention it because it’s the most iconic, favoured and one of the best rum brands in India. Since 1954, this brand has proven itself superior with budget-friendly cost and effectiveness. Old Monk has a soft taste with super-strong essence, it comprises “vanilla, cola, spice, roasted coffee beans, and caramel flavours.” If I point out, the old monk price in India is ₹466 for 750ml in India with an alcohol content of 42.8 per cent.
Old Monk variants:
- Rum 7 years
- Very Old Vatted XXX Rum
- Reserve 12 Years
- XXX Gold Rum
- XXX Rum
- Limited Edition
- XXX Rum
- White Rum
- Apple Rum
- Lemon Rum
- Orange Rum
- Cola Rum
- Cranberry Rum
2. Bacardi Rums
There is no doubt about the popularity of Bacardi rum in India, this brand offers the most exciting flavours to its loyal customers. It offers the most vibrant flavours ever including “Apple, Strawberry, Limon, Grapefruit, Orange and Raspberry.” Bacardi offers white, gold, and black rum also. Its prices can vary from ₹800-₹1500 for 750ml as there are multiple variants.
Bacardi Rum Variants:
- Oakheart Spiced Rum
3. Captain Morgan Rum
Captain Morgan has stated itself as one of the best Rum brands in India. This brand has an everlasting taste with aromatic flavours which take it’s among the top-rated rum brands. With the amazing taste, this rum is very affordable and costs somewhere around ₹1,472 if you buy a 750ml variant having 35 per cent alcohol content.
Captain Morgan variants:
- Original Spiced Gold Rum
- Dark Rum
- White Rum
- Original Spiced Gold and Cola premix
4. Ron Zacapa Rum
Ron Zacapa is one of the most premium brands in India and is produced in Guatemala which has a very unique flavour of molasses and vanilla. It costs around ₹7,250 to get 750ml with an alcohol content of 40 per cent.
Ron Zacapa variants:
- Zacapa XO, 23
- Edicion Negra
5. Malibu Rum
Malibu is one of the top-selling rum brands in India, and the one which will give you a mouth-watering taste is its coconut-flavoured variant. The coconut-flavoured liquor with a powerful aroma will tell you to bring more and provide the relaxation you were waiting for. 750ml variant of Malibu rum comes for ₹2,980 which will have 21 per cent ABV.
- Passion Fruit
6. Appleton Estate Rum
While having one sip of Appleton Estate Rum you will understand its popularity as one of the best rum brands in India. This rum has one of the most premium flavours and aromas that last forever. This drink is produced with some of the finest quality sugarcanes, it’s a pot-distilled drink with bold flavours. 750ml bottle will have the price of around ₹1,800 with 43 per cent alcohol content
- Appleton Estate Signature Blend Rum
- Reserve Blend Rum
- Rare Blend 12 Years Old Rum
- 21 Years Old Rum
- 50 Years Old Rum.
7. McDowell’s No. 1 Rum
Just a cost-effective and most selling brand in India, and McDowell’s Celebration rum is the most premium one. It provides a deliciousness of Vanilla, and caramel sugar, with multiple strong flavours. It not only has a living presence in India but also in 12 other countries as well.
McDowell’s No. 1 was introduced in the market with two variants Celebration (dark) and the Caribbean (white) in 1991.
8. Hercules Rum
It is smooth in taste and budget-friendly, well known as one of the best rum brands in India that has become one of the top-selling brands and preferred in the Defence sector of the country. You will have to pay ₹672 for a 750ml bottle having 42.8 per cent alcohol content.
- Hercules Deluxe Rum
- Hercules 3 ‘X’ Rum Hercules Rum
9. El Dorado Rum
Rums offered by El Dorado are the most remarkable ones, favoured for having strong tastes. This drink has attracted multiple title wins and is aged in former Bourbon casks and has unique flavours. For a 750ml bottle, you can pay ₹4,500 with 40 per cent ABV.
- “El Dorado 3 Years Aged Rum
- 5 Years Aged Rum
- 8 Years Aged Rum
- 12 Years Aged Rum
- 15 Years Aged Rum
- 21 Years Aged Rum
- Grand Special Reserve 25 Years Aged Rum.”
10. Clement Rum
Clement Rum is a special one, a product of brilliant chemistry. The alcohol is very carefully prepared and matured for an irresistible taste. Rhum Clement is the largest producer of Martinique Rhum Agricole. Unlike other rums prepared in Industries through the distillation process from molasses, this rhum is pure and all natural. For a 700 ml bottle, you will have to pay ₹4,857 with 40% alcohol content. VSOP Rhum is available in the market for around ₹3,190. You can say its worthy of being in this list of best rum brands in India.
11. Amrut Rum
The Amrut brand has maintained its position in the list of India’s largest alcohol producers for a long time now. The most special ones are its single malt whiskies. Rums made by this brand have a special reputation in the country, among rum enthusiasts. For the last 9 years, Amrut Two Indies has been one of the most-selling and one of the best rum brands in India. As for its taste, a mild sweetness along with its touch of spiciness can be felt, that finally provides a full-bodied flavour. Amrut Two Indies is sold at ₹786 for a 750ml bottle.
12. Contessa Rum
The Contessa 750ml bottle comes for a price of ₹300 and contains an alcohol content of 42.8 per cent. Contessa is listed under the category of rum brands in India which are the most affordable and offers a smooth and bold taste along with a strong flavour which lasts very long. Moreover, rum lovers also recall that contessa gives a warm woody taste. Also, this irresistible rum has earned several awards for its taste, quality and affordability.
13. Goslings Rum
Rum offered by Goslings, one of the best rum brands in India, costs ₹1,600 for a 750 ml bottle that comes with an alcohol content ranging between 40% to 75.5%. Its ABV percentage and price depend upon the variety of the bottle you chose. This dark-flavoured rum after getting aged in American oak barrels provides an everlasting taste of slowly cooked fruits and sweetened spices. A Gosling lover never forgets their very first gulp of this rum.
14. Havana Club Rum
A 750ml bottle of Havana Club rum is sold in India at a fairly affordable price of ₹1,100, with an alcohol percentage of 40 per cent. In its arsenal, the most favoured rum of Havana Club is Anejo 3-year-old. This rum will shake the taste buds with the very first gulp from the bottle. It’s not only a budget-friendly rum but also one, called one of the tastiest rum brands in India.
15. Old Port Deluxe Rum
With a strong taste and tangy flavour, this one of the most savoury and best rum brands in India is sold at ₹510 for a 750 ml bottle. Old Port Deluxe will give you an amazing flavour mixed with add-on aromas including tobacco, caramel and butterscotch. It is prepared, aged and manufactured in Bangalore with pure Indian sugarcane. So, this amazing rum brand will hit you hard with an ABV of 40%.
16. Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva Rum
A 12-year-old Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva Rum will have an ABV of 40 per cent and will cost you around ₹5600 in the Indian market. If your soul is craving a strong and savoury rum today, then you can completely rely on Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva Rum to satisfy your cravings.
17. PM Bermuda Rum
A rum brand that is great in taste has a strong aroma and is fit for every occasion is PM Bermuda Rum, worthy of being called one of the best rum brands in India. With an alcohol content of 40 per cent, PM Bermuda Rum is sold at ₹510 for a 750ML bottle. So, whether it’s a beach party or a friends’ night out you can buy a bottle of PM Bermuda Rum.
18. Jolly Roger Rum
Jolly Roger is a strong and smooth Jamaican rum brand produced by Allied Blenders and Distillers. Also sold as quintessential sailor’s rum, it is embraced as the base of various pirate-themed cocktails such as Clap of Thunder, The Plague and Pirate’s Cloud, Pirate’s Blood, etc. Jolly Roger is one of the best rum brands in India, favoured by a large population group with an alcohol content of 42.8 percent.
Jolly Roger Rum variants:
- Special Dark
19. Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
Named after a legendary tattoo artist from the World War II era, Norman Collins, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum was not only enjoyed as alcohol but was also a medium to honour the maritime tradition of drinking rum. It is a Caribbean rum with a smooth and savoury taste, having an aftertaste of cinnamon and vanilla flavour. Sailor Jerry rum has an alcohol content of 46 percent.
20. Mount Gay Rum
Mount Gay Rum is the most special drink from Barbados. It is prepared from filtered water obtained from deep coral regions of the place. The making process of Mount Gay Rum is unique and considered among the best rum brands in India with an ABV of 40 percent.
Mount Gay Rum variants:
- Eclipse Heritage Blend Rum
- Black Barrel Rum, Mount Gay XO Rum
- 1703 Master Select Rum
- Pot Still Rum
- XO Peat Smoke Expression Rum.