Rum is one of the most diverse Bermudian and Caribbean exports. These are our top picks for baking.
Gosling’s Black Seal Rum – The flagship label produced by Bermuda’s famous rum distributor, this rich dark rum is the Bermudian baker’s go-to for rum cake.
Pusser’s Spiced Rum – Made to resemble the original rum rations of the British Royal Navy, this is a smooth spiced rum aged with Caribbean spices.
Appleton Special Rum – A gold rum with ginger, nutmeg, and vanilla notes made by Jamaica’s best-known distillery.
Mount Gay Eclipse Rum – Made at the world’s oldest rum distillery, this fruity gold rum is aged in Kentucky oak barrels for added smokiness.
Brugal Extra Viejo – Aged for eight years in oak casks, this premium dark rum has vanilla and molasses notes reminiscent of Cognac.
Barbancourt 3 Star Rum – Used to flavor many Haitian pastries, this vanilla-forward gold rum is aged in French Cognac barrels.