Rum is one of the favorite alcoholic drinks, which has an avid fan following among party lovers around the world. Essentially a sugarcane-based drink, rum is available in dark rum and white rum variants, used as a drink or in cocktails.
In terms of production, the Rum is produced with the use of sugarcane or molasses. This molasses is fermented and distilled to produce a clear liquid which has alcohol after the fermentation process. Once the distillation is done, the liquid is then aged in oak barrels. The aging process can vary with the brand. Talking about the consumption, some people may consume rum as a neat and other might use it with the mixers. Rum is also used in cooking and one of the most popular food made rum is Rum and Raisin Cake.
Rum is one of the highest consumed drink in the Indian market and there are a large number or rum brands in the Indian market today, each having its own solid client base. If you are planning to try rum then do try the best one among these brands and to help you with the selection, here is the list of top 10 best rum brands in India. We have also mentioned the price of the liquor but it can change from state to state and time to time.
Here is a list of top 10 best rum brands in India:
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A popular brand sold in the defense segment of the country is Hercules, which is available in three variants, namely Hercules White Rum, Hercules Deluxe Rum Dark and Hercules XXX Rum. Hercules is manufactured by Khoday and apart from Rum, the brand also manufactures Whiskey, Beer and Brandy/ The alcohol content in this brand of rum is nearly 42.8% and it is priced at Rs 116 for 180 ml.
9. Jolly Roger
Next on the list of top 10 beer brands in India is Jolly Roger, a product of Allied Blenders and Distillers. With an alcohol content of 42.8%, this molasses-based product contains a slight hint of spices, which lends it a unique taste. The rum has a perfect blend of the natural spices which offers amazing taste in each and every sip. The dark rum of this brand is highly popular and it is available in various packs starting from 90ml. Typically, the price starts at Rs 270 for 750 ml.
8. Old Port
Another popular brand of rum in India is Old Port, which comes from the house of Amrut Distilleries. The rum contains hints of flavors of vanilla and butterscotch and is available in four variants. The Matured variant of Old Port is certainly the best among all and it is aged for a little longer than the other variants in our list. The rum has 40% alcohol content and price starts at Rs 65 for 180 ml pack. Apart from Rum, the brand also manufactures Whisky, Brandy, Vodka and Gin.
Contessa Rum is a brand from Radico Khaitan, which contains a hint of raisins and is the only beer in the country made from cane juice spirit. The liquor from this brand is sold in over 60 countries and the reason for the popularity of the brand is the strong flavor. Its alcohol content is 42.8% and it caters mainly to thedefense sector. The brand is affordably priced at Rs 65 for 180 ml. the brand also manufactures 8M which is another popular drink in India.
6. Captain Morgan
Next on the list is a brand called Captain Morgan, a celebrated brand all over the world, on account of its great variety and extraordinary taste. Diageo is the company which markets this brand in India as the origin of the brand is Jamaica. In addition to this, the brand has many offerings in India but the best one remains to be Black Spiced Rum. It has a hint of spices and contains alcohol up to 42.8%. price is Rs 200 for 180 ml.
5. Havana Club
Havana Club is a Cuban rum brand, which has its bottling plant in Punjab. This vanilla and chocolate flavored rum is available in a large variety and has an alcohol content of 40%. The brand was first introduced in the year 1934 and since then it has become highly popular. The price is Rs 200 for 180 ml.
4. Old Monk
Old Monk, a product of Mohan Maekin is one of the oldest and leading rum brands in the country. The rum, with a slight flavor of vanilla, is available in six variants and is aged up to 7 years to 12 years. The brand is popular across the globe and the rum is known for the strong taste. The brand manufactures 6 varieties of Rum and Old Monk is popular across the world. The rum has 40% alcohol content and is priced at Rs 35 for 90 ml.
One of the best-loved rum brands in the country is Mc Dowell’s which has been ruling the market since decades now. A product of UB, this brand has been acclaimed with several international awards and is regarded highly for its unique flavor, with hints of vanilla and caramel. The brand also manufactures whisky and brandy under the same name. It should also be noted that the brand was incepted in 1963 and since then it has climbed ladders of success to become No. 1. The rum has 42.8% alcohol content and its price is Rs 34 for 90 ml
Bacardi is a premium rum brand, which is recognized the world over for its wonderful taste and hue. It is available in some amazing flavors such as limon, orange, apple, raspberry and dragon berry. It is one of the most popular brand among youth and the reason for that is the different flavors available. Bacardi is also used in a high number of cocktails as the flavor of the liquor enhances the flavor of the cocktail. If you haven’t tried Bacardi yet then you must try some of the flavors of the brand. The alcohol content in this brand is 42.8% and it is available for Rs 134 for 90 ml.
Featuring next on the list of top 10 best rum brands in India is Malibu, a product of Pernod Ricard, which is regarded for its amazing coconut flavor. The country of origin for this brand is Barbados and it is not among the strongest rum available in the market.Apart from coconut, the brand manufactures rum in many other flavors. Malibu is also the favorite brand for making cocktails. It has 21% alcohol content and is priced at Rs 1650 for 750 ml.
All these rum brands have a huge fan following in India and are held in high regard for their wonderful taste and affordable price.