Rum

How Haiti Makes Some of the Best Rum on Earth

  • Posted on: 17 April 2018
  • By: Bryan Schaaf

In the Caribbean, rum was born of pain and suffering but over time became an integral part of the identity of Caribbean countries.  Haiti is no exception - maybe I'm biased but I thnk Haiti has the most interesting rum in the world, ranging from Barbancourt 15 Years to the potent white rum of the countryside called Klerin.  Haiti's aged rums are ideal for enjoying neat - perhaps with just a bit of ice and a twist of key lime.  Klerin is gaining an appeciation by bartenders who appreciate its rustic, grassy flavors.  You don't have to get on an airplane to enjoy Haiti's rums although if you do, there will be no shortage of opportunities to try a range of traditional rums, infused rums, and rum-based cocktails.