Welcome to El Machete's Rum Reviews

This site is dedicated to honest reviews of the sophisticated and versatile sugar-based spirit: Rum. I don't claim to be an expert, but as a Cuban from Miami, I've always gravitated toward the sweet nectar, even while forcing myself to "expand" and try different spirits and wines. And though I can appreciate and enjoy a good gin and tonic or nice pinot noir, I always come back to rum. So during my Caribbean honeymoon in April '07 I decided to stop fighting it. There is, after all, little more natural, more relaxing than enjoying the ocean breeze with a cigar in one hand and some quality rum in the other (hey, I said little more...).

Every rum tasted will be given a rating from 0-100 based on my own rating system. Along with the rating, each review will detail information on the rum, feature my tasting notes, and display original photography as well as a picture of the bottle to help you spot it on the shelves. I hope you find my perspective unique and insightful. Or at the very least, you enjoy the pics.


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  • RedRum (US Virgin Islands)
  • Havana Club Añejo 7 Años (Cuba)
  • Gosling's Bermuda Gold (Bermuda)
  • Maui Rum (US)
  • Ron Barceló Imperial (Dominican Republic)
  • Mount Gay Eclipse (Barbados)
  • Angostura 1824 (Trinidad)
  • Ron Zacapa Centenario (Guatemala)
  • Cockspur Fine Rum (Barbados)
  • Flor de Caña Centenario Gold (Nicaragua)
  • VooDoo Spiced Rum (US Virgin Islands)
  • Mount Gay Special Reserve (Barbados)
  • Pyrat Pistol (Anguilla)
  • Mount Gay Sugar Cane Brandy/Rum (Barbados)
  • Parrot Bay Coconut (Puerto Rico)
  • Malibu Coconut (Barbados)
  • Voyant Chai Rum Cream (Holland)