Got about 20 different bottles of rum at home at the moment. For anyone into dark rums that aren’t saturated in unbearable added sweetness and spice, have a crack at the Gosling Black Seal. Goes for about $60-70 in Aus and just about the best drop I have had in a Dark Rum.
For a golden style rum, another one worth considering (if you’ve got the money because it’s a tad pricey) is the Diplomatico Reserva. I was lucky enough to first try that at a Dan’s tasting session (I couldn’t believe the opened a $100 bottle for tasting) and immediately bought one. Was further lucky enough to be given another bottle as a gift.
If I had to select a spiced rum that’s my fave, the Kracken goes alright for an everyday drinker but I think the one I’ve enjoyed most is one called Red Legs wasn’t bad as it had some ginger infused through it to actually give it some spice down the throat instead of an overbearing sweetness.