Top 5 Rum Brands in India

Rum is considered a traditional celebratory spirit, in many parts of the world. It is made with molasses (sugarcane juice), after the fragmentation, distillation, and ageing process. 

Indians are a die-heart fan of rums, especially in winters. In India, rum is used for medical purposes too along with party drink tags. It has 3 major variants – White rum, Dark rum & Spiced rum. Rum in India is taken neat, with water or sometimes mixed with other drinks for flavor. 

The inclination towards rum over other alcoholic beverages in India, is also due to its low price & availability. Still, people prefer it over whiskey, gin & vodka for its taste. Here is the list of the top 5 rums brands in India, just for you:

Old Monk

old monk

The most iconic rum brand, Old monk is considered a famous rum in India since 1954. It is manufactured in Ghaziabad, U.P. India, and aged for around 7-12 years to give you this taste & flavor.

Old monk has a vanilla-like flavor with a woody taste, available in 6 different variants in the market:

  • Supreme Rum
  • Gold Reserve Rum
  • XXX Rum
  • Deluxe XXX Rum
  • White Rum
  • Legend-Limited Edition Rum

Alcohol content: 42%
Price range: Starts @500 – (750 ml)



Founded in 1862 by Don Facundo, Bacardi is world-famous alcoholic beverages with 200 products across more than 150 countries. 

Bacardi is one of the best rum in India and is loved by people of every age group. It is widely used in making cocktails and following variants:

  • Bacardi Gold
  • Bacardi Black          
  • Bacardi Superior
  • Bacardi Oak-heart Spiced Rum
  • Bacardi Limon
  • Bacardi Tangerine

It is one of the best white rum brands in India.

Alcohol Content: 42.8%
Price Range: 1 liter — INR 1300



Contessa is a product of Radico Khaitan, and known for its bold taste. Aged for around 12 years with notes of vanilla, cocoa, and dried fruits to make it a perfect blend. 

It is one of the top rum brands in India, famous among army personnel, and consumed mainly in winters. 

Alcohol Content: 42.8%
Price Range: (750ml) INR 4-500

Captain Morgan

Captain Morgan

This rum is named after famous Caribbean privateer – Sir Henry Morgan. This is preferred among spice rum lovers in India.

It has a unique taste, mixed with spices after the process of ageing for a year. This is again a budget-friendly rum brand in India available at a cheap price. 

  • Captain Morgan Original Spiced Gold Rum
  • Captain Morgan Dark Rum
  • Captain Morgan White Rum
  • Captain Morgan Original Spiced Gold and Cola premix

Alcohol content: 42.8 %
Price range: Starts @600 – (750 ml)

McDowell’s No.1


Manufactured by United Spirits Limited (USL), McDowell’s No.1 is a well-known rum brand in India & outside. Started in around 1990-1991, this classic rum has won many awards for its quality & bold taste. 

Available variants in the India market:

  • McDowell’s No.1 Celebration Deluxe XXX Rum
  • McDowell’s Caribbean White Rum

Alcohol Content: 42.8%
Price range: 1 liter — INR 376

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