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Top Best Rum Brands in Nepal

Written by Sudarshan Pahari · 3 min read >

Dear readers, this time we have prepared a different type of article. In today’s list, you will find the top best rum brands in Nepal. Disclaimer: This list is based on the quality of these beverages and the variety they offer for the consumers.


There are a variety of alcoholic beverages that people consume depending upon their choices. Here, in this article, you will get to know which are the top best rum brands in Nepal.

Before we Begin…

Lets know a bit more about what is Rum?

Rum is a sort of liquor made by fermenting then distilling sugarcane molasses or sugarcane juice. Moreover, it has a sweet and grassy taste that gives you a major sugar rush mixed with yeast and water. Further, while looking for which rum to buy, you can also check the “XXX” in the brand name. This Xs denote that the rum has 100% power and purity.

Furthermore, there is a myth that rum was formulated by an Indian ayurvedic physician in the 7th century. Along with that, based on the Sanskrit texts, there are different records of its discoveries and production in different eras and places.

Rum in Nepal

The consumption of rum began in Nepal during the war times. The army personnel who went out to war brought it back home as a gift or souvenir to share with friends and families. Moreover, home-made distilled liquor was really popular back then.

In the context of Nepal, people usually drink more on winter days as there is a common belief that drinking rum in winter takes cold away from you.

Here is the list of Top Best Rum Brands in Nepal

Khukuri XXX Rum

Grand Master

Old Monk

Bacardi Rum

Captain Morgan

Malibu White Rum

Khukuri XXX Rum

Khukuri Rum is the iconic national brand of Nepal that came into existence in 1959. Nepal Distilleries Private Limited produces the Khukuri Rum and all its variations. Moreover, the company sells it in Nepal and also exports it to other countries. There are three different varieties of Khukuri Rum.

  • Khukuri xxx Rum
  • Coronation Khukuri xxx Rum
  • Khukuri Spice Rum

Despite the years, the company roots to maintain its quality and taste. It offers fascinating packaging. The brand has also received the Gold Award in 2002 at the International Rum Festival Canada. 

Grand Master XXX Rum

Grand Master Rum is a rum with an exquisite taste. Moreover, it’s packaging in elegant bottles shows the cutting-edge technology of the company. It is another product of Nepal in the Rum variant.

The Grand Master Rum is produced by Vijay Distillery. It is one of the companies under the Jawalakhel Group of Industries. Connoisseurs of rum have stated that Grand Mater has catered one of the best qualities and taste is admirable.

Old Monk Rum

The Old Monk is an Indian branded Rum. Launched in 1954, it is a prospective competitor of Khukuri Rum in Nepal. Moreover, the rum is blended and aged for minimum of 7 years. Old Monk is a dark rum with distinct vanilla flavor.

Likewise it has also its varieties they are:

  • Old Monk Supreme Rum
  • Old Monk Gold Reserve Rum
  • Old Monk XXX Rum
  • Old Monk Deluxe Rum
  • Old Monk White Rum
  • Old Monk Legend-Limited Edition
  • Old Monk- The connoisseur Collection

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Bacardi Rum

Bacardi is an American brand famous all over the world. It is one of the largest private, and family-owned spirits companies in the world. Moreover, it is famous for its eponymous Bacardi white rum. As a fact, it is in the beverage market since 1862. Moreover, it has received hundreds of awards making it “The Most Awarded Rum” in the world. There are more than 100 brands to its name.

Bacardi Rum

However, only four of them are introduced in Nepal. They are:

  • Limon Bacardi
  • Bacardi Superior
  • Orange Bacardi
  • Bacardi Apple

Captain Morgan

Captain Morgan is a product of British alcohol conglomerate Diageo. Its name comes from the 17th-century Welsh privateer of the Caribbean, Sir Henry Morgan. It is a flavored rum. The brand makes it unique taste through a proprietary recipe. Moreover, the recipe is blended into the rum mixture at the final stages of production, making use of spices indigenous to the Caribbean islands.

Captain Morgan Rum

Correspondingly, from its various products only three of them are available in Nepal they are:

  • Captain Morgan Black
  • Black Spiced Captain Morgan
  • Captain Morgan Spiced Gold

Malibu White Rum

The Malibu White Rum is a coconut flavored Caribbean rum. Its original taste is from fruit flavors with rum and coconut flavoring. Moreover, this brand is from Barbados. However, the ownership of the company has gone from Diageo to French Company Pernod Ricard.

Malibu Coconut Flavored Rum

The Malibu run has a specialty of coconut flavored rum. Furthermore, it has many different versions from which only the coconut flavored rum is widely available in Nepal.

In the EndNote…

In the end, the preference depends upon the consumer. All these rums follow precision and monitoring of the quality. Moreover, the domestic brand is few while most of them are exotic, which increases the competitors with local brands. Nevertheless, there are more competitors but Nepalese people tend to prefer their local brand at times of different occasions.