Topper’s Rhum Distillery has once again been nominated for Best Caribbean Rum Distillery in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest. USA Today has awarded St. Maarten’s Topper’s Rhum Distillery first place in this contest for three years in a row.

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According to owner Melanie Daboul, it is a great honour to be a contender in this prestigious competition amongst some of the most famous rum brands in the world such as Bacardi, Angostura, Brugal, Cruzan, Mount Gay, Appleton Estate and Barbancourt,

USA Today provides travellers with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world. No business pays to be listed. At its core is the team of local travel experts – a well-travelled and well-educated group who are not only experts in their fields, but also discriminating in their tastes.

Topper’s Rhum, a truly locally made product, is a world-class premium rhum that is handmade, bottled, and packaged with precision right here at 60 Welfare Rd. in Cole Bay, St. Maarten. Topper’s Rhum uses only all-natural premium ingredients and no preservatives. The company is very environmentally conscientious and well known for its signature reusable swing-top bottles.

This official St. Maarten rhum is the only spirit distilled and exported from St. Maarten. They currently export to seven countries and over 29 states in the USA. By constantly expanding overseas, they are also notably promoting St. Maarten internationally. In addition, the products are sold online to almost anywhere in the world. Topper’s Rhum has been awarded 30 medals given by the most prestigious rum tasting contests in the world.

Topper’s Rhum Distillery is one of the top unique places to visit on St. Maarten, according to the St. Maarten Tourism Bureau. The distillery is open from 8:00am to 10:00pm daily. Tours are available at 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm and 5:30pm daily – book your reservations online at or call + 1 721-520-0008.

The 10Best contest, which is being promoted by USA TODAY, gives voters four weeks to vote for the candidate of their choice. A person can vote once a day for the run of the contest. Voting ends Monday, December 19, and the winners will be announced on 10Best on Monday, January 2, 2023, at 12:00pm EST.

Established in St. Maarten in March 2008, Topper’s Rhum is committed to producing the world’s best tasting rhum and flavoured rhum spirits using the highest standards of quality. Topper’s Rhum Distillery was established in Cole Bay in November 2012. They strive to continually innovate and deliver cutting-edge products to their customers worldwide and are experts in delivering unprecedented customer service. For more information, visit Topper’s website at or

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