According to Wikipedia, Barbancourt (pronounced Babakoo) Haitian rum "is made directly from sugar cane juice rather than the sugar cane by-product of molasses." Bacardi Superior Light on the other hand, according to Epinions.com is made using "distilled sugar cane molasses." In the video that accompanies the poll the Delano bartender makes it a point to emphasize the importance of the sugar taste to the mojito, so it seems their stepped on rum is inherently deficient, although it is the best selling rum in the world, and by all means a good one.
Barbancourt is just a better rum, one of the best in the world, and is very cognac-like thanks to the double distilling process. Forget the NBC poll, tell us here which you like better.
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