About Philippine Spirits

About Philippine Spirits
Rum is the principal alcoholic spirit produced in the Philippines; there are white and gold versions and most are well made, elegant rums meant for cocktails. These are priced along the lines of competing rums from the Caribbean.

Small amounts of blended whiskey, vodka and brandy (this last, made in various levels of aging and quality) that are produced by a few large distillers.

Top Picks for Philippines

Tanduay Asian Gold Rum
90 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Golden amber color. Attractive aromas and flavors of brown sugar, cola, flamed orange peel, almond oil, and candied mango with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-length finish with elements of nut brittle. A richly flavored gold Rum with nice concentration of flavor.
90 points $19.99 Best Buy
Tanduay White Rum
89 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of raw coconut, spritz of lime, white pepper, and cumin with a satiny, soft, dry-yet-fruity light body and an even, brisk sweet cream finish. A clean Cuban-style rum with endless cocktail possibilities.
89 points $11.99 Best Buy
Boracay Cappuccino Flavored Rum
88 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Roasted aromas and flavors of cafe au lait, tiramisu, and Kit-Kat bar with a silky, vibrant, fruity sweet medium body and a graceful, interesting, medium-length finish that presents accents of coffee gelato and orange zest. A sweet, creamy coffee-flavored Rum for winter warmer cocktails.
88 points $14.99 Best Buy
Tanduay Asian Silver Rum
88 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of coconut cream, pineapple confection, vanilla candle, and toasted marshmallow with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-length finish that presents accents of toasted coconut and banana candies. A creamy and mild Rum with lots of coconut flavors; classic daiquiris and Cuba Libres are calling.
88 points $19.99 Best Buy
Tanduay Rhum Dark
86 points
Electric amber orange color. Candied aromas and flavors of coconut custard pie, banana milk shake, and nut oil with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a stimulating, medium-long finish with nuances of whipped cream, pepper, and hint of nut skin finish. A solid tropical rum that will be fun in punches and pina coladas.
Boracay Coconut Flavored Rum
84 points
$14.99
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of toasted coconut, toasted marshmallow, white chocolate-macadamia nut cookie, and butterscotch chips with a supple, crisp, moderately sweet medium body and a seamless, carefree finish. A sweet coconut Rum that keeps it simple.
84 points $14.99
Tanduay Double Rum
84 points
$49.99
Copper color. Confected aromas of marzipan, tinned cherries, and s’mores with a velvety, bright, off-dry medium body and a tingling, breezy brown sugar cookies and cherry cordials finish. A fruity and outgoing Rum for Bourbon Street style cocktails and desserts.
84 points $49.99
Tanduay Dark Rum
84 points
$12.99
Dark amber color. Aroma of amaretti cookies with a satiny, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length butterscotch, frozen custard, cola, and caramel apple finish. A sweet rum that will work in a variety of mixed drinks.
84 points $12.99