About White Rum

About White Rum
White Rums are generally light-bodied (although there are a few heavy-bodied White Rums in the French islands). They are usually clear and have a very subtle flavor profile. If they are aged in oak casks to create a smooth palate they are then usually filtered to remove any color. White Rums are primarily used as mixers and blend particularly well with fruit flavors.

Top Picks for White Rum

Banks 5 Island Rum
96 points
Clear color. Grassy aromas and flavors of sugared dried pineapple, mint chutney, coriander seeds, and rendered fat with a satiny, lively, dryish light body and a peppery, complex, long allspice dram, banana peel, licorice candy, and spiced cake finish. Put this rich flavor bomb in tiki cocktails to add tremendous depth.
Awards: 2017 Top 2 Best Rum, 2017 Best White Rum
96 points $29.99
Denizen 3-Year Aged White Rum
94 points
Best Buy
Clear color. Interesting aromas and flavors of roasted cane and nuts, rubber leaf and sap, buttermilk milkshake, and ironed linen with a satiny, soft, dryish medium body and a peppery, delightful, long mineral ore, lime pepper, vanilla yogurt with dried papaya, and watermelon with tagine spice finish. A complex, dry, and very serious, slightly funky white rum for classic cocktails.
Awards: 2018 Best White Rum
94 points $19.99 Best Buy
Havana Club Añejo 3 Años Rum
94 points
Pale clear color. Fresh aromas of light honey covered grapefruit pith, dried cane stalk, jerky, and tropical spice with a velvety, lively, dry light body and a peppery, compelling, medium-length salted honey, Biscoff cookies, mineral, and toasted almond finish. A shining rum with an understated sense of sophistication.
Ron Diplomatico Planas Rum
93 points
Pale slivery straw color. Aromas of coconut confection, sweet corn, banana cream, vanilla taffy, and citrusy tonic water with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-long saline, lime blossom, and allspice finish. A tidy rum well-suited to Cuba Libres.
Endless Summer Silver Rum
93 points
Best Buy
Opaque clear color. Fresh aromas and flavors of banana leaf, coconut water, tapioca, and lilac with a velvety, crisp, dryish light body and a peppery, medium-length fresh coconut pulp, aloe vera, tomatillo juice, and Thai chile finish. A fresh, clean and refined rum that offers gentle tropical notes.
93 points $14.99 Best Buy
Bacardi Gran Reserva Maestro de Ron
93 points
Pale slivery straw color. Mild aromas of soda raisin bread pudding, powdered sugar, and pink pepper with a satiny, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length almond and coconut milk, white chocolate nuts and dried fruits, spiced plantains, and wet stone finish. A smooth, refined, and nicely balanced white rum.
93 points $24.99
Kid Curry Small Batch Silver Rum
92 points
Best Buy
Brilliant clear color. Aromas and flavors of spiced plantain and vanilla salt water taffy with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, appealing, long coconut mint meringue, sweet and peppery spices, and ground quartz finish. A round, nicely expressive dry rum with attractive creaminess and minerality.
92 points $15.99 Best Buy
George Ocean White Rum
92 points
Best Buy
Brilliant clear color. Rich, fruity aromas and flavors of caramelized bananas, cane stalk, meringue, and faint fuel like minerals with a glycerous, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, long ripe plantain, pepper, vanilla milk, and banana leaf finish. A vivacious mixing rum with hints of potstill and fresh cane juice character.
92 points $12.99 Best Buy
Eastside Distilling Below Deck Silver Rum
91 points
Best Buy
Clear silver color. Aromas and flavors of fresh cane, corn husk, sweet gum tree, candied lime peel and pineapple, cumin, and charcoal with a round, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-long fondant, coconut milk, and cola finish. An earthy and authentic white rum; rich in character.
91 points $15.95 Best Buy
Caña Brava Rum
91 points
Clear color. Lively, grassy, sweet aromas and flavors of yeasty fruit cake, coconut cream pie, sugar cane stalk, and banana leaves with a satiny, bright, fruity light body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-length dried fruits, delicate spices, and white toffee finish. A clean, lively rum with lots of subtlety for cocktail applications.
91 points $27.99