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
$29.99
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
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
$29
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
$14.99
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
$24.99
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
Puerto Angel Organic Blanco Rum
93 points
$26.99
Pale slivery straw color. Bright, creamy, earthy aromas of plantain custard, rubber leaf, and coconut water and husk with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a peppery, engaging, medium-length Coleman’s fuel, white pepper, and green tobacco leaf finish. A rustic, somewhat fiery, cachaça like white rum that will add a lot of character to craft cocktails.
93 points $26.99
The Real McCoy Aged 3 Years Rum
93 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of coconut flesh, whipped cream, pepper, and copper with a silky, bright, dryish medium body and a smooth, intricate, medium-length finish with notes of nougat, vanilla, and limestone. A delicious, well-made white rum with lots of complexity and character.
Awards: 2014 Best Buy Bar - Best Value White Rum under $20
93 points $19.99 Best Buy
Diplomatico Ultra Premium Blanco Rum
93 points
$29.99
Clear. Aromas of baked bananas and coconuts and mocha fudge with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a whipped cream, delicate spice, dried fruit, and praline accented finish. A fantastically smooth and flavorful white rum for all occasions.
93 points $29.99
Kid Curry Small Batch Silver Rum
92 points
$15.99
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
$12.99
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