About White Rum

Serve in a Rocks Glass
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
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Banks
5 Island Rum
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.
96 points $29.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
218987
Havana Club
Añejo 3 Años Rum
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219127
Ron Diplomatico
Planas Rum
Clear color. Clean, tropical aromas of coconut shell and sweet cream with an oily, lively, dryish light body and a medium-length banana bread, Thai chile, eclair, and crushed gravel finish. A clean and supple rum with a toasty center.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219047
Endless Summer
Silver Rum
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219670
Tanduay
Asian Silver Rum
Silver Straw color. Clean, herbal aromas of greenhouse, cream, talc, and citra hops with a supple, bright, dry light body and a peppery, medium-length coconut cream, mixed peppercorns, and dried papaya finish. A solid all-purpose white rum.
93 points $19.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
214941
Bacardi
Gran Reserva Maestro de Ron
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211456
Puerto Angel
Organic Blanco Rum
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208827
The Real McCoy
Aged 3 Years Rum
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.
93 points $19.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206866
Diplomatico
Ultra Premium Blanco Rum
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219238
Kid Curry
Small Batch Silver Rum
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab