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 finish with notes of 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 Old White Rum
95 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of roasted coconut with mar, cherries in vanilla extract, magic marker, and carob almond bar with a supple, crisp, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-long finish with nuances of minerals, copper, peppered figs, and egg nog finish. A lightly funky, cane-y, pot still influenced rum that will be great for tiki cocktails and daiquiris.
95 points $19.99 Best Buy
Kuleana Rum Works Huihui Rum
94 points
$32.99
Clear color. Aromas of fresh cane, pineapple leaf, hint of grilled artichoke, and pea flower with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, intricate, medium-long green plantain, cream of wheat, sugar in the raw, and lime peel finish. A delicious white rum with a grassy, cane-driven style; make excellent daiquiris with this!
94 points $32.99
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.
Puerto Angel White Rum
93 points
$23.99
Clear color. Aromas of banana leaf, rice pudding with bananas, date syrup, copper pot, and coconut shell with a round, vibrant, fruity medium body and a warming, complex, long frosted spice cake, hazelnut, apricot stone, savory spices, and candied ginger finish. A flavor-packed white rum with pounds of funky tropical character woven into each delicious sip; a cocktail favorite.
93 points $23.99
The Real McCoy 3 Year Aged White Rum
93 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of coconut water, fondant, and tiramisu with a satiny, bright, fruity light body and a hot, fast finish. A super-solid, spicy white rum great for daiquiris and Cuba Libres.
93 points $19.99 Best Buy
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 finish that shows accents of 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
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 finish displaying notes of 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
Grace Cor Cor Red Okinawan White Rum
91 points
$47
Clear color. Smoky aromas of mesquite, smoked tomato, ham-studded baked buns, tamarind chutney, black beans, and clove with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a peppery, complex, medium-length shaved coconut, ghee, rice pudding, and candied mango finish. A arak-like rum with piles of smoky, funky notes that will be a secret weapon to add nuance in cocktails; one of the most distinctive rums you’ll try.