Full Review

Banks

Banks
5 Island Rum

Category: White Rum

Date Tasted:
Country: West Indies
Alcohol: 43%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$29.99
2017 Top 2 Best Rum, 2017 Best White Rum

Banks
5 Island Rum

Category: White Rum

Date Tasted:
Country: West Indies
Alcohol: 43%
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.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich, Spirity, Herbal, Funky & Complex
Aroma Aroma: sugared dried pineapple, mint chutney, coriander seeds, and rendered fat
Taste Flavor: allspice dram, banana peel, licorice candy, and spiced cake
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Daiquiri Natural, Daiquiri Natural, Dark & Stormy
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Put this rich flavor bomb in tiki cocktails to add tremendous depth.

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White Rum

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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.