Full Review

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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.

The Producer or Importer

Bacardi USA

The Producer or  Importer
2701 LeJeune Rd, 8th Floor
Miami, FL 33134
USA
1 786-264-8054

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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.