About Best Buys

Best Buys are spirits that deliver great taste for a great price. We use an algorithm that factors the ratio of the products suggested retail price to our score and the bottle size to calculate our Best Buy awards. If you are on a budget, our Best Buys can't be beat.

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Best Inexpensive Rum & Cane Spirits

Saint James Rhum Imperial Blanc Agricole
95 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Grassy, herbal, complex aromas of potting soil, cigarette, cascara, and fresh starfruit with a supple, vibrant, dryish thin body and a peppery, elegant, very long bone marrow, whole apricot, fine china, and sugar snap pea and pimento finish. A slow-developing Agricole that rewards the drinker with a flavor journey.
95 points $19.99 Best Buy
Bacoo 5 Year Old Rum
94 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Light copper color. Candied, funky aromas and flavors of caramel, soft papaya, hearts of palm, and banana with an oily, soft, off-dry full body and a warming, interesting, long nut butter, toffee, and pineapple cake finish. A rich mouthfeel and desert-like flavors shine in this aged rum.
Awards: 2017 Best Dark Rum
94 points $19.99 Best Buy
Saint James Rhum Paille Agricole
94 points
$21.99
Best Buy
Brilliant gold color. Rubbery aromas of packaged ground coffee and matcha, plantain chips, charred vanilla bean, and dry earth with a crisp, medium body and a peppery, thought-provoking, medium-long bone marrow, charred artichoke, dried oregano and anise, and wilted arugula finish. An earthy Agricole for contemplative sipping.
94 points $21.99 Best Buy
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
Rum Haven Coconut Rum
93 points
$15.99
Best Buy
Opaque clear color. Lively, pure, tropical aromas of coconut cream and oil with a soft, bright, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a graceful, interesting, medium-length coconut macaroon and buttercream finish. Nice purity and depth of coconut flavor that will work well in fruity cocktails or after dinner.
93 points $15.99 Best Buy
Tanduay Asian Gold Rum
93 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Bright gold color. Aromas of bright red maraschino cherries, dark honey, golden raisin, and toasted oak with a supple, prickly, fruity light body and a peppery, cheery graham cracker, toasted coconut, and grenadine finish. A zesty gold rum for mixed drinks.
93 points $19.99 Best Buy
Malecon 10 Year Old Rum
93 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Amber color. Bright, creamy aromas of creme brulee, banana pie, and lemon polished wood with a silky, crisp, fruity medium body and a warming, complex, medium-length chocolate cream, cola, copper, and rubber finish. A very nice sipping rum.
93 points $19.99 Best Buy
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
Florida Old Reserve Sherry Cask Rum
93 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Amber color. Pleasant aromas of toffee, raisins, and coconut cream pie with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a hint of licorice, cherry, and warming brown spices on the finish. A very tasty and cleverly made dark rum for all applications.
93 points $19.99 Best Buy
Rougaroux Sugarshine Rum
93 points
$20
Best Buy
Clear. Aromas of vanilla yogurt nuts and coconut with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, warming vanilla cream, banana frosting and nougat finish. A clean, tasty overproof rum.
93 points $20 Best Buy