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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

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
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
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 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
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
Don Q 151 Rum
93 points
$21.99
Best Buy
Gold color. Aromas of crispy wafer cookies,molasses, caramel flan, cedar, and clove with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a peppery, complex, long marshmallow, roasted peanuts, coriander, and chocolate gelato finish. A delicious overproof rum that will add complexity and spice to a range of tiki cocktails.
Awards: 2018 Best Buy Bar - Best Value Overproof Rum
93 points $21.99 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
Plantation Original Dark Rum
92 points
$17.99
Best Buy
Brilliant amber color. Aromas of mace, cinnamon, rum-raisin, orange blossom, patent leather, and tropical pineapple with a satiny, bright, off-dry light-to-medium body and an even, breezy spice cake, caramel coated apricot, vanilla-cola, and licorice finish. A spicy, serious rum with a great copper-pot character.
92 points $17.99 Best Buy
Eastside Distilling Below Deck Silver Rum
91 points
$15.95
Best Buy
Clear silver color. Aromas and flavors of fresh cane, corn husk, sweet gum tree, candied lime peel and pineapple, cumin, and charcoal with a round, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-long finish conveying shades of fondant, coconut milk, and cola finish.
91 points $15.95 Best Buy
Black Magic Black Spiced Rum
91 points
$16.99
Best Buy
Dull bronze color. Attractive, candied aromas and flavors of spumoni gelato with almond whipped cream, spiced chocolate toffee, and vanilla caramel frosted rum raisin cake with an oily, bright, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-long finish displaying nuances of cherry cola float with Neapolitan ice cream, frosted gingerbread and carrot cakes, vanilla nut fudge, and pink peppercorns finish. A fun and engaging spiced rum that will make tasty cocktails.
91 points $16.99 Best Buy