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Best Buys are spirits that deliver great taste at a great price. We use an algorithm that compares the ratio of a product's suggested retail price to our score in order to calculate our Best Buy list. If you are on a budget, these bottles 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
Cane Run Rum
93 points
$11.99
Best Buy
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Clear color. Complex aromas and flavors of ripe plantain, allspice, creme caramel, zucchini blossom, lime cordial, and copper pot with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-long finish imparting notes of white chocolate covered cashews, raisin, dried apricot, roasted pineapple, and sandalwood finish. A downright delicious rum with toasty, fruity notes that mix and mingle on the tongue.
93 points $11.99 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
Club Caribe Silver Rum
92 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Fruity, funky aromas and flavors of key lime tart, ripe banana with fresh cheese, sweet guava, soy-glazed crackers, and tropical spices with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a refreshing, medium-long finish manifesting notes of candied ginger, passion fruit, and cacao nibs finish. An extroverted white rum with lots of tropical flavors; this will surely make a tasty daiquiri or tropical punch; highly recommended.
92 points $11.99 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
Amrut Deluxe Old Port Rum
91 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Brilliant copper color. Spicy, fruity, attractive aromas and flavors of rum fruit nut cake, chocolate rum cherry bonbons, and black strap molasses with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a sleek, compelling, medium-length finish with overtones of spumoni and butter pecan ice creams in a root beer float, mace and asian spices, and clove and oak finish. An exotically spicy dark rum that will be fun to experiment with.
91 points $19.99 Best Buy
Bounty Premium Dark Rum
91 points
$20.99
Best Buy
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of toasted dark nougat, mocha creme brulee, white pepper, and hint of corsage and swimming pool with a silky, bright, dryish medium body and a tingling, complex, long finish that shows nuances of caramel creme Anglaise, grilled molasses fruitcake, tobacco in a cedar box, and chicory and black garlic finish. A flavorful and nuanced dark rum that will elevate cocktails.
91 points $20.99 Best Buy