About Rum and Cane Spirits from Philippines

About Rum  and  Cane Spirits from Philippines
Rum is the principal alcoholic spirit produced in the Philippines; there are white and gold versions and most are well made, elegant rums meant for cocktails. These are priced along the lines of competing rums from the Caribbean. Small amounts of blended whiskey, vodka and brandy (this last, made in various levels of aging and quality) that are produced by a few large distillers.

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Rum and Cane Spirits

Tanduay 16 Year and 5 Year Double Rum
91 points
$49
Copper color. Aromas of brown sugar, cola, sweet lemon, raisins, and ’nilla wafer with a slightly chewy, sweet full body and a warming, medium-length cherry candies and root beer finish. A rich and candied rum that packs a wallop of flavor; great for mixed drinks.
Tanduay Gold Asian Rum
90 points
$19
Best Buy
Gold color. Confected aromas of ginger ale, tropical fruit candies, cherry slushie, and frozen coke with a supple, crisp, fruity medium body and a sleek, compelling, medium-length roasted nuts and caramel cream candies finish. A flavorful, candied rum that will work in lots of tropical cocktails.
90 points $19 Best Buy
Tanduay White Rum
89 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of raw coconut, spritz of lime, white pepper, and cumin with a satiny, soft, dry-yet-fruity light body and an even, brisk sweet cream finish. A clean Cuban-style rum with endless cocktail possibilities.
89 points $11.99 Best Buy
Tanduay Silver Asian Rum
87 points
$19
Pale straw color. Aromas and flavors of cream soda, lemon-lime candies, tropical fruit slushie, and lemon balm with a supple, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, stimulating, medium-long finish with elements of pineapple candies. A fruity, tropical rum that will blend well in warm weather cocktails.
Boracay Cappuccino Flavored Rum
86 points
$14
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of milk chocolate, tiramisu, and cappuccino shake with a round, crisp, moderately sweet light body and a polished, medium-length finish. A plush, creamy Flavored Rum for dessert cocktails.
86 points $14 Best Buy
Especia Pilipinas Spiced Rum
85 points
$19
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of pumpkin pie, maple-coconut cookies, hazelnut latte, gingerbread, and fig with a round, vibrant, moderately sweet medium body and a seamless, engaging, medium-length finish manifesting accents of egg nog. A festive spiced rum perfect for winter warmer cocktails.
Boracay Coconut Flavored Rum
84 points
$14
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of coconut cream and buttercream frosting with a round, crisp, sweet medium body and an effortless, agreeable finish. A sweet, coconut-y Rum for tropical drinks in a flash.
Tanduay Dark Rum
84 points
$12.99
Dark amber color. Aroma of amaretti cookies with a satiny, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length butterscotch, frozen custard, cola, and caramel apple finish. A sweet rum that will work in a variety of mixed drinks.
84 points $12.99