About White Rum

About White Rum
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.

Top Picks for White Rum

Denizen 3 Year Old White Rum
95 points
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
Kuleana Rum Works Huihui Rum
94 points
Clear color. Aromas of fresh cane, pineapple leaf, hint of grilled artichoke, and pea flower with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, intricate, medium-long green plantain, cream of wheat, sugar in the raw, and lime peel finish. A delicious white rum with a grassy, cane-driven style; make excellent daiquiris with this!
94 points $32.99
Cane Run Rum
93 points
Best Buy
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
Puerto Angel White Rum
93 points
Clear color. Aromas of banana leaf, rice pudding with bananas, date syrup, copper pot, and coconut shell with a round, vibrant, fruity medium body and a warming, complex, long frosted spice cake, hazelnut, apricot stone, savory spices, and candied ginger finish. A flavor-packed white rum with pounds of funky tropical character woven into each delicious sip; a cocktail favorite.
93 points $23.99
The Real McCoy 3 Year Aged White Rum
93 points
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
Club Caribe Silver Rum
92 points
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
Grace Cor Cor Red Okinawan White Rum
91 points
Clear color. Smoky aromas of mesquite, smoked tomato, ham-studded baked buns, tamarind chutney, black beans, and clove with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a peppery, complex, medium-length shaved coconut, ghee, rice pudding, and candied mango finish. A arak-like rum with piles of smoky, funky notes that will be a secret weapon to add nuance in cocktails; one of the most distinctive rums you’ll try.
Jd Shore White Rum
90 points
Clear color. Aromas of hints of banana leaf and sweet mango on yogurt with a satiny, crisp, fruity light body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length hints of glazed nuts and coconut cream finish. A smooth and creamy white rum with just the right amount of tropical character; ideal for classic Daiquiris.
Awards: 2021 Best White Rum
Chesapeake Bay Distillery Chicks Beach Rum
89 points
Best Buy
Clear color. Grassy aromas and flavors of butterscotch-drizzled green apples, banana, banana leaf, black pepper, and bread pudding with a silky, vibrant, dry light-to-medium body and a peppery, compelling, medium-long finish that presents shades of hot peppers. A spunky, full-flavor White Rum for cocktails with character.
89 points $19 Best Buy
Don Q Cristal Rum
89 points
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of coconut shell, ripe tropical fruit, and seven-layer bar with a crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a sleek, breezy finish with impressions of powdered sugar, lime zest, and spice cake finish. A rock solid white rum for classic cocktails.
89 points $13.99 Best Buy