About Best Buys

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

Plantation Isle Of Fiji Rum
96 points
$24
Best Buy
Brilliant light amber color. Attractive, inviting aromas and flavors of waffle iron, bananas foster in a copper pot, and fresh praline with a satiny, bright, off-dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, very long finish with notes of cane stalk and leaves, tres leche cake with a drizzle of molasses, butter pecan sundae with real maraschino cherries, and tobacco ash and rubber sap. A fantastic, flavor-packed pot still Rum that instantly teleports you to a tiki bar on an exotic island; pack your bags with this one and stay a while.
96 points $24 Best Buy
Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum
96 points
$25
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of plantain pepper bread, roasted nuts, wet grass and straw, and saltines with a supple, medium-full body and a hot, long polenta with caramelized tropical fruits, cane stalk, and charcoal and minerals finish. A rich and flavorful overproof Rum that opens up beautifully with dilution.
96 points $25 Best Buy
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
Plantation Original Dark Double Aged Rum
95 points
$21
Best Buy
Clear amber color. Creamy, fruity, jammy aromas and flavors of marzipan, pear, nutmeg, and banana with a syrupy, soft, moderately sweet medium body and a warming, stimulating, medium-long finish with accents of chocolate cherries, baking spices and vanilla. A great Rum to sip on while having enough spice and complexity to stand up in a cocktail.
95 points $21 Best Buy
Bacardi Añejo Cuatro Rum
94 points
$19
Best Buy
Pale gold color. Candied, nutty, woody aromas and flavors of polished wood and cola with a supple, soft, dryish thin body and a tingling, short finish imparting overtones of walnut, cola and pineapple cake. A supple and balanced copper pot still rum with excellent tropical fruit and creamy oak flavors; will be great in tiki drinks.
94 points $19 Best Buy
Puerto Angel Blanco Rum
94 points
$24
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla-banana souffle, rice flour and candies, coconut milk in a granite cup, and cashew nougat and wheat grass with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, stimulating, medium-length finish that presents accents of vanilla turkish taffy, banana meringue in a bamboo bowl, whipped cream, wax, and minerals and pepper. A vibrantly flavorful yet subtle fresh cane juice Rum with great cocktail potential.
94 points $24 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
Bonampak White Rum
93 points
$14
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of baked banana and coconut husk and sugar cookie with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish displaying impressions of vanilla cream and nougat. A silky and mild white Rum with a creamy center that will play nicely in cocktails.
93 points $14 Best Buy
Plantation Xaymaca Special Dry Rum
93 points
$24
Best Buy
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of warm pencil eraser and shavings, burnt sugar and mace, and hint of rubber cement with a supple, dryish full body and a warming, interesting, long finish with notes of salted butter roasted nuts, grass and herbs, green plantain, and pepper. A bold, penetrating golden Rum that will add a classy kick to cocktails.
93 points $24 Best Buy
Stade’s Rum Bond No. 8 Rum
93 points
$24
Best Buy
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of dried passionfruit and guava, mango-pineapple cake, mocha nut bar, and spumoni gelato with a satiny, bright, fruity medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-long finish evoking elements of coconut molasses cookie, honeycomb, hints grass and straw, and cajeta and brunost. A rock solid dark Rum for all manner of cocktails.
93 points $24 Best Buy