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

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
Mount Gay Eclipse Heritage Blend Rum
92 points
$22
Best Buy
Gold color. Aromas of brown sugar and hints of lychee with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a breezy hints of vanilla, caramel pudding, and Bananas Foster finish. A simple but rock solid rum for most any cocktail.
Awards: 2021 Best Aged Rum (Aged 3 years or less)
92 points $22 Best Buy
Don Q Reserva 7-Years Aged Rum
92 points
$24
Best Buy
Light amber color. Aromas and flavors of dried mango, triscuit crackers, ripe plantain, lime pickle, spiced orange, and vanilla gelato with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, delightful, medium-long finish with notes of turmeric. A rich and attractive Rum that will appeal to enthusiasts and novices alike; make stellar Daiquiris with this.
92 points $24 Best Buy
Jan Stephenson Pineapple-Flavored Rum
91 points
$21.99
Best Buy
Murky golden amber color. Fruity, spicy aromas and flavors of dried mango, allspice, nutmeg, and fine caramels with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a warming, involved, long finish that exhibits notes of fresh mango, sweet ripe pineapple, spiced honey, and leather finish. A true-to-life pineapple rum that competes with the best of ’em; sip, shoot, or make a stellar pineapple daiquiri.
91 points $21.99 Best Buy
J. Wray Gold Rum
90 points
$16.99
Best Buy
Gold color. Aromas of butterscotch and copper pot with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, appealing, relaxed bananas foster, caramelized pineapple, sea salt, and lime peel finish. A zesty gold rum with hints of pot-still character; round and robust.
90 points $16.99 Best Buy
Tanduay Gold Asian Rum
90 points
$19
Best Buy
Golden amber color. Confected aromas of fruit stripes gum, orange creamsicle, rainbow sherbet, and butterscotch with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-length cherry cola and marzipan finish. A fruity, candied Gold Rum that drinks effortlessly; try in Bourbon Street style cocktails.
Awards: 2021 Best Gold Rum
90 points $19 Best Buy