Top 10 White Rums to Drink

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White rum is a type of rum that is clear in color and has a light, crisp taste. It is made from sugarcane juice or molasses and is typically aged for a shorter period than darker rums. White rums are often used in cocktails, as their light flavor allows other ingredients to shine through. They are also commonly used in cooking, particularly in Caribbean and Latin American cuisine.

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White rums are a popular choice for those who enjoy a refreshing, easy-to-drink cocktail. If you’re looking for a drink that’s perfect for a hot summer day, a white rum might just be the way to go. Whether you’re a seasoned rum drinker or just looking to try something new, white rum is definitely worth a try.

Bacardi Superior Rum

Bacardi Superior Rum

Bacardi Superior rum is among the best white rums for cocktails like mojitos. It does not overpower or get lost in other flavors in the cocktail. It smells like almonds and fruit, is smooth and creamy on your palate, and goes down with a dry, clean and fresh finish.

Diplomatico Plana

Diplomatico Planas

Made in the Andes Mountains of Venezuela, Diplomatico Planas is an exclusive rum aged for six years to bring out a rich, elegant, and intense flavor. Its fruity aroma makes it the perfect white rum for Espresso Martinis, Pina Coladas, and Daiquiri cocktails. Like Bacardi, it’s creamy on your palate.

Flor de Cana 4-Year Extra Seco

Flor De Cana 4-Year Extra Seco

The Flor De Cana 4 Extra Seco is a light-bodied white rum that works well in refreshing drinks and classic cocktails. Made in Nicaragua, this rum smells of sweet almonds and vanilla. It has a dry, spicy finish, but you can taste sugarcane undertones. Flor De Cana is kosher, sugar-free, and gluten-free rum.

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Havana Club Anejo Blanco

Havana Club Añejo Blanco

If you are a mojito fan, Havana Club Añejo Blanco is one of the best white rums for making the cocktail. Like most of the rums on this list, it has hints of vanilla on the palate and fruity aromas. This medium-bodied rum is aged for over one year in oak barrels, followed by mellowing for two months.

Plantation 3 Star White Rum

Plantation 3 Star White Rum

This spirit is a blend of Jamaica, Barbados, and Trinidad rums. It has delicate notes of brown sugar, coffee beans, and honey on the nose. Also present are whiffs of vanilla and cloves. This light-bodied rum works well in Daiquiris and Tiki drinks.

Rhum J.M. Agricole Blanc

Rhum, J.M Agricole Blanc

Made from freshly-squeezed, estate-grown sugarcane, Rhum J.M Agricole Blanc is round and sweet on the palate. Honey and cane flower flavors are the most prominent, but you can also taste the savory vegetal notes. It’s the perfect rum for different cocktails, especially those with fruity flavors.

Wray and Nephew Overproof Rum

wray and nephew overproof rum

The Wray and Nephew Overproof Rum is among the best white rums for cocktails. It’s an unaged white rum from Jamaica with a strong flavor, making it perfect for punchy drinks like Wray rum punch, pineapple mint planter’s punch, and Rum-Bar. It’s not as mild as the rums we’ve covered so far, but it has a long-lasting aftertaste once it goes down.

The Real McCoy 3 Year Aged

The Real McCoy 3-Year-Aged

The Real McCoy rum is made from molasses and pure spring water and aged for three years. It has the aroma of pipe tobacco, stone fruit, and charred oak, while on the palate, it tastes like black pepper, honeyed wood, and caramelized nutmeg. It’s perfect for pairing with cocoa, coffee, and chocolate cocktails.

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Don Q Cristal

Don Q Cristal

Don Q Cristal is a multi-distilled white rum aged between 1.5 – 5 years. It’s a mild-tasting rum with a fruity flavor, perfect for cocktails like passion, mojito, Dulcinea, Don Q Bonbons, and traditional Cuba libre. It’s so similar to vodka that you could swap the two in vodka drinks, and few would notice. The rum attributes its vodka-like smoothness to the multiple distillation process it goes through.

El Dorado 3-Year-Old White Rum

El Dorado 3-Year-Old White Rum

The El Dorado rum is made through a slow, long aging process, which lasts a minimum of three years. The rum is then double-distilled to produce a smooth spirit with citrusy and vanilla notes on the nose and a smooth rounded palate with a dry, rounded finish making it a perfect mixer for cocktails.

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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

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