It’s got a slight aged oak sweetness that isn’t overpowered by the alcohol burn that you usually get from a cheap rum. The brand’s rum is perfected by Master Blender, Joy Spence, the first woman to be appointed Master Blender in the world. The Manual is simple — we show men how to live a life that is more engaged. It’s not overly complex, making this one very quaffable over a rock or two. This golden rum spends time in American oak barrels, which impart a smokiness that whiskey drinkers would appreciate. We asked a rum expert to share the 13 best sipping rums, including top shelf and affordable rums from the best brands. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below. Captain Morgan 100 Proof Rum #2. This one also works wonders as a topper for Caribbean cocktails. Something a little different. Each one is delicious and—most importantly—won't leave you hungover. 18+ only. The rum does have a bit of a burn — there’s no denying that — but if you’re mixing it into a punch or cocktail, you’ll be fine. This one does come in at the higher end of the price bracket, but you can savor it neat or mix it into a great cocktail. White Rum works as a straightforward (and alcohol-forward) base for a wide array of cocktails, while dark or “aged” rums also fit nicely with all the classic cocktails you know and love but are often best sipped neat or on the rocks. If you … Going cheap with whiskey is a gamble. Otherwise, don’t hesitate to make your favorite brown spirit cocktails with this instead. #captain#morgan#captainmorgan#sea#morze#morzerumu# Kc @lukreeecjaaa , A post shared by Ania Gryś (@sailor_a_) on Apr 9, 2018 at 9:43pm PDT. #brugalanejo #rondominicano #puntapalmera #dr #seaporn, A post shared by Mikaela✖✖ (@mikaelaxox) on Oct 27, 2016 at 1:08pm PDT. Okay, if you’re going to buy a bottle of bottom shelf rum, let it be Whalers. Notes include citrus, coconut, and vanilla. One, it’s as refined as a Kraken. You’ll always be pleasantly surprised. ❤ What is your drink that brings back good memories? You can easily sip this one with an ice cube. At around 15 bucks a bottle, you can’t beat it. ✨ Friday 15th September, 7pm till 10pm ✨, A post shared by Botanica Bar & Bistro (@botanicabarbistro) on Sep 12, 2017 at 2:58am PDT. 7) Afrohead 7 Year (Trinidad), $29.99: The Afrohead brand is from the Harbour Island Rum Company, an outfit that buys rums from other producers to create its labels. Better than some clear rums that sell for twice the price, Castillo Silver is slightly sweet, but with very little burn — especially for a $10 spirit. The edges of the alcohol are still there — it’s a white rum after all — but there’s a smoothness here that elevates this white rum to more than just a mixer (though, it shines in Cuba Libres and mojitos). The aged oakiness is there and brings a little Christmas spice, molasses sweetness, and light orange to the mix with a very mellow alcohol edge. Add a few drops of water or an ice cube to let it open up and then enjoy. Pop some of this over ice and enjoy. Bacardi has been upping their game recently and their Añejo Cuatro is a prime example of hitting the bullseye with a great bottle of hooch. As a small business, COVID-19 has again affected how we are able to fulfill orders. It’s boldly fruity and sweet with a very low alcohol burn that makes it easy to shoot — if you have to take a shot that is. This is your base for a lovely Cuba Libre or a splashy Mojito. Plantation Rum is a great rum for any occasion. Made in southwestern Louisiana, Bayou Silver uses a blend of Louisiana sugarcane juice and molasses to create a rum that is soft, creamy, and loaded with banana and vanilla notes. We suggest a squeeze of lime. An extra-dry white rum, this Flor de Caña is aged for four years, which rounds out the taste nicely. One, it’s as refined as a Kraken. It’s diverse and delicious and still not particularly pricey. Don’t miss your chance to get a taste of the Kraken Black Espresso Martini with a Karnival twist and receive exclusive Kraken treats. Try this on its own first and then mix up a storm. We suggest a squeeze of lime. Article originally published September 27, 2017. Our panel of 10 testers were lead through a blind tasting of spiced rums by our drinks expert. The bright finish makes this Mount Gay product nice on the rocks with lime or in a classic cocktail such as the Dark and Stormy. #heurcation2017 #sarasota #sarasotafl #sarasotaflorida #florida #liquor #topshelf #booze #rum #onlythefinest #onlythefinestwilldo #quality #qualityoverquantity #spicedrum #didntevenknowcostcomaderum #fancy #sofancy #sparednoexpense #costco #costcorum, A post shared by John (@johnnyj71) on Nov 10, 2017 at 4:22pm PST. Bacardi Havana Club will be featured in Day 2 of the Ozark Mixology Festival & spotlight in the competition. The brand’s 50 Year Old offers an unparalleled tasting experience that’s believed to be the oldest rum … While people do love taking shots of this stuff, we still lean more towards using it as a mellow mixer. . That’s a win. In fact, try it with tonic. #cocktails #homemixology #rumtime #rumoclock, A post shared by The Winecurious (@the_winecurious) on Mar 24, 2018 at 10:02am PDT. Layered with baking spice, banana and guava, this rum is easy to sip on it's … The rum isn’t over the top with any of the elements. The Manual may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. With National Rum Day upon us today, it’s time to celebrate with tropical drinks in our backyards, poolside, or wherever you’ve found to escape the monotony of every day life. Under $14 a bottle is a great price point for any spiced rum. From cheap to expensive, rum has its sugarcane in common. Vanilla and cinnamon follow you through the full Sailor Jerry experience. While you may not want to spend over $20 for a bottle, there's a good chance of buying something that you'll regret because cheap whiskey can be like drinking fire. The four years this one spends in a barrel puts it in the same arena as the vast majority of bourbons on the market when it comes to flavor and profile. Cheap rum doesn't have to taste terrible: Here are the nine best rums under $25 that you can actually enjoy without a mixer. Bacardi’s throwback Havana Club Anejo White is a bit of a dig at the actual Havana Club in Cuba. It works as a sipping rum over an ice cube or two and as a great base spirit for any cocktail. We don’t boss you around; we’re simply here to bring authenticity and understanding to all that enriches our lives as men on a daily basis. Bayou Silver was the winner of the Best Unaged Rum category in The Manual Spirit Awards 2018. You can thank us later. Choosing a quality light or gold rum … Looking for the smoothest rum to drink straight? The edges have been sanded down on this one making it much more sippable on the rocks or neat. … It’s super smooth, mellowly spicy, and has a nice sugar rum essence to it. This is the bottle that should be the mixing rum you always use. See our full list of 2020's 30 best bourbon whiskeys for every budget now! This is legit rum that’s all under $20 a bottle. Otherwise, mix this one into a refreshing mojito or maybe a nice navy grog or dark and stormy and enjoy! What happens after the sugarcane is harvested makes all the difference in the taste, color, and cost of rum. Oakheart is your best bet for a cheap spiced rum these days. Cheaper and stronger than some other brands of spiced rum, it’s a great bang for your buck. And in many ways, Blackwell rum is the essence of Jamaica.” Rum-Bar Rum “Rum-Bar Rum is made from 100% pot still distilled rum. on the top of zurich top drinks, many thanks @v.brzezicha.vb #bacardi #bacardiswitzerland #bacardianejocuatro #zurich #swiss #drinks #onthetop # #moods #bestdrink #thankful #bestjobever #myfavoritebar #bar #clouds #cocktails #lovemyjob, A post shared by Sao Thai Tang (@thai_asiaway) on May 17, 2018 at 10:10am PDT. 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