White rums are light spirits, mostly distilled in column sitlls, rested briefly in stainless steel vats after distillation and then bottled after dilution without further ageing. As such they are fresh and versatile spirits suitable for a bewildering variety of cocktails.
From the superb Santa Teresa producer in Venezuela comes this lightly aged rum. Medium-bodied with a delicate sweetness, Claro is an excellent all-purpose mixing rum ideal for parties or summer get-togethers.
An unusual Paraguayan white rum. Why unusual? Well, it's from Paraguay, for starters. It's also one of the only organic white rums we've ever come across, and at this price it's a good value mixer with excellent credentials.
Tanduay White rum is a major global rum brand that has been hitherto unknown in the UK. The Tanduay company has been producing rum in the Phillipines for over 150 years and has won numerous medals, including a Gold Medal at Monde Selection 2008 and a Silver Medal at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2008.
Named for the region on southern tip of Mahé island, part of the Seychelles, this is a crisp and clean spirit perfect for mixing. It would be called rum, but it's slightly below the limit prescribed by EU regulations.