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.
A litre bottle of Ocumare's excellent white rum, produced in Venezuela, where rums have to be aged at least two years. The colour is then removed by filtration, making this a white anejo rum and extremely smooth and silkily-textured to boot.
A flavoured rum based spirit from Bacardi combining strawberry with up-and-coming superfood Dragon Fruit, a weird looking beast with spiky pink and green skin that hides lightly coloured fresh pulp studded with crunchy black seeds.
An aged white rum from Botran, produced in Guatemala. They age the rum in an ex-bourbon cask solera and then charcoal filter the spirit to remove the colour while maintaining the fruity woody flavour. It's quite a dry rum and is great for mixing, not changing the colour of your cocktail when it's added.
A terrific molasses-based Mauritian rum, Green Island is packed with flavour, which is no surprise when you consider that this is actually blended using 3-5yo rums. The golden colour of the aged rum is removed via charcoal filtration, which also gives the rum its creamy texture. Yummy!