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.
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!
A handcrafted, small batch rum, distilled three times at low temperatures from molasses in pot stills for an emphasis on fruitiness in the spirit. It's then matured for three months in oak, slowly allowing the flavour to develop while minimising the potentially overpowering influence of the wood. And after all of that, it's also the first rum to be distilled by Zuidam at their distillery in the Netherlands.
Don Q Cristal rum is a multiple distilled white rum produced at Destileria Serrallés in the town of Ponce in southern Puerto Rico. Aged in American white oak barrels to round out the spirit, this works well as a replacement for vodka in a variety of cocktails.
DeSilver rum is named after 17th century pirate Captain DeSilver who, legend has it, mixed the best Caribbean rum, left it in a cave and added secret spices to give him strength and vitality. This versatile white rum can be drunk neat or used to add a spicy kick to your rum-based cocktails.
Cruzan is a golden single barrel rum of some renown, having been made on St. Croiz since the mid-eighteenth century. The rums used for the single barrel release - the distillery's top-of-the-range offering - are aged up to twelve years and spend a year marrying in new oak after blending before each cask is bottled individually.
Diplomático Blanco is a super premium Venezuelan rum, designed and formulated carefully to achieve an extraordinary body, balance and softness. Diplomatico Blanco has already won the coveted title of 'Rum Master' in the White Rums category at the Drinks Business Spirits Masters awards 2009.
A white rum produced from sugar cane grown locally in the Seychelles on the island of Mahé. The 'vesou' is the sweetest juice, released on the first pressing of the cane, and this is fermented and distilled to create a crisp agricole rhum.