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Banks 5-Island rum

Banks 5-Island

United Kingdom | Light

6.5/10 (33 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great

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Posted 1 month ago by Redrum from United Kingdom with 17 ratings

Has a nice amount of funk about it, not too crazy but enough to notice. Makes a fabulous daiquri!! May revisit my score with further tastings

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Posted 2 months ago by lord13 from United States with 11 ratings

A hint of funk in this makes for an excellent daiquiri

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Posted 3 months ago by Smovens from United States with 94 ratings

as a cheap white blend for cocktails, this is really great and up there with Plantation 3 stats. More Jamaican influence, very delicious

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Posted 4 months ago by dinosaursssssss from United States with 2 ratings

One of the more expensive whites I've had ($30), but worth it. Remarkably smooth for a white rum, on the sweet side but also flavorful with just a hint of funk and grass to give it some depth.

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Posted 4 months ago by scallywagg444 from United States with 20 ratings

Not fit to clean your toilet with. Tastes like fragrance, and there is a strong burn. Upsets the stomach... was it drinking neat, but regardless of how, keep your glass away from this stuff.

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Posted 5 months ago by Jaybird from United States with 48 ratings

In the nose I instantly get a little Jamaican character, just a light funky nose of overripe fruit. Alcohol prominent in the nose. Lightly sweet molasses
The flavor is masked at first by some heat from the alcohol, this one is a little warm for 43%. Maybe some hints of smoke and spice. Some solvent like character in the nose and flavor.
Not what I would call a great rum straight. It has some complexity and some different things going on but perhaps a bit rough.
Made a great Daiquiri but at about $32 for a 750 in Ohio there are better rums for the money to use in cocktails. Overall not bad but not stellar.

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Posted 7 months ago by Mixmaster from United States with 1 rating

If you closed your eyes you may not realize this is a white rum. Excellent mojito rum. Could make an interesting daiquiri. If l had to sip a white rum this would be the one.

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Posted 7 months ago by Nathan French from United States with 20 ratings

Very smooth and well made! You almost feel bad mixing it but that’s where it really shines.

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Posted 7 months ago by LegallySmelf from United States with 27 ratings

Compare and contrast with Cana Brava, another excellent white rum. Banks has lighter fruit notes, more sweet apple and pear. A delight to sip or mix.

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Posted 10 months ago by BarometerSoup from United States with 6 ratings

Easy to drink. Not overpowering. Had it neat and it wasn't harsh.