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What is the best cheap rum?

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Murky 🇨🇦 | 4 ratings Posted 21 May '22

I'm looking for a rum that's not aged long, not stored in special barrels or anything like that, but is still considered good, or even great and is reasonably priced.

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Kevin 🇺🇸 | 45 ratings Replied 22 May '22

Plantation Fiji $30, Doorely 8yr $27, Old Monk $20, Cane Island Panama $20, Plantation OFTD my favorite $27 thanks to Paul B.

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cowboykidd 🇺🇸 | 10 ratings Replied 22 May '22

Depends upon how you define cheap.  Plantation Dark Double Aged Rum is under $20 and definitely has a flavor beyon its price.  If I am mixing, I will just use Captain Morgan and call it good.  

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RonRumHead (PREMIUM) 🇺🇸 | 33 ratings Replied 22 May '22

I get R. L. Seale for $23.99 US in FL.

so, at least, in SW Florida ... mic drop 


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Stefan Persson (TASTING CLUB) 🇸🇪 | 324 ratings Replied 22 May '22

My go to rum is English Harbour 5yo with the ridiculous low price of below €20 in Europe.

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angobando 🇷🇺 | 9 ratings Replied 23 May '22

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Scott T 🇺🇸 | 122 ratings Replied 23 May '22

Doorly's 5 yr at around $20 for a handle is by far the best value rum out there.  As far as the best value for a decent sipper, I would say Doorly's XO at $20 for a 750.  

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DB 🇺🇸 | 24 ratings Replied 25 May '22

Murky, what is your definition of reasonably priced, and what do you want to do with it? Sip it, mix it, both?

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Jagsroy (PREMIUM) 🇨🇦 | 239 ratings Replied 25 May '22

In my opinion MGXO was the best cheap rum ($47 CAD) before Trudy changed the blend for the current MGXO Triple Cask, which is not as good as the previous version and more expensive ($99.99 CAD). Also Appleton 12 yrs is another delicious and affordable rum.

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bar la moura 🇭🇷 | 109 ratings Replied 25 May '22

i prefer the mount gay xo triple cask to the older version, drank em side by side

and really the triple cask for me is better ...

price here is 53.90 $ while a diplomatico reserva exclusiva is 50,93 $

(3 $ more for a clean rum is worth i think)

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Paul B 🇺🇸 | 448 ratings Replied 25 May '22

Here are my top 10 best buy rums that are still available. They are priced between $20 US and $40 US (except for Vizcaya VXOP 21 at $43 US)

Blackwell's Reserve

Plantation OFTD 138 Proof

Hamilton Florida Rum Society

Clairin Le Rocher

Stade's Bond No 8 Dark

Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaican

Ron Centenario 18 Reserva de la Familia

Pusser's Gunpowder Proof

Vizcaya VXOP 21

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