Banks 5-Island rum

Banks 5-Island

United Kingdom | Light

6.5/10
39 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great
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lord13 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 11 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

A hint of funk in this makes for an excellent daiquiri

Smovens ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 166 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

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

dinosaursssssss ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 2 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

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.

scallywagg444 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 20 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

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.

Jaybird ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 48 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

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.

Mixmaster ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 1 rating
Posted almost 3 years ago

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.

Nathan French ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 21 ratings
Posted almost 3 years ago

Very smooth and well made! You almost feel bad mixing it but thatโ€™s where it really shines.

LegallySmelf ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 32 ratings
Posted almost 3 years ago

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.

BarometerSoup ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 6 ratings
Posted 3 years ago

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

eddieo ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 107 ratings
Posted 3 years ago

Heavily (and enthusiastically) marketed in the US, this filtered white rum is actually a blend of aged and unaged expressions from up to 21 sources on 5 islands. It is an interesting blend as such, and has more body and flavor than most white rums that run the grain-alcohol gamut of distillate flavor. It's OK neat, and even better subbed into cocktails calling for lightly aged rums, especially when you are trying not to "brown" down the coloring of a bright tiki cocktail.




Brand Details

Name: 5-Island
Company: Banks
Type: Light
Distillation: Unknown

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