Banks 5-Island rum

Banks 5-Island

United Kingdom | Light

40 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great

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Redrum 🇬🇧 | 17 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

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

lord13 🇺🇸 | 11 ratings
Posted almost 3 years ago

A hint of funk in this makes for an excellent daiquiri

Smovens 🇺🇸 | 185 ratings
Posted almost 3 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 🇺🇸 | 2 ratings
Posted almost 3 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 🇺🇸 | 20 ratings
Posted almost 3 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 🇺🇸 | 48 ratings
Posted 3 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 🇺🇸 | 1 rating
Posted 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 🇺🇸 | 21 ratings
Posted 3 years ago

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

LegallySmelf 🇺🇸 | 32 ratings
Posted 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 🇺🇸 | 6 ratings
Posted over 3 years ago

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

Brand Details

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


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