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Whether you call them, clear, silver, white or simple 'see through' how do you drink them?


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Old 02-25-2010, 04:02 PM   #11
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Very few of these listed are 'white' rums though? Aged and filtered is cheating, surely?
I'm not sure if it is cheating but I do believe that perhaps a new classification is needed. I am starting to call them 'Premium Whites' although as that label has its problems as well.
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Old 02-25-2010, 04:26 PM   #12
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What are some examples of a "pure" white (unaged, unfiltered) rum?

Are we talking about overproof rums like Wray & Nephew (don't think it is aged)...

Even some 151s are aged...

Could be wrong though...
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Old 03-01-2010, 01:50 AM   #13
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Rhum Bologne is my go-to sipper. You could also perhaps do Barbancourt white. It's certainly easier to find. I agree on El Dorado 3 also.
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:38 PM   #14
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What are some examples of a "pure" white (unaged, unfiltered) rum?
Many white rums are aged then filtered back to white. This was the technique that made Bacardi. In last years MoRum competition, this is what I did with my entries in the white rum category.
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:18 PM   #15
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Have you tried Prichards Crystal rum from Tennessee (yes - Tennessee). Very smooth...
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:13 PM   #16
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I picked up a bottle of havana club anejo blanco at a duty free shop on the way back from the Cook Islands. It is far better than I expected! It is very pleasant to sip and much more complex than I thought a white rum could be, but then again I have not gone to the ends of the earth sampling very many white rums. I may have to do so now.
I second this. I don't typically go out of my way to get white rums, but a bottle of Havana Club Anejo Blanco fell into my lap last summer. I'm not one to turn down free rum, even if it's something I normally wouldn't buy. It surprised me though; the rum was very smooth and easy to sip, with a pleasant - but not cloying - sweetness to it. It lacked the harshness that I had previously associated with white rums.

I can't really describe it any better than that without a bottle in front of me, but suffice to say it's the only white rum I'm actively seeking another bottle of, and there's a good reason for that.
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Old 03-02-2010, 02:37 AM   #17
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Rhum Bologne is my go-to sipper. You could also perhaps do Barbancourt white. It's certainly easier to find. I agree on El Dorado 3 also.
If you know of a source for Rhum Bologne yellowbird, without travelling to Guadeloupe or France, please advise. Drop me an email message if you like.

My interest in Rum began with Rhum Agricole, has ranged pretty widely since, only to focus recently on agricoles again. While we love the rhums of Martinique, the products of the distilleries of Guadeloupe and Marie-Galante, as yet untried, sound too good to resist. Both Rhum Bologne blancs, 55% and 50%, are of particular interest due to their unusual production and fine reputation among MOR members.
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:46 AM   #18
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I second this. I don't typically go out of my way to get white rums, but a bottle of Havana Club Anejo Blanco fell into my lap last summer. I'm not one to turn down free rum, even if it's something I normally wouldn't buy. It surprised me though; the rum was very smooth and easy to sip, with a pleasant - but not cloying - sweetness to it. It lacked the harshness that I had previously associated with white rums.

I can't really describe it any better than that without a bottle in front of me, but suffice to say it's the only white rum I'm actively seeking another bottle of, and there's a good reason for that.
I completely agree. Their is something about the HC Anejo Blanco and HC 3 Year which put them on the top shelf. I understand that they are blended rums. Several rums which I have tried come close to my love for these white rums, but.....
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Have you tried Prichards Crystal rum from Tennessee (yes - Tennessee). Very smooth...
Yes. It was smooth, but has a stronger caramel element than any other white rum I've tried. I didn't much care for it.

That was in mid 2006. It may be the current version is more restrained in the caramel department.
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That was in mid 2006. It may be the current version is more restrained in the caramel department.
I'd suggest trying Pritchard's again when you have the opportunity. A couple of things have changed. One of them is the rum, though it was good in 2006. Your taste may have also changed slightly. None of us are getting any younger and our tastes do mature with, well, maturity.
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