Our Favorite Rums for Mojitos

The mojito is a simple drink made with white rum, sugar, lime, soda water, and mint—and there’s nothing like one on a warm summer day! Try using some of our favorite rums on the market. ¡Que rico!
Jul 27, 2019
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    This rum is a unique blend of pot still, column, and batch kettle made rums. Then it is aged for up to 6 years and charcoal filtered for clarity. This is intended to replace the Diplomático Blanco. Bottled at 46% ABV.
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    Angostura Reserva Rum is a blend of light and dark rums distilled in a five column continuous still. The rum is aged for at least three years in ex-bourbon barrels before it is filtered twice through charcoal in order to remove all the color.
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    This white rum has been filtered through natural charcoal twice for clarity and purity. It is aged for a minimum of 3 years in 45-gallon ex-bourbon oak casks. It is bottled at 40% ABV.
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    Rapidly growing Dominican Republic brand Ron Barceló produces rums they distill from 100% Dominican sugar cane juice. This spirit's transparency is achieved by filtering the brand's Gran Añejo, which has been aged in American white oak barrels. It is bottled at 37.5% ABV.
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    Engineered with cocktails in mind, Chairman’s Reserve White Rum (formerly Silver) rum is a molasses-based rum. Made at St Lucia Distillers, it is distilled in a combination of copper pot and Coffey column-stills. The rums are aged separately in ex-bourbon barrels for 3-4 years. Then the rums are blended and allowed to mingle for another 6 months in oak vats.
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    Casa Magdalena Ron Blanco is a collaboration between Portland, Oregon's House Spirits and Ingenio Magdalena, S.A., the largest producer of sugar in Central America. Molasses is column-distilled in Guatemala at the Magdalena Distillery to produce the rum according to specifications between the two entities. It is then shipped to the US in tankers and is matured in American whiskey barrels at House Spirits warehouse for about six months. Bottled at 41.5% ABV after being lightly filtered.
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    This distillery, and its tradition dates back to the mid19th century. A product of the Dominican Republic, Brugal Extra Dry Supremo is distilled from molasses. It is aged in American white oak previously used to age whiskey, and then triple-filtered to remove all color resulting in a clear, clean spirit. In the US, it's bottled at 40% ABV but this may vary in other countries. Note: Formerly known as Brugal Blanco Especial Extra Dry.
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    Havana Club was first sold in 1934 by the José Arechabala SA; the company was nationalized by the Cuban government in January of 1960 shortly after the revolution. Aged in oak for three years before being charcoal-filtered for color removal, Havana Club 3-Year is "made for Mojitos" according to its producer, but it has also played the starring role in countless Daiquiris. Note: This is not currently available in the U.S.
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    This is a molasses-based rum and formerly had an age statement of 4 years. It is aged, but for an undisclosed amount of time. It is a light, dry ("seco" is dry in Spanish) and clear as the color has been filtered out. It is bottled at 80 proof.
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    The first-ever white rum from Plantation is named for three rum-producing “stars” of the Caribbean: Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad. The blend features unaged rums from Barbados and Jamaica, a 3-year-old rum from Trinidad and a 12-year Jamaican rum. Each rum brings their respective island’s distinctive flavors and characteristics to the blend, from the lighter, refined Trinidadian rum to the funkier, full-bodied Jamaican rums. Any color from the aging process has been removed via carbon filtration before bottling.