The last week I have been revisiting all the white rums I have. I know most people only think of white rums for mixing, but there are a few that are interesting enough to sip. I was curious to see what others think, and if they have any other suggestions.
My favorites are Banks 5 island, Oronoco and El Dorado 3 yr. I have heard JM Rhum Blanc is very good but have yet to bring myself to shell out the $40 for a liter to try it.
Wray + nephew overproof is quite interesting, great as a mixer but I have to be in a certain mood to sip it, even watered down a bit from 126 proof
I also like Matusalem platino, but mainly as a mixer. Palo Viejo white is a decent budget mixer at around $10 for a liter. Seagram's Brazilian rum has an unusual cachaca-like flavor, but very mild, doesn't really hold up in a Caiparinha but is interesting to sip once in a while or use in a tiki drink.
I have yet to try Appleton, barbancourt, or Flor de Cana 4 yr white but they are all on my list.