This rum is very ordinary; I wouldn't regard it as a "platinum" white. Somewhat dry; not much flavor when taken straight. I actually prefer the Bacardi Superior, which has a small hint of sugarcane and vanilla. This is mostly just alcohol, and would probably serve much better as a mixer; but I rate rums based on their taste straight or on the rocks.
Amazing Jamaican Style White rum
11 Mar '15
This Jamaican Styled White rum is an exemplar of this style. It is not everywhere so if you see one even in 50ML bottles get some! An interesting nosing which is actually complex with a sweet cane on top of some funky spice. The taste comes at you very spicy and bold and funky a classic Jamaican Pot still rum with lots of Dunder. Very smooth and flavorful on its fairly long finish. Contrary to a previous reviewer I would have to say this lands amongst one of the better white rums a must try!
Passable as a mixer if nothing better is available.
29 Jan '15
Not much flavor, but at least not as harsh or gasoliney as some other white rums in its price range. El Dorado 3 yr, Matuasalem Platino, Denizen - all much better choices for a white rum. Banks 5 Island can't be beaten if you want to spend substantially more money.
For years I've enjoyed Myers's Dark as a reliable mixer so I had high hopes for this. The Platinum tastes like a milder Jamaican rum, but it has a subtle industrial flavor to it. It's fine with cola or other mixed drink when choices are limted, but there are others I prefer. I'd rate this 4.5 if I could.