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10 of the Best Budget Friendly Rums for Under $20

Best Cheap Rum for Under $20

The price of rum is on the rise with increased premiumization. However, it is still possible to find quality cheap rum for under $20. These rums are the bar standards and are great for mixing in cocktails.

Best Budget Rums for under $20.

Bacardí Superior

Best Cheap Rum for Under $20

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Bacardi is one of the go-to bar standards. It’s affordable and works in a variety of cocktails.

Ron Abuelo Añejo

Best Cheap Rum for Under $20

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Nowadays, it isn’t easy to find a classic aged rum at this price. The Añejo from Ron Abuelo is young for an aged rum but still gives that great woody barrel-rested flavor. 

Flor de Caña Extra Seco 4

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The Extra Seco 4 is another bar standard for cocktails. It is sharp and clean and comes recommended by The Educated Barfly for making a great classic daiquiri.

Tanduay Asian Rum – Silver

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This brand is based in the Philippines and has been around for over a hundred years but is less well-known in the States. Tanduay rum delivers a pleasant funk to any cocktail at an affordable price.

The Real McCoy 3 Year

Best Cheap Rum for Under $20

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The Real McCoy has been gaining popularity amongst rum enthusiasts. The 3-year is a filtered, aged rum that results in a smooth approachable rum that adds great character to a mixed drink.

Appleton Estate Signature Blend

Best Cheap Rum for Under $20

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The Signature Blend from Appleton is one of the best-value rums on the market. It is aged for an average of 4 years which is more than most rums in this price range. It is sippable but typically it is great to have on hand for making mixology masterpieces at home. 

Drake’s Organic White Rum

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This brand has a number of certifications including USDA Organic, Vegan, Non-GMO, Kosher and Gluten Free. It is incredibly neutral making it great for any number of classic rum cocktails. 

Wicked Dolphin Florida Coconut Rum

Best Cheap Rum for Under $20

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The Coconut Rum from Wicked Dolphin is made with real coconut water and the company says it uses less sugar than most of the big brands. It has a higher ABV than many flavored rums and offers a natural coconut flavor. 

Myers’s Rum Original Dark

Best Cheap Rum for Under $20

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Myers’s is one of the old-school rums that bartenders love. This Jamaican rum is called for in many rum-based tropical drinks such as the Mai Tai and Rum Punch.

Wray & Nephew White

Best Cheap Rum for Under $20

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This Jamaican rum is among the few overproof rums that are still budget-friendly. Wray & Nephew is one of the most beloved rums for its versatility and usefulness in cocktail making. This overproof gives you the most bang for your buck.

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Jessica Gleman is the managing editor of Rum Raiders. She received her Ph.D. at the University College of Dublin in Ireland, where she studied the archaeology of ancient alcohol. Jessica has a passion for the alcohol industry, including agriculture, distillation and mixology. When Jessica is not writing about rum, she is also a travel and food enthusiast who loves going around the world and experiencing various cuisines and cultures. She is enthusiastic about sharing her knowledge and expertise and learning even more about this amazing spirit.