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I don’t generally take to white rums – and why would I? Dark rums, at best with their heady musk, oaky molassesy kick, and all-round manliness are pretty much nature’s perfect drink. White rums, on the other hand, are quite often flavorless, astringent, and at most suitable as mixers. But once in a while a decent white rum comes along, such as Rogue Spirits’ White.
The second half of their two-part line, the first being the Blackbeard-labeled Rogue Dark, the white rum features its own pirate on its face, this time being none other than Jean Lafitte (perhaps the least piratey-looking of all pirates, but we’ll forgive him because he was otherwise pretty awesome.) In the bottle, this rum is what most any other white rum would be – clear as water and indistinguishable from vodka, gin, or rubbing alcohol.
To the nose, however, Rogue White boasts some surprising qualities. Crisp and light in scent, it carries definite hints of melon and sugar cane. Also is something that reminds me of a swimming pool (although not chlorine, thankfully.)
The flavor of Rogue White follows the nose, with melon and sugarcane. The taste of alcohol is definitely there, but more robust and flavorful than many white rums.
All told, Rogue White makes for a surprisingly drinkable experience. Straight up, or perhaps on the rocks with a twist of some sort, it makes for a far more enjoyable beverage than I normally would expect from a white rum.