10/06/2014 06:45 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Best Rums Under $30

It's no secret that it can be hard to find just the right rum to fit your cocktail and budget needs. Yes, it's as easy to pay more than $50 for a bottle straight from Martinique as it is to pick up a handle of Captain Morgan. But sometimes your budget just can't handle an expensive bottle of booze.

That's why we asked DrinkWire"s resident rum aficionado Rick Buda of Rick, the Rum Runner to help us navigate the bevy of choices lining liquor store shelves to find the best-tasting rums that cost less than $30. That's right: delicious and wallet-friendly. Oh, and did we mention all of his picks are American-made?

Read on to see which brands the Rum Runner recommends--at a price point that will make everyone happy.


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