Is the Smith and Cross a white or dark? I notice that you recommended the Appleton white before - I was able to find that one in the LCBO system.
I recommended the Appleton White as an alternative to the ubiquitous and not so tasty (by comparison) Bacardi. The Don Q Cristal also fits this same slot very well at a similar price point. If you taste any of these side by side with the Bacardi, they win hands down. I look at these things in a commercial environment as "what will the 'well rum' be" in whatever restaurant where I'm working. For that pour you'll reach for the rum and cokes or the basic rum + mixer that you'll sell oodles of without even thinking about it. But the metric is the same for the "household pour" at a decent quality/price ratio.
Edited by KatieLoeb, 31 August 2011 - 08:52 PM.