yeh...if it's not central or south American, it's no good.I was with you, until you said Bacardi. Bacardi white has to be one of the worst rums ever! Obviously IMO.
Going to sound very cliche but Newfoundland Screech drinker here. When I can't get that I'll reach for Appleton as it's most similar for me.
how did you distill it?
over time, I have come to appreciate the taste of expensive dirt water, LoL!