Puerto Rican rum rec
I use Cruzan gold - which is one of the rums Jeff Berry recommends as a sub (tiki master) - easy to get and a good price - I find the PR gold is seldom called for in tiki drinks that i generally make
I have also used Ron Barrelito 3 star (which is very good) but not really the most cost effective and it is also hard to find
I have not used the 2 star so I am not sure how it compares to the 3 star
before i went to PR 3 or 4 years ago, i posed a similar question, and Striper Guy recommended Ron De Barillito, which was great. I got it at the duty free shop, so it was a real bargain.
I bought the 2 star for cocktails and the 3 for sipping, but really i liked the 2 star enough to use for sipping. It was too good to mask with some real fruity mixers.
Most PR rums aren't that great.
More full bodied, but I use El Dorado dark, to replace PR gold, and to replace PR light, El Dorado 3 yr white. Very, very good, and not expensive.
You can also use the following golds:
* Cruzan Gold great substitute
* Flor de Caña Gold great substitute
* Bacardi 8
* Bacardi Anejo
* Ron Barrelito
and for white/silver/light:
* Cruzan Light $13 substitute
* Flor de Caña Extra Dry 4 Yr White Rum substitute
* Mount Gay Eclipse Silver a bit rougher substitute