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What is Your favorite Rum?
Kon-Hemsby
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From: Andover, England
Posted: 2004-04-21 02:08 am   Permalink

I've just been bought a bottle of El Dorado Special Reserve 15 Year Old Rum, and it is by far the best rum I've tried. Fantastic complex mixture of flavours and smells. Recommended.
Tried it with Havana Club Anejo 7yr old last night in a Mai Tai. Best damm Mai Tai I've had!

(For those in the UK, the El Dorado is available in Waitrose)
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Trader Woody
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Posted: 2004-04-21 02:20 am   Permalink

I had a taste of that myself in Waitrose, who were having a tasting session. It's very nice indeed - a real sipping rum.

Here's our future King getting stuck into a large glass of the stuff:

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Kon-Hemsby
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Posted: 2004-04-21 02:30 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-04-21 02:20, Trader Woody wrote:
I had a taste of that myself in Waitrose, who were having a tasting session. It's very nice indeed - a real sipping rum.


Trader Woody



I've been sipping it AND putting it in every drink I could find. Life's too short to use lesser quality spirits. Every Mai Tai could be my last!
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RevBambooBen
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2004-04-21 9:25 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2002-09-27 05:34, Trader Woody wrote:
Quote:

woofmutt wrote:
Cockspur is an excellent golden rum with a mellow flavor that's good enough to drink straight.




Ah Cockspur, my introduction to the wonders of rum. Years ago a group of us
went to Barbados from our Geography dept at university, and it wasn't long before
we ventured out from the research institute where we were staying. A rum shack
was set up across the road, and we wandered over, rather unsure if this was wise
or not, and started talking to the locals. Their Bajan accent was incedibly thick, and
took some getting used to. One of my friends misheard the man his was talking to,
and thought he'd just been warned that it 'was a trap'. Paranoia took over as word got
round that we might be in some danger, and my immediate reaction was to get a drink.
I bought a small bottle of Cockspur, and had difficulty in opening it. I looked up to see
one of the guys from behind the counter coming out with a machete in his hand.
My immediate thought was that those were my final moments, until he grabbed the bottle
from my hand and proceeded to expertly open it with the machete!

The Cockspur went down incredibly well after all that, and it wasn't long before
were getting along with the locals like old pals. Great stuff, that Cockspur.

Trader Woody





Cockspur and Mount Gay. Cool little 12 oz. bottles sold in 6 packs at the grocery store in Barbados. Not good if you're hammered from drinking Rum Punch all day on the Jolly Roger out of Bridgetown and when you get back from cruzing the cool waters and walking the plank, snorkeling, drinking more rum punch, eating flying fish, and get back into the taxi and think it's a beer bottle and chug it!! Good if you want to pass it around with friends like the local beach rastas (Dr. D you out there?? I have no more atennas to wisdom!) who know what is up. Barbados is a cool place. Go!
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crataegus
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Posted: 2004-04-21 11:15 pm   Permalink

I'm susceptible to advertising, so my favorite is Pyrat XO. (The *ahem* package stores here and in neighboring states, realizing that most folks aren't used to hooch that doesn't come in mason jars sealed with waxed burlap and rubber bands, posts reviews of boozes on the shelves.)
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Scamboogah
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From: Oakland, CA
Posted: 2004-04-23 2:15 pm   Permalink

In Barcelona recently, I tried Medellin from Columbia. Recently busted for disolving pounds and pounds of cocaine into for smuggling, luckily the shot I had did not contain a lethal dose. It was darn tasty though
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tikiboy
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From: Alameda Island, CA
Posted: 2004-04-24 01:02 am   Permalink

I work with a guy from the Bahamas and he told me about a local rum called Nassau Royal. His initials are LS. LS has a heavy Bahamaian accent,especially when he gets excited like when he talks about the local rum. When we finally visited the islands of the Bahamas everyone spoke just like LS, so I felt like I had been there before. Anyway I bought two bottles of Nassau Royal, one Pinepple flavored and one Rum Liqueur. On the flight back to Orlando I began to sense the wonderful aroma of Pineapple Rum in the cabin of the plane. Later I realized that it was my bottle of rum that had broken, probably from the careless handling of my luggage by some Neanderthal baggage attendant in Fort Lauderdale. That's why Nassau Royal is my favorite; thanks for the memories!
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Blue Moose
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From: Maine and New York
Posted: 2004-04-27 10:26 am   Permalink

Rhum Barboncourt is the best gold rum I've ever tried.

 
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thejab
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Posted: 2004-04-27 11:50 am   Permalink

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On 2004-04-27 10:26, Blue Moose wrote:
Rhum Barboncourt is the best gold rum I've ever tried.



Which one did you like best? There are at least 3 different ones (3-star, 5-star, and Special Reserve).


 
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trader dan
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From: montreal canada
Posted: 2004-04-28 08:08 am   Permalink

st-james martinique gold rum and myers planters dark rum are the best. Mix these together with any recipe calling for dark and gold and it will have u walking the plank.by the way i am looking for the original navy grog mix recipe would u know anything about it?

 
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The Ragin' Rarotongan
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Posted: 2004-04-28 11:41 am   Permalink

Naussau Royale is definitely the shiznit. It has a sweet, vanilla like flavor. I have only had it on the rocks, I don't know about mixed drinks with it though. I recently went to Jamaica in feb for my honeymoon and brought back several bottles of Appleton Estates for only 8$ a pop! That's also very good. Mt Gay is also extemely good for mixing or sipping.
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Johnny Dollar
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Posted: 2004-04-29 10:11 am   Permalink

i googled rum and got this online place

http://www.rumshop.net/

haven't tried it, just passing it on for general knowledge.
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2004-04-29 1:29 pm   Permalink

I don't know if it was mentioned before here, but I am currently enjoying WOOD'S OLD NAVY RUM, distilled from finest Demerara cane harvested from the banks of the Demerara River, distilled at the Diamond Distillery, Guyana.
Heart of darkness, t'is a man's drink, Matey! If this is just export strength, I fear what the local strength must be like!

Never seen it in the US, I always get it when stopping over at Heathrow airport (London), at the duty free.


 
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virani
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Posted: 2004-04-29 1:47 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-04-28 08:08, trader dan wrote:
st-james martinique gold rum and myers planters dark rum are the best.



The best st James brand is the "imperial white", simply the best for cocktails


 
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thejab
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Posted: 2004-04-29 2:48 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-04-29 13:47, virani wrote:
The best st James brand is the "imperial white", simply the best for cocktails



I have only seen regular gold and Hors d' Age in the United States, but I find it fascinating to learn what rums are available in various countries. If nothing, it gives us an idea of the variety being produced. Keep the suggestions coming.


 
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