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where can I buy St James Royal Amber Rum
djmont
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Posted: 2014-07-21 7:35 pm   Permalink

10 Cane is allegedly made from sugar cane juice, but it in no way resembles an agricole. It's a light, mostly flavorless rum. It's gone through production changes over the years, but the one I tried wasn't very good.

 
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lunavideogames
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Posted: 2014-07-21 7:46 pm   Permalink

I don't mind 10 Cane if mixed correctly, but I wouldn't use it in a Mai Tai. I think it is just too sweet and not enough flavor. Barbancourt is a good sub though.

 
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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2014-07-21 8:11 pm   Permalink

I subbed a cachaca for the martinique in a mai-tai and enjoyed it...

 
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djmont
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Posted: 2014-07-22 08:25 am   Permalink

The problem with using a cachaša, I think, is that most of them are unaged, and you really want a nice, aged agricole. (Assuming you're going for Trader Vic's rum substitution of aged agricole and Jamaican.)

That being said -- we should always remember to drink what *we* like. Not what other people think we should like.
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2014-07-22 08:58 am   Permalink

I just came back from my local Total Wine and noticed that two whole rows of a particular brand of cachaša were sold out. I thought to myself that it must be a good brand, but I can't remember what it was.

I think I forgot a bottle of something that was on my shopping list, so I might be back to pick something up in the next few days again.

I broke the $300 mark this month restocking my bar. Guess I've been putting off inventorying things for a while and am catching up. But I've also started buying 1.75s to help reduce the per-ounce cost of my liquor purchases and to refill the smaller bottles for better use of space in my liquor cabinets.
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tabuzak
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Posted: 2014-07-22 09:20 am   Permalink

David, I see your point about the difference between an aged agricole and a cachaca, but I've been going back to the idea of the Mai Tai being originally an aged Jamaican (Wray and Nephew)that we are "supposed to be" trying to emulate by mixing rums.

I've expanded my Mai Tai rum selection to be "anything that "works" but must at least have Jamaican rum in there somewhere."

Some people mix demeraras with Jamaican in their Mai Tais happily and I never quite saw how that fit in the rule of aged Martinique plus Jamaican. And it sure tastes good!

I accidentally mixed Neisson Blanc with some Appleton one time in a Mai Tai and was surprised how great that tasted. I decided for myself that the funk of an agricole that contributes to the rum flavor profile we cherish in a Mai Tai can be had very nicely from an unaged rum as well. I am betting using cachaca works great. Makes sense to me.

Jack

I always throw a float of Lemon hart 151 in my Mai Tais as well.


 
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djmont
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Posted: 2014-07-22 09:21 am   Permalink

Maybe it was so bad it was discontinued and that's why it's gone.

Leblon is often regarded as the best, and I see no reason to disagree. In addition to their unaged version, they make a special "Reserva" version that is aged for 2 years. I haven't had the latter.
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djmont
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Posted: 2014-07-22 09:23 am   Permalink

You're absolutely right, Jack. If it tastes good, that's all that matters.

Drink on!

And I love Demerara in my Mai Tais.
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tiki-riviera
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Posted: 15 days ago; 1:27 pm   Permalink

Not sure if it's still difficult to find Saint James Rum? I visited a local liquor store and they have about 15 bottles of each variety available, $16 and $19 respectively. Question - I purchased both the Heritage (aged 1 year) and Reserve (aged 2 years) and was wondering which should be used in a Mai Tai? Any help appreciated!




 
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tiki-riviera
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Posted: 15 days ago; 1:37 pm   Permalink

One more question - I noticed reviewing this thread the bottles show "Martinique", but the bottles I purchased are labeled a Caribbean Rum, is this perhaps a different bottling location or something to that effect? thanks...

 
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lunavideogames
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Posted: 15 days ago; 2:08 pm   Permalink

Sadly those St James are just their new product, which is a rum blend. Far inferior to their older Agricole products. I would use the Barbancourt in your Mai Tai over either of those St James. Sorry for the bad news

 
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tiki-riviera
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Posted: 15 days ago; 3:46 pm   Permalink

Luna, thank you very much for the information, I though it might be something to that effect. Guess I need to search for the older versions if they're available anywhere.

 
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 15 days ago; 5:13 pm   Permalink

I scored some of old St. James Extra Old, Royal Ambre, and Hors d' Age a couple years ago by scouring liquor stores around the country, then had them shipped. Prior to finding those bottles I was using Rhum Clement agricole in my Mai Tais. Good luck to anyone who tries, let us know if you find some of the old stuff. It's gotta be out there in some liquor store in a less-populated state just gathering dust waiting for one of us to come along.

 
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lunavideogames
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Posted: 15 days ago; 5:46 pm   Permalink

Yeah as soon as it was getting scarce, I drove to all the independent liquor stores in my area and bought them all out. I am sitting on quite a few bottles, so I need an excuse to start opening them. I hope that they will return sometime soon.

 
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tiki-riviera
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Posted: 14 days ago; 1:09 pm   Permalink

I made another visit to the liquor store and found this Martinique Rum (pic below). Is this rum a good substitute for Saint James Hors D'Age? I did find a Clement XO for $179, but that seems excessive for a Mai Tai.






 
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