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What is Your favorite Rum?
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Posted: 2007-05-04 1:59 pm   Permalink


On 2006-04-10 15:02, Chip and Andy wrote:
Reading this and seeing several of you mention Sailor Jerry's with a smile, I have to ask if I got a bad bottle?

On a recent trip to the gulf Coast of Florida, I found a bottle of Sailor Jerry's in Fort Meyers (I think) and got it mostly for the label. When I got home and opened the bottle, my first impression was "What is this spiced with? Pure Sugar?" Upon tasting, I had a similar reaction. This stuff is called "Spiced" and is a nice 92 proof, but I can't figure out what it is spiced with..... I think I would rather drink pure molasses with grain alcohol added......

Is Sailor Jerry's an acquired taste? Is it really a good rum and I got a bad batch? Or is this something I just put on the shelf and look at the pretty girl on the label?

It actually reminded me of cherry brandy or cough syrup or something like that. I'm not sure what they did to it, either, but it is, ummmm, interesting.
Hmmmm, favorite. Hard to say. I haven't tried them all yet!
I guess if I was picking from stuff that I have tried, I would pick maybe Zaya or Ron Zacapa for sipping, and either Lemon Hart or Appleton for mixing. I picked up a 50mL bottle of black seal a while back and I thought that stuff was great. I have yet to try any of the Cruzan rums like black strap. Saw the Belize One Barrel at Hi Times the other day. I almost bought it but decided against since I've never heard anything. Now that there's a positive recommendation, I'll have to give it a try.


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From: Stuart, Florida
Posted: 2007-05-04 2:18 pm   Permalink

A Smith Brothers cough drop comes to mind when I taste Sailor Jerry's rum!

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Unga Bunga
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2007-05-07 1:43 pm   Permalink

Ron Zacapa "Centenario" 23 Anos Aged Rum !

(As already menioned here.)

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Joined: Sep 02, 2006
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From: Novato, CA
Posted: 2007-05-07 4:27 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the warnings about Sailor Jerry's --The bottle was in my hand just the other day.

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The Mayor Of Exotica
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From: Boston
Posted: 2007-05-15 11:18 am   Permalink

The best rum I ever had was St. James vintage 1937, from Martinique. I was at a shop in St. Barth's, checking out the rums, and the clerk mentioned that he had something I would be interested in. He brought out a bottle that had the top broken off, but no glass went in the bottle. They couldn't sell it anymore, but would give it out as samples. Vintage from 1937, aged in the barrel! This was the smoothest, cleanest, most flavorful rum I have ever had. They had one older vintage, from 1885, but it was about $3000 for the bottle.

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siMcOe wAbO
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Posted: 2007-05-15 6:47 pm   Permalink

i just tried some English harbour 5yr rum from antigua......wicked!!

full caramel flavour...delicious in mixed or with water and ice!!

next is a blantons bourbon.....

then a demerra rum......

then another tequila.....

and so on and so forth.....


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From: A Little North Of Boston
Posted: 2007-06-04 8:53 pm   Permalink

I finally cracked my bottle of Appleton Estate 21-year-old. Very nice indeed. I would have to place this as my third favorite so far - after the Ron Zacapa Centenario 23-year-old and the Flor de Caña 21 (which I enjoy slightly more because of its complexity). One day I’ll have to sit all three of these rums down and do a comparison. It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it.

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Posted: 2007-06-05 4:00 pm   Permalink

Does anyone know of a rum bar in Orange County, CA. area? I would like to try different types of rum without buying all the bottles.



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Posted: 2007-12-31 9:38 pm   Permalink

HiTime Wines has Old Grog from Clarke's Court on their website for under $20. It's a heck of a rum at that price.


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Little fragrant Tiare
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Posted: 2008-01-01 05:01 am   Permalink

For me..Ron Zacapa 23 and El Dorado 15 for sipping..
Coruba dark,Lemon Heart,St James and Appleton for mixing..
White agricole (cannot choose between them!)and Montebello vieux for Ti Punch..
I need them all!

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Posted: 2009-04-30 7:04 pm   Permalink

Only have one rum? yikes. Pussers, I suppose. All around good mixer, or even neat. Not to pricey.

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Posted: 2009-05-01 5:48 pm   Permalink

Pyrat XO. No, Zaya Grand Reserve. No, Havana Club Cuban Barrel Proof. I guess I better do another taste test and decide. I'll have to get back to you..........

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Posted: 2009-06-07 11:53 am   Permalink

Pyrat XO for sipping ,Pyrat Pistol for mixing,Sailor Jerry for falling out of my chair,playing cards and telling sea stories about Liberty Calls in PI,Thailand,Singapore,Seychelles,etc.

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From: Clearwater, FL
Posted: 2009-06-18 7:12 pm   Permalink

Recently I have been on the Voo Doo Rum train. I have been making some different things, and even tried a few of their recipies on their web site. Quite tasty.

Not too crazy about the overall flavor of Sailor Jerry. It's best with Coca-Cola. I find the bottle label to be the most redeeming quality of the rum, but the 92 proof isn't too shabby.

I have yet to drop down $50-$60 bucks for a really good bottle though.

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From: Sunset Cliffs , CA
Posted: 2009-06-19 08:03 am   Permalink

for sipping, Diplomatico, Zaya, and Old Goslings

mixing depends on the drink...

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