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Chip and Andy
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Posted: 2006-08-20 09:55 am   Permalink

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On 2006-08-20 09:48, thejab wrote:
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On 2006-08-20 08:40, Chip and Andy wrote:


It says "Premium dark Rum..." Has anyone tried this yet? Is it really Premium and does it fit the Jab's request for Second Best?




That's the well dark rum they use at Forbidden Island, as it won the blind taste test against Coruba and 4 other cheap dark rums, whcih would make it a great choice for the home bar. But I can't find it anywhere here and Martiki says it's only available to bars (in this area). I even asked at Trader Vic's Emeryville. They don't sell rum bottles in the restaurant.



I got this one yesterday and haven't tried it yet. It smells tasty, so I have high hopes.

Jab, PM me a shipping address and I will get you a bottle or two....
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GatorRob
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Posted: 2006-08-21 6:33 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-08-20 09:55, Chip and Andy wrote:
I got this one yesterday and haven't tried it yet. It smells tasty, so I have high hopes.


Well, once you've tasted it, please let us know what you think. And where did you get it?


 
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Kona Chris
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Posted: 2006-08-22 02:05 am   Permalink

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On 2006-08-21 18:33, GatorRob wrote:
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On 2006-08-20 09:55, Chip and Andy wrote:
I got this one yesterday and haven't tried it yet. It smells tasty, so I have high hopes.


Well, once you've tasted it, please let us know what you think. And where did you get it?



Yes, inquiring minds want to know!

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TikiSan
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From: O.C., SoCal
Posted: 2007-02-13 3:28 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-08-20 08:40, Chip and Andy wrote:

I got this one yesterday and haven't tried it yet. It smells tasty, so I have high hopes.



Did you try it?
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Chip and Andy
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Posted: 2007-02-14 6:18 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-08-21 18:33, GatorRob wrote:
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On 2006-08-20 09:55, Chip and Andy wrote:
I got this one yesterday and haven't tried it yet. It smells tasty, so I have high hopes.


Well, once you've tasted it, please let us know what you think. And where did you get it?



I got my bottle at my local Crown Liquors for about $20 and I tried it in straight and in several different cocktails. Overall I am unimpressed. It is indeed a tasty rum even if a bit sweet, brings a good nose to your drink and has a wonderful dark color, but it leaves a weird mouth-feel if you drink it straight. Not sure exactly how to describe it other than weird. It is colored, so the darkness is synthetic and that may explain the weirdness on the mouth when taken straight. It makes a decent addition to most drinks. It does not, however, make a good daiquri.

If you are shopping for dark rums, I would pass on this one for a better bottle of Coruba or Barbancourt 8. If you are stocking your bar with less than top-shelf rums to pour to your non-tiki drinking buddies then this is good bottle to have handy.

But that is just my taste. And I stick by my original claim of El Dorado 15. Followed closely by the Cruzan Single Barrel and Mount Gay Extra Old.
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TraderPeg
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Posted: 2007-02-17 6:27 pm   Permalink

Recent sightings (today) at Bottle King:

El Dorado 15-year-old Demerara: $27.99

Rhum Barbancourt 15-year-old Haitian: $29.99

Are these prices good?


 
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Volcano Girl
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From: Columbus, OH via Gainesville, FL
Posted: 2007-02-17 10:34 pm   Permalink

I don't know if I've ever had some of the brands you all mention with regularity except for the Myers, so I'm obviously not quite the connoisseur that y'all are, but I do drink strictly rum when looking for a hard liquor. One of my favorites is the Appleton Estate Jamaican Rum. It is a pretty golden brown color with a nice flavor, but I don't have another rum in my cabinet to compare it to (color or otherwise) right now. I also have enjoyed Mount Gay rums (Barbados) in the past, but I absolutely positively stay away from Puerto Rican rums unless it's total desperation on my part (I am rarely that desperate)!

 
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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2012-05-31 2:04 pm   Permalink

seems like, for mixing purposes, everybody mentions just the following dark rums:

--Appleton Estate, El Dorado, Coruba, Smith & Cross, Myers's, Gosling's black seal, Pusser's blue, and Cruzan black strap.

Are there any other commonly found dark rums out there anybody can recommend for mixing?


 
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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2012-05-31 5:06 pm   Permalink

Lemon Hart 80, if you can find it,
and Lemon hart 151 if the drink calls for it.

Jeff(btd)



 
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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2012-06-01 09:38 am   Permalink

have never seen LH 80 anywhere in FLA.

 
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TikiHardBop
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Posted: 2012-06-01 09:51 am   Permalink

I've been able to occasionally get LH in Brevard. Don't know about the the rest of the state.

 
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jingleheimerschmidt
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Posted: 2012-06-01 10:27 am   Permalink

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On 2012-05-31 14:04, thePorpoise wrote:
Are there any other commonly found dark rums out there anybody can recommend for mixing?



Brugal Ron Anejo works well in some drinks (disclaimer: it was on sale at a ridiculous price and used it in everything)


 
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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2012-06-01 11:29 am   Permalink

isnt that a gold rum tho?

 
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Iscah
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Posted: 2012-06-01 11:49 am   Permalink

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On 2012-05-31 14:04, thePorpoise wrote:
seems like, for mixing purposes, everybody mentions just the following dark rums:

--Appleton Estate, El Dorado, Coruba, Smith & Cross, Myers's, Gosling's black seal, Pusser's blue, and Cruzan black strap.

Are there any other commonly found dark rums out there anybody can recommend for mixing?



I think if the key descriptor is 'commonly found', the answer would be no, excepting btd's addition of Lemon Hart. Then again, what's easy to find can depend a lot on where you live. Goslings, Myers and black strap are the only things I would call common here in (my part of) Maryland.


 
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GatorRob
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Posted: 2012-06-01 4:24 pm   Permalink

My approach is this: If it is a rum-forward drink (such as Mai-Tai, Zombie, etc), then Appleton Estate Extra, El Dorado 12/15, Smith & Cross or other premiums are called for. If the drink calls for more fruit juices and sweeteners, I reach for Coruba for the dark Jamaican. I have a hard time finding Coruba where I am now, but was just in Miami and came back with a couple of bottles. Wish I could have found more. I also have Kohala Bay, the Mai-Kai's higher proof dark Jamaican rum of choice, and I've found it works okay in certain drinks like the Black Magic that have strong mixers (coffee), but it can absolutely destroy a rum-forward drink such as a Zombie or War God.

 
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