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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
|Posted: 2017-01-05 10:37 am  Permalink|
On 2017-01-05 08:35, tikiskip wrote:
I kinda got a feeling the Santiago de Cuba rum may be most popular because it was cheap.
That would also make it the well rum maybe.
To be very clear, the Santiago rum garnered the highest praise from the head bartender at Polinesio and two other locals who were spirits-knowledgeable. I agree, Santiago rum could be what the locals have a palate for, and Havana Club is definitely premium-priced in their home market. But since I had already been collecting Havana Club over the years, and am quite adequately stocked, I found it prudent to bring back mostly the lesser-known Santiago rum on this trip. The silver Santiago is very nice in my daiquiris, but I haven't completed more formal taste comparisons yet.
I'm going to be on Grand Bahamas Island this weekend. I'll be looking for rum and local falernum insights, so I'll see what information I come back with. This time I'm bringing a bigger suitcase, lol...