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Scottes
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From: A Little North Of Boston
Posted: 2007-04-07 3:29 pm   Permalink

I joined Ed Hamilton's new "Rum Lover's" forum, and caught yet another thread about the $1400 Mai Tai. The second post, from anguswinchester, is very interesting giving some inside information about this.

http://ministryofrum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36

What I found truly interesting is how he describes the 17-year-old Wray and Nephew rum orignally used: "...it is heavy red colour with an intensely smokey taste... not unlike a scotch."

I had not thought that a smokey rum would make for a good Mai Tai. I'm sure the complexity of a 17-year-old rum would be excellent, but I'd think that something "intensely smokey" would fit.


And now I have to make sure that I try a Mai Tai with my Gosling's Old Rum, or the Pampero Anniversario....
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mbanu
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Posted: 2007-04-07 11:34 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the link.

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DemeraraDrinker
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Posted: 2007-04-09 09:52 am   Permalink

I make mine with Appleton Estate Extra Rum. This is a 12 year old rum with a lot of complexity, spice, and dare I say, a bit of smoke. These flavors are noticable and quite desirable in the Mai Tai (if you stick to one of Vic's three recipes).

Pampero could be interesting with its coffee/leather/smoke flavors.

If you try the Gosling's Old Rum, let us know what you think. I haven't pulled the trigger on that one yet.
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Scottes
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From: A Little North Of Boston
Posted: 2007-04-09 5:03 pm   Permalink

All in all, the Gosling's Old is not worth the money, IMHO. It's a dark smoky rum, and would probably be very appropriate with a cigar, but I don't care for smoky rums. It's high quality though, and certainly smooth enough for sipping, but too much of the barrel comes through for me.

Well, that's a month-old memory from a single glass. I will have to give this rum a proper review some day soon.
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2007-04-09 9:27 pm   Permalink

That list of drinks (and prices) was pretty bling bling. Ohhhh to have money.
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Scottes
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Posted: 2007-04-10 06:26 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-04-09 21:27, VampiressRN wrote:
Ohhhh to have money.


For $1400 I think I'd rather have a regular Mai Tai on Waikiki! Damn this New England weather...
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DemeraraDrinker
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Posted: 2007-04-10 08:45 am   Permalink

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On 2007-04-09 17:03, Scottes wrote:
All in all, the Gosling's Old is not worth the money, IMHO. It's a dark smoky rum, and would probably be very appropriate with a cigar, but I don't care for smoky rums. It's high quality though, and certainly smooth enough for sipping, but too much of the barrel comes through for me.

Well, that's a month-old memory from a single glass. I will have to give this rum a proper review some day soon.




OK, that kind of confirms what I've read about it. I'll maybe try it in a bar, but won't buy a bottle. Thanks for the info.
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Scottes
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Posted: 2007-04-10 10:36 am   Permalink

And for a little more than half the price you can get a bottle of the Ron Zacapa Centenario 23-year-old. That's a no-brainer.
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