||Does spiced rum get an unfair shake?
Joined: Dec 08, 2004
From: DC Metro Area (MD)
|Posted: 2009-08-26 04:44 am  Permalink|
The Seven Tiki version of the Mai Kai Barrel O'Rum has a distinct vanilla flavor to it. While it's not the same cocktail due to the infused flavors, it is tasty in its own right. I ended up buying a bottle of Seven Tiki while in Florida because I enjoyed it so much at the Mai Kai.
While there is an understandable bias in some realms toward spiced rum (especially bad spiced rum), occasionally somebody makes a good use out of it.
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Joined: Oct 05, 2008
From: Agoura Hills, CA
|Posted: 2009-08-26 7:49 pm  Permalink|
Personally, the biggest knock on spiced rum for me is that I'd rather mix the flavors (whatever they may be) myself into my cocktail. And if I'm just going to drink rum neat, there are better options than a spiced rum; like a rum that tastes like rum (perhaps Appleton Estate Extra).
So it's not so much giving spiced rum a bad rap as it is that it just sits unused in my bar. If one enjoys it, they should drink it! And to the previous poster that mentioned the bottle design of Voodoo, yeah it does look nifty on the shelf.
Joined: May 27, 2009
From: Clearwater, FL
|Posted: 2009-09-29 8:22 pm  Permalink|
I am in somewhat of agreement with Suffering Bastard of Stumptown, although not only do I like the Voo Doo bottle, I also enjoy the taste in certain mixes. Voo Doo would be my spiced rum of choice.
Sailor Jerry, is nothing special flavor wise, although 92 proof doesn't hurt (or does it?).
Other than those two, your bar really doesn't need any other spiced rum, but the experiment continues.
Joined: Aug 10, 2004
From: Redondo Beach, CA
|Posted: 2009-10-18 1:43 pm  Permalink|
On 2009-08-26 00:57, conchchowder wrote:
With the release, and shameless promotion at the Mai Kai, of Seven Tiki Rum, I thought it is time to re-visit this thread.
People are now ordering Seven Tiki Barrels.
I didn't care for it.
I haven't tried Seven Tiki spiced rum as I generally avoid spiced rum unless it is homemade. However, I thought their artwork better than expected.
Artwork here: http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=34259&forum=1&0