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How many different rums in your home bar?
Kill Devil
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Joined: Feb 16, 2011
Posts: 284
From: Chicago
Posted: 2014-05-23 08:36 am   Permalink

I'll second that. While I wouldn't take it straight, I dig J Wray Overproof. It has a wonderful banana/fruity smell, and adds a great edge to many cocktails/punches. Recently I made the Appleton Estates punch with one fifth each or Appleton V/X, Coruba and J Wray Overproof, which I heartily recommend. It brings the FUNK

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Joined: Jun 16, 2013
Posts: 630
From: Wolverhampton, UK
Posted: 2014-05-23 1:23 pm   Permalink

Ill third that

W&N is what it is, a strong white Jamaican rum. It isn't called for & so does not 'fit' tiki recipes but it is a distinctive product that can work well in other cocktails... pour with a light touch & it goes a long way.

I also agree, don't mess with it neat!

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Joined: Jun 23, 2006
Posts: 464
From: Stuart, Florida
Posted: 2014-05-23 2:58 pm   Permalink

Currently in my home bar:

Appleton Estates: Special,VX & 12 year old
Smith & Cross
Kohala Bay
Don Q Gold
Ron Carlos Dark Dry
Cruzan white & dark ("Aged"),9 & blackstrap
Pussers, red and blue label
St. James Extra Old & Hors D'Age
El Dorado 5, 12 and 15 year old
Black Seal Regular & 151
Bacardi 8, 151 and Oakheart spiced
Barbancort 5 Star
Mount Gay 1703
Matusalem Clasico
Lemon Hart 151

I bet you feel more like you do now now than you did when you came in.


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Joined: May 02, 2014
Posts: 1
Posted: 2014-05-23 4:22 pm   Permalink

My current selection:

El Dorado 5
Lemon Hart 151
Plantation Barbados 5
Mt. Gay Eclipse
Appleton Estate V/X
Bacardi 8
Flor de Cana 7
Flor de Cana Extra Dry
Havana Club Blanco
Plantation Barbados 2000
Smith & Cross
Potter's 151 (Pretty much used just for flames)
Bacardi Superior
Bacardi Gold
Captain Morgan Spiced Rum

Next 3 on my "need to get" list is Clement VSOP, Appleton Extra, and Banks 5 Island

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Joined: Jul 02, 2013
Posts: 72
From: Ft Misery, Fl
Posted: 2014-05-26 6:49 pm   Permalink

Don Q grand anjeo
Bacardi coconut
Ron Bermudez
Cruzan Dark
Cruzan White
lemon heart 151
Cruzan 151
Goslings 151
Cruzan Blackstrap
Goslings black seal
Don Q crystal
Ron Del Barrito 3 star
Blue chair bay coconut
blue chair bay white
blue chair bay spiced coconut
Cruzan coconut
Flor de Cana 4
El Dorado 5
Calico jack Cherry
The Kracken
Admiral nelsons spiced

I think that's all

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,

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Joined: Aug 03, 2011
Posts: 376
From: Potomac Falls, VA
Posted: 2014-06-12 4:41 pm   Permalink

I used to keep a list, but I got lazy and stopped updating it. I think I have ~150 or so. Pretty much all the usual suspects. I think I have a picture on here already. Lemme look.

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Joined: May 23, 2014
Posts: 9
From: a very Long Beach in CA
Posted: 2014-06-17 11:01 pm   Permalink

My current stock:
St George
Lemon Hart 151
Coruba Dark
St James Royal Ambre
Pusser's 15yr
Pusser's Blue Label
Rhum Barbancourt 8yr
El Dorado 8yr
Blue Chair Bay Coconut
Appleton White and V/X
Whalers dark
Cruzan Single Barrel, 151, Coconut, banana, pineapple, mango
Koloa White
Wray & Nephew Overproof
Stroh 160
Pyrat XO

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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 3691
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2014-07-14 3:03 pm   Permalink

Just updated the rum list for Balhi Ha'i, seems like a good time to share it here. 43 rums, if my quick & sloppy count is accurate.

How to Increase Your Rum Selection In Three Easy Steps:

1. Befriend rum snobs
2. Invite them to parties
3. Profit!

Most of these bottles were received as hostess gifts. I have awesome friends.

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Joined: Sep 18, 2010
Posts: 433
From: Miami
Posted: 2014-07-15 06:54 am   Permalink


How to Increase Your Rum Selection In Three Easy Steps:

1. Befriend rum snobs
2. Invite them to parties
3. Profit!

Most of these bottles were received as hostess gifts. I have awesome friends.

That's bloody brilliant.

Alas, I've been doing it exactly backwards: I'M the rum snob that comes 'round bearing the good stuff.

At any rate, I like the idea of doing a menu for my home bar. My wife and those whom I've offsprung will roll their collective eyes in unison, but that's just a side benefit. So, basically, I'm swiping this idea.

Inventory-wise I have -- and since I am going strictly off-memory here, like they say on C-SPAN "I reserve the right to revise and extend my remarks." -- the following, in the order in which I remember it:

1- Bacardí Carta Blanca (1.75L, barely 2-3oz left) UPDATED 7/16/14 - FINISHED. Will likely replace it with Barbancourt White, which is an in-all-but-name Rhum Agricole
2- Cruzan Aged Light (1.75L)
3- Tortuga Gold (about ½ of the 750ml) Will likely replace with Chairman's Reserve or Plantation Grand Reserve
4- Bacardí 8
5- Bacardí whatever it is they are calling their "black" rum these days (about ¼ of the bottle left) Will likely replace with Coruba or maybe Kohala Bay if I can dig that up.
6- Flor de Caña 7
7- Flor de Caña 12
8- Doorly XO (2 bottles)
9- El Dorado 5
10- Kirkland (i.e. Costco) Spiced Rum (What? Shut up.)
11- Myers Dark (375ml)
12- Bacardí 151 (to do Beachbum's "switcheroo trick" on cocktails that call for both a silver/gold rum AND LH151)
13- Pampero, whichever one comes in the leather pouch
14- Sta. Teresa (I forget which one, I think "Selecto," the bottle was hideous so I put it in a decanter)
15- Deadhead (which I quite like, incidentally, in the RIGHT cocktail applications)

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Joined: Feb 27, 2011
Posts: 277
Posted: 2014-09-16 9:29 pm   Permalink

Here are the 53 different rums & rhums I currently have in my collection. I don't have any friends so I have to buy them myself, but on the up side I get to drink them myself! I've run out of storage space since I have many other spirits besides rum, don't have a bar and try to keep my collection discrete, so further additions will require deletions. As you can see I have stocked up on a few of my favorites that are no longer distributed in the states. I'd like to buy a few more of the Lemon Hart 151 "New Label" while it is still available since nearly every drink I make uses it but that would be difficult for my wife to accept so donations are welcome!

Cockspur 12 yr Barbados
Pusser's British Navy Rum Barbados
Mount Gay Eclipse Barbados
Oronoco Rum Brasil
Vizcaya Cuban Formula Rum Dominican Republic
Brugal Especial Extra Dry Dominican Republic
Ron Matusalem Grand Reserva Dominican Republic
Ron Zacapa Solera Guatemala
Ron Zacapa XO Guatemala
Lemon Hart 80 Guyana 6 bottles
Lemon Hart 151 New Label Guyana
Lemon Hart 151 Old Label Guyana 19 bottles
Lemon Hart 151 Very Old Label Guyana
El Dorado 12 yr Guyana
El Dorado 5 yr Guyana
El Dorado 151 Guyana
El Dorado 8 yr Guyana
Rhum Barbancourt 15 yr Haiti
Rhum Barbancourt White Haiti
Koloa Kaua'I Dark Hawaiian Rum Hawaii
Captain Morgan Spiced Hell
Captain Morgan Parrot Bay Hell
Coruba Jamaica 3 bottles
Appleton Reserve Jamaica
Appleton Extra 12 yr Jamaica
Appleton Special Gold Jamaica
Smith & Cross Jamaican Rum Jamaica
Blackwell Fine Jamaican Rum Jamaica
Saint James Hors d'Age Martinique 7 bottles
Clement Creole Shrub Martinique
Clement Rhum Vieux Agricole VSOP Martinique
Rhum J.M. Gold Martinique
Saint James Royal Amber Martinique 21 bottles
Rhum Neisson Reserve Speciale Martinique
Clement Premiere Canne Rhum Martinique
Coeur de Canne Rhum Agricole Bl Martinique 2 bottles
Ron Superior De Bacardi y Cia Mexico
Flor de Cana 4 yr Nicaragua
Flor de Cana 18 yr Nicaragua
Bacardi 8 Puerto Rico
Bacardi Limon Puerto Rico
Don Q Gold Puerto Rico
Bacardi Anejo Puerto Rico
Bacardi Select Puerto Rico
Bacardi 151 Puerto Rico
Zaya 12 yr Trinidad & Tobago
Angostura No. 1 Trinidad & Tobago
10 Cane Rum Trinidad & Tobago
Santa Teresa 1796 Venezuela
Cruzan Single Barrel Virgin Islands 2 bottles
Cruzan Black Strap Rum Virgin Islands
Banks 5 Island West Indies
Denizen Aged White Rum West Indies

P.S. I would format this list better but I'm too busy drinking.

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Tiki Mocamele
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Joined: Jul 15, 2009
Posts: 14
From: Northern New York
Posted: 2015-02-10 07:10 am   Permalink

33 and counting. Appleton Estates v/x and Myers Dark are in the speed rail. Yes, I see that my Coruba is empty, 2 on order!
The rest are already listed on others' posts. Cheers!

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Joined: Apr 02, 2015
Posts: 5
From: Belgium
Posted: 2015-04-03 12:20 am   Permalink

Wow impressive collections.
Mine is rather small but planning to increase. Here it goes:

Havana Club Blanco
Havana Club 3 anos
Havana Club 7 anos
Havana Club anejo especial
Havana Club Reserva
Flor de Cana 4 years gold

Next on the list are some jamaican flavours, but they are hard to find in my area so i will have to mail order them.

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Posted: 2015-04-04 05:07 am   Permalink

I'm jealous of the Havana Club and hoping we get Cuban rum soon now that the embargo is relaxed.

I have about 60 bottles of rum.

I like Cruzan, Flor de Cana and Appleton for silver rum.

For flavored rums, i go with Cruzan where I can (Bacardi O because I can't find the Cruzan orange anymore). The coconut and banana are my favorites.

For dark, my favorite is Coruba, but I also keep Gosling's, Myers's, Whalers and Cruzan blackstrap when I can.

For spiced, definitely Kraken. I have El Dorado Demerara and still have a couple bottles of Lemonhart, which I treasure, especially the 80 proof Jamaican.

For gold and aged rum, I have a wide variety. Appleton 12 and VX are my favorites, with Mount Gay Eclipse also being a standout.

The two I most dislike are Bacardi or Captain Morgan.

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Joined: Jul 23, 2013
Posts: 788
Posted: 2015-04-21 4:32 pm   Permalink

My supply has really refined itself lately. I hope to refine it even further when a few undesirables finish up (the Bacardi's, Don Q, and Seven Tiki). I do like to keep one spiced rum hanging around, but not sure which one deserves the spot.

Appleton V/X
Bacardi 151
Bacardi 8
Coruba Dark
Cruzan Aged Dark Rum
Cruzan Black Strap
Don Q Light
El Dorado 5
Hamilton Demerara 86
Hamtilon Demerara 151
Koloa Coconut
Lemon Hart 151
Rhum Clement VSOP
Seven Tiki Spiced Rum
Smith & Cross
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Joined: May 03, 2005
Posts: 116
Posted: 2015-04-27 5:34 pm   Permalink

Thanks to tips from many of you I've gradually built up to something like this. Besides the obvious ones - the El Dorados, Hamiltons, Coruba - the rums I've really been surprised by are the Plantation White, which is now my go to white, and the Barbancourt, which is going fast as I keep making Port au Prince's.

Appleton Special
Appleton VX
Barbancourt 4 yr
Coruba Coconut
Cruzan Black Strap
Cruzan White
El Dorado 12
El Dorado 5
El Dorado 8
El Dorado White
Hamilton 151
Hamilton 86
Plantation White
Plantation Gold
Smith & Cross

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