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Old Monk XXX Blended Rum
uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 1779
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2010-02-13 10:23 am   Permalink

Has anyone on TC had this rum before? I just saw it at my local rum stop and wanted a couple of reviews before I buy. Here is something I found about it online. Thanks.
http://www.oldmonkrum.ee/en/index.html
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Chip and Andy
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Joined: Jul 13, 2004
Posts: 2200
From: Corner table, Molokai Lounge, Mai-Kai.
Posted: 2010-02-13 12:30 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-02-13 10:23, uncle trav wrote:
Has anyone on TC had this rum before? I just saw it at my local rum stop and wanted a couple of reviews before I buy. Here is something I found about it online. Thanks.
http://www.oldmonkrum.ee/en/index.html




Its a fun rum, quite the challenge to mix with. The nose has hints of leather and feet which is distracting in your drink. So far the best thing I have found is to add some lemon and some ice and drink it all by itself.

If it isn't too much I would get it because it is a decent rum. I find it locally, if somewhat randomly, from $23 up to $30 so if your local has it for more than that leave it on the shelf.


 
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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 8869
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2010-02-13 1:15 pm   Permalink

I had found it a few years ago, at Hi time, and for 9 bucks on sale.
So I bought a few and gave them as gifts.
most of the people I gave it to, its still sitting there unopened.
Like Chip and or Andy said, its kinda difficult to mix with.
but I like to sip it sometimes.

I Need to try it with Lime and or Lemon,

Jeff(btd)



 
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ikitnrev
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Joined: Jul 27, 2002
Posts: 1313
From: D.C. / Virginia
Posted: 2010-02-14 11:19 am   Permalink

I like this rum - it is the main rum available in India. I was there for about two weeks in 2008, and we used one taxi/car company during our entire stay, and tipped the owner on the final day. The owner then pulled one of his drivers aside, spoke some Hindi to him and gave him some money, and about 15 minutes later that driver was back, with two bottles of Old Monk rum. We drank one entire bottle together right then, and the other bottle I brought home with me.

Even though there was no tiki in India, I liked the communal 'ohana' spirit that happened, due to a shared bottle of rum.

Vern



 
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bigtikidude
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2010-02-14 5:53 pm   Permalink

http://www.shoppersvineyard.com/store/pc/OLD-MONK-RUM-302p12542.htm



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Rum Balls
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Joined: Oct 04, 2004
Posts: 879
From: Portland, OR
Posted: 2010-02-15 06:44 am   Permalink

Here's a recipe using Old Monk that I've made a couple of times. Pretty good...not outstanding, but not awful either:

http://drinkboston.com/2009/05/08/maharajas-revenge/

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uncle trav
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2010-02-16 2:39 pm   Permalink

Thanks for all of the feedback. It is rare indeed when the state of Michigan allows another rum to be added to the sale list. I saw it for twenty bucks this weekend so I'll give it a try.
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