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Which coconut rum is the best?
SuperEight
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From: Palo Alto
Posted: 2010-06-15 11:14 pm   Permalink

I have grown fond of the Lei Lei Volcano recipe I got from the Bum's book, but now I can't find Cruzan Coconut Rum since Bevmo stopped selling the big bottles. Has anyone tried Tortuga Coconut and how does it compare to Cruzan? Malibu is out of the question and someday I will probably just start adding Coco Lopez to a light rum, but until then I am wondering if anyone has an opinion on Tortuga?

 
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carlosrossi
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From: los angeles, california
Posted: 2010-06-15 11:17 pm   Permalink

I'm quite a fan of Don Q's Coconut Rum, in fact I just made an Aloha Screwdriver with it! Yumm

 
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marcus_at
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From: austria
Posted: 2010-06-15 11:47 pm   Permalink

Go for Belmont Estate Gold Coconut Rum - St Kitts & Nevis

 
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TIKIVILLE
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From: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Posted: 2010-06-16 2:39 pm   Permalink

Cruzan.....so far

 
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Brandomoai
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From: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Posted: 2010-06-18 9:13 pm   Permalink

I like Cruzan's and keep a bottle of it on hand, but I kind of like the taste of Whaler's Killer Coconut better. Anyone try this stuff? Am I out to lunch?

 
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Beach Bum Scott
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From: The Ranch in CO
Posted: 2010-06-19 07:40 am   Permalink

I prefer to make my own!!!

I find the premade to be syurpy/sweet tasting, I wish Cruzan sold the 80 proof Coconut on the main land that I would get while living in the VI.

Using Cruzan Light and Coconut extract I put 4 drops from an eye dropper to 1 oz rum(ymmv)into an old Pyrat Pistol bottle, makes a great 80 proof Coconut Rum.

edit: revised measure

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CucamongaChango
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Posted: 2010-06-19 09:24 am   Permalink

Man, that sounds like a great idea.
I think I see a mini-project on the horizon this weekend.


 
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SuperEight
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Posted: 2010-06-20 8:12 pm   Permalink

Has anyone tried the Tortuga Coconut?

 
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SuperEight
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Posted: 2010-06-24 12:32 am   Permalink

Wow, I made a few drinks using the Cruzan Coconut Rum mini bottles and was more than a little disappointed with the artificial aftertaste. The mini bottles were the only Cruzan Coconut Bevmo had butI found a full size bottle in a dirty liquor store last night and man, what a difference. I made the Lei Lei Volcano and had none of the artificial aftertaste using the rum from the full size bottle. Like night and day. A really tasty, light drink. Has anyone else had a bad experience using plastic mini bottles?

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aquaorama
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From: Tropical Bixby Knolls LBC
Posted: 2011-05-02 3:49 pm   Permalink

I had a bit of Tortuga Coconut while in Grand Cayman and liked enough to bring some home. It's still 80 proof and didn't have the overly sweet taste of Malibu.

 
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jokeiii
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From: Miami
Posted: 2011-05-03 3:07 pm   Permalink

Super 8 - I think it's the plastic, not the contents.

 
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ErkNoLikeFire
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From: Michigan
Posted: 2011-05-12 12:30 am   Permalink

It is indeed the plastic. Liquor in plastic bottles do have a problem with picking up chemicals from the bottles. The effect is not readily noticeable if the liquid has not been in the bottle for long, but if it's something that has been sitting in a warehouse or on a shelf for a while the taste difference will be apparent. Most package liquors in plastic are consumed pretty fast and are usually of the cheaper brands like Popov, Captain Morgan or Smirnoff. Popular items that move a lot of stock fast. But 50mls can get pushed aside on the shelf or bought by the store in large quantities so that there is the chance of it going unpurchased for many months. There is less of a chance with purchasing the larger bottles in plastic but the taste issue is still common. As for Tortuga, I haven't had a chance to sample it yet.
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Posted: 2011-05-14 5:27 pm   Permalink

I Like the Cruzan Coconut Rum

 
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Posted: 2011-05-14 5:28 pm   Permalink

I Like the Cruzan Coconut Rum

 
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Posted: 2011-05-14 5:29 pm   Permalink


Not again! sorry

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