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Appleton Reserve?
happy buddha
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Posted: 2011-05-31 1:47 pm   Permalink

Would the Reserve qualify as a gold or dark Jamaican? Or neither?

Thanks!


 
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jingleheimerschmidt
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Posted: 2011-05-31 2:52 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-05-31 13:47, happy buddha wrote:
Would the Reserve qualify as a gold or dark Jamaican? Or neither?

Thanks!



gold...almost all Appleton rums can be considered gold rums. Myers's and Coruba are considered dark Jamaican rums.


 
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Shaun of theTiki
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Posted: 2011-05-31 8:41 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-05-31 14:52, jingleheimerschmidt wrote:
Quote:

On 2011-05-31 13:47, happy buddha wrote:
Would the Reserve qualify as a gold or dark Jamaican? Or neither?

Thanks!



gold...almost all Appleton rums can be considered gold rums. Myers's and Coruba are considered dark Jamaican rums.



Appleton Reserve is actually more of a blended, aged rum.


 
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jingleheimerschmidt
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Posted: 2011-05-31 9:31 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-05-31 20:41, Shaun of theTiki wrote:

Appleton Reserve is actually more of a blended, aged rum.



To varying degrees, Appleton rums are all blends of aged rums. They aren't dark rums though and I have a feeling that Buddha was trying to figure something out for a recipe. FWIW, the Reserve works pretty good in a mai tai and a daiquri....

Now, if anyone has some 21yo or 30yo for me taste....

[ This Message was edited by: jingleheimerschmidt 2011-05-31 21:33 ]


 
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happy buddha
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Posted: 2011-05-31 9:38 pm   Permalink

I was, indeed. Thanks for the help. Isn't the Extra considered a dark rum, though?

 
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Chip and Andy
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Posted: 2011-06-01 05:08 am   Permalink

The Reserve..... it's not so good.

You should it to me and I'll take care of it for you. I'll trade you a bottle of something else for it.



 
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jingleheimerschmidt
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Posted: 2011-06-01 09:02 am   Permalink

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On 2011-05-31 21:38, happy buddha wrote:
I was, indeed. Thanks for the help. Isn't the Extra considered a dark rum, though?



Caveat: I am no expert.....IIRC, gold vs dark rums are a matter of the type of casks that they are aged in. Dark rums are aged in charred oak. Appleton's website doesn't say much. Some folks call it a dark rum and others a darker gold (boy, that's a lot of help). Some will use it in recipes that call for a dark Jamaican. I won't (unless a mai tai). Confused yet?

What are you mixing up?



 
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happy buddha
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Posted: 2011-06-01 8:56 pm   Permalink

Thanks guys..

Jingle: I'm trying to make the 'perfect' Mai-Tais & Navy Grogs, at least to my palette...

Chip & Andy: I'll gladly trade it for a bottle of Coruba!

Thanks!
-Buddha


 
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CucamongaChango
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Posted: 2011-06-02 08:06 am   Permalink

The Reserve is the "always and forever" standard gold rum I keep in the cabinet. The 12 is even better... but for the price difference, the Reserve works just dandy in cocktails.
If your goal is a damn fine Mai-Tai on a regular basis, then the Reserve is critical to keep around. Again, though, the 12 is better. And... if you're feeling insane and give in to the urge to buy a hundred dollar bottle of rum... well, then... the 21 yr will make you one of the finest Mai-Tais you've ever had.
I use that with the El Dorado 15 for the "dark" every once in a great, great while, and it's freakin' mind-blowing.


 
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tiknician
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Posted: 2011-06-02 10:14 am   Permalink

I like Appleton Extra in Mai Tais, but prefer Coruba in Navy Grogs. Not much help if you can't get Coruba, I guess. I have been meaning to try Myers' in a Navy Grog to see if it's a suitable backup but haven't done this experiment yet. If anyone has, will you comment on the result?

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On 2011-06-01 20:56, happy buddha wrote:
Thanks guys..

Jingle: I'm trying to make the 'perfect' Mai-Tais & Navy Grogs, at least to my palette...

Chip & Andy: I'll gladly trade it for a bottle of Coruba!

Thanks!
-Buddha



 
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jingleheimerschmidt
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Posted: 2011-06-02 10:44 am   Permalink

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On 2011-06-02 10:14, tiknician wrote:
I like Appleton Extra in Mai Tais, but prefer Coruba in Navy Grogs. Not much help if you can't get Coruba, I guess. I have been meaning to try Myers' in a Navy Grog to see if it's a suitable backup but haven't done this experiment yet. If anyone has, will you comment on the result?



Myers's is fine. Coruba is better. Either way, the drink still works. I tend to heavy hand the demerara over the dark jamaican anyhow. My rum choice in Navy Grogs swings all over the place depending on what's available in the cabinet. The lime/grapefruit combo is what really makes it.


 
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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2011-06-02 8:10 pm   Permalink

I like Gosling's Black Seal in the navy grog.

 
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