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Dark Jamaican: Myers vs Coruba
CincyTikiCraig
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Posted: 2012-02-28 10:30 pm   Permalink

I've switched to Coruba for drinks such as the Navy Grog, Rum Barrel, etc for several years now. Over the last month however I've been buying Myer's again, just because it's been on sale. I was surprised though to find that the Meyers made for a better, richer drink in most Tiki applications. Over at the Ministry of Rum, Ed Hamilton said that Wray & Nephew (Appleton) recently changed the Coruba formula, so maybe the formula change has something to do with the differences that I'm finding:

http://www.ministryofrum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5590&highlight=coruba

What do some of you think, is Myer's or Coruba better (generally speaking) for Tiki Cocktails?


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Limbo Lizard
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Posted: 2012-02-28 11:06 pm   Permalink

I've seen a consensus, around here, in favor of Coruba. But, at the risk of seeming "common", I've used Myers's as my primary "dark Jamaican" for over 30 years. And I've had Coruba in my bar, sporadically, during that time. But Myers's has always been more available here in Texas.
The knock on Myers's is that it's 'sweet' or 'molasses-y'. Maybe, but tiki drinks - though not the syrupy messes some mistakenly imagine and concoct - tend not to be especially 'dry', as cocktails go.
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Kill Devil
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Posted: 2012-02-29 07:10 am   Permalink

I started looking for Coruba after seeing it used at the Tiki Ti, and I do prefer it over Myer's, but not by a huge margin. I feel like Coruba needs the support as well; it strikes me as the "underdog" of dark Jamaican rums. If I had the bucks I'd probably spring for Appleton Extra over these two.

 
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GentleHangman
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Posted: 2012-02-29 08:27 am   Permalink

Coruba hasn't been available in my area for over a year now ( I'm told it didn't sell along with Clement VSOP so they're both gone); Myers and Appleton 12 are the only dark Jamaican available here. Of course, I much prefer the Appleton but will purchase Myers when it is on "Sale" at an irresistible price.


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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2012-02-29 09:46 am   Permalink

what part of FLA, hangman?

I've only seen Coruba on the shelf down around Sarasota, but loved the one bottle I tried out.

havent had any Myers's since I discovered Gosling's a few years back, before I even started making tiki drinks. Will try it out sometime; i had relied on the apparent consensus on TC that Myers's was too overpowering...


 
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GentleHangman
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Posted: 2012-02-29 11:53 am   Permalink

Stuart. I've been to ABC, Total Wine, Star and all the liquor stores within a 25 mile radius of my home - no luck. I finally got a Star Liquors near my house to stock El Dorado and am working on them to get Lemon Hart 151.


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tofukulele
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Posted: 2012-02-29 12:04 pm   Permalink

Very timely thread for me, as I have been trying to figure out the same thing relative to the Dark & Stormy. I used to prefer Myers's, but I have since moved on to Coruba. I decided to pit those two against each other along with four other inexpensive dark rums. You can read about it here if you're so inclined. After all was said and done, I still ended up liking Coruba the best.

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Swanky
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Posted: 2012-02-29 12:04 pm   Permalink

I use Appleton VX as my dark. Myers's is a strong flavor. Nothing wrong with that, but can over emphasize the rum in a drink. When I am low on Demerara, I'll add a bit of Myers's along with my VX for a bit of kick of flavor that approximates the Demerara better.

Of course, I like probably most of you, LOVE the dark rum flavor. When I smell my cocktail and that scent, it IS the thing I am after. Just says Tiki bar. So, whtever flies your kite.

I have used Coruba. Only to mix. I sip VX straight very often. Coruba, no.
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Posted: 2012-02-29 12:09 pm   Permalink

Good luck getting the "Lemon Hart 161"

Have you tried "Kraken Rum"? I don't allow Myer's in my home (It tried to have relations with our pets)
but find the Kraken a better replacement & much more pet friendly.


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-02-29 1:34 pm   Permalink

I finished my bottle of Kraken and just bought a bottle of Myers's. I thought the Meyer's was a little strong but those two are not really in the same class are they? I thought Kraken was considered a spiced rum and Myers's was not?
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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2012-02-29 1:40 pm   Permalink

the price has really come down on Appleton v/x, but to me it's a gold rum and not a dark...

 
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WestADad
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Posted: 2012-02-29 1:52 pm   Permalink

I use Myer's because it's available here, the Coruba isn't. My mail ordered Coruba gets saved for special guests. So come on over!!!!

We'll bust out my ElDo 8 and compare it to LH 80 while we're at it!





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TikiTomD
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Posted: 2012-02-29 2:35 pm   Permalink

Pat and I really like the strong, smokey flavor of Myers's Dark Rum in many of our mixed tropical cocktails... Coruba and Appleton just don't have enough presence for our tastes. That being said, I'm not enough of a pirate to prefer Myers's Dark as a sipping rum. And, Chuck, I'm careful to keep the Myers's away from the pets.

-Tom

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CincyTikiCraig
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Posted: 2012-02-29 7:53 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-02-29 13:52, WestADad wrote:
I use Myer's because it's available here, the Coruba isn't. My mail ordered Coruba gets saved for special guests. So come on over!!!!

We'll bust out my ElDo 8 and compare it to LH 80 while we're at it!




That sounds like a plan!


 
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CincyTikiCraig
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Posted: 2012-02-29 8:00 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-02-29 12:04, tofukulele wrote:
Very timely thread for me, as I have been trying to figure out the same thing relative to the Dark & Stormy. I used to prefer Myers's, but I have since moved on to Coruba. I decided to pit those two against each other along with four other inexpensive dark rums. You can read about it here if you're so inclined. After all was said and done, I still ended up liking Coruba the best.

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Josh, that was a great blog post, thanks for linking to it!


 
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