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Dark Jamaican: Myers vs Coruba
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From: Austin
Posted: 2017-08-19 11:06 am   Permalink


On 2017-08-19 05:31, jokeiii wrote:

On 2017-08-18 14:11, mikehooker wrote:
That's a great price. I just bought two liters at $23 a piece last week.

A couple years ago I found a dusty old label 750 ml bottle for $10 at a random liquor store. Was stoked on the price and the better looking design but little did I know at the time, that bottling was before they changed their formula so I whipped through it quickly without thought or hesitation. Wish I had the foresight to compare them.

Has anyone actually done a side by side comparison of old and new Coruba? I believe the old bottle had more pot still in the blend. Wonder if adding a small amount of J Wray can somewhat approximate the old flavor.

My default solution for pot still/funk deficiency is a little bit of Hamilton Pot Still Jamaican. In my experience, however, you have to be careful because a little goes a very long way.

Whether it be Hamilton, Wray and Nephew, Smith & Cross, Rum Fire or any other high pot still rum, I'd be curious how to approximate the actual flavor of the old Coruba, not just add a random dose of funk to the new one. I don't remember if it was this thread or another one, but someone a while back had mentioned making a Mai Tai with 2 oz Coruba. I tried that with the new stuff and it wasn't good at all. I'd love to know exactly what it's missing and keep reusing that old label bottle I have with a blend that actually tastes like what belongs in there.

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