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heylownine
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Posted: 2014-01-04 08:27 am   Permalink

Episode 18 of 5 Minutes of Rum is now posted. Come for the Montanya Platino, but beware of The Man With the Golden Rum.





http://5minutesofrum.com/episodes/2014/1/3/episode-18-montanya-platino

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Posted: 2014-01-04 12:18 pm   Permalink

I've been making the Cup-of-Cheer punch for friends and it has turned out great. Thanks for the recipe.

I've also made an alternate version where I add pear cider and vanilla syrup (rather than simple syrup)and have really enjoyed it.


 
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heylownine
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Posted: 2014-01-04 1:21 pm   Permalink

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On 2014-01-04 12:18, Destro100 wrote:
I've been making the Cup-of-Cheer punch for friends and it has turned out great. Thanks for the recipe.

I've also made an alternate version where I add pear cider and vanilla syrup (rather than simple syrup)and have really enjoyed it.



Cool, you're welcome. I kinda rushed that episode out since it was approaching punch season (ok, so any season is punch season if you want it to be) so I'm glad it was well-received.

Was the pear cider an addition, or did you swap out another ingredient?

Thanks for listening,

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Posted: 2014-01-07 12:13 pm   Permalink

I added cider, reduced the amount of lime and simple syrup. I knew I was making the drink for groups that I would not consider regular tiki (or cocktail) fans so I had to reduce the amount of rum as well (I went with a Myers-Mount Gay Gold combo). Everyone really enjoyed it.

 
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heylownine
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Posted: 2014-01-08 07:54 am   Permalink

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I added cider, reduced the amount of lime and simple syrup. I knew I was making the drink for groups that I would not consider regular tiki (or cocktail) fans so I had to reduce the amount of rum as well (I went with a Myers-Mount Gay Gold combo). Everyone really enjoyed it.



Awesome - it's good to know your guests and introduce them to new things gradually as needed. Before you know it, they'll want that 151 Swizzle or Cobra's Fang.

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heylownine
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Posted: 2014-01-11 12:25 pm   Permalink

Episode 19 of 5 Minutes of Rum has been posted. Go download it and listen to me ramble on about a relatively new rum on the market: Plantation Original Dark rum. It's from Plantation who has a stellar track record so spoiler alert: it's a good rum. And like the Plantation Barbados 5 year, it's very well-priced for the quality. Oh and there's talk about ice crushers and the Queen's Park Swizzle.













http://5minutesofrum.com/episodes/2014/1/10/episode-19-plantation-original-dark-rum

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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2014-01-11 2:17 pm   Permalink

I couldn't get it to play for some reason.

saw the Plantation Dark here recently-- how is it, what would you compare it to?

it looks a bit light for a "dark" rum, does it have big flavor, or is it really an amber?


 
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heylownine
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Posted: 2014-01-12 11:57 am   Permalink

I kind of touched on this in the episode - I have a personal bias about what constitutes a "dark rum". Rum producers tend to refer to anything not clear as "dark" and I tend to think of dark rum more in terms of "dark jamaican rum". So I'm working on resetting what I expect when I see "dark rum". Most distillers just don't call it amber rum.

That being said, I think this is a great rum - made to be mixed but can be sipped neat. Like the Plantation Barbados 5 year, it's a very good rum for the price. I've only used it in a handful of cocktails so far, but I'm going to keep buy more and trying it in different recipes. I went through two bottles for this episode and the focus was on sipping, a couple of daiquiris, and *a lot* of Queen's Park Swizzles. I haven't yet met a Plantation rum I didn't like so if you see a bottle I'd recommend getting it and putting it through it's paces. I think it holds its own for flavor, but it's not a straight substitute
for dark jamaican rum.

I sent you a PM to try and troubleshoot the reason you aren't able to play the episode.

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Posted: 2014-02-01 01:44 am   Permalink

Aloha!

Episode 20 of 5 Minutes of Rum is posted. This is the first of a 2 part episode (part 2 will probably be E22 or E23) on the Hawaiian rums of Koloa. In this part I look at the production of Koloa rums, taste the White and Gold rums, and use each in a cocktail.











http://5minutesofrum.com/episodes/2014/2/1/episode-20-kloa-white-and-gold-hawaiian-rum

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heylownine
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Posted: 2014-03-02 11:27 am   Permalink

Aloha!

Episode 21 of 5 Minutes of Rum is posted. I taste Kirk and Sweeney 12 Year Dominican rum and use it in a Beachcomber's Gold (well, 1 of the 3 published versions of that recipe anyway). Have a listen and play along at home if you're so inclined.







http://5minutesofrum.com/episodes/2014/3/1/episode-21-kirk-and-sweeney-12-year

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heylownine
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Posted: 2014-03-09 10:23 am   Permalink

Episode 22 (essentially part 2 of episode 20) is posted, featuring the 3 other rums currently in production and available from the Koloa Rum Company. Koloa has an interesting take on these particular rum categories, particularly the coconut rum (spoiler: go get a bottle of it).













http://5minutesofrum.com/episodes/2014/3/8/episode-22-koloa-2-dark-spice-and-coconut

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heylownine
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Posted: 29 days ago; 9:45 pm   Permalink

Episode 23 of 5 Minutes of Rum is posted: Zacapa 23, Bittermens Mole bitters, and a Three-Rum Old Fashioned. As I mention in the episode, I wouldn't necessarily call it a "rum old-fashioned" if it were my cocktail (I'd choose a new name since it's not whiskey based) but it's a damn fine cocktail no matter what you call it.














http://5minutesofrum.com/episodes/2014/3/21/episode-23-ron-zacapa-23

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