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El Dorado...8?
jokeiii
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From: Miami
Posted: 2013-06-17 06:48 am   Permalink

I know such a beast exists (it's on the ED website) but damned if *I* can find one for sale locally.

Does anyone know of any retailer (preferably but not necessarily in South FL) that carries the ED8?

Thanks in advance!!
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thePorpoise
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From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2013-06-17 07:54 am   Permalink

i just tried my first bottle, from some hole in the wall in tampa (cant even recall the name).

i like it neat.

for some reason it hasnt mixed well in everything so far (thumbs up on navy grog, mai tai; thumbs down on a daiquiri), seems to me to have funky aftertaste when mixed in drink w/strong lime component.

sorry cant be more helpful, havent seen it much that i can recall either.


 
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Sunny&Rummy
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Posted: 2013-06-17 08:28 am   Permalink

I am finding the ED8 as readily as ED5 in the Melbourne area, usually for around $4 more than ED5.

I think it is a pretty versatile product that does work as a sipper, but I think I still prefer ED5 for all-around mixing.

The El Dorado product that continues to elude me is the ED 3 year old white rum which I have heard very good things about. I have yet to find it in Florida.


 
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jokeiii
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Posted: 2013-06-17 11:07 am   Permalink

The ED3 is pretty available in the Miami area...just saw the at our local Total Wines.

Perhaps this has been talked to death, but what'd be the closest approximation to LH80? ED8 or 12?
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Hale Tiki
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From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-06-17 11:46 am   Permalink

Total wines. Those sob's never called me about the case of a certain dark rum that I ordered from them. Dirty so and so's.

 
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Sunny&Rummy
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Posted: 2013-06-17 12:16 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-06-17 11:07, jokeiii wrote:
The ED3 is pretty available in the Miami area...just saw the at our local Total Wines.

Perhaps this has been talked to death, but what'd be the closest approximation to LH80? ED8 or 12?




ED 3 really is in the Miami area now, huh? I will have to see if it's something our Total Wine can get for me. Have you mixed much with it and what is your verdict?

I think somewhere on Hurricane Hayward's blog is a discussion about basically diluting LH151 to about 50% strength as the best bet for approximating LH80. I think the info may have originally come from somewhere on Ministry of Rum and it talks about doing the dilution very slowly — over the course of 24+ hours I think. I am no chemist so I don't know the reason for the slow dilution and never bothered. At any rate, it turned out I was burning through my LH151 way too quickly using it for 80-proof mixing purposes as well so I stopped.

It has been a few years since I have tasted LH80, but I think there was a bit more of the burnt caramel in the flavor profile than the 5, 8 or 12 year products have. I think a good substitution might be 50% ED 5or ED 8 and 50% ED Superior Dark which has that burnt caramel taste in spades.

Honestly though, I think any of aged 80 proof ED products work as a decent sub for LH80 and I just use whatever I have on hand.

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thePorpoise
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From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2013-06-17 12:24 pm   Permalink

sunny, are you able to find LH151 out your way?

havent been able to find it anywhere out here.


 
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Sunny&Rummy
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Posted: 2013-06-17 2:04 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-06-17 12:24, thePorpoise wrote:
sunny, are you able to find LH151 out your way?

havent been able to find it anywhere out here.



It's very spotty by me. Roy's Liquors in Fort Pierce has been my best bet since it's come back to Florida. Not sure if they have it on the shelf at the moment but I am currently out and need to make a run so I will find out soon.


 
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jokeiii
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Posted: 2013-06-17 2:17 pm   Permalink



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jokeiii
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Posted: 2013-06-17 2:17 pm   Permalink



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jokeiii
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Posted: 2013-06-17 3:03 pm   Permalink

Finding ED Special Dark is an even bigger mission than finding ED8! I think that, unless I can score ED8 and/or ED Sp. Dark, I'll just stick to ED5 and be happy.

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P.S. Not really sure why my last post showed up THREE times at bizarre intervals...sorry, sorry, sorry.

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GentleHangman
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From: Stuart, Florida
Posted: 2013-06-17 4:30 pm   Permalink

I'm able to get El Dorado 5, 12, 15 and"Cuba Libre" dark rum. No complaints . . . I do quite well with what's offered around these parts.
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jokeiii
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Posted: 2013-06-17 5:28 pm   Permalink

The perfect can be the enemy of the good, right?

 
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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2013-06-17 6:18 pm   Permalink

I had a bottle of the ED superior dark once, it was.... not good...

also had a bottle of the Cuba Libre silver, which may or may not be same as ED superior white? anyway, not good...

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sneakyjack
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Posted: 2013-06-17 7:03 pm   Permalink

the 15 is great as a sipper

8 is smooth too


 
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