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What's your latest rum purchase?
thePorpoise
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Posted: 2014-08-02 10:21 am   Permalink

trying a bottle of that Bacardi Heritage white rum. 89 proof.

 
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djmont
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Posted: 2014-08-02 10:29 am   Permalink

I just got a bottle of this, too. How is it?

 
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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2014-08-02 10:54 am   Permalink

smoother than regular bacardi in cocktails (so far had daiquiri, and cuba libre) altho not much flavor added, disappears a bit.

more robust-flavored neat, bit too harsh though neat.

a fun product to try, but so far not one that ranks with my favorite white rums.


 
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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2014-08-02 10:55 am   Permalink

and who knows- it may well taste like the 1908 product. i'd guess there were fewer aged rums back then compared with today...

 
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jokeiii
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Posted: 2014-08-02 11:48 am   Permalink

Managed to score a bottle of LH151!

 
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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2014-08-09 8:08 pm   Permalink

Clement Premiere Canne (white agricole). it's a bit.. harsh.

 
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KrakenHunterSteve
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Posted: 2014-08-09 8:49 pm   Permalink

Just picked up Denizen 8 - supposed to be formulated like the old J Wray and Nephew 17. This one really picks up the essence of the Jamaican Pot Still, like Smith & Cross.


 
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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Posted: 2014-08-10 08:01 am   Permalink

I didn't actually purchase it - I bought a condo and my realtor gave it to me as a move-in gift: a bottle of Brugal 1888. Haven't cracked it yet.

KrakenHunterSteve: who made that cannibal mug? I really like it.
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KrakenHunterSteve
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Posted: 2014-08-10 12:39 pm   Permalink

The cannibal mug was from this years Hukilau event (I didn't go), and they may still have some available on their website.

 
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mcmtiki
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Posted: 2014-08-10 1:40 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-08-09 20:49, KrakenHunterSteve wrote:
Just picked up Denizen 8 - supposed to be formulated like the old J Wray and Nephew 17. This one really picks up the essence of the Jamaican Pot Still, like Smith & Cross.




Just picked this up as well. As I understand, no need to mix this rum with another rum for a classic Vic's Mai Tai as it is blended to mimic Wray & Nephew 17 Yr Old -- correct?


 
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KrakenHunterSteve
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Posted: 2014-08-10 5:19 pm   Permalink

That's what I understand, that the Denizen 8 is supposed to be similar to Trader Vic's original rum choice for the Mai Tai. I'm having my second one tonight, and I'm still not sure about it. I feel like the flavor is too light, and while the first sip is nice, the rum starts to disappear behind the other flavors. I don't really want to start tweaking my recipe again just for one rum, but my current recipe is designed to stand up against rums like Coruba and Clement, and that may be the problem.

 
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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2014-08-10 5:53 pm   Permalink

I prefer a dry MaiTai with the lime/orgeat/curacao cut back, and that's with ordinary rums.

I can't imagine that a 17-y.o. rum could have ever shined through the proportions of the original recipe.


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Posted: 2014-08-10 9:24 pm   Permalink

Kirk and Sweeny. I like it neat but its the rum used in the “Rum Babalu”at Tommy Bahama, Newport Beach.

 
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KrakenHunterSteve
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Posted: 2014-08-12 4:53 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-08-10 17:53, thePorpoise wrote:
I can't imagine that a 17-y.o. rum could have ever shined through the proportions of the original recipe.



The J Wray 17 would have been bottled at the turn of the century, and I'm sure technique and quality has been refined over the years. Since the current recipes call for a mix of funky Jamaican and hojo Martinique, I would imagine this wasn't as smooth a rum by today's standards.

That being said, I do cut down the lime considerably in my version and sometimes I prefer a more pungent rhum, like La Favorite, over Clement VSOP.


 
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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2014-08-12 7:31 pm   Permalink

I wouldnt call the Appleton Estate Extra 12-yo "funky" by any stretch, it's a sipper for sure.

 
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