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What's your latest rum purchase?
kkocka
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Posted: 2018-02-25 2:04 pm   Permalink

Two bottles of Lost Spirits Distillery Jamaican "Brandy" courtesy of the fantastic distillery tour.




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Posted: 2018-03-04 6:24 pm   Permalink

My favorite aged rum in the Mai Taiís that I make at home.




 
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Posted: 2018-03-04 9:21 pm   Permalink

Whoops, wrong thread!

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Posted: 2018-03-11 3:18 pm   Permalink

Stocking up for the year



 
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Posted: 2018-04-04 8:03 pm   Permalink

Replenishing a few gaps in my bar stock.


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Posted: 2018-05-07 07:32 am   Permalink

Pusser's Navy Rum, Plantation Dark and Don Papa 10 Year.

 
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Posted: 2018-05-13 7:53 pm   Permalink

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Posted: 2018-05-21 6:45 pm   Permalink

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davidphantomatic
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Posted: 2018-05-22 10:07 am   Permalink

Itís not exactly rum, but I was running low on St Elizabeth, so I decided to try out the Hamilton stuff.
Maybe the bottle needs to be shaken, but the first drink I made, a Three Dots, wasnít terribly remarkable.
Iíll have to give it another shot.


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Posted: 2018-07-12 12:06 am   Permalink



 
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kkocka
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Posted: 2018-07-12 12:25 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-05-22 10:07, davidphantomatic wrote:
...so I decided to try out the Hamilton stuff.
Maybe the bottle needs to be shaken, but the first drink I made, a Three Dots, wasnít terribly remarkable.



So I haven't experienced it myself, but I do know that the flavor is much less subdued compared to St. Elizabeth and that you'd either have to double the amount of Hamilton, or know that it's much more subtle. I think Jason Alexander described St. Elizabeth as one-dimensional in comparison to Hamilton's Allspice dram, so maybe it helps to be super versatile and knowledgable about how to use is rather than a 1-to-1 direct substitution. Just a guess.
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mikehooker
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Posted: 2018-07-12 12:58 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-07-12 12:25, kkocka wrote:
Quote:

On 2018-05-22 10:07, davidphantomatic wrote:
...so I decided to try out the Hamilton stuff.
Maybe the bottle needs to be shaken, but the first drink I made, a Three Dots, wasnít terribly remarkable.



So I haven't experienced it myself, but I do know that the flavor is much less subdued compared to St. Elizabeth and that you'd either have to double the amount of Hamilton, or know that it's much more subtle. I think Jason Alexander described St. Elizabeth as one-dimensional in comparison to Hamilton's Allspice dram, so maybe it helps to be super versatile and knowledgable about how to use is rather than a 1-to-1 direct substitution. Just a guess.




I use both of them regularly. They have entirely different flavors and can't be used interchangeably. The Hamilton has a lot of sweetness and is way more mellow and forgiving, whereas it's easy to throw a drink off balance with a smidge too much St. Elizabeth cuz it's so potent. That said, Elizabeth is typically my go to in classic recipes, such as the Three Dots. But I like to keep both on hand for different applications (Hamilton usually being employed in original creations). Navy Grog is the one drink I still experiment with both, depending on the rum combo. Doing a Trader Vic style Navy Grog with Hamilton Navy Strength and Pimento Dram makes for quite an interesting drink.


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Tiki-boss
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Posted: 2018-07-12 2:50 pm   Permalink

Hmmm. Not sure if itís inconsistencies with the bottles but I was preparing cocktails for a large group last weekend and didínít have enough Hamilton which is what I normally use. A friend had St. Elisabeth on hand and we bought a bottle of bitter truth because he didnít want to use all of his St. Elisabeth. We did taste tests with all 3. Found that the Hamilton had the best and most intense flavor, heavy on the clove and pimento, less sweet than St. Elisabeth and more rum taste upfront. I believe it does have a slightly higher ABV. The spice numbed the tongue slightly which the St. Elisabeth did not. When we mixed cocktails (a Navy Grog variation) we had to use about the half the amount of Hamilton as we did St. Elisabeth to achieve the right flavor profile in the drink (1/8 as opposed to 1/4). Anything more would overpower the drink and ruin the balance .

 
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Tiki-boss
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Posted: 2018-07-12 2:55 pm   Permalink

Oh and yes, definitely Shake!

 
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mikehooker
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Posted: 2018-07-12 3:30 pm   Permalink

Interesting observation. I've never shaken my bottles of Hamilton or St Elizabeth and never noticed any inconsistencies in flavor from bottle to bottle. Perhaps another side by side comparison should be in order. If there isn't already a thread for this, someone should start one.

 
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