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|Posted: 2017-03-26 8:01 pm  Permalink|
On 2017-03-26 15:08, jokeiii wrote:
On 2017-03-20 21:33, Hurricane Hayward wrote:
On 2017-03-19 09:59, LeftarmofBuddha wrote:
I've been mixing Coruba, Hamilton Black, and OFTD in a ratio of 2:1:1/2 respectively and it has been delicious. I feel it is very similar to the Smith and Cross/El Dorado 12 mix in it's richness and ability to standout in a cocktail.
Aloha Tim! When I get ahold of Hamilton Dark, I'll let you know what I think. Your blend seems very close to jokeiii's 5:1:1 blend of the same rums. I was actually at The Mai-Kai the night Ed Hamilton brought that rum by to sample, but it was considered way too funky on its own as something they'd want to stock.
Here's my thinking on "my" blend: I'm willing to be flexible on the proof (my blend weighs in at 83.5° vs. 87.6° for KB, which I don't think makes a material difference) but not on the flavor profile, as expressed in a cocktail. In a pinch, the HB and OFTD could be goosed up a half-part if the proof isn't quite right.
I can see the Mai Kai being OK with a simple mix, of not too many rums in easy ratios. So something like 2:1:1 may be OK, assuming it's within the ballpark in terms of being funky or proofy.
[ This Message was edited by: jokeiii 2017-03-26 20:03 ]