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Lemon Hart 151 is coming back ... AGAIN!
Early Landed Larry
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Posted: 2017-04-27 5:20 pm   Permalink

Ah, also - I saw someone mentioned above using El Dorado 8yo as a proxy for the regular Lemon Hart. What do you think to that match?

I use the ED8 a lot, and I find it works great in drinks that require a "Demerara rum".


 
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Scaramouch
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Posted: 2017-04-28 05:25 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2017-04-27 16:41, Early Landed Larry wrote:
Do any of you have experience with Lemon Hart 151 and Plantation OFTD?

Do you think the Plantation would be a reasonable substitute?



The short answer to your question is yes. OFTD has been blended by the leading tiki maesters in the field today very specifically for the purpose of being used as an overproof rum in Tiki drinks, and from experience, I'll tell you it works wonderfully in both swizzles and as a float. I prefer it over both the red and newer label LH151, and in many cases more than the Hamilton 151. So that just about covers the main contenders. Just my 2 cents.


 
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Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 2017-04-28 10:39 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2017-04-28 05:25, Scaramouch wrote:
Quote:

On 2017-04-27 16:41, Early Landed Larry wrote:
Do any of you have experience with Lemon Hart 151 and Plantation OFTD?

Do you think the Plantation would be a reasonable substitute?



The short answer to your question is yes. OFTD has been blended by the leading tiki maesters in the field today very specifically for the purpose of being used as an overproof rum in Tiki drinks, and from experience, I'll tell you it works wonderfully in both swizzles and as a float. I prefer it over both the red and newer label LH151, and in many cases more than the Hamilton 151. So that just about covers the main contenders. Just my 2 cents.



I would second that, with the caveat that you're not quite getting the full 151-proof punch when using OFTD. But I've spoken to bartenders who will (in a pinch during busy times) use OFTD as a sub for both 151 Demerara and 80-proof Jamaican (in the Zombie or 151 Swizzle, for example).

You'll have to wait to see my ratings when I post them on The Atomic Grog, but there are only shades of difference in all of these rums.

And in regards to El Dorado 8 as the preferred 80-proof Demerara rum, I'd also agree. For the price, Hamilton 86 is equally good in my book. The new Lemon Hart 80, from what I've tasted (details to come) is not quite up to the same standard. It's close, but falls a bit short. The old LH80 yellow label was the bomb, of course, but I'd put ED12 and ED15 a bit higher up on my scale. They're just not priced to be everyday mixers.


 
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Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 2017-04-28 11:07 pm   Permalink

As fate would have it, I headed straight for the VIP tasting area within minutes of my arrival at Miami Rum Festival last Sunday. It was there that I enjoyed many of Robert A. Burr's most prized spirits.

And, as promised, Lemon Hart was on the menu ...



Like the new 151, the revamped release of the Original 1804 (aka 80-proof) seems to fall a little short of past standards. It's not a bad rum by any means, so perhaps it's an unfair comparison since the bar was previously set so high. I'd certainly stock it in my bar if I could get my hands on it.

The spiced rum, on the other hand, is a totally new beast. A bit of a surprise, it was dark and rich, more comparable to a liqueur than what you may be expecting from a spiced rum. Further testing is needed, but I'm sure I'd find a use for it.

Mahalo Rob for the hospitality!



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Early Landed Larry
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Posted: 2017-05-01 02:26 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2017-04-28 22:39, Hurricane Hayward wrote:
Quote:

On 2017-04-28 05:25, Scaramouch wrote:
Quote:

On 2017-04-27 16:41, Early Landed Larry wrote:
Do any of you have experience with Lemon Hart 151 and Plantation OFTD?

Do you think the Plantation would be a reasonable substitute?



The short answer to your question is yes. OFTD has been blended by the leading tiki maesters in the field today very specifically for the purpose of being used as an overproof rum in Tiki drinks, and from experience, I'll tell you it works wonderfully in both swizzles and as a float. I prefer it over both the red and newer label LH151, and in many cases more than the Hamilton 151. So that just about covers the main contenders. Just my 2 cents.



I would second that, with the caveat that you're not quite getting the full 151-proof punch when using OFTD. But I've spoken to bartenders who will (in a pinch during busy times) use OFTD as a sub for both 151 Demerara and 80-proof Jamaican (in the Zombie or 151 Swizzle, for example).

You'll have to wait to see my ratings when I post them on The Atomic Grog, but there are only shades of difference in all of these rums.

And in regards to El Dorado 8 as the preferred 80-proof Demerara rum, I'd also agree. For the price, Hamilton 86 is equally good in my book. The new Lemon Hart 80, from what I've tasted (details to come) is not quite up to the same standard. It's close, but falls a bit short. The old LH80 yellow label was the bomb, of course, but I'd put ED12 and ED15 a bit higher up on my scale. They're just not priced to be everyday mixers.





Many thanks Scaramouche, Hurricane! It's good to know I'll be using a fairly close approximation of the recommended ingredients for these great recipes. I agree about the El Dorado marks - I can't see myself ever using EL 12 or 15 as a regular mixer but I think the 8 punches through nicely, and it's a great rum to use "behind" other rums to back them up.

I don't have the OFTD yet but I'm heading to the new Covent Garden whiskey exchange in a couple of weeks - I could get it online but there's something nice about browsing in a shop. Thanks for the really helpful tips.


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2017-05-03 3:52 pm   Permalink





Hmmmm
Red label for me

New one smells sweet, but I like the red better.

Not that I usually sip 151 anyway,

Next I'll try it in cocktails



[ This Message was edited by: hang10tiki 2017-05-03 15:59 ]


 
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Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 2017-07-09 7:00 pm   Permalink

If anyone is curious about the Blackpool Spiced rum from Lemon Hart, here's an in-depth review with some nice historical info on the brand ...
http://drunkentiki.com/2017/06/19/lemon-hart-blackpool-spiced-rum/


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MaukaHale
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Posted: 2017-07-10 06:44 am   Permalink

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On 2017-05-03 15:52, hang10tiki wrote:




Hmmmm
Red label for me

New one smells sweet, but I like the red better.

Not that I usually sip 151 anyway,

Next I'll try it in cocktails



[ This Message was edited by: hang10tiki 2017-05-03 15:59 ]



I agree, I like the taste of the red label better.


 
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