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Substitute for Demerara Rum??
marcoslive
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From: SPAIN
Posted: 2004-05-05 09:16 am   Permalink

I have Bacardi Light , Bacardi 8 years, Rum from Barbados, Dark jamaican rum, jamaican spiced rum, venezolan rum, cuban rum,.....a lot of rums but I'd like to know the best substitute as I can get demerara rum her ein spain

 
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Klas
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Posted: 2004-05-08 12:27 pm   Permalink

I'm not sure, but if I was in the same situation, I would try either amber Martinique rum or Havana Club Anejo Reserva as a substitute for Demerara.

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pablus
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Posted: 2004-05-08 5:29 pm   Permalink

Klas, welcome back.





[ This Message was edited by: pablus 2010-07-22 12:46 ]


 
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Klas
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Posted: 2004-05-10 06:37 am   Permalink

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On 2004-05-08 17:29, pablus wrote:

Klas, welcome back.


Thanks Pablus (although I never really left, just didn't visit as much)

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thejab
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Posted: 2004-05-10 1:33 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-05-08 17:29, pablus wrote:
Demerara is a spiced rum



I may have to disagree with you, my friend. I don't think it's spiced. This is from Grolier's Encyclopedia (via a web site):

Quote:
The darker, heavier Jamaican rums--made for the most part in Jamaica, Barbados, and Guyana -- are produced from a combination of molasses and skimmings from the sugar boiling vats; the darkest, Guyana's Demarara, is produced by very rapid fermentation and is not particularly heavy bodied. The fermentation of other substances in the molasses enhances the liquid's flavor and aroma.



marcoslive - Did you look for rum from Guayana? All Demararas are from Guyana, but not all Guyanan rums are Demararan (only the ones made in Demarara region). So, you may want to ask around for Guyanan rum.


 
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pablus
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Posted: 2004-05-10 2:23 pm   Permalink


You're right, of course.

I should have written "Demerara has a slight spiced flavor."

My goofy recipe is an approximation proffered by someone who lives in Tampa and has only now found one location within a 35 mile radius to buy El Dorado (both kinds).

Ain't nothin' like the real thing.







 
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Swanky
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Posted: 2004-05-10 2:29 pm   Permalink

The simple answer is, use dark rum.

 
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TheMuggler
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Posted: 2004-05-10 3:23 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-05-10 14:23, pablus wrote:
My goofy recipe is an approximation proffered by someone who lives in Tampa and has only now found one location within a 35 mile radius to buy El Dorado (both kinds).



Pablus,

Florida liquor stores can ship to Florida addresses, so order up a few bottles and pour the mailman a Demerara Dry Float as a "thanks" for taking such fine care of your fragile shipment:

Wally's Mills Avenue Liquors in Orlando will probably ship and they have great prices on all the El Dorado rums.

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thejab
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Posted: 2004-05-10 3:33 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-05-10 14:29, Swanky wrote:
The simple answer is, use dark rum.



I have to disagree with this. The beauty of many classic tropical drinks was the careful blending of aged rums from different areas each with different characteristics in order to achieve a complex and unique flavor. Just dumping Myers's or other dark rums that are young and artificially colored into a drink will not produce the same taste as an aged Demarara would.


 
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Kono
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Posted: 2004-05-10 4:56 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-05-10 15:23, TheMuggler wrote:

Wally's Mills Avenue Liquors in Orlando will probably ship and they have great prices on all the El Dorado rums.



Muggler, does Wally's have a good selection of spirits that you can't find at ABC and all the other chain liquor stores? I live pretty close to Wally's but never went there because it looks kinda dumpy. I've been trying to find a liquor store in the area with a decent selection. I hate reading about spirits and liqueurs here on TC and then find out that my neighborhood liquor stores can't even special order the stuff (Trader Vics, Aqwa etc). Any other liquor stores in the area that are worth checking out?


 
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Hot Lava
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Posted: 2005-05-01 7:03 pm   Permalink

Thanks to this post and a weekend in Orlando, I've finally acquired Damerera rum!

A visit Wally's did the trick -- I picked up two bottles of El Dorado, the regular and the dark, just for kicks. They had the 15-year reserve there, and if I like the others, I'll be back for that one too!

I struck up a nice conversation with Wally -- it seems his wife and my girlfriend have mutual friends, so he's going to see if he can get Lemon Hart. We shall wait and see.


 
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Doctor Z
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Posted: 2005-05-01 8:53 pm   Permalink

With the exception of a bottle of Watson's I picked up in Scotland, I've exclusively used Lemon Hart for my Demerara. I see talk here (and just saw on the shelf at Hi-Time) about El Dorado. How does it compare to Lemon Hart? It's priced a lot less, lemme tell ya...
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hala bullhiki
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Posted: 2005-05-01 10:46 pm   Permalink

el dorado is good and will work, but is no lemon hart

 
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JTD
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Posted: 2005-05-02 07:07 am   Permalink

I've been using Pusser's as a Demerara substitute. Am under the impression that Demerara is a substantial component of this blend. I think they say it's the same recipe the Royal Navy traditionally used.

Am I all wet on this?

JTD


 
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TikiKohler
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Posted: 30 days ago; 5:11 pm   Permalink

O.K., so I was reading Trader Vic's Tiki Party book by Stephen Siegelman. In the Rum "Rundown" section he states that you can substitute a spiced rum for Demerara. I have never had Demerara so I am blissfully ignorant of what I'm missing out on. Either way, this sounds horribly misguided given everything I have read here.

What tastes the most similar?

If I WAS to use a spiced rum as a substitute, which one would you recommend? (I still haven't found one bottle of lemon hart or El Dorado)


 
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