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Favorite Rums......

post #1 of 25
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Any rummies out there? I picked up on this one in my Key West days: Barbancourt Rhum from Haiti. Comes in four, eight and fifteen year old. The fifteen year old is meant to be sipped.....it is a bargain at $30.
post #2 of 25
Black Cat from Surinam for a white rum

Flor de Cana 12 or 21 year for a dark sippin rum.
(There is a rum from El Salvador that I like better for finish smoothness, comes in a rattan bottle, but the name escapes me at the mo')*

Bacardi Limon for mixers in mixed company.
post #3 of 25
Puerto Rico's "El Barrilito", the quintessential sipping rum.

For rum 'n coke, Don Q Gold.
post #4 of 25
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Black Cat from Surinam for a white rum

Flor de Cana 12 or 21 year for a dark sippin rum.
(There is a rum from El Salvador that I like better for finish smoothness, comes in a rattan bottle, but the name escapes me at the mo')*

Bacardi Limon for mixers in mixed company.
comprex Black Cat is fine white rum!
post #5 of 25
what about the king of all rums.... Captain Morgan . I love Captain and Coke!
post #6 of 25
I usually drink Appleton Estate V/X. For sipping I like their 21 yr. old.

I don't drink white rum often but Mount Gay Premium White is my favorite (but can be hard to find).

I brought a bottle of Flor de Cana back from Cancun and wasn't as impressed as I expected.
post #7 of 25
Bundaberg Rum the good stuff!
post #8 of 25
Amber: Ron Matusalem, ex-Cuban, made in the Dominican republic. 10 yr old is smooth as silk. The 15 yr old has a more alcoholic nose. I prefer the 10.
post #9 of 25

Did I say El Salvador? I meant Guatemala.

Mainiac, have you tried Ron Zacapa Centenario?
post #10 of 25
I am not a huge fan of rum and I would only drink Navy rum.

Either Woods or Lambs I do not care for Captain Morgan, Bacardi etc.
post #11 of 25
Mountgay Rum, Barbados. Just lovely.

I'm really a Scotch man these days, single malt for preference, but I have a bottle of Mountgay in my cabinet (erm, and some Morgan, too - I'm pretty catholic in my tastes). There is an enormous range of rums, some of them as fine as whisky.

Then, of course, there's Bundaberg, as mentioned previously, which can just about be drunk with a cola of some description but which, particularly in its OP (overproof) and XOP (guess) forms, is really just one step from finding yourself a cardboard box and a bottle of meths.

I've done Bundy. I even got a bottle (engraved, believe it or not) for my 21st birthday.

Never again.
post #12 of 25
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Mainiac, have you tried Ron Zacapa Centenario?
No....is it available in the US? A friend did bring me a boddle of Black Cat....it was delicious.

Forgot about this one from Venezuela: Santa Theresa 1796, Ron Antiguo de Solera: a fine sipping rum....
post #13 of 25
Should be pretty much nation wide now; first saw it in ski country (Boulder).

MattL, I find that one much better slightly chilled.
post #14 of 25
Appleton VX Extra. Bacardi and Captain is for degreasing auto parts IMO
post #15 of 25
Concur on the Flor de Cana rums from Nicaragua, they make many different grades but anything 12 years and older is awesome. Same goes for the Centenario rums from Costa Rica, the older aged ones are very smooth, just a little sweeter than the Flor de Canas.
post #16 of 25
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Concur on the Flor de Cana rums from Nicaragua, they make many different grades but anything 12 years and older is awesome. Same goes for the Centenario rums from Costa Rica, the older aged ones are very smooth, just a little sweeter than the Flor de Canas.
Excellente!
post #17 of 25
I've a found memory of few bottles of 30 years old Port Morant I've found in Guyane (french guyana) some years ago. I've never experience a better rhum since.
For the Ti' punch : Pere Labat, 59° proof.
post #18 of 25

One for the Mid-Atlantic

When in Rehoboth, try Dogfishead Honey Rum:
http://www.dogfish.com/spirits/Rums/...m/28/index.htm

a little on the sweet side, but still.
post #19 of 25
A couple of sippin' rums our gang enjoys is the "Pampero Anniversario" Ron Anejo from Venezuala (like that pouch too) and the "Pyrat XO" by Petron.....
post #20 of 25
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A couple of sippin' rums our gang enjoys is the "Pampero Anniversario" Ron Anejo from Venezuala (like that pouch too) and the "Pyrat XO" by Petron.....
rajin' must a been the South what done it to me; when I move the rocker by the fireplace, I sip rum instead of brandy now....Key West never really wore off.....
post #21 of 25
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rajin' must a been the South what done it to me; when I move the rocker by the fireplace, I sip rum instead of brandy now....Key West never really wore off.....
Mainiac, Rum has always been a favorite of mine; still enjoy my Bacardi reserve with lime/splash of soda/ diet coke on a hot summer evening. For a change in winter by that fireplace try the Centcinquantenaire Grand Marnier! (Buterra Monte Cristo adds another dimension)
post #22 of 25
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Mainiac, Rum has always been a favorite of mine; still enjoy my Bacardi reserve with lime/splash of soda/ diet coke on a hot summer evening. For a change in winter by that fireplace try the Centcinquantenaire Grand Marnier! (Buterra Monte Cristo adds another dimension)
rc here's to KW:

Caroline Street


Caroline Street, almost quiet by four a.m.,
is worn by the feet of sailors and islanders
since the time of the Spanish.

Here, by the Singleton fleet docks,
a rusted cable is wound ivy like
to an oiled piling.
By the humming blue tinged street light,
hung nets make woven shadows.
I trace the pattern, and am in the shade
of a salt stench: a cooking odor
from the equatorial sun.

The black harbor is tar seasoned,
and a braying diesel, intensifying and fading
is at home here.
Metallic clangs float in across the liquid,
and a thick beamed pier creaks slowly.
When the wooden moan rises,
a wild dock cat aims its head and freezes.
Slowly, it continues, vanishing into
the cluttered geometry of an alley.

Toward Oldtown,
where Front Street meets Caroline,
are voices and sometimes a faded laugh.
The side of a moored shrimper,
whose uneven planking
has cracked its old paint
comes within inches
of the granite curb of Caroline Street
when a night charter eases by
following the harbor channel
West.
post #23 of 25
So yourself a favor and pick up a bottle of Pampero Ron Anejo Aniversario. this fine Venezuelan rum can be found at a few place in the US. Very nice flavors and very little harshness from the alcohol. Trust me on this. Find some. About $30
post #24 of 25
My favorite everyday mixing rum is Cruzan. Great value and very underrated (esp. as compared to Bacardi).

If you are ever in Tortola, BVI there is a little ramshackle rum distillery and sugar cane plantation near Cane Garden Bay called Callwood's. They sell their rum in recycled liquor bottles (Jack Daniels, Martini & Rossi etc.) and slap their own labels on them. The white rum is really rough, but their aged and spiced rums are pretty good. I still have a couple Jim Beam pint bottles with their rum in it. Pretty cool.

Also, if you are on that side of the island don't miss Bomba's Shack; a literal shack on the beach. They serve a tea made out of magic mushrooms as well as other refreshments. Pretty wild place.
post #25 of 25
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Also, if you are on that side of the island don't miss Bomba's Shack; a literal shack on the beach. They serve a tea made out of magic mushrooms as well as other refreshments. Pretty wild place.
Yes!!!! The Full Moon Party!!!!! The New Years' Party at Foxy's (Jost Van Dyke) ain't too shabby either!!!!!
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