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Old 05-10-2016, 02:34   #1
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Help with Rum

We are sailing out of the Caribbean and heading to New Zealand, My question is which rum should we stock up on,and how many cases?
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Be original and get several large bottles of Dominican "Mamajuana". But make sure you buy a couple of cases of La Fuerza wine so your countrymen can mix whatever their favorite rum is with the La Fuerza to "reload" their Mamajuana. It's the "Neverending" bottle of spirits..
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after reading about it, it sounds like some thing we need to add to the med kit as cure all potion. and rumored to be anaphrodisiac really.
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Being a fan of Castro I have to say 12yr old Havana Club...
But I also have a soft spot for Appletons, a Jamaican rum with a lovely flavour.
For 'Trade along the way pick up a few case's of Anjou in Panama.. not bad stuff and goes down well in the Tuamutos..
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Malibu Coconut Rum for Piña Colada (my favourite breakfast drink):
1 part Malibu Original
½ part Coconut cream
1 ½ parts Pineapple juice
fresh Pineapple
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A friend who has a Euro passport tells me about visiting Cuba as cruiser in the early-mid 90s when they would re-fill empty bottles you'd bring to the rum distillery at the equivalent of about 50c per liter. Later on he says the prices jumped to about $1.50-2.00 and lately, since the past 10-15 years, these re-fills are gone and the prices are on par with DR or other similar places in the neighborhood. One more place becomes the victim of globalization.
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after reading about it, it sounds like some thing we need to add to the med kit as cure all potion. and rumored to be anaphrodisiac really.
Some bottles are formulated using specific ingredients that may or may not improve a person's sexual performance. There are many herbs used in it as well as types of woods and leaves. It's quite popular here in the Caribbean and makes for an excellent "shot". The Dominican original version is 1 part Brugal Extra Viejo, 2 parts La fuerza, and some honey to mellow the mix. I'm partial to the Brugal rum.
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Pusser's Rum. At least one, if not two, cases.

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I'll second the club Havana. One of my favourites.
If you are by the Bahamas, bananna rum is great with Sprite or any fruit juice.
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after reading about it, it sounds like some thing we need to add to the med kit as cure all potion. and rumored to be anaphrodisiac really.
"anaphrodisiac" = something that quells or blunts the libido


Did you perhaps miss a space there?
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For me some of these rums are for special occasions. If this is what you want go for it, I like the Mount Gay. If you want a large quantity of good rum that is not expensive go with Ron Abuejo. They make it in Panama so will be able to pick it up as you go through the canal. Buy an extra water jug for the deck. Guess how I know.
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Re: Help with Rum

Unfortunately, this depends on where you are in the Caribbean. This is to say e.g. rum from Trinidad may be hard to get in Martinique and rum from Dominicana or Cuba can be easily bought in Auckland.

I would take Trinidad and Martinique rums - hard to get abroad, great choice, great palette and a head above what we normally buy ion stores and consider a 'Caribbean rum'.

Another factor is which rum you like best. Some like white 'country' rum, others like white distilled, others may prefer gold or brown aged rum. Some Caribbean rum liqueurs are absolutely worth diving for too.

If I were to sail away with my hold full, I would definitely take rum from Martinique and from Trinidad.

Mind you are supposed to report and possibly lock this hold in Panama and in every consecutive country. Be super careful in French Polynesia as they get totally pissed off and CAN impound your boat for any major amount of unreported liquors there.

Sail responsively!

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My favorite rum of all is from the DR. It is Brugal Anejo Dark Reserve. I only found it once in the US in Miami. I'm not into spiced up rums though, it is just good dark rum.
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I want to try Club Havana.

I'm a big fan of 5yr old, Doorly's from Barbados. it's a gold rum and I think it's a great buy. Good enough to slip and mixes well.
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I was gifted a bottle of "seven fathoms" rum. It's out of the cayman and is ocean aged 42 feet deep.
I thought it was a gimmick until I tasted it. Now it's my favourite sipping rum. It is a little pricey though. About $75 here in Canada.
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