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Old 30-01-2014, 09:07   #16
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Came across a rather pleasant local (Islands) rum in Nuku Hiva
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Old 30-01-2014, 09:16   #17
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Is there a 'gagging' icon somewhere?

I love rum, probably have 40 or 50 varieties at my house (none are spiced, except the ones I am given as gifts. None are Bacardi, Sailor Jerry, Kraken, Captain Morgan, etc). The largest number of great rums, in my opinion, come from Venezuela.

Here are some of my favs:

Santa Theresa 1796 (Venezuela)
Mount Gay Extra Old (Barbados)
Mount Gay Black Barrel (same)
Ron del Barrilito three star (PR - very unique flavor)
El Dorado aged rums (Guyana)

My "every day" (and I do mean every day) rum is Flor de Cana 4 year, I actually don't like the flavor of their older rums but I can get 1.75L bottles of this for <$25.

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Like you, I don't have (or like) the spiced rum varieties and also find it a personal challenge to experience all the sipping varieties of rum

Have you tried the Diplomatico rums yet?

Someone mentioned Tanqueray gin....nice gin, but have you tried Citadel Gin? it has a nice peppery finish with a distinctive juniper flavor. I like it much better than Tanqueray but please don't say Gordons!
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Have you tried the Diplomatico rums yet?
Yes, and they're very good, I just think a little overpriced. The only rum I am willing to spend that much money on is Mount Gay XO. Have to draw the line somewhere! pete
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Yes, and they're very good, I just think a little overpriced. The only rum I am willing to spend that much money on is Mount Gay XO. Have to draw the line somewhere! pete
Funny, I can get the Diplomatico Reserva for about $15 less than the Mount Gay Ex Old.........both good rums.
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Heineken
Coors light
Captain morgan and diet coke
Svedka vodka and grapefruit juice
Hendricks Gin and tonic

all depending on mood and whats left on board
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Re: Liquid libations

I find it interesting that no one has mentioned Meyers dark, which is my second choice, it goes very nice in a cup of hot cocoa in the morning when you are facing 18 hours of baiting gear for the third day in a row.
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Dark rum. Usually with water, lime or no lime, ice or no ice, it's fine. Then there's the sipping rum. At least 8 years old.
Indeed. There's a difference. For a Cuba Libre variant, I like a double tot of Gosling's with a splash of Black Walnut bitters (Fee's make a nice one), a wedge of lime, and cola to taste. Put in about a 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves. Bingo.

Of course, this is generally served in a pint mug, and one suffices!
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Re: Liquid libations

Or Dark & Stormy's! I like Screech most with my Ginger Beer, with Gosling's a close 2nd.

For a sipping rum, I second Ron del Barrilito 3-star. It's amazing they can start with the same base as Bacardi, and make a much better rum.
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For beer, I like Homer Brew, made right in my town.
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For beer, I like Homer Brew, made right in my town.
Homer Brew?

Isn't that Duff?
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Homer is the town, not the cartoon character.
Homer Brewing Company
Now the town is named after a man named Homer Pennock, who was a Soapy Smith type character.
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Yeah, I know... but I can't help myself when served up such an obvious straight line.
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I find it interesting that no one has mentioned Meyers dark, which is my second choice, it goes very nice in a cup of hot cocoa in the morning when you are facing 18 hours of baiting gear for the third day in a row.

I like Myers but find it overpriced. I can get good rum for $9 a liter.
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Re: Liquid libations

Well when I get back to the Caribbean, I'll have a wider choice at better prices. At this point, I feel lucky just to have rum.

I can see the point about the setup. MMMMMMMM beer! Duoh! I imagine Duff would taste like bad Shlitz.
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Not fussy I would drink
Bourbon and coke
Rum and coke
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