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Old 07-02-2009, 04:08   #76
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I have to agree with Jaz, that the Mount Gay is good. There is one golden rum in Grenada with a green label, that I cannot remember the name, which is simply superb.

Personally my drink of preference at the moment is Pastis (Rickard - Marseilles)

Only one real problem with it, if you drink a lot, and dont then drink a good quamtity of water, you dehydrate. I can cope with that alright, but on the following morning, you not only have a reasonable hangover, but as soon as you drink some water you are drunk again!
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Mount Gay is the next one to try then.

I know what you mean about pastis, I used to drink a lot of Pernod, only because it was free!
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Old 07-02-2009, 05:12   #78
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My favorite is Appleton, but I like Meyer too.
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How many rum's are there.

Who can list most of the well known brands that should be available from any licensed outlet/liquor store.

And before somebody states the obvious, I realise that in certain countries you will have local distilleries purely for local use, but I am talking major brands.
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Find the Best Vodka, Rum, Whisky, Tequila, Gin, Liqueur, Cognac, Brandy, Liquor, and Cordials

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We got 1 gallon water jug filled with rum in Moron for $1.00 but you must bring your own jug.
The further you get from Marina Hemmingway the cheaper it will be.
Buck a gallon - glad to be Canadian eh!
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The best place to stock is in the free zone, Colon, Panama. All manner of 'spirituous liqueurs' available. Minimum spend of $250(that was 18 months ago) but you can join with group of boats to make up order.

Fleur de Cana at $3.50 a bottle etc! No tastings so go knowing what you want. Friends stocked up and traded across the Pacific, bottles better as easier to barter with.

Cuban rum, only 'allowed' to take 10 bottles out of the country. You will be inspected each time you leave or return to your boat so hard to accumulate more.

Best rum imho Fleur de Cana followed by Appletons, all available in the free zone.
BTW most vendors will deliver to the dock at Panama Canal Yacht Club for a minimum fee.
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Re: Cuban Rum -

Try searching your rums on the tastings institute.

Search Our Large Database of Spirits Ratings and Spirits Reviews

My personal fav which used to list at a 97/100 rating was a Guyanan rum made in a wooden "coffee" style still called El Dorado 25 year. Tastes like magic. Or you could make your own using a small still or solar still. I currently make the former and have the plans and parts for the latter. I will post when I have it complete. Making better booze than these is quite easy. You can obtain ridiculously cheap sugar cane from Belize if you are near.
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Re: Cuban Rum -

If you distilled your rum at the time of these posts,today you would almost have a palatable beverage. El Dorado is my current choice, but the Haitian rums are top notch.
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Re: Cuban Rum -

You can accelerate the "aging" by several methods. I use a combination of them all. Put the freshly distilled spirits in a stainless J-keg with some charred oak chips. Add pressure and you will have something in as little as 5-14 days depending on the type of oak used. It also helps to load the spirit in at 64%ABV. I also hit it with ultrasound for a few hours before that process. Aging is only a chemical change which you can replicate easily.

El Dorado is made from fermented sugar cane juice rather than molasses. That and the type of still they are using really helps. Also the minimum age of the rums they blend is 25 years. There is some more than 35 years old in the blend! It's amazing how many flavour changes it develops within a few seconds in your mouth.

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