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Old 24-11-2008, 10:33   #16
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Gotta put this on record here:

Welcome to the - Ministry of Rum

In answer to the "favorite" question - Cruzan Blackstrap, which, IMO, is better than Gosling's Black Seal as an example of the type.

2nd best I've ever had - Santa Teresa 1796

Best - anything in the cockpit at sundown.
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I have never been to Guatemala, but I love their rum. 23 year Ron Facapa needs no ice, or mix with it. Anything added would absolutely ruin it!!!!!!! pretty bottle too wrapped in a weave like a hat......i2f
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A couple of my favourites:

Flor De Cana - Nicaragua
Barbancourt - Haitian, also in the D.R.
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Old 24-11-2008, 13:31   #19
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It was fun to read the
LEADING BRANDS OF RUM SOLD IN THE USA (2005-2006) by GordMay...

Who cares about the USA rum market, I think that the current global situation has showed that the US is NOT the center of the universe lol

Try BARCELO from the Barcelo family in the Dominican Republic and you will be a Barcelo addicted afterwards.

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JC: "Who Cares..."

The title of the thread is Monarch Rum.
What little of it is sold, is sold in (parts of) the USA.

The USA is no more the centre of the world* than is the DR; but it may be the largest Rum Market in the world - and, hence, it matters.

* although the current GLOBAL situation may actually suggest that the USA is the centre (heart) of the world.
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Old 24-11-2008, 15:45   #21
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JC: "Who Cares..."

The title of the thread is Monarch Rum.
What little of it is sold, is sold in (parts of) the USA.

The USA is no more the centre of the world* than is the DR; but it may be the largest Rum Market in the world - and, hence, it matters.

* although the current GLOBAL situation may actually suggest that the USA is the centre (heart) of the world.
& dare I say it is having a heart attack?
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Ditto the Ron de Barrilito. But not cheap, especially the 3-star. Of the "top 10 in the USA list" (center of the universe or not), the only affordable one that's also drinkable, imho, is Mt Gay (I drink roughly a 1.75L bottle/week, but only when I'm not sailing of course). I don't think Malibu or Capt Morgan should even qualify as rums (Barcardi is only slightly better).

If you happen to go to Venezuela, you can get terrific rums for only a few dollars a bottle. Cacique is great, the 500 label is unbearably good, then there's Santa Theresa, Pampero Anniversario, etc, etc. I think the best rums in the world come from the north coast of South America. El Dorado from Guyana is another beauty.

Enough daydreaming for now...
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Old 24-11-2008, 16:51   #23
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Gotta put this on record here:

Welcome to the - Ministry of Rum

In answer to the "favorite" question - Cruzan Blackstrap, which, IMO, is better than Gosling's Black Seal as an example of the type.

2nd best I've ever had - Santa Teresa 1796

Best - anything in the cockpit at sundown.

Great link Bill...Wow 708 sugar cane rums..I would have never thought.


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& dare I say it is having a heart attack?
Funny i2f..

but very true...danged if we do danged if we dont.


So how do y'all go about sampling all thease..do you just make a habit or point of ordering or buying a different kind each time? and how on earth do you keep track?...I cant remember the name of more then one or two brands..do some of you keep a "Rum Log" right next to the engine hour log?
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Monarch Rum is the 10th best selling rum in the United States

LEADING BRANDS OF RUM SOLD IN THE USA (2005-2006)

Brand (Supplier): 2005 ~ 2006 (Thousands of 9-Liter Cases)

Bacardi (Bacardi USA): 8,740 ~ 9,000
Captain Morgan (Diageo): 5,340 ~ 5,536
Malibu (Pernod Ricard USA): 1,460 ~ 1,520
Castillo (Bacardi USA): 1,175 ~ 1,150
Cruzan Rum (Absolut Spirits Co.): 526 ~ 585
Ronrico Beam (Global Spirits & Wine): 515 ~ 531
Myers's (Diageo): 297 ~ 298
Barton Rum (Constellation Brands): 198 ~ 205
Mount Gay (Remy Cointreau USA): 190 ~ 190
Monarch Rum (Hood River Distillers): 180 ~ 190
What! No Parrot Bay? Oh that's right, it's Cap'n Morgan.

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In my opinion the best rum hands down, is the one someone else is pouring you! But if I had to pick a favorite it would be Mount Gay , Extra Old.
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Another vote for Barcelo if you are in the DR
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In my opinion the best rum hands down, is the one someone else is pouring you! But if I had to pick a favorite it would be Mount Gay , Extra Old.

That would make a great quote in your signature line...
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Sorry Gents - Pyrat Rum is about the best stright sipping rum I have ever had!!
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I'll second the Pyrat from Anguilla. Pick up a couple of bottles everytime I'm there. (the boss likes it)
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I dont remember the name of the rum, but it came from Grenada with a green label. It was a straight sipping rum, not needing any additions or distractions. - superb.
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