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Old 07-02-2014, 00:51   #46
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In the Philippines we've been drinking the Tanduay aged 15 yr Blue Label, available from local supermarkets at an extortionate P299 per bottle for quite a while.

More recently we've tried the Tanduay aged 12 yr Black Label at a more reasonable P168 and find it, if anything, better.
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Oh crap, 4 bucks a bottle, to think I only drank the beer there..
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Old 07-02-2014, 05:36   #47
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Oz dollars being an Oz website, knock of $10 for close enough to usd.
Ouch, $80US for Zacapa. I live in Guatemala. Its about $45US here.

Maybe I should sail to Oz with a load of Zacapa!
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Old 07-02-2014, 06:12   #48
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Ron Zacapa is first choice
Flor de Cana Centenario is second choice

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I'm partial to Zacapa also. Prefer the Centenario, but their other lines like Reserva and even their 12 year are good too. Below that they make a full line of what I call "mixing" rums which you have to mix with something to make drinkable...fine for happy hour well drinks in a busy bar I suppose.

http://rumdood.com/2007/10/22/rum-re...pa-centenario/

Another world class rum I have not seen posted yet is Venezuala's Pampero Aniversario.

http://rumdood.com/2008/06/04/rum-re...o-aniversario/

For a couple of years now, I've spent a lot of time in Panama and been generally disappointed with their ron Abuelo, despite many efforts to like it. Fortunately, Flor de Caņa is commonly available here at about the same retail price as in Guate and Nica so that is what is in our booze locker.
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Old 07-02-2014, 06:49   #49
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Never touch the stuff! Demon rum!!

But what are you drinking next week?
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Old 07-02-2014, 06:51   #50
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Re: Rum

Anyone here mix their own spiced rum? I tried a couple of times with recipes found online, but I managed to make it taste pretty much like bad aftershave. . . .

If anyone has a recipe that they like, or tips on making it all work, I would love to hear it.
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:53   #51
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Sorry, no spiced rum for me. It just ruined the taste for me.

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Sorry, no spiced rum for me. It just ruined the taste for me.

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Most spiced rums are similar to flavored cigars...used to hide the flaws of a low grade base product.
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Old 07-02-2014, 10:55   #53
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Just walked down the booze isle in a super market here in Panama. A nice inventory of rums. This is one of things a like about Panama, a good selectiin of import goods....esp rum and beer.
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Old 07-02-2014, 11:52   #54
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We cruised throughout the Caribbean and made it our duty to try each Islands rum.
Favourites were Jamaican Appletons Estate, and Havana Club 7 year.
As to what to put with it, try coconut water, water not juice i.e. when it is still clear not creamy. This mix means you CANNOT get a hangover, yes you get drunk, but without the pain.
This suggestion is given without guarantee, test it at your own risk!
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When I consumed alcoholic beverages, Meyer's Dark Rum was my fave. Never mixed...straight shot only for me. It is what is kept aboard now for guests so inclined.
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I am a big fan of Appleton Estates. Right now I have two bottles of their Independence (50 year), a couple of different reserves of various ages and too many bottles of 7 year for mixing. The VYBZ is very good... I am also a fan of the new Pussers.

For day to day drinking I like Black label Captain Morgan and coke, but I will drink pretty much anything that's wet, cold or free.
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Re: Rum

I know you said "straight" but here's a quick shortcut to a not-too-bad baba au rhum. Toast a toaster waffle. Drizzle with a shot or two of good rum. Drizzle with pancake syrup or simple syrup. Serves one.
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I know you said "straight" but here's a quick shortcut to a not-too-bad baba au rhum. Toast a toaster waffle. Drizzle with a shot or two of good rum. Drizzle with pancake syrup or simple syrup. Serves one.

I accept this as a non-mixer rum use! I will even accept ice cream with rum on it. Heck I guess as long as you would say it is XXXX with rum instead of it is rum with XXXX I can accept the use.

I'm going to have to start making a list (I'm impressed of how many people knew names of more than 1 good rum). I know I've had more than a few and like the Pyrate best still (but then I like blended Scotch a lot better than that single malt tastes like gasoline stuff)
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Pyrat first choice, Flor du Cana second for rum. Still Patron pulls on my heart-strings most
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We recently met Mr. Prichard of Prichard Distillery while traveling in Belize. He had a bottle of his Barrel Proof that he shared. Very fine. It was like a fine bourbon.

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Interesting, used to live in Belize, never heard of "Barrel Proof" will have to ask around next time I'm in Belize. Gotta be better than One Barrel....I can't stomach that anymore.
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