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Old 06-02-2014, 15:46   #1
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Let's talk rum! I used to be a Tequila guy (still am really) but have discovered that good rum seems to be about the same price of so-so tequila and rum is definitely more in supply in the Islands. Now when I say RUM I mean the stuff that is good just by itself, not the stuff you have to hide into coda or some frozen juice drink. Because face it if you have to put it into something else to get it down you are just looking for the alcohol and the stuff that comes in a 2 liter bottle that says "Rum" is good enough for that.

So far my favorable here locally in the great state of New Hampshire (the rum capital of the Northeast USA) is Pyrate Rum. It is smooth and flavorful but makes its' presence known.

So what rums do the non drinkers of CF recommend (I only believe opinions of CFers that drink, the non drinker part is a fable )?



PS - this may be more of the most useful and cruiser practical threads I have even started, unless a-holes decide to keep the good stuff they know about secret.
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So what rums do the non drinkers of CF recommend?
I would assume none.

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Old 06-02-2014, 15:56   #3
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Flor de Cana hands down, but only the domestic production - not the export.
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Old 06-02-2014, 15:58   #4
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I would assume none.

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I edited my post so now your post looks like you been drinking that stuff in the 2-liter bottles
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Re: Rum

Since I have kept my boat in the Caribbean for more than 13 years I have become pretty well versed on Caribbean rum. A few of my favorites:
Clémet (Martinique)
La Mauny (Martinique)
Trois Rivieres (Martinique)
Havana Club (Cuba)
Barbancourt 15 (Haiti)
Ron Zacapa (Guatemala)
For me, there is no such thing as white rum. Just aged (the older the better) sippin rum. Don't ever mix it with anything. Just a couple of ice cubes and a glass of rum! Combine with a good Cohiba Siglo V after a long day of bashing to weather and it just makes a long wet, sick, miserable day...go away!
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Re: Rum

As a CF drinker, I'd recommend for special occasions one of the aged Rhums Barbancourt, the longer aged, the better.

For a decent everyday rum, I like Goslings... a couple o'fingers on the rocks with a slice of lemon, not lime.
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Re: Rum

non drinker here... i can occasionally drink a good rum, but i am very careful. kraken is only spiced rum worth tasting, so far.
i enjoyed callwoods distillery in cane garden bay .. dark rum was smooth.

oh yes and a very well aged mt gay.... but i am not yet as well rum travelled as would be, say, a drinker ....
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I edited my post so now your post looks like you been drinking that stuff in the 2-liter bottles
Not an unknown situation that one.

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Re: Rum

I like Pusser's, Sailor Jerry's and Kraken.
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Spiced rum serves only as a means to disguise bad rum.
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Never touch the stuff! Demon rum!!

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Maybe I just haven't tried any of the good stuff recommended above, but when you create a new post about the best Scotch and bourbon, do let me know!
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Puerto Rico's Don Q Gold

Try a Caipirinha made with it is very good, a Capirinha made with rum is called caipirissima.
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Re: Rum

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.

Both go nicely with fresh calamansi juice and a touch of sugar syrup. the canned calamansi is drinkable but not as good.

I'll see if I can fill up my duty free allowance when I return to Oz.
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Re: Rum

Trader Joe's Whaler's dark rum, still $9.99 for a 750 ml bottle. Stright or mixed does fine.
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