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Old 05-03-2013, 04:21 AM
 
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We had a beer party last night. Still hangover yeah!
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Way up high
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Malibu on the rocks...YUM
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:03 PM
 
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Now that summer is here and we are in prime rum season, I thought I'd give a little rummy shout out to Rum Diplimatico Exclusiva Reserva (yah, it's a mouthful but ohh what a heavenly mouthful) from Venezuela. Even though the name is tough to remember the elegant green bottle with the old man on it is very easy to recall. This is 12 year old gold in my book.

Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva « The Rum Howler Blog

I wont go into a bunch of tasting notes except to say this is great stuff, especially for the price of 30 bucks (although I've seen it priced up to $40 [I'm looking at you Binny's]). It is a bit sweet (it is made from sugar after all) but not in a cloyingly sweet way just in a natural rum way. It's very complex with a nice spicy finish too. This ain't no Bacardi.

Now, mind you I'm a whiskey (with or without the e) man normally but I also know that the whiskey market is a bit over heated right now imo so I sought out something not very trendy at the moment, rum. Fortunately, I've got a great local liquor store guy that feels the same way and he is stocking his shelves with some great quality rums right next to the whiskies for almost half the price of a comparable whiskey. Really this rum could easily cost 50 plus bucks. I've given it to my whisky swigging compadres and they all love it too. So do yourself a favor and seek out some quality rums. It's a great change of pace from whiskies and just as engaging an experience.
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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My rum of choice is Ma Doudou, made in Cul de Sac on the island of St. Martin.
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:19 PM
 
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My rum of choice is Ma Doudou, made in Cul de Sac on the island of St. Martin.
Never heard of it but with a name that sounds like **** then it's gotta be great...or the ****!
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:18 PM
 
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Cruzan Rum is a good rum. It's costs about the same as Bacardi, but it's smoother and can be sipped unlike Bacardi which I have to mix anymore. I prefer the dark version, but the light version is good too.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:52 AM
 
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So, given that I am looking forward to summer (more like dreaming of it since this spring has been pretty miserable in the windy city) I thought what better summer drink then rum.

Actually, what really got me interested in rum recently was trying a Ron Zacapa Centenario 23 year old Solera Guatemalan rum (quite a mouthful, although a very tasty mouthful). I was blown away by its luscious sweet complexity. This is sipping rum in every sense of the phrase. Don't waste this in a coke.

Ron Zacapa Centenario (23 Solero) « The Rum Howler Blog

If your unfamiliar with the solera process it is basically when you age a rum or any beverage in a barrel, whatever you take out from the old stock you replace it with an equal amount of new stock. In this way there is always some old and new mixing together. I'm sure you will see more things aged this way in the future. Sherry does it quite a bit for one.

Solera - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

So, what rums do you like or not. Anything rummy here.

PS Here's a good site to help you choose some quality rums:

The 2012 Rum Howler – Top 30 Rums « The Rum Howler Blog
Zacapa is a GREAT rum, not inexpensive though. I will pick up a bottle once in a while, my go to is Zaya. Not quite as good but close and a lot less cash.
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:53 PM
 
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Zacapa is a GREAT rum, not inexpensive though. I will pick up a bottle once in a while, my go to is Zaya. Not quite as good but close and a lot less cash.
I just had the Zaya 12 year old last night. Very good stuff. Especially for under 30 bucks. I still like the Zacapa better though. Honestly, I think the Diplimatico Reserva is almost as good as the Zacapa and can be had for about 30 buck a bottle. It comes in a cool green looking bottle too which is a nice bonus. There's some good deals in rum out there. Plus, it's a real good change of pace from my spirit of choice, whiskey.
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:17 PM
 
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I happen to enjoy the taste of Myers Rum. I also had a wonderful rum/cream cordial while in Jamaica that I found that I liked better then Baileys.
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:37 PM
 
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Has anyone heard of Mohawk rum? That's my usual drink (w/coke chaser) at a neighborhood bar. Had one recently, which mellowed me nicely and was sufficient.
Definitely heard of Mohawk vodka and see it in several stores, but not the rum.
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