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Old 10-14-2017, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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I've posted before about how I am NOT, um, a connoisseur when it comes to alcohol. I tend to buy really cheap liquor (whiskey, vodka, rum, tequila, whatever) because I add fruity mixers (strawberry, lime, mango, watermelon, peach, others I am forgetting!) and LOTS of ice and blend them all together, so it seems a waste to buy good, expensive liquor that you are basically going to drown with sugared mixers.

But I was at the liquor store a few days ago buying a cheap bottle of rum (Mr. Boston, the best rum $10 can buy, LOL ) and I saw a bottle of 151-proof rum (Cruzan IIRC). Honestly, my first thought, was, WTF? Really?! But it wasn't too expensive ($20) so I bought it.

When I got home and looked it up online, just about every site wrote about it being for MIXED DRINKS since it is way too strong to drink by itself. So I have been USING it (very sparingly) in mixed drinks. But it seems a bit silly to me ... couldn't I just add more of my cheap (80-proof) rum and have the same effect? Or am I missing something important?

(I actually HAVE bought a couple of expensive bourbons for sipping, but I STILL don't really like the taste AND I get tipsy on them SO quickly that I don't buy them very often. I'm not really ever looking to get drunk -- just mildly relaxed. And since I love the fruity mixers, those mixed drinks -- daiquiris, margaritas, whiskey sours, etc. -- have been fine.)

Anyone else drunk extremely-high-proof alcohol? What did you think?
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Old 10-14-2017, 07:11 PM
 
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The 151 rum is a specialty drink for some bars that want to have the flaming shots and other novelty drinks made from it.

Its popular with the college age kids as you can get your buzz on a lot quicker with 151 proof liquor than 100 proof liquor
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Old 10-16-2017, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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Good rum like that is for sipping.... on the rocks.....
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Old 10-16-2017, 06:15 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Its not meant to drink it straight, although I know plenty of people who drink Balkan Vodka (176 proof/88% alcohol) and Polish-made "Spirytus" vodka - (192 proof/96% alcohol) - the strongest bottle of liquor sold in the world, straight from the bottle
Yours truly loves it with hot tea
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Old 10-16-2017, 06:27 PM
 
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Good rum like that is for sipping.... on the rocks.....
I like me a good sipping run from Barbados or Venezuela etc., but this one ain't one. It's a high-proof bomb made for mixing kiddie drinks. YMMV.
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Old 10-16-2017, 06:28 PM
 
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Its not meant to drink it straight, although I know plenty of people who drink Balkan Vodka (176 proof/88% alcohol) and Polish-made "Spirytus" vodka - (192 proof/96% alcohol) - the strongest bottle of liquor sold in the world, straight from the bottle
Yours truly loves it with hot tea
We lucked upon a small stash of Spirytus alcohol and used it to make one of our annual batches of homemade limoncello. Popular opinion was that it made a tastier batch than when we use everclear.

That said...nasty stuff by itself!
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Old 10-16-2017, 06:42 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Oh, the Spiritus is great to make homemade liqueurs. In the States, I use Everclear to make X-Mas gifts.
(I posted several recipes on the Beverages forum)
Not sure which is better, but Spiritus is simply not available here.
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