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Re: Recommend a very Rum

Postby Kurt » Sat May 14, 2011 12:42 am

friendlyskies wrote:The best:

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For mixed drinks, the Gran Reserva, aged 7 years, is usually fine - it's 10x better than any other rum on the general market. But 2:1 maybe the Centenario wouldn't be a waste.


They sell the 18 year old version of that in my local liquor store....The ghetto one not the good one.

At that very liquor store today a representative from "Sweet Bitch" ....uhh.."Winery" was there and gave me a free sample of their Merlot. I said "this is really sweet" and she said " 'es, Eet eez Sweet Beetch"

It was horrible stuff.
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Re: Recommend a very Rum

Postby JamesInTheWorld » Sun May 15, 2011 7:07 pm

Booze Snobs = Gay

I bet I can take a 20 dollar Rum and a 500 dollar rum, put them in identical glasses and no one would be able to pick the expensive one


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Re: Recommend a very Rum

Postby Sri Lanky » Sun May 15, 2011 7:42 pm

Yep,rum and hookers....they are completely different animals.
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Re: Recommend a very Rum

Postby Kurt » Sun May 15, 2011 8:10 pm

JamesInTheWorld wrote:Booze Snobs = Gay

I bet I can take a 20 dollar Rum and a 500 dollar rum, put them in identical glasses and no one would be able to pick the expensive one


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I could tell the difference very easy. The 20 dollar one would taste better.

The only reason a rum would be 500 bucks is the number of years it sat in some wood, that would give it the "refined" flavor that would be akin to drinking a fireplace.
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Re: Recommend a very Rum

Postby Sri Lanky » Sun May 15, 2011 8:33 pm

There's nothing like the taste of fireplace in the morning...tastes like victory.
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Re: Recommend a very Rum

Postby Sparky » Tue May 31, 2011 3:14 am

Try Cruzan. Simply outstanding

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Re: Recommend a very Rum

Postby Mikethehack » Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:36 pm

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Re: Recommend a very Rum

Postby zuluninja » Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:13 pm

I am from Puerto Rico, ergo, I am qualified to tell you that Bacardi is crap. I wouldn't use it even to clean a wound yeeeech (unless it's Bacardi Select or Añejo, those are acceptable)
Good cheap rum for mixing with pineapple - Don Q white

Best tasting? of course a matter of opinion, but I would say:
- Flor de Caña 21, 18 & 7 (Nicaragua). Brought a bottle of 18 back from Nicaragua in january only to have it fall from the customs x-ray belt. Almost cried.
- Zacapa 21 (Guatemala)
- Bacardi 8 (PR)
- Don Q Crystal (PR)

Flor's 21 & 18 and the Zacapa 21 might be hard to get, but the 7 years Flor is readily available. Bacardi has monstrous media backing, so the 8 shouldn't be hard to find; avoid the white rum like it's the plague. For cheap, easy to find rum (at least in Florida) that mixes great and tastes excellent, none can beat Don Q Crystal, 20$ gets you a big 1.75 lt bottle.
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Re: Recommend a very Rum

Postby Eiriksson » Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:42 am

zuluninja wrote:- Flor de Caña 21, 18 & 7 (Nicaragua). Brought a bottle of 18 back from Nicaragua in january only to have it fall from the customs x-ray belt. Almost cried.
- Zacapa 21 (Guatemala)
- Bacardi 8 (PR)
- Don Q Crystal (PR)


You can get Zacapa at fucking BevMo. Don Q. is better for mixing, and it's a nice price.
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Re: Recommend a very Rum

Postby rickshaw92 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:28 am

20$ gets you a big 1.75 lt bottle.


Shit dude, thats all you had do say!
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Re: Recommend a very Rum

Postby andy » Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:41 pm

Barbancourt Reserve de Domaine is my go to, but it is Cognac-like and made for sipping, and dry. for a sweeter style, for sipping or mixing, the older rums from Ron Zacapa are amazing. I swilled gallons of Ron Medellin Anejo during the months I spent in Colombia. Serious bang for your buck while you're there.
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Re: Recommend a very Rum

Postby Dangermonkey » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:04 pm

Go to Ministry of Rum ( http://www.ministryofrum.com ) for everything you ever wanted to know about just about any rum.
But yes , there is a lot of hype in the booze trade and a lot of value in brands you never heard of because they couldn't afford the advertising budget.
Also I run a site called Spirits Review-where i not only do an overall quality ranking but a separate value rating (which can at times be completely different) you don't have to pay a lot for good booze - and past a certain point it's only for the more money than sense crowd that want to show off to their equally shallow friends.
I put together some cheap but good booze lists on a site called bagcheck.com (look under spirits) - they also could use some gear advice if anyone gets bored and wants to give them a look. They have a lot of photography and computer stuff but kind of light on equipment ( rather than urban messenger bags and such).
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Re: Recommend a very Rum

Postby RYP » Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:53 pm

Sailor Jerry's has a chick in a grass skirt on it. Gives you something to look at while you drink yourself to death. All tastes like raiding your mom's cooking ingredient cabinet

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Re: Recommend a very Rum

Postby coldharvest » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:10 am

RYP wrote:Sailor Jerry's has a chick in a grass skirt on it. Gives you something to look at while you drink yourself to death. All tastes like raiding your mom's cooking ingredient cabinet

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I have it with orange juice in the morning, delicious.
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Re: Recommend a very Rum

Postby zuluninja » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:26 am

that ministry of rum site is pretty cool! I forgot about Ron del barrilito, quite inexpensive but may be hard to find, good aged stuff.
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