Rum thread!

mshillsmshills T-I-G-E-R-S! Fight Tigers, fight dammit, FIGHT FIGHT!Pittsburgh - South HillsMembers Posts: 3,862 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
I've recently relocated to sunny Miami, and I'm gravitating away from my drink of choice over the years (Scotch), as it just doesn't "feel" like a hot weather drink.



I want to learn about rum. I'm not much for mixed cocktails -- my idea of a "mixed drink" is brown liquor and maybe an ice cube. So, looking for advice on good sippin' rums. I've enjoyed Pampero Aniversario and Zacapa Centenario.



Looking to branch out and get educated. Let's hear it!
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  • dcmidnightdcmidnight Marshals, BST Volunteer Mods Posts: 12,115 mod
    When I went to St Croix a couple years ago we did a tour of the Cruzan facility and I had the Cruzan Single Barrel Rum. Prior to this the only liquor I really drink on the rocks is vodka so other than that I dont drink a lot of stuff on the rocks - whisky, scotch nothing like that. But wow, this really blew me away. Doesnt make it into my heavy rotation but on that day it definitely made it into my glass as I "relaxed" in one of their hammocks.
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  • itchyfingeritchyfinger Three-hun...Whaaaat? Daaang! Members Posts: 569
    I love 10 Cane and Cockspur. And I will never pass on a snifter of the Pampero. The best I have ever tasted was the Prichard's. I seem to really enjoy the aged or darker colored rums. I can't seem to get past the sterile taste of White rums (I tend to put diet coke in white rums). Maybe I just haven't gotten into a good one. A friend of mine swears by the Mount Gay Silver for sipping very cold.



    I would love to get my hands on a nice aged Cachaca
  • mshillsmshills T-I-G-E-R-S! Fight Tigers, fight dammit, FIGHT FIGHT! Pittsburgh - South HillsMembers Posts: 3,862 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Keep it coming, gents. I'm not much for the white rums -- it just seems to me that something I'm either going to have neat or over ice should be BROWN. :-) But I'm an equal opportunity sipper, so I'm open to experimenting.



    Sounds like I need to try a Cruzan Single Barrel,10 Cane, Cockspur. Will report back.
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  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Members Posts: 27,185 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I usually only drink it on vacation but I got a bottle of this for my birthday and from what I recall, it would get you pretty fired up. Best to drink when you are looking to cause some trouble.



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  • itchyfingeritchyfinger Three-hun...Whaaaat? Daaang! Members Posts: 569
    The Kraken is good. I didn't enjoy straight (could be because it's spiced).....but it made an awesome rum & coke.
  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Members Posts: 27,185 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Jan 16, 2014 #7


    The Kraken is good. I didn't enjoy straight (could be because it's spiced).....but it made an awesome rum & coke.




    Maybe that was my problem. Because I would always seem to drink it straight and hit the Kraken when I was already tanked. Then, I would go around and knocking over street signs and act like King Kong. Wife would eventually have to come find me on standing on a pool table hitting balls at people in the dive bar down the road.



    Good thing that bottle ran out....
  • eagle1997eagle1997 Members Posts: 18,106 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    bscinstnct wrote:



    The Kraken is good. I didn't enjoy straight (could be because it's spiced).....but it made an awesome rum & coke.




    Maybe that was my problem. Because I would always seem to drink it straight and hit the Kraken when I was already tanked. Then, I would go around and knocking over street signs and act like King Kong. Wife would eventually have to come find me on standing on a pool table hitting balls at people in the dive bar down the road.



    Good thing that bottle ran out....




    it's early but this ^^^ has gotta be nominated for one of the posts of the year.







    rum-wise, i've always like pyrat on the rocks, but i am far from a rum aficionado.
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  • Jim ClarkJim Clark Banned Posts: 2,264
    edited Jan 16, 2014 #9
    Goslings Black Seal is pretty good. Mixed with a little ginger beer, it makes a great Dark and Stormy.
  • roundersmittyroundersmitty Members Posts: 1,109 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I started with Scotch neat...then took a liking to bourbon...then added rum to the cabinet. Good sipping rums; El Dorado 8yr Cask, 12yr, 15yr and 21yr. The whole El Dorago line is great...the 21 is WOW...not wealthy enough to try the 25yr. Appletons 12yr and Master Blenders Legacy. Mount Gay XO. Havana Club Barrel Proof (now rebranded as Selection de Maestros). Angostura 1919. Best value cheap sippers; Havana Club Anejo Reserva and Plantation Grande Reserve (both about $20)
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  • knock it closeknock it close Members Posts: 7,947 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    bscinstnct wrote:



    The Kraken is good. I didn't enjoy straight (could be because it's spiced).....but it made an awesome rum & coke.




    Maybe that was my problem. Because I would always seem to drink it straight and hit the Kraken when I was already tanked. Then, I would go around and knocking over street signs and act like King Kong. Wife would eventually have to come find me on standing on a pool table hitting balls at people in the dive bar down the road.



    Good thing that bottle ran out....
    I agree the kraken is right up there with rye, makes me ornery.
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  • mtn1414mtn1414 Members Posts: 1,030 ✭✭
    Flor de Caña is good. Younger stuff (7 year) on the rocks, and less need for ice as you get into the older stuff.
  • CoheedCoheed Members Posts: 1,149
    Anything by Mount Gay; best rum on this planet!
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  • apple_crumbleapple_crumble Members Posts: 266
    Whenever I mix whisky and coke, I get a taste of rum. My taste buds are weird.
  • SpoonSpoon Members Posts: 2,328 ✭✭
    this is the best rum i have ever tried. expensive as ****.

    samoroli are master blenders in italy who specialise on blending

    single malts! rum is not even their specialty



    also love Tanduay rum from the philippines



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  • xxioxxio Members Posts: 5,726 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Spoon. Tanduay sells rum you can buy in casks. You have to have a connection in the company or a bigger account.



    My friend has one. You can replicate the smoothness by buying the Tanduay product you like and refilling the small cask/barrel. Let it sit 3 months and your good to go.



    Still prefer single malts and vodka.
  • xxioxxio Members Posts: 5,726 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Spoon. Tanduay sells rum you can buy in casks. You have to have a connection in the company or a bigger account.



    My friend has one. You can replicate the smoothness by buying the Tanduay product you like and refilling the small cask/barrel. Let it sit 3 months and your good to go.



    Still prefer single malts and vodka.
  • xxioxxio Members Posts: 5,726 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Try Don Papa's as well. A little sweet so no real need for a mixer. Made from ingredients from the foothills of Mt. Kanlaon. I used to have to buy it in Bacolod. It is now available in S&R.
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  • Fairway RobberyFairway Robbery Life's too short for a something something Members Posts: 331
    Already mentioned but Zacapa Centenario 23 is my go-to. Neat or one large ice cube.
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  • rockford35rockford35 Members Posts: 667 ✭✭
    Coheed wrote:


    Anything by Mount Gay; best rum on this planet!


    If you ever get to Barbados, skip the Mount Gay tour and see St Nicholas' Abbey. Then, grab a bottle of their 12 year old and you'll wonder why you ever drank that swill from Mount Gay (which is utterly fantastic rum in its own right!).



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  • CoheedCoheed Members Posts: 1,149
    rockford35 wrote:

    Coheed wrote:


    Anything by Mount Gay; best rum on this planet!


    If you ever get to Barbados, skip the Mount Gay tour and see St Nicholas' Abbey. Then, grab a bottle of their 12 year old and you'll wonder why you ever drank that swill from Mount Gay (which is utterly fantastic rum in its own right!).



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  • Ghost_OrchidGhost_Orchid Golf Junkie Members Posts: 2,070 ✭✭✭✭✭✭


    I started with Scotch neat...then took a liking to bourbon...then added rum to the cabinet. Good sipping rums; El Dorado 8yr Cask, 12yr, 15yr and 21yr. The whole El Dorago line is great...the 21 is WOW...not wealthy enough to try the 25yr. Appletons 12yr and Master Blenders Legacy. Mount Gay XO. Havana Club Barrel Proof (now rebranded as Selection de Maestros). Angostura 1919. Best value cheap sippers; Havana Club Anejo Reserva and Plantation Grande Reserve (both about $20)




    I was born in Guyana. I love El Dorado 15yrs old on the rocks. Chasing it with fresh coconut water is money!!!
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    El Dorado 12 year old!
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  • fore_lifefore_life Swung too hard, hit it too pure. Members Posts: 10,393 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I know this is a rum thread(yummmm!) but has anyone else true the Avery rum barrel aged Rumpkin beer at around 17% abv? I've had it and it's incredible but pricey at $13/12 oz bottle
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  • KillerPenguinKillerPenguin Members Posts: 589 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Would love to resurrect this thread. Anyone tried Ron Parce out of Colombia? Better than Diplomatico?

  • GolfChannelGolfChannel Orlando, FloridaMembers Posts: 2,035 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Rum might as well be the official alcohol of Florida. In all my travels my favorite bottle of Rum is the following. For the price, there is nothing even close to it in terms of quality for such a small bounty.

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    @GolfChannel said:
    Rum might as well be the official alcohol of Florida. In all my travels my favorite bottle of Rum is the following. For the price, there is nothing even close to it in terms of quality for such a small bounty.

    I picked up a bottle of this on Friday because of this thread. Really smooth with some caramel aftertaste. It’s not bad, but bordering on almost too sweet for my taste.

  • jaw2k9jaw2k9 Members Posts: 392 ✭✭✭✭

    I am more a Bourbon drinker, neat. But, I happened upon a bottle of Pyrat - the main one, not the really expensive one. As with Bourbon, neat. I find it very pleasant.
    Anyone else have opinions on Pyrat?

  • huckitchuckithuckitchuckit California Members Posts: 64 ✭✭

    Cant go wrong with some Sailor Jerrys.
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