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#451 Posted:
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Don Q

In anticipation for today's bbq I bought a bottle of white rum to make mojitos with. I find it to be much better than any Barcardi product and the price is right. Homemade simple syrup and fresh mint makes the mojito pretty tasty.
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#452 Posted:
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Pampero Anniversario…
the one in the tan leather sack.

Great sipper, neat of course.
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#453 Posted:
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another great rum...
Dos Maderas 5 + 5

suggested to me by the MIA brother pdxstogieman (Chuck)
originates in either Guyana or Barbados and then goes to Jerez, Spain for more barrel aging.

also make a 5 + 10 but I have never seen it.

Not a head snapper Jamie, but maybe just enough heat to keep you interested.
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#454 Posted:
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Hmmm.....I miss Chuck and his PMs.....I was in his area a couple years back and his son F'd up our meeting! Super nice guy for a raving liberal 😂
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#455 Posted:
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He made me look like president of the Karl Rove fan club.
I do miss him though.

that rum might be a touch too sweet for ya, but it's a great one for me.
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#456 Posted:
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Havana Club 7

Probably only one more shot left...gonna miss it.
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#457 Posted:
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Plasma I walk across the border and buy it now. I'm almost out too and need to make a trip.
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#458 Posted:
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Brugal leyenda
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#459 Posted:
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grmcooper wrote:
Plasma I walk across the border and buy it now. I'm almost out too and need to make a trip.

you're alive?
Cool!


Plasma...funny.
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#460 Posted:
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grmcooper wrote:
Plasma I walk across the border and buy it now. I'm almost out too and need to make a trip.


Bought 2 bottles on the way back from Japan last year. Gave 1 away for Christmas...if only I could turn back the hands of time.... Brick wall
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#461 Posted:
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Palama wrote:
Bought 2 bottles on the way back from Japan last year. Gave 1 away for Christmas...if only I could turn back the hands of time.... Brick wall

Cher was on Kimmel last night!

Re: Rum
Kohana Hawaiian Agricole Rum.

I'm gonna have to garner some constraint and apportion this high end beautiful nectar to make it last.
Not for beginners. Not that it's too powerful or anything, but this is stuff you learn to "get". It could take your breath away...and the bottle is a stunning decanter that I will repurpose once empty.

Great find Conan, truly appreciating the experience.
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#462 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
Cher was on Kimmel last night!

Re: Rum
Kohana Hawaiian Agricole Rum.

I'm gonna have to garner some constraint and apportion this high end beautiful nectar to make it last.
Not for beginners. Not that it's too powerful or anything, but this is stuff you learn to "get". It could take your breath away...and the bottle is a stunning decanter that I will repurpose once empty.

Great find Conan, truly appreciating the experience.


I was actually thinking of Tyrone Davis. Anxious

The rum - lemme know when you need a refill. BigGrin
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#463 Posted:
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Pampero Anniversario Reserva Exclusiva neat, of course
one of my very favorites.

Venezuela makes some good rums
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#464 Posted:
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Plantation "Xamaca Special Dry"...43% abv.

another interesting offering from this group. 21 clams, well worth it if you want a neat sipper that isn't Zaya style sweet. Dry and no heat.

Hey Jamie, are you looking for a litre of the 69% overproof?
I think I have a steady source.
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#465 Posted:
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and I'm a half a bottle into it, which may explain my political posts tonight...
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#466 Posted:
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Haha
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#467 Posted:
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The only place I could find Plantation has dried up completely.
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#468 Posted:
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allow me to help you, Comrade...

name a few in order of importance
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#469 Posted:
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Balcones Rumble...been a long time between bottles.

is it whiskey? Is it rum?
Neither really.
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Ron Zacapa 23
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#471 Posted:
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24basander wrote:
Ron Zacapa 23

of all the sweet style rums, this has to be a top 3.
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#472 Posted:
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Boy have I been slacking.....

Been working on some Plantation Overproofed Frank sent me.

Tonight the LAST bit of my Plantation 2001 Jamaican, the end of a legend. Best rum I’ve ever had
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#473 Posted:
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Zafra rum master reserve 21 year old rum aged in ex Bourbon casks.
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#474 Posted:
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Speyside wrote:
Zafra rum master reserve 21 year old rum aged in ex Bourbon casks.

Panama...no?
Had it a couple of years ago and recall liking it...possibly not the elitist version my friend Allen drinks.
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#475 Posted:
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Life is to short to drink bad booze. I normally dislike rum. This on the other hand is a WOW to me. Well worth $50 for a fifth. It is from Panama.
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#476 Posted:
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neat? ice?
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#477 Posted:
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buffalo.
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#478 Posted:
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Neat, and a few drops of water. I enjoyed it both ways. I think it was better opened up with the drops.
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#479 Posted:
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Bumbu

Pusser’s Rum
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#480 Posted:
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Balcones Rumble
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#481 Posted:
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Plowboy221 wrote:
Balcones Rumble

finished off a bottle last month. posted it up here and in the whiskey threads...don't know the right category but I do enjoy it.
Mike, you ever tried Balconies Rum? Buckle up!
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#482 Posted:
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No haven’t tried the rum yet.

As far as the Rumble, I’m not sure either. Some say rum, some say whiskey, some say a spirit all its own.
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#483 Posted:
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I think a spirit all it's own, based on ingredients
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#484 Posted:
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Kirk & Sweeney 18
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#485 Posted:
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Smith and Cross traditional Jamaican rum. Decent ester funk but the over proof has a bit of the mass produced nail polish taste. Still a good one, but nowhere near Lost Spirits Navy or the long gone Plantation 2001 Jamaican rum
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#486 Posted:
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used to see 2, maybe 3 offerings from Lost Spirits. gonna have to look again.

had been a long time, I've drifted from the sweet rums, so I picked up a bottle of Zaya recently...just not enjoying it like I did years ago.
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#487 Posted:
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They moved to LA and kinda got hard to find on their offerings.
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#488 Posted:
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remember when we first drank it?
whoa, that was a wake up call!

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#489 Posted:
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Oh boy
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#490 Posted:
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Recently been upping my Rum game.

Four Square Port Cask Finish
Four Square Premise
2006 Foursquare 11 Year Old "Golden Devil" Single Barrel (I almost bought a 1992 Hampden 24 Year Old "Golden Devil" Single Barrel Jamaican Rum but then it was gone when i change dmind - anyone had?)
Duncan Taylor Single Cask Rum - 10yr Monymusk distilled in 2003
Navazos Palazzi Cask Strength Rum - Oloroso Casks
Barrell Rum Tale of Two Islands - Jamaican 8yr finished in Islay Whisky casks
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#491 Posted:
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found myself in a Trader Joe's that carries booze. Took a flyer on a bottle of $8 rum...Rum of the Gods.
had 3 or 4 fingers wif a smoke, and as expected found it pleasant enough but light, more suited as a mixer which is not normally what I do with rum.

so I mixed the next one with Plantation overproof, and now I'm drinking rum.
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#492 Posted:
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😎
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#493 Posted:
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Diplomatico Ambassador
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#494 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
found myself in a Trader Joe's that carries booze. Took a flyer on a bottle of $8 rum...Rum of the Gods.
had 3 or 4 fingers wif a smoke, and as expected found it pleasant enough but light, more suited as a mixer which is not normally what I do with rum.

so I mixed the next one with Plantation overproof, and now I'm drinking rum.

rinse...repeat.
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Real McCoy 12yr 80pf was on sale for $20 bucks in the closeout section at my local. Bought one, went home had first glass. Next day bought the other 2 on the shelf. I wish it were higher proof, but this stuff is good. For the money, it might be the best value in spirits I've found yet. There are limited/special edition releases from Real McCoy that have higher proof. I'm going to keep any eye out. Real McCoy is made in Barbados by Foursquare. They also make doorly's. I think I'm in love with RIchard Seale and Foursquare products.

Has anyone else had any from the foursquare line? Any reccomendations for similar, no added coloring or sugar rums? Preferably cask strenght?

And lastly.... anyone that has a local liquor store carrying Hamilton St. Lucia Ministry of Rum and Caribbean Spirits, apparently this stuff has just recently been discontinued. St Lucia distillers group has stopped selling to this independnt bottler and it maybe years before this stuff makes it back to the US. Buy buy buy! Heading up to indy to snag a few bottles I hope on Tuesday.
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#496 Posted:
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Havana Club 7

The last of the bottle I picked up in the Duty Free Shop in Tokyo International as we were returning home. Tried to stretch it out as much as possible...gonna miss it.
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#497 Posted:
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Botran 15 solera...Guatemala
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#498 Posted:
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Chairman’s Reserve Forgotten Casks out of St Lucia
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#499 Posted:
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ran out of expensive scotch, eh?

HA!
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#500 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
ran out of inexpensive scotch, eh?

HA!


FIFY

I don’t know, just smoked like a rum kind of evening. Sometimes I drink vodka, too. And occasionally bourbon. Prolly back on the scotch this week.
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