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post #91 of 255
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Originally Posted by scarphe View Post
i think this statmetn is not quite true... it is considred a great rum by pretty much everyone but it is far from everyone´s favourite.
Well, yeah, of course. And anyway, not everyone's favorite, just favorite at that pricepoint...the QPR is pretty high is my implication.
post #92 of 255
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Originally Posted by Stu View Post
Didn't see anyone post Barbancourt 5-Star from Haiti, maybe I missed it, but for my money, having lived in the Caribbean for 20 years, it is the best sipping rum I've had. 3 fingers with a couple of ice cubes and a cigar is perfect for a hot humid summer night.
While the women from Haiti are quite charming, their rum is not. I have a bottle of the 5 star and I just can't get into it.


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Originally Posted by cuffthis View Post
Wanted to revive this old thread.

I've really got the rhum bug. In the past year, I've accumulated the following collection (all will be drunk neat, with one ice cube):

Olo Brazilian Spiced Rum
Santa Teresa 1796 Ron Antiguo de Solera
Ron Zacapa Solera 23
Zaya Gran Reserva 12 Year Old
Cruzan Single Barrel
Cockspur Bajan Crafted Rum 12 Year Old
Old Lucia Distillers Chairman's Reserve
Pampero Ron Anejo Especial
Appleton Estate V/X
Appleton Estate Extra 12 Year Old
Appleton Estate Reserve
Appleton Estate 21 Year Old
R.L. Seale's Finest Barbados Rum
Rhum Barbancourt 3 Star 4 Year
Rhum Barbancourt Reserve Speciale 8 Year
Rhum Barbancourt Estate Reserve 15 Year
Pampero Ron Anejo Reserva Exclusivia
Pyrat XO Reserve
Pyrat Cask 1623
El Dorado 12 Year Old
El Dorado 15 Year Old Special Reserve
El Dorado 21 Year Old Special Reserve
Plantation Old Reserve Trinidad 2000
Plantation Old Reserve Jamaica 2000
Plantation 20th Anniversary Extra Old
Doorly's XO Fine Old
English Harbour Aged 5 Years
English Harbour Aged 10 Years Reserve
Ron Matusalem Gran Reserva 15 Year
Edwin Charley The Virtue
Vizcaya Cuban Formula Cask No. 21
Mount Gay Extra Old
Mount Gay Cask 1703
Goslings Family Reserve Old Rum
Saint James Royal Ambre
Saint James Extra Old
Saint James Hors D'Age
Captain Morgan Private Stock
Angostura 1919 Aged 8 Years
Ron Flor de Cana Centenario 12 Year
Ron Flor de Cana Centenario Gold 18 Year
Havana Bay Ron Anejo Falcon Busto 5 Year
Old Brigand Black Label Superior
Ron Cartavio Gran Black 3 Year
Ron Cartavio Aniversario 5 Year
Seven Tiki Spiced Rum
Westerhall Plantation Batch 20810
Pusser's British Navy Rum
Colonial Tradicional Cachaca do Ceara
Old Monk Very Old Vatted 7 Year-3/2010
Ron del Barrilito Calidad Extra 2 Star
Ron del Barrilito Superior Especial 3 Star
Doorly's Fine Old Aged 5 Years
Royal Jamaican Gold
Kilo Kai Handcrafted Spiced Rum
Cockspur Aged Reserve Rum
Mount Gay Sugar Cane Rum
Mount Gay Special Reserve
Brugal Ron Anejo
Brugal Ron Extra Viejo Gran Reserva Familiar
Brugal Extra Viejo Ron Reserva Familiar
Rogue Dark Rum
Bacardi Ron 8 Anos
Smatt's Jamaican Rum Gold
Ron Abuelo Anejo 12 Anos
Brinley Gold Shipwreck Spiced Rum-4 yr
10 Cane Rum
Oronoco Fazenda Reserva
Prichard's Fine Rum - Aged
The Kracken Black Spiced Rum
Cruzan 9 Spiced Rum
Havana Club 7 Anos
Havana Club Barrel Proof
Dogfish Head Brown Honey Rum
Depaz Blue Cane Rhum Agricole
Flor de Cana Gold 4 year
Williams-Humbert Dos Maderas Cask & Barrel 5+3
Williams-Humbert Dos Maderas Double Crianza 5+5
Dipolomatico Reserva Exclusiva
Ron Abuelo Anejo 7 Anos
Cadenhead's Long Pond Estate Aged 10 years-bottled June, 1997
Cadenhead's Port Morant Demerara Aged 30 years-bottled August, 1995

I see that you have quite some Brugal, do you like them? I picked up the Brugal Siglo de Oro which is the only once a year produced limited edition and was horribly underwhelmed. I generally feel that, while Brugal is the biggest and most popular Dominican producer, Ron Barceló is much more refined. Love the Barceló Imperial. Problem is that it's priced at appr. 12 Eur locally and 35 here in Europe.
post #93 of 255
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Originally Posted by Huntsman View Post
Ron Zacapa 23 is everyone's favorite $45 rum. Really.

Thanks again for the recommendation, ended up going with the Zacapa and it was extremely well received. I could drink this neat all day long, perfect for the summer. I had no idea that Guatemala produced good rum.
post #94 of 255
Ron Abuelo 7 year quickly becoming my new every day sipper. An excellent QPR.
post #95 of 255
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Originally Posted by cuffthis View Post
Ron Abuelo 7 year quickly becoming my new every day sipper. An excellent QPR.

try the centuria for the once and while drink.
post #96 of 255
Savoring Rum, Fresh From the Cane NY Times article on Rhums..
post #97 of 255
I wish they wouldn't do this.

Let's keep quality rhum our little secret, still under priced.


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Originally Posted by Cordwinder View Post
Savoring Rum, Fresh From the Cane
NY Times article on Rhums..
post #98 of 255
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Cordwinder View Post
Savoring Rum, Fresh From the Cane NY Times article on Rhums..
I haven't seen any of those except for Clement VSOP.
post #99 of 255
Finally found a bottle (in NJ) of Ron Zacapa XO. Seriously good stuff for $59.99. I may need to trek back over the bridge and buy the other remaining bottle.

Beautiful nose of cinnamon, over-ripe banana and a spice that escapes me, but it's there. Rich, smooth mouth feel with just a hint of burn on the finish. Bravo.
post #100 of 255
cuff, how do you find the Gosling's Reserve out of these? And further, have any rankings on that most excellent collection? ~ H
post #101 of 255
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Originally Posted by cuffthis View Post
Finally found a bottle (in NJ) of Ron Zacapa XO. Seriously good stuff for $59.99. I may need to trek back over the bridge and buy the other remaining bottle.

Beautiful nose of cinnamon, over-ripe banana and a spice that escapes me, but it's there. Rich, smooth mouth feel with just a hint of burn on the finish. Bravo.

I had some of that recently, very very nice
post #102 of 255
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Originally Posted by cuffthis View Post
Finally found a bottle (in NJ) of Ron Zacapa XO. Seriously good stuff for $59.99. I may need to trek back over the bridge and buy the other remaining bottle. Beautiful nose of cinnamon, over-ripe banana and a spice that escapes me, but it's there. Rich, smooth mouth feel with just a hint of burn on the finish. Bravo.
Seriously? I was just at the fucking liquor mega-store and it was $100. You mind picking that other one up and shipping it to me? Shit, it'd be much cheaper that way.
post #103 of 255
Gossling's Family Reserve Old Rum good, classic aged rum, but a little staid for my tastes. Its the Brooks Brothers of its peers. At $69.99 retail..............................

For rankings, see my post #44 on this thread, which is copied below:

My top 5:

#1 - Edwin Charley The Virtue (doesn't get exported from Jamaica - $140US for 700ml) 100 points!
#2 - Havana Club Barrel Proof from Cuba (bought in Jamaica, smuggled back to US)
#3 - English Harbour Aged 10 Years Reserve from Antigua (pricey though at $90US, and a bitch to find too)
#4 - Saint James Hors D'Age Rhum Agricole from Martinique (best example of terroir - Martinique rhums have a unique taste)
#5 - Plantation 20th Anniversary Extra Old from Barbados (cognac producer Claude Ferrand nailed it with this).


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Originally Posted by Huntsman View Post
cuff, how do you find the Gosling's Reserve out of these? And further, have any rankings on that most excellent collection?

~ H
post #104 of 255
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Originally Posted by cuffthis View Post
Gossling's Family Reserve Old Rum good, classic aged rum, but a little staid for my tastes. Its the Brooks Brothers of its peers. At $69.99 retail.............................. For rankings, see my post #44 on this thread, which is copied below: My top 5: #1 - Edwin Charley The Virtue (doesn't get exported from Jamaica - $140US for 700ml) 100 points! #2 - Havana Club Barrel Proof from Cuba (bought in Jamaica, smuggled back to US) #3 - English Harbour Aged 10 Years Reserve from Antigua (pricey though at $90US, and a bitch to find too) #4 - Saint James Hors D'Age Rhum Agricole from Martinique (best example of terroir - Martinique rhums have a unique taste) #5 - Plantation 20th Anniversary Extra Old from Barbados (cognac producer Claude Ferrand nailed it with this).
Thanks, cuff. Sorry I missed that. I really need to expand my rum selection. Funny, I was in a very good spirits store in SF last week, and rum was really underrepresented, as I suppose it so often is. ~H
post #105 of 255
Tried a Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, man it was a pretty amazing rum, give Zacapa 23 a good run, loads of caramel/burnt sugar flavors and amazingly smooth with a little bite. $30 in So Cal
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