Originally Posted by Willie5566
I am not a rum fan nor do I intend to become one. Do you mix yours?
Rarely. I don't know why anyone would set out, specifically, to not be a fan of any particular spirit. I have not, as yet, moved much into Tequila, but I'm sure it will happen at some point. Rum can be pretty awesome. Buy the Ron Zacapa 23 if you have any interest -- it's under $40, usually, and worth every cent.
Originally Posted by Szeph el ratÃ³n
I know noone who would mix Ron Zacapa. It's my favorit rum, I have the 23 year old and the XO. I don't really feel the XO as worth the 100% surcharge over the 23. If you want to give good rum a shot, try to get a bottle Ron Zacapa 23 (I paid 50 EUR for 1 liter), I'd say it's the best. There's also some other good stuff (see the rum thread on SF.net) but I still can't judge Mount Gay, Pampero or Barbancourt. If you want to mix it, look if you can find cheap Ron BarcelÃ³ Imperial (it's aged up to 11 years). It's 12 EUR in DR so I always pick it up there, here the importers charge 30 EUR a bottle. It's ridiculously good for the price imho.
I do mix Zacapa 23, actually. One of my favorite bartenders mixes it for me in a Rum Old-Fashioned with a little Falernum. Stunning, stunning drink. ~ H