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post #1306 of 2027
I just bought some rum.



And by some I mean three bottles of Zacapa XO!! Its like the 23, except it is further aged in cognac barrels. It is probably the best rum I've ever tasted.
post #1307 of 2027
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I just bought some rum.

And by some I mean three bottles of Zacapa XO!! Its like the 23, except it is further aged in cognac barrels. It is probably the best rum I've ever tasted.

I'm jealous. Next time I'm in Guatemala I'm going to come home with some cool stuff.
post #1308 of 2027
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I'm jealous. Next time I'm in Guatemala I'm going to come home with some cool stuff.

Now I'm jealous, all I had to do to get these was go to the liquor store! If you see the cask strength Zacapa please, please, please buy me a bottle!!
post #1309 of 2027
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Now I'm jealous, all I had to do to get these was go to the liquor store! If you see the cask strength Zacapa please, please, please buy me a bottle!!

I'm the one who is jealous because they don't carry the XO in my area. Next time I'm in Guate, I'll buy as much as I can.
post #1310 of 2027
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I'm the one who is jealous because they don't carry the XO in my area. Next time I'm in Guate, I'll buy as much as I can.

Buy it online! Does your state let you ship in?
post #1311 of 2027
Some Calvados and some Armagnac.
post #1312 of 2027
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Some Calvados and some Armagnac.

Vintages?
post #1313 of 2027
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Buy it online! Does your state let you ship in?

I don't know if Missouri allows it or not. I've never tried.
post #1314 of 2027
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I just bought some rum.


I am not a rum fan nor do I intend to become one. Do you mix yours?
post #1315 of 2027
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I am not a rum fan nor do I intend to become one. Do you mix yours?

Rarely, and definitely not the stuff I just bought. Have you ever had a good rum?
post #1316 of 2027
No I suppose I have not. Most rum I have had are in something like rum and cokes and rum punch when I was in Jamaica.
post #1317 of 2027
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Matt, I picked up a Darroze (just the 1996) on your rec. ~H
post #1318 of 2027
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Matt, I picked up a Darroze (just the 1996) on your rec. ~H
I hope you like it. According to Marc Darroze, the sweetspot is younger than we would imagine simply looking at prices. I think thy are just fantastic at what they do. Enjoy.
post #1319 of 2027
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No I suppose I have not. Most rum I have had are in something like rum and cokes and rum punch when I was in Jamaica.
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 Barceló 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.
post #1320 of 2027
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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.
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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 Barceló 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
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