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Does alcohol ever go off? Also, recommend me some core spirits for a liquor cabinet?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by merkur, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Stylish Dinosaur

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    What would be your pick for a budget rum?

    Pampero Anniversario for sipping. Really nice for around $35. Haven't had it in about 2 years but fuck me is it good. Guess I should pick up another bottle soon.
     


  2. scarphe

    scarphe Distinguished Member

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    Pampero Anniversario for sipping. Really nice for around $35. Haven't had it in about 2 years but fuck me is it good. Guess I should pick up another bottle soon.

    35 usd is hardly a price for a budget rum...
     


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    ^It is for people on this board.

    Try Kraken. $20 where I am, and not too shabby a spirit. If you want lower then that, I'm afraid that your options are probably limited to Admiral Nelson. And that would be ill advised.
     


  4. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Stylish Dinosaur

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    35 usd is hardly a price for a budget rum...

    True, I suppose. I've bought many rums and other spirits that were much more than $35...
     


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    impolyt_one Stylish Dinosaur

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    I burned out on Captain Morgan years ago too, and I was born in 89 haha

    I started drinking in '89, and I call that 'a few years ago'
     


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    ^It is for people on this board.

    Try Kraken. $20 where I am, and not too shabby a spirit. If you want lower then that, I'm afraid that your options are probably limited to Admiral Nelson. And that would be ill advised.


    not really... you have a decent amount of rums that are very good for less than 20 usd. ed 5 abuelo 7, barbancourt, diplomatico ocmare.
     


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    True, I suppose. I've bought many rums and other spirits that were much more than $35...
    so have msot people probably but a budget rum would be soemthing like ocumare or ED 5
     


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    Also, Sailor Jerry's is a nice alternative to Captain Morgan if you want to reminisce about HS/college drinking. Slightly better tasting and higher proof.
     


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    not really... you have a decent amount of rums that are very good for less than 20 usd. ed 5 abuelo 7, barbancourt, diplomatico ocmare.

    Barbancourt Five Star is a good recommendation.

    Try Kraken. $20 where I am, and not too shabby a spirit. If you want lower then that, I'm afraid that your options are probably limited to Admiral Nelson. And that would be ill advised.

    Kraken is spiced.
     


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    Thomas Stylish Dinosaur

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    True, I suppose. I've bought many rums and other spirits that were much more than $35...

    I still burn in envy about the Zacapa (XO?) you snagged. Could not find it in Cancun at all, and what there is stateside is under glass. [​IMG]
     


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    I still burn in envy about the Zacapa (XO?) you snagged. Could not find it in Cancun at all, and what there is stateside is under glass. [​IMG]

    la europea has store in cancun i think. but anyway you can get zacapa xo for 50 usd in the us.
     


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    I still burn in envy about the Zacapa (XO?) you snagged. Could not find it in Cancun at all, and what there is stateside is under glass. [​IMG]

    Ed found a much more rare Zacapa Cask Strength which was bottled pre-Diageo only for duty free in Guatemala, I think. I also really, really want a bottle or three. Standing order Ed. [​IMG]

    la europea has store in cancun i think. but anyway you can get zacapa xo for 50 usd in the us.

    Zacapa XO is phenomenal and available for give or take $50.
     


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    la europea has store in cancun i think. but anyway you can get zacapa xo for 50 usd in the us.

    We went there twice and picked up a fair amount of supplies, but they were sold out of all Zacapa. Really liked the store, though.

    Ed found a much more rare Zacapa Cask Strength which was bottled pre-Diageo only for duty free in Guatemala, I think. I also really, really want a bottle or three. Standing order Ed. [​IMG]

    Zacapa XO is phenomenal and available for give or take $50.


    Hmmm, it was closer to $100 at my local enabler. I found it on the interwebz for $50 but really, really, REALLY don't want to start that process going.
     


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    Hmmm, it was closer to $100 at my local enabler. I found it on the interwebz for $50 but really, really, REALLY don't want to start that process going.

    As you can see though, sometimes it is much cheaper than shopping at the local. [​IMG]
     


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    As you can see though, sometimes it is much cheaper than shopping at the local. [​IMG]

    yeah, the same is true with perfumes/colognes and now I have a herd of the damn stuff!

    Actually, I have a herd of bourbon as well, so there's not much point to the above statement in the first place.
     


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