Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Rum.

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Rambo, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

    Messages:
    27,312
    Likes Received:
    1,617
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Location:
    I'M IN MIAMI, BITCH


  2. Brian278

    Brian278 Senior member

    Messages:
    3,820
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2006
    Location:
    West Palm Beach, FL
    ^How's that Mount Gay XO?
    It's pretty good--on the sweeter end but subdued. I will note that I think they recently changed the formula because the age they're claiming and the bottle style is different. I preferred the old version (which is what I have and am referring to), which incidentally was around $30 and they want $40 for the new stuff, which isn't as a smooth IMO. At their current $40 asking price you can do better.
     


  3. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

    Messages:
    29,128
    Likes Received:
    1,310
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2006
    Location:
    Texas
    Okay, I now have a bottle of Zacapa. The store was out of the El Dorado 15 (had the 12 and 21, though), and a cash-price special on the Zacapa, so it was an easy call.

    Of course, said store also had 6 bottles of George T. Stagg, which I found it rather hard to walk by.
     


  4. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

    Messages:
    27,312
    Likes Received:
    1,617
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Location:
    I'M IN MIAMI, BITCH
    Okay, I now have a bottle of Zacapa. The store was out of the El Dorado 15 (had the 12 and 21, though), and a cash-price special on the Zacapa, so it was an easy call. Of course, said store also had 6 bottles of George T. Stagg, which I found it rather hard to walk by.
    Welcome to the club! Post a review when you get a chance.
     


  5. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

    Messages:
    29,128
    Likes Received:
    1,310
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2006
    Location:
    Texas
    Welcome to the club! Post a review when you get a chance.

    Jeebus - now that I have a bottle of rum in the truck, the day is slowly creeeeeping along.


    [​IMG]
     


  6. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

    Messages:
    29,128
    Likes Received:
    1,310
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2006
    Location:
    Texas
    Zacapa 23:

    A year or so ago I made some rice pudding for the office. To give it a bit of flavor, I borrowed a fruitcake trick, and soaked some raisins in a healthy amount of dark rum. That then got stirred into the pudding as it cooled, and it was good.

    Now I have this bottle of Zacapa, and raisins are the first thing to hit my nose. Goodness: it's a full candied-fruity sensation: full and rich and sweet - much more than any spirit I've tried. Easy-sipping neat, sweet but not cloying, zero bitterness. Damn good stuff.
     


  7. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

    Messages:
    7,735
    Likes Received:
    469
    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2004
    Zacapa good. Hunts endorse.
     


  8. Brian278

    Brian278 Senior member

    Messages:
    3,820
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2006
    Location:
    West Palm Beach, FL
    Zacapa always hits me with a strong chocolate/cocoa flavor, which is a nice contrast from the strong vanilla flavor Zaya I drink the most. They truly are the chocolate and vanilla of premium rums, IMO.
     


  9. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

    Messages:
    27,312
    Likes Received:
    1,617
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Location:
    I'M IN MIAMI, BITCH
    Zacapa good. Hunts endorse.
    Boy you really must be sick
     


  10. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

    Messages:
    29,128
    Likes Received:
    1,310
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2006
    Location:
    Texas
    Zacapa good. Hunts endorse.

    Boy you really must be sick

    no kidding, - get well soon, Hunts!
     


  11. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

    Messages:
    7,735
    Likes Received:
    469
    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2004
    Boy you really must be sick
    no kidding, - get well soon, Hunts!
    <LOL> Thanks, guys....was just having a bit of a nutty there. Am going a leetle stir-crazy. Definitely feeling better though -- temp now at 99.5, so it will be the first night since Friday at < 102 and change. Very thankful. ~ H
     


  12. BP348

    BP348 Senior member

    Messages:
    743
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 16, 2009
    How do you guys drink it? Straight or mixed with coke or something like that
     


  13. CodeRed

    CodeRed Senior member

    Messages:
    360
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2007
    ^ my question too. Assume straight up?
     


  14. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

    Messages:
    29,128
    Likes Received:
    1,310
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2006
    Location:
    Texas
    I dare not mix Zacapa with anything.

    Most of the rest - now that I think of it: I don't really drink rum much, unless it's rum punch or some such.
     


  15. Brian278

    Brian278 Senior member

    Messages:
    3,820
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2006
    Location:
    West Palm Beach, FL
    I do drink rum &amp; cokes a lot, and a really high quality rum will change/improve the taste of a rum &amp; coke, but it does obscure a lot of the depth in a Zaya or Zacapa. A good way to ease yourself into getting more of the character is to add some lime juice and ice.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by