Rum.

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  1. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    ^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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.


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    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.
     
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    Zacapa good. Hunts endorse.
     
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    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.
     
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    Zacapa good. Hunts endorse.
    Boy you really must be sick
     
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    Zacapa good. Hunts endorse.

    Boy you really must be sick

    no kidding, - get well soon, Hunts!
     
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    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
     
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    How do you guys drink it? Straight or mixed with coke or something like that
     
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    ^ my question too. Assume straight up?
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     

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