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  1. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    #1 - Edwin Charley The Virtue (doesn't get exported from Jamaica - $140US for 700ml) 100 points! #2 - Havana Club Barrel Proof from Cuba (bought in Jamaica, smuggled back to US) #3 - English Harbour Aged 10 Years Reserve from Antigua (pricey though at $90US, and a bitch to find too) #4 - Saint James Hors D'Age Rhum Agricole from Martinique (best example of terroir - Martinique rhums have a unique taste) #5 - Plantation 20th Anniversary Extra Old from Barbados (cognac producer Claude Ferrand nailed it with this).
    Damn. Ok, let me rephrase my original question: What are your top 5 rum's that you can actually buy here in the States and does not require a second mortgage on your house?
     
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    Cuffthis, do you have a picture of your collection?
     
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    Anyone have any experience with El Cortez? On a whim I ordered a bottle of the 21yr from my favorite online wine and liquor purveyor. Not the most expensive bottle of all time, but certainly not cheap, especially for rum.
     
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    Cuffthis, do you have a picture of your collection?

    Yes - but struggling to post them on line. Have only used Image Shack before to post here, and that is no longer an option.
     
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    Damn. Ok, let me rephrase my original question: What are your top 5 rum's that you can actually buy here in the States and does not require a second mortgage on your house?

    Top 5 everyday rums:

    1. El Dorado 12 Year Old from Guyana (nice notes of anise and smooth, long finish) - $23.99
    2. Saint James Royal Ambre Rhum Agricole from Martinique (the same funky terroir of Hor's d'Age but at less than 50% of the cost) - $21.99
    3. Flor de Cana Gold 4 year from Nicaragua (under priced for what it is) - $15.99
    4. Pampero Ron Anejo Especial from Venezuala (a little harsh burn, but typical of South American rums) - $16.99
    5. Cruzan 9 Spiced Rum from St. Croix (yea, I drink spiced rum neat - you got a problem wit dat?) - $12.99
     
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    cuffthis Senior member

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    Hopefully this works, re photos

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    additional pic of table holding the other half of my collection a/k/a The Hoard.

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    Top 5 everyday rums: 1. El Dorado 12 Year Old from Guyana (nice notes of anise and smooth, long finish) - $23.99 2. Saint James Royal Ambre Rhum Agricole from Martinique (the same funky terroir of Hor's d'Age but at less than 50% of the cost) - $21.99 3. Flor de Cana Gold 4 year from Nicaragua (under priced for what it is) - $15.99 4. Pampero Ron Anejo Especial from Venezuala (a little harsh burn, but typical of South American rums) - $16.99 5. Cruzan 9 Spiced Rum from St. Croix (yea, I drink spiced rum neat - you got a problem wit dat?) - $12.99
    Interesting selections. I've never tried, or seen for that matter, the Saint James. I have tried the Pampero anniversario, not the especial, and for the sampe price, like a few other options better. Again, never seen the especial before. I'm sworn to never drink Cruzan or Patron so I can't tell you about that one. But, yes, its a little weird.
     
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    [​IMG] +1 on Havana Club, the 7 year is around $8USD if you pick it up in Cuba. I remember reading some customs forms on my way back to the states and I think it is perfectly legal to bring back (at most) 2 bottles of rum and 4 cigars, or something small-time like that.
     
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    Wanted to revive this old thread. I've really got the rhum bug. In the past year, I've accumulated the following collection (all will be drunk neat, with one ice cube):
    I'd like to suggest Siesta Key Rum. It's from a microdistillery in Sarasota, Florida, and made with Florida-grown sugar cane. http://www.drumcircledistilling.com/ I do not think they are available at any retail outside Florida, but I'm not sure of online.
     
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    +1 on Havana Club, the 7 year is around $8USD if you pick it up in Cuba. I remember reading some customs forms on my way back to the states and I think it is perfectly legal to bring back (at most) 2 bottles of rum and 4 cigars, or something small-time like that.


    +2

    Havana Club is the shiz.
     
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    Havana Club is the shiz.


    [​IMG] jsut becaue it hard to get or becaue it is good? honestly there are alot better rums avaible that you can easily get... even than there are far better cuban rums.
     
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    [​IMG] jsut becaue it hard to get or becaue it is good? honestly there are alot better rums avaible that you can easily get... even than there are far better cuban rums.
    I said it was "the shiz." I didn't say it was the finest rum ever bottled under the eyes of a proud God. Unnecessary hostility is unnecessary.
     
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    No one asked, but here are my two least favorite rums (for drinking neat - I'm sure they get better with mixers, but what's the point?):

    a. Olo Brazilian Spiced Rum (incredibly harsh and unpleasant, dirty dishwater taste and nose) - $17.99
    b. Appleton Estate V/X from Jamaica (way out of balance and sour, but everyone agrees it makes a great mixer with Coke) - $12US/L at Duty free shop in Mo Bay airport
     

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