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Rum.

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

  1. denning

    denning Senior member

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    Went to Ocean City, MD this weekend and picked up 3 more rums, including one from Newfoundland(sp)(?).

    Will post details and tasting notes later tonight.


    Please tell me its not Screech. If it is, that is somehow both awesome and awful at the same time.
     
  2. cuffthis

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    Screech it is.

    New rum #1 Pirates Choice Molasses Reef Rum, Cristal Clear Spirits, Charleston, SC.
    Like chewing on a vanilla bean. Interesting, but not complex or tropical rum like. A good QPR at $17US though.
     
  3. cuffthis

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    Here are tasting notes on rums #88 - 90 in my collection:

    #88 - Pirates Choice Molasses Reef Rum, Cristal Clear Spirits, Charleston, SC.
    Like chewing on a vanilla bean. Interesting, but not complex or tropical rum like. A good QPR at $17US though.

    #89 - Serralles "Don Q - Anejo" Puerto Rico rum. Pretty simple gold rum. A bit dissapointed, as I'm hearing great things about Don Q Gran Anejo. At $15US, will us for mixing.

    #90 - Screech "Famous Le Celebre" Rum/Rhum, Newfoundland, Canada. WTF? No formal tasting note. FYI, do not share this with family/friends. Best used as bug spray.
     
  4. Hartmann

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    #90 - Screech "Famous Le Celebre" Rum/Rhum, Newfoundland, Canada. WTF? No formal tasting note. FYI, do not share this with family/friends. Best used as bug spray.
    Lol. Yeah, screech is awful.
     
  5. denning

    denning Senior member

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    Please tell me its not Screech. If it is, that is somehow both awesome and awful at the same time.

    Here are tasting notes on rums #88 - 90 in my collection:
    #90 - Screech "Famous Le Celebre" Rum/Rhum, Newfoundland, Canada. WTF? No formal tasting note. FYI, do not share this with family/friends. Best used as bug spray.


    I am sorry for laughing Cuff, but I had a feeling you would react like that given your proclivities and tastes in higher end rums. The awful in my quote referred to the taste you would experience, the awesome was that someone with your tastes would deign to purchase something like that. I suppose I was experiencing a little bit of Schadenfreude in advance.

    What are you going to do with the bottle? I don't think you can really mask the taste with coke, pina colada mix, etc... it's invincible.
     
  6. xchen

    xchen Senior member

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    I don't usually drink rum, but I need a decent bottle for the collection. Will probably be mixing with Mexican Cokes and the s/o might occasionally have a mojito.

    Any suggestions? Looking to spend $25-35 for a 750mL.
     
  7. Dicko

    Dicko Well-Known Member

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    ron zacapa 23 is hard to go past
     
  8. ArliHawk`

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    Lol. Yeah, screech is awful.

    But you are not a true Newfie until Screeched In, as they say. Awful rum, and the natives are more fond of Lamb's up there.
     
  9. Thomas

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    I don't usually drink rum, but I need a decent bottle for the collection. Will probably be mixing with Mexican Cokes and the s/o might occasionally have a mojito.

    Any suggestions? Looking to spend $25-35 for a 750mL.


    ron zacapa 23 is hard to go past

    Oh, please don't buy Zacapa as a mixing rum. I don't have any recs for a mixing rum in that price range, actually.
     
  10. b1os

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    You do need white rum for Mojito and your Cuba Libre. Get a Z23 for pure drinking, some Havana 3 as white rum. Might take a brown rum for your rum-cola, too, maybe Havana Club 7 anos - but that's no Cuba Libre.
     
  11. Rambo

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    10 Cane isn't too bad and its relatively easy to find. Appleton silver is also good.
     
  12. Huntsman

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    I don't usually drink rum, but I need a decent bottle for the collection. Will probably be mixing with Mexican Cokes and the s/o might occasionally have a mojito. Any suggestions? Looking to spend $25-35 for a 750mL.
    I like a dark rum for rum'n'coke -- so Goslings, which is cheap. Appleton Silver, as has been mentioned, for your Mojitos would be great. Both together for the price you quote. ~ H
     
  13. mikeman

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    Not sure if it was mentioned, but Flor De Cana is good- mixed or neat.
     
  14. cuffthis

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    See my post #106. Plantation Grand Reserve 5 year. $28US for 1.75L. Elegant enough for sipping, but enough sweetness for mixing.
     
  15. cuffthis

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    Went rum shopping this morning and picked up bottles #91 - #93 for my Hoard. They are as follows:

    #91 - Smith & Cross, London "Traditional Jamaica Rum, Pure Pot Still, Plummer & Wedderburn - Navy Strength (57%). Too strong for me as a sipping rum. Nice aromatics of tropical fruits and spices, but I can't handle the burn of this. At $29.99US for 750ml, a little pricey for mixing.

    #92 - J.M V.S.O.P. Rhum Vieux Agricole, Martinique AOC - Absolutely beautiful. Just the right amount of sweetness, tropical fruit and that unique Martinique terroir. The burn is very smooth. A special order for me in NJ, it retails for $51.99US for 750ml.

    #93 - J. M 1997 Rhum Vieux Agricole, Martinique AOC - My second 100 pointer, imho (Edwin Charley The Virtue from Jamaica the other 100 pointer). The color is surprisingly light for a 14 year old rum, but the aromatics are off the chart. Overripe banana, quince, charred fennel. The mouthfeel is incredibly smooth, and the finish goes on a long, long time, ending with that unique Martinique terroir funk. A true delight to drink. Wow. May require a cigarette after tasting [​IMG]. A luxury at $105.99US for 750ml, + a special order and a bitch to find.
     
  16. cuffthis

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    Just booked an August, 2011 trip to Jamaica. Will be bringing back some Appleton Master's Blend Legacy and Edwin Charley The Foundation, both of which don't get exported.
     
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    #94 - Clement V.S.O.P. Rhum Vieux Agricole, Martinique. Nice notes of lemon rind and cocoa bean. I've heard nice things about this and am glad it is finally available in Delaware at $35.99US retail. Not the most complex of the other rhums I've had from Martinique, it is still very enjoyable. Perhaps the white, not gold, base rum is the difference for me in liking, not loving, this offering.
     
  18. cuffthis

    cuffthis Senior member

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    I finally was able to order some of the very hard to find English Harbour 25 year old, as well as a bunch of aged rums from English wine merchant Berry Bros & Rudd. These should be delivered to me within a week. I'll post tasting notes on them when they arrive.
     
  19. impolyt_one

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    Got a bottle of Havana Club 7 today for like 1800 yen
     
  20. Thomas

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    :fu: they don't ship to Texas. :(
     

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