1. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (4,700) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Yup, that's right - now it's rum... :wink:
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    Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, a Venezuelan rum distilled in copper pots and aged in oak casks for up to 12 years... A real treat - lots of maple, banana, brown sugar, and orange... Salud...

    So, what kinda rum is in your glass?
     
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  2. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,273) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    This was my pre-mowing motivation: two fingers of Cruzan 151 over one ice cube. Big aromas and flavors of dark brown sugar, quite smooth, a little sweet, not much barrel astringence. At $19.99/750, this is a great value. I gotta set some of this on fire, just for giggles. :grin:

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  3. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (4,700) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    This time I gave the rum some coke for company...
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    Salud...

     
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  4. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (4,700) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Hey, look - I'm back - and it's not even surprising! lol
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    Been playing games with some cocktails - even prompted the purchase of white rum to service some of the recipes - but tonight, closing with this dark demon, rum...

    Salud...

     
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  5. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,273) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    G'day, mates! I found this enameled Pusser's Rum mug at the thrift store a while back, which of course set off an immediate quest for Pusser's Rum. I was surprised to find it at my grocery store, and more so to find that it was priced at under $25. Anna & Kristina (look it up) rated this a best buy. I concur.

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    The recipe for the Pusser's Cannonball, handily placed on the inside bottom of the mug. I may have one or two of these later. You know, for scurvy prevention and all. :wink:

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    Toasts of the Day.

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    "The wind that blows, the ship that goes..."
     
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  6. Crim122

    Crim122 Aspirant (239) Aug 4, 2014 North Carolina

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    This stuff is so good. It smells so bad though. I got sold on it when I was looking to by a bottle of J.wray and nephew, which I had never tried before. The guy at the store told me this was the crazier funkier cousin to Wray & Nephew. At 63% a little goes a long way. Flavors all over the place, and so much funk.

    I'm not sure if I even want to try W&N after falling in love with Rum Fire.
     
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  7. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (5,152) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Kaniche XO ..Its a double barrel from Barbados It is exceptional @ $25 /750ml bottle. Wood,coconut,vanilla ,molasses,brown sugar.
     
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  8. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (4,700) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    This may or may not surprise you, BA, but I went back to Total Wine for more...
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    Thought about trying something different, but it woulda been a shot in the dark, so I stuck with what ain't broke, Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva dark rum from Venezuela...

    Salud...
     
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  9. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (1,828) Jun 6, 2010 Texas
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    Just had a tiny sip of this neat and wow ... really glad I picked it up.

    Cheers!
     
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  10. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (4,700) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Checking out Denizen Aged White Rum...
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    Blended in Amsterdam, it combines charcoal-filtered, aged Trinidadian rum from the Angostura distillery with small amounts of different pot-distilled Jamaican rums...

    Wow. Sipped a shot neat first - it has a clean, fresh sugar cane taste, with notes of vanilla, pineapple, and toasted coconut; sweet and dry at the same time, light and smooth with a warming rummy heat - highly sippable white...

    Currently in this Cuba Libre...
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    Cheers...
     
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  11. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,273) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Good evening, all! I picked up this Iowa-distilled Blue Ox spiced rum as soon as it hit the shelves here. It is a budget-priced offering, at $9.99/750. Rather low octane, at 70 proof. Also rather over the top in terms of spice character. Big aromas and flavors of butter-rum Life Savers, with vanilla, clove, Christmas potpourri, and light brown sugar. I'm sure I can find something to use this for. It might make a fine eggnog or a nice cocoa additive. Yes, I can see that...

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  12. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (4,700) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    I've got my eye out for a new white rum, but until I spot it, Denizen is the shit...

    That said, put my remaining Bacardi white to work...
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    This was a rum and coke; Cuba Libre, if you prefer... Bacardi is fine for the rum, and as popular incarnations of a spirit for the masses go, it is a dependable if unexciting option... It certainly lends itself well to the drink; Denizen's white, on the other hand, really elevates the drink, and a dark rum like Diplomatico takes it another level still...

    As is my habit, my drink morphs as I change ingredients...
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    This was the Bacardi white rum, simple syrup, mint leaves, a lime slice, and ice...

    And then, killed the bottle with some ginger ale...
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    Leaving the mint and lime in place; not great but passable - don't know if ginger ale and rum is a thing or not, but it didn't particularly capture my interest...

    Salud...
     
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  13. tillmac62

    tillmac62 Poo-Bah (1,521) Oct 2, 2013 South Carolina
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    Try Cruzan Black Strap with ginger ale. That should capture your interest.
     
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  14. Redrover

    Redrover Poo-Bah (3,359) Jan 18, 2003 Illinois
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    I like a good dark and stormy made with Goslings Black Rum and their ginger beer. It is a classic!
     
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  15. GOBLIN

    GOBLIN Meyvn (1,132) Mar 3, 2013 Ohio
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    Oh I love Pusser's ... It's about $25 here as well but I think I purchased a few bottles back in December for $19.99 though.
     
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  16. GOBLIN

    GOBLIN Meyvn (1,132) Mar 3, 2013 Ohio
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    Tonight's selection ... cheers !
     
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  17. Nickwierda

    Nickwierda Initiate (140) Feb 8, 2015 New Jersey

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    Bottle kill of this Hampden funk bomb. Great stuff, really opens up with a teaspoon of water. Looking forward to picking up the Worthy Park release to compare.
     
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  18. Wasatch

    Wasatch Poo-Bah (6,230) Jun 8, 2005 Colorado
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    I've had this for a few years, very nice shit.

    Cheers!
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  19. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,273) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Bundy, a.k.a. Bundaberg Rum, from Australia. An Aussie co-worker gave me a sample of this. I'm not sure whether this is the overproof version, but it tastes like it ought to be. Good "legs," with a lot of heat that is mitigated a bit by sweet apple and floral notes. My advice is to track this one down. I'm pretty sure you won't be disappointed. Cheers, mates!

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  20. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (1,828) Jun 6, 2010 Texas
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    Raided my friend's small liquour cabinet and figured what the hell ... neither of these are great, but I'm so new to rum that I'm chalking it up to research :wink::stuck_out_tongue::
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    The good news: These are making me feel real good about the Zacapa 23-year-old I bought a couple months ago.

    Cheers!
     
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  21. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (4,700) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva...
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    Salud...
     
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  22. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (4,700) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Rums, actually...

    Mai Tai attack! :astonished::astonished::astonished:
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    I used a 2:1:1:1 ratio for the white rum to lime juice, orgeat syrup, and lime juice...

    The white rum in question is Denizen Aged White Rum...
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    The dark rum floater is Diplomatico Exclusiva Reserva...

    And yeah, I had a couple... :wink:
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    Cheers...

     
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  23. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (4,700) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    What was missing from my day...
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    Ahh, that's better...


    Cheers...
     
  24. thesherrybomber

    thesherrybomber Initiate (141) Jun 13, 2017 California
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    I don't often comment on presentation, but damn
     
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  25. Crim122

    Crim122 Aspirant (239) Aug 4, 2014 North Carolina

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    To say I'm excited about this weekend would be an understatement..