What Rum Are You Drinking Now?

Discussion in 'Other Beverages' started by Greywulfken, May 25, 2019.

  1. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (2,134) Jun 6, 2010 Texas
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    I LOVE that Zacapa 23, and I'm not normally a big fan of molasses, which for me that one is all about. My bottle has been sitting all winter waiting for summer, and I'll soon be hitting it hard in mojitos.
     
  2. TheGent

    TheGent Poo-Bah (2,564) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    Cheers, people!

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  3. Scrapss

    Scrapss Crusader (759) Nov 15, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Zacapa. Hands down my favorite rum

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    And apparently yours and yours and yours too.

    Cheers!
     
  4. Scrapss

    Scrapss Crusader (759) Nov 15, 2008 Pennsylvania


    The neck is absolutely destroyed on this....going for Zacapa 23 bliss

    Straight no chasers, mofo.

    A bottle you, sir, would not refuse.



    Ron, if you're out there, I'd like to introduce you to Zacapa.
     
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  5. MrOH

    MrOH Poo-Bah (1,975) Jul 5, 2010 Malta
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    Was sipping on El Dorado 8yr on the rocks here and there over the spring. Bottle is damn near gone.

    Big fan of Cotton & Reed Allspice Dram (a dark Jamaican style rum based liqueur). Nice with coffee, and excellent with some pinepple juice and soda water, maybe a smacked basil leaf.

    Got a bottle of Smith & Cross navy proof waiting in the wings.
     
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  6. jvgoor3786

    jvgoor3786 Poo-Bah (2,299) May 28, 2015 Arkansas
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    This is really good and very sweet. I'll try the 8 year next time.
     
  7. adrock314

    adrock314 Savant (945) Apr 14, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    Enough beer for tonight...finishing it up with some Maggie's.
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    Part of the Queen's Share series. Batch 21 was finished in Sherry barrels and bottled at 110pf. Everything Maggie's Farm makes is incredible. I'd advise anyone that swings through Pittsburgh to pay them a visit - they make some incredible cocktails and they always have some great bottles available for sale. Cheers!
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  8. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,901) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Good evening, all! I finally scored a bottle of Clément Select Barrel Rhum Agricole, at Binny's in Peoria this afternoon. Coincidentally, there was a Portillo's just across the parking lot from the liquor store, so I paired this with some Italian beef and chicken tenders. :yum: I'll tell ya what, though, this stuff makes a damn fine Cuba Libre. Cheers, Santé, Salud, whatever's your pleasure!

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  9. jrc1093

    jrc1093 Poo-Bah (2,368) Mar 18, 2018 Connecticut
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    Been looking forward to jumping in on this thread for awhile now. Cheers, all!
     
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  10. Scrapss

    Scrapss Crusader (759) Nov 15, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Calypso. Plastic bottle 1.75 Liter for like 20 bucks. It is like a low shelf Captain Morgan.

    I got 5 days off. This is going to die a horrible death, mixing with lime squeezes and general debauchery.

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    I do not recommend it unless you like spiced rum. It is less spice aggressive than Captain Morgan, IMO.

    Cheers!
     
  11. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (5,377) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Sipping shots of Appleton 12...
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    Thought I was done over in WBAYDN but still up - been watching YouTube videos and listening to the latest Mastodon release for a bit now...

    Cheers...
     
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  12. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Champion (865) Apr 8, 2017 Ohio
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    It’s amazing how camera angles and what’s in the foreground vs background affects relative size. That shot glass looks almost like a highball. I said, “Jesus Christ! He said sipping shots. He meant, SHOTS AND SHOTS!”
     
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  13. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (5,377) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    And that's the end of the Appleton 12...
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    The fruits on this are past ripe which adds this decadent fruit-cake rum character - amply spiced and very smooth - little to no alcohol heat and a drying wash of wood on the finish...

    The eyes have it... :wink:

    Cheers...
     
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  14. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Champion (865) Apr 8, 2017 Ohio
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    I've read that Foursquare is supposed to be some good stuff. I understand that they make several, but the ex-bourbon 14yr (or something similar) is I think what people are always raving about. Just curious if anyone has tried anything from them yet.
     
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  15. jeebeel

    jeebeel Initiate (197) Jun 17, 2003 Texas

    Foursquare makes great Barbados rums under different label names. Doorly’s, Foursquare, R.L. Seale, etc. I think you’ve heard about the Doorly’s 14, but the 12, XO, and 8 are excellent too. I doubt you’ll find a bad rum from them.
    The glass of Brugal Anejo I’m having now as a nightcap is good too.
     
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  16. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Champion (865) Apr 8, 2017 Ohio
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    I'm not in a position to buy anything right now, but when I am it sounds like I have some reading to do. Thanks for the info :slight_smile: One thing that has attracted me to them is the comparative price - for what it sounds like the apparent quality is, the price is very affordable.
     
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  17. StoutElk_92

    StoutElk_92 Poo-Bah (3,264) Oct 30, 2015 Massachusetts
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    That rum sounds delicious, I might have to check that out sometime in the future.

    For now, I'm sipping on some Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva that an old coworker from NY recommended to me and I tried at a bar one night with him, and enjoyed it so much that I had to purchase a bottle once I found it in stores. And no, that coworker wasn't @Greywulfken :grin: I'm glad to see someone else on here enjoying it though!

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    Had this bottle for about a year and a half I think and enjoyed every sip so far. It's like a dessert spirit to me. Right now after being hid away all year I'm getting some butterscotch aromas that I don't remember from before, the taste is still magnificent even if a bit changed. Super ridiculously sweet and rich as soon as it hits your tongue, mellowing into this kind of tropical fruity vanilla ice cream chocolate molasses oaky spice dessert flavor, wonderful. A bit of oxidation in it now I think, hints of leather, almost cherry, some butterscotch notes, overall a really great rich and sweet dessert-like complex dark rum. Cheers everyone!
     
  18. Rainintheface

    Rainintheface Savant (976) Apr 30, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Rum and Coke. Goslings Black Seal is my choice. Nothing fancy.
     
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  19. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (5,377) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Had some minis left over from unused gift bags this Christmas - little Bacardi Gold contributed nicely to this rum-and-coke...

    Cheers...

    Lemmy, 12/24/45 - 12/28/15
     
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  20. mendonjoebeer

    mendonjoebeer Aspirant (251) Nov 9, 2010 North Carolina

  21. afrokaze

    afrokaze Zealot (575) Jun 12, 2009 Oregon

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    This one is my intro to higher end rum, via suggestion of a friend. Trying it neat, there's so much going on and it's almost too funky but also kept me coming back for more. Mixed it into a dark & stormy with a touch of orange bitters and it really sings. The proof is just right and the banana comes through nicely.
     
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  22. StoutElk_92

    StoutElk_92 Poo-Bah (3,264) Oct 30, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Not sure why but I can never see your pics. Would be helpful if you put the name of what you are drinking in the post, if you so please... Cheers! :slight_smile:
     
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  23. afrokaze

    afrokaze Zealot (575) Jun 12, 2009 Oregon

    That might have been because of a setting on my end, hope you can see them now. Smith & Cross is my go to for now.[​IMG]
     
  24. StoutElk_92

    StoutElk_92 Poo-Bah (3,264) Oct 30, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Still can't seem to see that photo. I also don't see the picture from the post before you either. Sometimes the photo servers might be messed up on this site. No problem if we know what you're drinking even without a photo, sometimes people forget to type it though, myself included.
     
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  25. adrock314

    adrock314 Savant (945) Apr 14, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    El Dorado 15 was kind of my gateway into better rum. I still love it, but I do find myself gravitating to higher proof/more complex options most of the time these days. It really satisfies when craving something sweet, though.
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  26. TheHammer

    TheHammer Poo-Bah (1,594) Feb 15, 2009 Canada (ON)
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    Breaking out a bit of the good stuff, nice mild fruity rum with great pineapple notes.

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  27. nruhlig

    nruhlig Aspirant (258) Jan 4, 2019 Minnesota

    Enjoying this neat. The sherry definitely shows up. At 20$ I will be picking up another when this gets low.

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  28. jkblr

    jkblr Poo-Bah (3,256) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana
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    First time posting here. Turns out my memories and impressions of rum are the same as other spirits. Formed by bottom shelf swill 25 years ago as a broke college kid.

    Turns out, this rum is great!
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    No bite, sweet cane sugar flavor alongside oak barrel. Worked really well in a Cuba Libre the other night as well.
     
  29. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (2,134) Jun 6, 2010 Texas
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    Time to dust off the ho, ho, ho and a bottle of ...
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    This rum is one of the most love-hate foodstuff experiences I've had. I love it's "lighter" toffee/caramel/vanilla/maple syrup flavors that aren't straight molasses, love the yummy sweet wood notes. I hate the plastic note ... it's impossible to describe, but the only other time I've run into this note is with a very old bottling of bourbon (1948 Old Forester BiB), and I've always assumed with that bottle from the 1940s that it was old bottle effect (OBE). But this Foursquare Rum is in modern glass, and it's not that old ... in glass about 2 years when I bought it, 4 years now, not 70. So it can't be OBE.

    I've not sipped from this bottle in months and months, maybe a year, but it's just as good/frustrating as ever. The yummy sweet flavors are there, so is that OBE-like plastic note. I'm taking it with me to a family friend's house this weeking b/c her dad will be there, and he likes rum ... not sure what he'll think of this one, but on ice or with a mixer, it will be great.



    Cheers!
     
  30. jkblr

    jkblr Poo-Bah (3,256) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana
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    I'm back and I'm buying up rum quick before the word gets out and prices head up like bourbon and Scotch...

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    This is actually a Cuba Libre with an ounce of fresh squeezed lime juice and an ounce of each rum. Totally different drink with the Rum Fire 151 proof. I'll have to try it watered down at some point to fully understand the funk, but it's major. Bought a bottle of Hamilton 151 today as well. I'm fully engaged in the rum game now. Cheers all!
     
  31. StoutElk_92

    StoutElk_92 Poo-Bah (3,264) Oct 30, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Got some Ron Zacapa 23 and I'm liking it. Really a different drink and style of rum than what I'm used to with the whiskey and sherry oak aging. Interesting, sweet and fruity, nice and caramelized, kinda screams cola syrup to me, making me want a rum and coke with lime. I just might end up doing that. Cheers!
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  32. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (5,377) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    It's in a Cuba Libre, but it's Bacardi Gold, from Puerto Rico...
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    Cheers...

     
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  33. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,755) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    For me Bacardi is the Smirnoff of the Rum World. Not exceptional but always appropriate.
     
  34. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (5,377) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Pyrat XO Reserve rum, blending Caribbean rums aged up to 16 years...
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    Kinda like a next-level Bacardi Gold - and I totally respect Bacardi Gold - so reliable - this is full of fruit and sweet with alcohol and spice, but drier and airier...
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    Of course, it ended up in a rum and coke, too (not a Cuba Libre, but instead with a couple of Luxardo maraschino cherries)...
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    Well, that's the tail-end pic lol...

    New Alien Weaponry...


    Cheers...
     
  35. beer_beer

    beer_beer Defender (620) Feb 13, 2018 Finland
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    I'm drinking the NA Rumish, and enjoy it quite a bit. I quit whisky/rum about four years ago, and this is my first try of an NA variant. Could this boom like NA beer?
     
  36. MrOH

    MrOH Poo-Bah (1,975) Jul 5, 2010 Malta
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    Smith and Cross is the rum I try to keep in my cabinet.
     
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  37. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,755) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    Myers Dark Rum used in my Daiquiri tonignt.
     
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  38. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,755) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    Bacardi Rum in my Sunrise cocktail. Usually gin or vodka but today I thought I'd try rum.

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  39. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,755) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    Cruzan Aged Light Rum in my Sunrise cocktail.

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  40. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,755) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    Cruzan Aged Light Rum in my morning sunrise cocktail.
     
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