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Re: RUM ... talk to me, people

Posted: September 25th, 2018, 7:25 am
by Michae1 P0wers
I'm really liking what Plantation is doing these days (and for awhile actually). The 3 Star is a great base rum for mixing at the price, but mostly I've been drinking the 5 year with Barritt's ginger beer and it makes a great simple summer cocktail. The single origins are good but I don't sip on rum by itself so it's not worth the price for me to buy them. Same with Foursquare, interesting and obviously good though.

Re: RUM ... talk to me, people

Posted: September 25th, 2018, 9:00 am
by Poppy Davis
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We are on the verge of a rum emergency. We brought back a case of this stuff from the Bahamas. This is no Malibu Rum. It's a great sipping rum, best served on the rocks. It's replaced dessert for us and has made parenting manageable. [wow.gif] Apparently, this stuff is not available in the US. We will certainly run out before we get back to the Bahamas. Does anyone have some good suggestions for a replacement? It doesn't have to be flavored, but it definitely has to be sweet.

Re: RUM ... talk to me, people

Posted: September 25th, 2018, 10:13 am
by Adam Noble
Poppy, the Zacapa solera is probably in the wheelhouse. It's definitely sweet and makes a nice rum sour, and a glass of it straight once empty smells like toasted marshmallow according to my 9 year old daughter.

Re: RUM ... talk to me, people

Posted: September 25th, 2018, 8:49 pm
by Poppy Davis
Adam Noble wrote:
September 25th, 2018, 10:13 am
Poppy, the Zacapa solera is probably in the wheelhouse. It's definitely sweet and makes a nice rum sour, and a glass of it straight once empty smells like toasted marshmallow according to my 9 year old daughter.
Thank you! I looked up the reviews and it's probably good for us. Lots of people saying it's a good "starter" rum. I'm not happy about the artificial color and flavor but will give it a try. I'm also open to other suggestions.

Re: RUM ... talk to me, people

Posted: September 26th, 2018, 1:44 pm
by Scott Sutherland
El Dorado 12 is great. Not quite as sweet as the zacapa.

Ron abuelo 7 might be another good choice.

Not sure about coloring.

Scott

Re: RUM ... talk to me, people

Posted: October 7th, 2018, 6:27 pm
by alan weinberg
Crush has a really interesting rum offering now. I’m curious what others think of it.

Re: RUM ... talk to me, people

Posted: October 9th, 2018, 6:44 am
by S Haller
Headed to Jamaica soon. Any Rums there to try/get that is not available in the US?

Re: RUM ... talk to me, people

Posted: October 14th, 2018, 9:28 pm
by NED VALOIS
Just picked up a Flor de Cana 25 yr. Will try soon.

Re: RUM ... talk to me, people

Posted: October 21st, 2018, 8:14 am
by Jim Brennan
Binnys has Hamilton "Pot Still Cask Strength" Rum... anyone know about this? It's in the $50-65 range, which implies a quality product, but is no guarantee that I'll enjoy. Can't seem to find much out about them.

Re: RUM ... talk to me, people

Posted: October 22nd, 2018, 2:58 pm
by John Osburn
Hamilton is a label created by a rum enthusiast self-named the Minister of Rum, if you've heard of him; he works with different distilleries. They tend to be very funky, fogo-heavy rums and this one is no exception.

Re: RUM ... talk to me, people

Posted: October 23rd, 2018, 6:22 pm
by Jim Brennan
I'm going to plead stupidity... what does "fogo" mean in this context?

Re: RUM ... talk to me, people

Posted: October 24th, 2018, 11:24 pm
by Mike Maguire
Poppy Davis wrote:
September 25th, 2018, 8:49 pm
Adam Noble wrote:
September 25th, 2018, 10:13 am
Poppy, the Zacapa solera is probably in the wheelhouse. It's definitely sweet and makes a nice rum sour, and a glass of it straight once empty smells like toasted marshmallow according to my 9 year old daughter.
Thank you! I looked up the reviews and it's probably good for us. Lots of people saying it's a good "starter" rum. I'm not happy about the artificial color and flavor but will give it a try. I'm also open to other suggestions.
Poppy’I think you would like the diplomatica Riserva, good stuff under$30

Re: RUM ... talk to me, people

Posted: October 25th, 2018, 2:59 pm
by jrozes
Jim Brennan wrote:
October 23rd, 2018, 6:22 pm
I'm going to plead stupidity... what does "fogo" mean in this context?
He likely meant hogo, which comes from the French haut gout, used to refer to the (desirable) funky smell wild game can take on. It's just a fancy word for the weird, slightly-off-but-in-a-good-way character you'll find in certain rums. Smith & Cross is a widely available example.

You'll get a similar character in some cognacs and armagnacs, but then it's called rancio.

Re: RUM ... talk to me, people

Posted: October 30th, 2018, 1:49 pm
by John Osburn
Oops yes, typo on my end.

Re: RUM ... talk to me, people

Posted: November 10th, 2018, 7:52 pm
by Kris Patten
Worthy Park headed to shores thru Backbar if you like Jamaican pot still rum.

Re: RUM ... talk to me, people

Posted: March 25th, 2019, 12:42 pm
by Michae1 P0wers
I've gotten more into rum the past year or so, drinking mainly Plantation 3 star for a cheap mixer, and 5 star for a step up. I've also tried a few Foursquare but find that while good they're not worth the price to me.

This weekend I had some drinks with Smith and Cross and Hamilton Pot Still, both much more on the hogo-heavy side than what I'm used to, and was massively impressed. Each had a pronounced funk to it, with the Hamilton probably stronger in that regard, but hard to say. Very good.

Re: RUM ... talk to me, people

Posted: April 14th, 2019, 10:52 am
by Andrew Demaree
I know next to nothing about rum but picked up a Ron Zacapa 23 yesterday on a whim, to give it a whirl. Might open it tonight. Any suggestions re: neat or on ice?

Re: RUM ... talk to me, people

Posted: April 17th, 2019, 7:41 am
by Bill Buitenhuys
Andrew Demaree wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 10:52 am
I know next to nothing about rum but picked up a Ron Zacapa 23 yesterday on a whim, to give it a whirl. Might open it tonight. Any suggestions re: neat or on ice?
Zacapa 23 is fairly highly sugar dosed so an Old Fashioned (just add a dash of bitters, I use our Figgy Pudding bitters with sweeter rum) over ice is pretty tasty.

Re: RUM ... talk to me, people

Posted: April 18th, 2019, 1:45 pm
by D@vid Bu3ker
Bill Buitenhuys wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 7:41 am
Zacapa 23 is fairly highly sugar dosed so an Old Fashioned (just add a dash of bitters, I use our Figgy Pudding bitters with sweeter rum) over ice is pretty tasty.
Gosh...I wonder what to call that drink... ;)

Re: RUM ... talk to me, people

Posted: April 19th, 2019, 8:26 am
by Bill Buitenhuys
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
April 18th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Gosh...I wonder what to call that drink... ;)
Delicious? [snort.gif]