Good rum anyone?

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Good rum anyone?

Postby bushu » Wed Jan 30, 2013 23:58 pm

Well I'm tackling a bottle of havana club 7 currently, not normally a midweek spirit drinker I'm partial to my ales mind but going through yet another relationship break-up, anyway enough of that..

I'm looking like finishing this bottle shortly and looking forward to the commute :lol: :twisted:
So to my question, are there any other reasnably priced quality rums i should know about?
I feel an order for the weekend is required!

Tried a few mind but, always end up going back to Mt.Gay & havana7, kraken is okay and morgans spiced is for mixing imho. No white kak and always end up with green tongue after dark/navy rum session, so what should i order?

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Re: Good rum anyone?

Postby FoldingJoe » Thu Jan 31, 2013 00:13 am

Try Appletons. Not too bad and quite reasonably priced.
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Re: Good rum anyone?

Postby redvee » Thu Jan 31, 2013 00:35 am

Tesco do a nice red rum apparently.

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Re: Good rum anyone?

Postby domgears » Thu Jan 31, 2013 04:08 am

I used to live with a Jamaican and the local pub was a Jamaican pub.

The stable for them is Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum (the flagship brand, 63% ABV),

They like it with just a dash of blackcurrant cordial, its nice, very drinkable but dangerously potent

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Re: Good rum anyone?

Postby daviesee » Thu Jan 31, 2013 07:29 am

domgears wrote:I used to live with a Jamaican and the local pub was a Jamaican pub.

Strange that.
In a similar fashion, I was gobsmacked at the amount of Irish pubs in Ireland. :twisted:
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Re: Good rum anyone?

Postby Phil_D » Thu Jan 31, 2013 07:49 am

daviesee wrote:
domgears wrote:I used to live with a Jamaican and the local pub was a Jamaican pub.

Strange that.
In a similar fashion, I was gobsmacked at the amount of Irish pubs in Ireland. :twisted:


Maybe they lived in Germany

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Re: Good rum anyone?

Postby rubertoe » Thu Jan 31, 2013 08:09 am

He never said he lived in Jamaica!

I like Bundaberg, its a bit sweet though.
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Re: Good rum anyone?

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Re: Good rum anyone?

Postby Asprilla » Thu Jan 31, 2013 08:39 am

Ron Botran from Guatamala. Honestly, you'll never go back to anything else.

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Re: Good rum anyone?

Postby domgears » Thu Jan 31, 2013 09:00 am

daviesee wrote:
domgears wrote:I used to live with a Jamaican and the local pub was a Jamaican pub.

Strange that.
In a similar fashion, I was gobsmacked at the amount of Irish pubs in Ireland. :twisted:


Especially as it was in Easton Bristol!

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Re: Good rum anyone?

Postby daviesee » Thu Jan 31, 2013 09:26 am

domgears wrote:Especially as it was in Easton Bristol!

No fun giving the full picture at this time. :wink:
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Re: Good rum anyone?

Postby Sewinman » Thu Jan 31, 2013 09:32 am

Mount Gay Extra Old is the best Caribbean rum IMHO. Drink it as if its a fine Scotch.

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Re: Good rum anyone?

Postby prawny » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:08 am

Bacardi :twisted:

Or still cheap mass produced stuff but I had some Sailor Jerry the other week and was quite nice, made me feel like a young Hunter S Thompson.
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Re: Good rum anyone?

Postby Sewinman » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:10 am

Spiced rums are for chavs.

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Re: Good rum anyone?

Postby Monkeypump » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:25 am

Havana Club, Appleton's, Mount Gay or Bundaberg for me. The Angostura stuff is supposed to be good, but haven't tried it yet.

I did try the Bacardi Oakheart a while back, but it was like drinking air freshener. Avoid.

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Re: Good rum anyone?

Postby Hoopdriver » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:02 am

Eighteen year-old Eldorado (from Guyana) is very, very nice

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Re: Good rum anyone?

Postby prawny » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:18 am

Sewinman wrote:Spiced rums are for chavs.


Naw man, they're tasty.

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Re: Good rum anyone?

Postby UndercoverElephant » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:37 am

Hoopdriver wrote:Eighteen year-old Eldorado (from Guyana) is very, very nice


I'm assuming you mean the 15 year-old but yes. They had it in (don't laugh) Aldi just before Christmas, still £35 a bottle, but few Rums even come close.

Personally, I'd prefer a nice single-malt, but there you go.

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Re: Good rum anyone?

Postby tetm » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:01 pm

Hoopdriver wrote:Eighteen year-old Eldorado (from Guyana) is very, very nice



I've tried the 21 year-old Eldorado and it was fantastic, would love to get my hands on a bottle of the 25...

Currently ploughing my way through a bottle of Chairman's Reserve that was brought back from the Caribbean for me which is very tasty for something also available in Waitrose. Also great in ginger based cocktails.

For just drinking, I'm a big fan of the Flor de Cana Centenario from Nicaragua, if you haven't tried it and enjoy rum then go and find a bottle.

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Re: Good rum anyone?

Postby BelgianBeerGeek » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:38 pm

Gosling's from Bermuda is very nice. The dark is best used in dark and stormies, but they do a golden rum that is nice and smooth.
Mmmm...dark and stormy...roll on summer al fresco drinking!


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