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  1. #1
    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Any rum drinkers here?

    I'm starting to get into premium rums. I don't mean the flavored
    stuff or froo-froo drinks, but premium aged dark rum that you sip
    slowly and savor.

    I've been a fan of single barrel aged bourbons for a while now, my
    favorite is Booker, I love single malt Scotches, not too smoky, and
    I've also become quite fond of aged premium tequilas as well.

    I'm looking for input from those who have made the journey into
    premium aged rums for
    recommendations?

    anybody? (hic....) ;-)

  2. #2
    Janet Guest

    Default Re: Any rum drinkers here?

    ImStillMags wrote:
    > I'm starting to get into premium rums. I don't mean the flavored
    > stuff or froo-froo drinks, but premium aged dark rum that you sip
    > slowly and savor.
    >
    > I've been a fan of single barrel aged bourbons for a while now, my
    > favorite is Booker, I love single malt Scotches, not too smoky, and
    > I've also become quite fond of aged premium tequilas as well.
    >
    > I'm looking for input from those who have made the journey into
    > premium aged rums for
    > recommendations?
    >
    > anybody? (hic....) ;-)


    Try Pusser's. It's the original British Navy Rum, and is made in wooden
    receptacles that have been used for the purpose for about 200 years, if
    memory serves. The resulting flavor is great.

    I don't drink it or any other rum straight, but it is the only rum I use in
    truffles, since it is the only one with a flavor that shines through. It is
    also apparently one of the few rums that doesn't have some kind of added
    ingredient in the process (even ones that appear to be high-end).




  3. #3
    Cam Guest

    Default Re: Any rum drinkers here?

    On Feb 17, 12:59*pm, ImStillMags <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > I'm starting to get into premium rums. * I don't mean the flavored
    > stuff or froo-froo drinks, but premium aged dark rum that you sip
    > slowly and savor.
    >
    > I've been a fan of single barrel aged bourbons for a while now, my
    > favorite is Booker, I love single malt Scotches, not too smoky, and
    > I've also become quite fond of aged premium tequilas as well.
    >
    > I'm looking for input from those who have made the journey into
    > premium aged rums for
    > recommendations?
    >
    > anybody? * (hic....) ;-)


    If you are not in the U.S. you should try Havana Club 7 Year. It is
    fantastic.

    Cam

  4. #4
    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: Any rum drinkers here?

    On Feb 17, 11:16*am, Cam <cam.b...@beer.com> wrote:
    > On Feb 17, 12:59*pm, ImStillMags <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > > I'm starting to get into premium rums. * I don't mean the flavored
    > > stuff or froo-froo drinks, but premium aged dark rum that you sip
    > > slowly and savor.

    >
    > > I've been a fan of single barrel aged bourbons for a while now, my
    > > favorite is Booker, I love single malt Scotches, not too smoky, and
    > > I've also become quite fond of aged premium tequilas as well.

    >
    > > I'm looking for input from those who have made the journey into
    > > premium aged rums for
    > > recommendations?

    >
    > > anybody? * (hic....) ;-)

    >
    > If you are not in the U.S. you should try Havana Club 7 Year. It is
    > fantastic.
    >
    > Cam


    In the US. I really want the Cuban embargo to be over and done
    with. :-(

  5. #5
    pavane Guest

    Default Re: Any rum drinkers here?


    "ImStillMags" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    | I'm starting to get into premium rums. I don't mean the flavored
    | stuff or froo-froo drinks, but premium aged dark rum that you sip
    | slowly and savor.
    |
    | I've been a fan of single barrel aged bourbons for a while now, my
    | favorite is Booker, I love single malt Scotches, not too smoky, and
    | I've also become quite fond of aged premium tequilas as well.
    |
    | I'm looking for input from those who have made the journey into
    | premium aged rums for
    | recommendations?
    |
    | anybody? (hic....) ;-)

    Rhum Barbancourt, from Haiti. 5-star is wonderful, smooth, big
    flavor and can be drunk from a brandy snifter. Their Estate
    Reserve is almost beyond belief, quality level of an XO Cognac.
    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...aitirum12.html
    pavane



  6. #6
    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: Any rum drinkers here?

    On Feb 17, 12:08*pm, "pavane" <pav...@somewhere.something.com> wrote:
    > "ImStillMags" <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]...
    > | I'm starting to get into premium rums. * I don't mean the flavored
    > | stuff or froo-froo drinks, but premium aged dark rum that you sip
    > | slowly and savor.
    > |
    > | I've been a fan of single barrel aged bourbons for a while now, my
    > | favorite is Booker, I love single malt Scotches, not too smoky, and
    > | I've also become quite fond of aged premium tequilas as well.
    > |
    > | I'm looking for input from those who have made the journey into
    > | premium aged rums for
    > | recommendations?
    > |
    > | anybody? * (hic....) ;-)
    >
    > Rhum Barbancourt, from Haiti. *5-star is wonderful, smooth, big
    > flavor and can be drunk from a brandy snifter. *Their Estate
    > Reserve is almost beyond belief, quality level of an XO Cognac.http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...50695_haitirum...
    > pavane


    Thanks....in honor of Haiti and their troubles I'll pick up the
    Reserve on the way home today!!

  7. #7
    pavane Guest

    Default Re: Any rum drinkers here?


    "ImStillMags" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    On Feb 17, 12:08 pm, "pavane" <pav...@somewhere.something.com> wrote:
    > "ImStillMags" <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]...
    > | I'm starting to get into premium rums. I don't mean the flavored
    > | stuff or froo-froo drinks, but premium aged dark rum that you sip
    > | slowly and savor.
    > |
    > | I've been a fan of single barrel aged bourbons for a while now, my
    > | favorite is Booker, I love single malt Scotches, not too smoky, and
    > | I've also become quite fond of aged premium tequilas as well.
    > |
    > | I'm looking for input from those who have made the journey into
    > | premium aged rums for
    > | recommendations?
    > |
    > | anybody? (hic....) ;-)
    >
    > Rhum Barbancourt, from Haiti. 5-star is wonderful, smooth, big
    > flavor and can be drunk from a brandy snifter. Their Estate
    > Reserve is almost beyond belief, quality level of an XO
    > Cognac.http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...50695_haitirum...
    > pavane


    Thanks....in honor of Haiti and their troubles I'll pick up the
    Reserve on the way home today!!
    ......
    I agree with your sentiment. Please do report on it.

    pavane



  8. #8
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: Any rum drinkers here?

    ImStillMags wrote:
    >
    > I'm looking for input from those who have made the journey into
    > premium aged rums for
    > recommendations?


    I really like Coyopa rum, though I haven't seen it
    for a few years. When I first saw it, it was often
    on sale for $9.99 a bottle, which was a steal.
    I'd clean out the store every time I saw it.
    For years I had bottles of it around. Very smooth,
    like a good Canadian whiskey.

    It had a crazy bottle that would light up and play
    music. I hated that aspect, after the first bottle.

  9. #9
    The Ranger Guest

    Default Re: Any rum drinkers here?

    Mark Thorson <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    [snip]
    > I really like Coyopa rum, though I haven't seen it
    > for a few years. When I first saw it, it was often
    > on sale for $9.99 a bottle, which was a steal.
    > I'd clean out the store every time I saw it.
    > For years I had bottles of it around. Very smooth,
    > like a good Canadian whiskey.


    I think those days are long-since in the past. Even cheap hooch isn't
    lately.

    > It had a crazy bottle that would light up and play
    > music. I hated that aspect, after the first bottle.


    A search on coyopa netted the below PRC source in Chino.

    http://www.napacabs.com/Coyopa-10-Ye...0ml-P3950.aspx

    It's not US$9.99 but does offer the qualities you were mentioning. Did the
    distillery go out of business or get gobbled up by Seagrams?

    The Ranger



  10. #10
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Any rum drinkers here?

    ImStillMags wrote:
    > I'm starting to get into premium rums. I don't mean the flavored
    > stuff or froo-froo drinks, but premium aged dark rum that you sip
    > slowly and savor.
    >
    > I've been a fan of single barrel aged bourbons for a while now, my
    > favorite is Booker, I love single malt Scotches, not too smoky, and
    > I've also become quite fond of aged premium tequilas as well.
    >
    > I'm looking for input from those who have made the journey into
    > premium aged rums for
    > recommendations?
    >
    > anybody? (hic....) ;-)


    It has never occurred to me to look for or buy premium aged rums. I
    enjoy the occasional glass of dark rum straight.

  11. #11
    K Guest

    Default Re: Any rum drinkers here?



    ImStillMags wrote:
    > I'm starting to get into premium rums. I don't mean the flavored
    > stuff or froo-froo drinks, but premium aged dark rum that you sip
    > slowly and savor.
    >
    > I've been a fan of single barrel aged bourbons for a while now, my
    > favorite is Booker, I love single malt Scotches, not too smoky, and
    > I've also become quite fond of aged premium tequilas as well.
    >
    > I'm looking for input from those who have made the journey into
    > premium aged rums for
    > recommendations?
    >
    > anybody? (hic....) ;-)


    Westerhall Plantation Rum from Granada is good if you can find it. It's
    more amber than dark, but as smooth as a baby's cheek. While you're sipping
    tequila, don't overlook Gran Centenario Anejo.

    Keith



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    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: Any rum drinkers here?

    On Feb 17, 3:05*pm, "K" <Kier...@here.there> wrote:
    > ImStillMags wrote:
    > > I'm starting to get into premium rums. * I don't mean the flavored
    > > stuff or froo-froo drinks, but premium aged dark rum that you sip
    > > slowly and savor.

    >
    > > I've been a fan of single barrel aged bourbons for a while now, my
    > > favorite is Booker, I love single malt Scotches, not too smoky, and
    > > I've also become quite fond of aged premium tequilas as well.

    >
    > > I'm looking for input from those who have made the journey into
    > > premium aged rums for
    > > recommendations?

    >
    > > anybody? * (hic....) ;-)

    >
    > Westerhall Plantation Rum from Granada is good if you can find it. *It's
    > more amber than dark, but as smooth as a baby's cheek. *While you're sipping
    > tequila, don't overlook Gran Centenario Anejo.
    >
    > Keith
    >
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    I've never tried the gran Centenario Anejo, but I do like the Patron
    Anejo, ever tried that?


  13. #13
    pavane Guest

    Default Re: Any rum drinkers here?


    "ImStillMags" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    On Feb 17, 3:05 pm, "K" <Kier...@here.there> wrote:
    > ImStillMags wrote:
    > > I'm starting to get into premium rums. I don't mean the flavored
    > > stuff or froo-froo drinks, but premium aged dark rum that you sip
    > > slowly and savor.

    >
    > > I've been a fan of single barrel aged bourbons for a while now, my
    > > favorite is Booker, I love single malt Scotches, not too smoky, and
    > > I've also become quite fond of aged premium tequilas as well.

    >
    > > I'm looking for input from those who have made the journey into
    > > premium aged rums for
    > > recommendations?

    >
    > > anybody? (hic....) ;-)

    >
    > Westerhall Plantation Rum from Granada is good if you can find it. It's
    > more amber than dark, but as smooth as a baby's cheek. While you're sipping
    > tequila, don't overlook Gran Centenario Anejo.
    >
    > Keith
    >
    > --- news://freenews.netfront.net/ - complaints: n...@netfront.net ---


    I've never tried the gran Centenario Anejo, but I do like the Patron
    Anejo, ever tried that?
    .......
    Uh...it's delicious, but it is tequila, not rum, isn't it?

    pavane



  14. #14
    pltrgyst Guest

    Default Re: Any rum drinkers here?

    On Wed, 17 Feb 2010 09:59:00 -0800 (PST), ImStillMags
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I've been a fan of single barrel aged bourbons for a while now, my
    >favorite is Booker, I love single malt Scotches, not too smoky, and
    >I've also become quite fond of aged premium tequilas as well.
    >
    >I'm looking for input from those who have made the journey into
    >premium aged rums for
    >recommendations?


    Funny you should ask. We spent our holidays in Puerto Rico this year,
    and drank an awful lot of fine sipping rum every evening. 8

    From Puerto Rico:

    Bacardi 8-yr.
    Ron de Barrilito 3-star
    Seralles Don Q Anejo
    Seralles Don Q Grand Anejo
    Bacardi Reserva Limitada

    From the Dominican Republic:

    Barcelo Anejo
    Barcelo Imperial
    Brugal Anejo DR

    From St. Croix:

    Cruzan Single Barrel Estate 12 yr.
    Cruzan Estate Diamond

    All of the above are recommended as sipping rums. Mixing them would be
    sacrilege. Unlike Scotch, even a few drops of water does not help them
    "open up" or improve them in any way.

    We spent several evenings at a restaurant in the Condado section of
    San Juan named Jam's Rum Bar. It offered around eighty rums, including
    white, gold, dark, and all of the above sipping rums. We found that
    it's quite enjoyable to have a multi-course meal pairing various
    sipping rums with each course.

    Of those listed, the Cruzan Single Barrel was a terrfiic all-around
    food rum. It was bright and went well with almost everything.

    For straight sipping, our second choice was the Don Q Grand Anejo, at
    around $50 a bottle. We brought three home with us.

    But the very best of all -- absolutely incredible -- was the Bacardi
    Reserva Limitada, at around $90 per bottle. If you ever find it by the
    glass, give it a try. Extraordinary. Up there with Springbank 25, the
    1974 Ardbeg 18, and Glen Grant 30 yr.

    In the US, you can find restaurants with broad sipping rum collections
    in many major cities. Two that come to mind are Norman's (Norman Van
    Aken) in the Orlando Ritz Carlton. His former Miami restaurant had a
    collection on a par with Jam's. And MK in Chicago also has a good
    assortment, including two Cruzans last time we visited.

    For a somewhat different taste, particularly suited to sipping from a
    snifter at poolside on a balmy summer night, you might try Pyrat from
    Anguilla. It has a noticeable orange flavor and is addictive. And it's
    inexpensive, at around $0 a bottle.

    (For bona fides, we do keep around 110 different single malts in our
    home, as well as an assortment of bourbons (nothing compares to 22/23
    yr. Pappy Van Winkle Reserve), Cognacs, Armagnacs, Salignacs,
    Calvados, and rums.)

    To paraphrase a famous Amurrican: "Drink too much? There *ain't* too
    much."

    Enjoy your sampling!

    -- Larry

  15. #15
    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Re: Any rum drinkers here?

    >On Wed, 17 Feb 2010 09:59:00 -0800 (PST), ImStillMags

    >I've been a fan of single barrel aged bourbons for a while now, my
    >favorite is Booker, I love single malt Scotches, not too smoky, and
    >I've also become quite fond of aged premium tequilas as well.


    >I'm looking for input from those who have made the journey into
    >premium aged rums for recommendations?


    Annerversario is not a bad choice, and is found in just about
    any cocktail lounge these days. It is worth asking for it
    in a brandy snifter.

    Steve

  16. #16
    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: Any rum drinkers here?/tried one last night

    On Feb 17, 12:23*pm, "pavane" <pav...@somewhere.something.com> wrote:
    > "ImStillMags" <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]..
    > On Feb 17, 12:08 pm, "pavane" <pav...@somewhere.something.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > "ImStillMags" <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote in message

    >
    > >news:[email protected]....
    > > | I'm starting to get into premium rums. I don't mean the flavored
    > > | stuff or froo-froo drinks, but premium aged dark rum that you sip
    > > | slowly and savor.
    > > |
    > > | I've been a fan of single barrel aged bourbons for a while now, my
    > > | favorite is Booker, I love single malt Scotches, not too smoky, and
    > > | I've also become quite fond of aged premium tequilas as well.
    > > |
    > > | I'm looking for input from those who have made the journey into
    > > | premium aged rums for
    > > | recommendations?
    > > |
    > > | anybody? (hic....) ;-)

    >
    > > Rhum Barbancourt, from Haiti. 5-star is wonderful, smooth, big
    > > flavor and can be drunk from a brandy snifter. Their Estate
    > > Reserve is almost beyond belief, quality level of an XO
    > > Cognac.http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...50695_haitirum...
    > > pavane

    >
    > Thanks....in honor of Haiti and their troubles I'll pick up the
    > Reserve on the way home today!!
    > .....
    > I agree with your sentiment. *Please do report on it.
    >
    > pavane


    I got a bottle of the Barbancourt last evening on the way home. It
    was on 'sale' at $26.50, not a bad price.
    I found it quite smooth. Very flavorful with hints of vanilla and the
    taste of the sugar cane was there without being 'sweet'.
    It was on the order of a cognac and I found it pleasing.

    I'm going to try some others that were mentioned here, probably at a
    favorite watering hole since I don't want to break the bank buying
    bottles of some of the more expensive ones.

    Thanks for the recommendation.


  17. #17
    pavane Guest

    Default Re: Any rum drinkers here?/tried one last night


    "ImStillMags" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:9[email protected]..
    ...........
    I got a bottle of the Barbancourt last evening on the way home. It
    was on 'sale' at $26.50, not a bad price.
    I found it quite smooth. Very flavorful with hints of vanilla and the
    taste of the sugar cane was there without being 'sweet'.
    It was on the order of a cognac and I found it pleasing.

    I'm going to try some others that were mentioned here, probably at a
    favorite watering hole since I don't want to break the bank buying
    bottles of some of the more expensive ones.

    Thanks for the recommendation.
    ...........
    Glad you like it. There are some wonderful other rums out there,
    and this is a surprisingly current book that is great fun, particularly
    if you know of or remember Trader Vic:
    http://tinyurl.com/yllla2p

    pavane





  18. #18
    K Guest

    Default Re: Any rum drinkers here?



    pavane wrote:
    > "ImStillMags" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    > On Feb 17, 3:05 pm, "K" <Kier...@here.there> wrote:
    >> ImStillMags wrote:
    >>> I'm starting to get into premium rums. I don't mean the flavored
    >>> stuff or froo-froo drinks, but premium aged dark rum that you sip
    >>> slowly and savor.

    >>
    >>> I've been a fan of single barrel aged bourbons for a while now, my
    >>> favorite is Booker, I love single malt Scotches, not too smoky, and
    >>> I've also become quite fond of aged premium tequilas as well.

    >>
    >>> I'm looking for input from those who have made the journey into
    >>> premium aged rums for
    >>> recommendations?

    >>
    >>> anybody? (hic....) ;-)

    >>
    >> Westerhall Plantation Rum from Granada is good if you can find it.
    >> It's more amber than dark, but as smooth as a baby's cheek. While
    >> you're sipping tequila, don't overlook Gran Centenario Anejo.
    >>
    >> Keith
    >>
    >> --- news://freenews.netfront.net/ - complaints: n...@netfront.net ---

    >
    > I've never tried the gran Centenario Anejo, but I do like the Patron
    > Anejo, ever tried that?
    > ......
    > Uh...it's delicious, but it is tequila, not rum, isn't it?
    >
    > pavane


    The OPs question was directed to rum recommendations, but he did mention
    that he liked good sipping tequilas as well.



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  19. #19
    ima@azzhol Guest

    Default Re: Any rum drinkers here?

    On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 20:11:16 -0600, "K" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >
    >pavane wrote:
    >> "ImStillMags" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >> On Feb 17, 3:05 pm, "K" <Kier...@here.there> wrote:
    >>> ImStillMags wrote:
    >>>> I'm starting to get into premium rums. I don't mean the flavored
    >>>> stuff or froo-froo drinks, but premium aged dark rum that you sip
    >>>> slowly and savor.
    >>>
    >>>> I've been a fan of single barrel aged bourbons for a while now, my
    >>>> favorite is Booker, I love single malt Scotches, not too smoky, and
    >>>> I've also become quite fond of aged premium tequilas as well.
    >>>
    >>>> I'm looking for input from those who have made the journey into
    >>>> premium aged rums for
    >>>> recommendations?
    >>>
    >>>> anybody? (hic....) ;-)
    >>>
    >>> Westerhall Plantation Rum from Granada is good if you can find it.
    >>> It's more amber than dark, but as smooth as a baby's cheek. While
    >>> you're sipping tequila, don't overlook Gran Centenario Anejo.
    >>>
    >>> Keith
    >>>
    >>> --- news://freenews.netfront.net/ - complaints: n...@netfront.net ---

    >>
    >> I've never tried the gran Centenario Anejo, but I do like the Patron
    >> Anejo, ever tried that?
    >> ......
    >> Uh...it's delicious, but it is tequila, not rum, isn't it?
    >>
    >> pavane

    >
    >The OPs question was directed to rum recommendations, but he did mention
    >that he liked good sipping tequilas as well.
    >
    >
    >
    >--- news://freenews.netfront.net/ - complaints: [email protected] ---



    Mount Gay has an "Extra Aged" that is as smooth as a single barrel
    bourbon.

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