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  1. Thread: Rum Forum

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    Re: Rum Forum

    I've found the Ministry to be a good source of information and discussion. Criticism of specific products, such as rums which use flavoring, have numbers on the labels that don't correspond to age,...
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    Cruzan Single Barrel a good-quality clean tasting rum and is fairly priced. I enjoyed it but did not replace my bottle as it (like most rums from Spanish-speaking islands) is a bit light, probably...
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    Get the 5 year first. If you like it but want an older, more mature option for better sipping, get the extra old.
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    A few notes:

    * Ron Zacapa 23 has gone through several labels through the years. Earlier bottles were completely covered by woven palm, while recent iterations have only had the band. The 23 solera...
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    Re: Differences in Bourbon Mouthfeel

    The barrel is a potential source for oily molecules which could never make it through distillation as well as the cogeners coming from the fermentation/grain.

    A whiskey like Wild Turkey would have...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 8/12: Eagle Rare 10 Year 101 Proof

    I had the pleasure of helping with a bottle of the Lawrenceburg juice -- much better than the current version.

    Granted, I like Old Prentice/Four Roses' rye bourbon than BT's...
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    They're essentially the same juice, just with different words on the bottle. Zacapa hasn't made a true 23-year age stated rum, since they use pseudo-solera blending
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    Re: Lurker from Madison, WI joining

    Thanks, I'll have to explore more the next time I make it to Milwaukee (which isn't terribly often). The last time I was there, the small number of places I tried were out of bottles.
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    Re: Lurker from Madison, WI joining

    Thanks for all the welcomes! I'll have to make it to the Distill America event next year.

    I do like the selections and prices here. The $19.99 (pretax) Russell's Reserve is better than I've even...
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    Lurker from Madison, WI joining

    Hi all,

    I'm a 20-something male living in Madison, WI who has been getting into bourbon and rye over the last year or so. After college, I became interested in gin, aged rum, and various other...
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