Ha. Well, a dialogue clearly did not develop here
Since my last post, I gave another shot to one of the lower end Flor De Canas (7yr or something) - still don't like what is to me a bitter and empty profile. I can see it's lack of sweetness playing out well in mixing, which I had not considered before.
I have found more dusty Pusser's. Seems not to be that much of a challenge. I'll buy any that I see though - the stuff is delicious. And 94.5 proof, as opposed to the 92 proof of today.
Also tried a Myer's 10yr aged anniversary release from the past. A nice dark rum, but still a dark rum, not really suitable for sipping. Also had a bit of a nasty bite to it which I'm not sure isn't the beginnings of bottle taint or just a characteristic of the aging. Hard to know without any frame of reference.