I mix rum with 7up. Just kidding, I actually prefer ginger ale but to me rum is a mixing spirit.
As for the Dickel 8 chatter, lets stop dissing George Jr.
Just as it is important not to generalize about and diss George Jr it is important not to do the same about rum in general! There are plenty of rums that it would be as much of a sacrilege in spirits nerd-dom to mix with ginger ale (come on, at least you could use a decent ginger beer ) as it would be to mix GTS or A.H. Hirsch with Diet Coke.
You just haven't had the right rums apparently!
That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…
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