Jump to content

What Rum/Rhum did you buy today?


BFerguson

Recommended Posts

The Black Tot

Mmm. It's cold in the UK in late January, but I might have to put on a coat indoors and fire up the blender...

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 1.2k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • tanstaafl2

    171

  • Marekv8

    161

  • The Black Tot

    100

  • Kpiz

    90

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Was reminded of why I do this whole "go to work" thing today...

Recently, I ordered three bottles of rum. When they showed up, only two had survived the journey.  Well, I reached out to the vendor and they assured me a replacement would be sent. As grateful as I w

Some new, some repeats… been in a rum mood for a while. Can't get over how opaque the Holmes Cay Belize 15yo is… have my sample poured for tonight.  

Posted Images

13 hours ago, tanstaafl2 said:

Plantation 3 Star is another aged and filtered blanco that works well. No experience with the Pritchards Crystal. And if you want to bring a little of the El Dorado flavor to it the 3 year old is another good option.

Can you tell I like the aged Blanco's??? :D

Those were 2 I was really looking for (Plantation & ED3) but couldn't find. The Prichard's is almost completely tasteless in a drink & super sweet on the nose, but did have the advantage of being $9. How does Cruzan Aged Light (which I heard is 3yo) stand up if you've tried it before? I know I like Flor de Cana 4yr Extra Dry as an aged light rum that I can get, but the Cruzan is half the price where I am. I want to save some money cause I'd only be using light rum in cocktails but don't want to sacrifice taste/quality as much as this Prichard's Crystal seems to do.

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, moebimoebi said:

Those were 2 I was really looking for (Plantation & ED3) but couldn't find. The Prichard's is almost completely tasteless in a drink & super sweet on the nose, but did have the advantage of being $9. How does Cruzan Aged Light (which I heard is 3yo) stand up if you've tried it before? I know I like Flor de Cana 4yr Extra Dry as an aged light rum that I can get, but the Cruzan is half the price where I am. I want to save some money cause I'd only be using light rum in cocktails but don't want to sacrifice taste/quality as much as this Prichard's Crystal seems to do.

Not had the Pritchard so can't compare to that. Cruzan is a big industrial rum that is maybe a step up from Bacardi (which is not saying that much in my opinion). Cruzan Aged Light rum is indeed a blend of rums from 1 to 4 years or so that is filtered to be almost clear like the Plantation. Will do as a mixer but not my preferred rum. A bit sweeter in character then FdC. Probably closer to Plantation but lacks a bit of the complexity of the Plantation which is a blend of rums from three different islands, hence the name. Cruzan is probably better than the Pritchard though. FdC 4yo Extra Dry, Plantation 3 star and ED 3yo are all better to me for cocktails.

FdC is the driest and tends to be a favorite for mixing where you don't want to add more sweetness. Plantation is a little sweeter and Ed is the sweetest so would likely impact a cocktail more. The reverse order for drinking it straight although none of them is what I would call a sipping rum by themselves of course! The FdC in particular is not my favorite on its own unless you really like a dry rum.

Edited by tanstaafl2
Link to post
Share on other sites

I should mention that FdC has recently been taking some flak in the media about treatment of workers and about how they are in bed with the government (you know, the supposedly socialist government of Daniel Ortega who is there to "take care" of the little people...) although I suspect they are hardly unique in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Link to post
Share on other sites
The Black Tot

If you can find some Bacardi Heritage edition (in the cardboard tube), get yourself some of that! Exceptional white rum and very cheap in the US.

Note I'm not endorsing any other Bacardi.

Other white rums of note include finding some leftover Tommy Bahama rum still around in stores (if you're a dusty hunter, you'll see it around from time to time). Always on close out price, and it's made by Richard Seale's Foursquare distillery. VERY good stuff for peanuts.

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, The Black Tot said:

Other white rums of note include finding some leftover Tommy Bahama rum still around in stores (if you're a dusty hunter, you'll see it around from time to time). Always on close out price, and it's made by Richard Seale's Foursquare distillery. VERY good stuff for peanuts.

Interesting about the Tommy Bahama rum. Did not know it was from Foursquare.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for all the info and other suggestions! I think it may be worth looking for a FdC alternative then. Awesome how much variety and value you can find for <$30 in rum!

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

Considering pulling the trigger on one or two K&L bottlings but it's a lot of coin for something that isn't whisky.  The Enmore 25 sounds delightful but the price...

Link to post
Share on other sites
The Black Tot

Good man! It will be a while before I get to taste this one. You'll have to tease us all with a review here!

Link to post
Share on other sites
The Black Tot

Drinking a wonderful glass of Penny Blue by the Berry Bros And Rudd people. A Mauritius blend, very much oak forward with a nice nutmeg edge. Recommended if the price is right.

Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, The Black Tot said:

Drinking a wonderful glass of Penny Blue by the Berry Bros And Rudd people. A Mauritius blend, very much oak forward with a nice nutmeg edge. Recommended if the price is right.

I picked that up a while ago and seem to recall taking it in for a Wednesday tasting but then not getting to it for some reason. Time to dig it out again I suppose!

Link to post
Share on other sites

After working my way through all the rums we purchased for Tiki purposes my favorites were always the the Jamaicans, Appleton & J. Wray & Nephew - Guess I like that hogo! Next on the radar to try something else is probably The Real McCoy or that Bacardi Heritage, depending on what the wife endorses...

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, moebimoebi said:

After working my way through all the rums we purchased for Tiki purposes my favorites were always the the Jamaicans, Appleton & J. Wray & Nephew - Guess I like that hogo! Next on the radar to try something else is probably The Real McCoy or that Bacardi Heritage, depending on what the wife endorses...

If you like Jamaican hogo you might want to also try Smith & Cross which is purpose made to bring hogo to a cocktail, not to mention some added punch at 114 proof. Not my favorite sipping rum but good for cocktails!

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

Received a bottle of Santa Teresa 1796 Ron Antiguo De Solera Rum from a friend in Venezuela. I can't read the back label but I do see a mention of 15 years on the back. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, KyleCBreese said:

Received a bottle of Santa Teresa 1796 Ron Antiguo De Solera Rum from a friend in Venezuela. I can't read the back label but I do see a mention of 15 years on the back. 

Santa Teresa is a Venezuelan "sweet" rum (meaning added sugar despite the likely protestations of the distillery) that is one of those pseudo solera aged rums which means their might be a little bit of older rum to include 15yo in it but the barrel gets periodically topped up with younger rum similar to Zacapa. Not a bad rum and not super pricey. They make an interesting orange liqueur as well.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...

Picked up a bottle of Appleton 12 Year yesterday. A really good bottle for sipping. I would not mix this at all. 

Need to try the Ron Zacapa 23 yr again. Must have had a bad bottle last time because I didn't like it at all

Link to post
Share on other sites
The Black Tot

Snagged an old Cruzan Diamond Single Barrel 5yr (NOT the version you can get today), along with two Cruzan "Clipper" 2yrs (at 120 proof - might mix well).

Trying to be good, but sometimes those bottles just dangle in front of ya!

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

I have not been a rum drinker in the past, unless you count a rum & coke with twist of lime.  So starting to do some research, read reviews, also this Rum forum. 

Purchased a Bacardi 8, and an Appleton 12 year recently. 

Opened the Bacardi 8 and was underwhelmed.  I may need to use that as a mixer and open the Appleton 12.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Picked up a Mount Gay XO yesterday and tried it today. I think I like it more than the Seale's, but I need to do a SBS next time.

Link to post
Share on other sites
The Black Tot
8 hours ago, kwshannon said:

I have not been a rum drinker in the past, unless you count a rum & coke with twist of lime.  So starting to do some research, read reviews, also this Rum forum. 

Purchased a Bacardi 8, and an Appleton 12 year recently. 

Opened the Bacardi 8 and was underwhelmed.  I may need to use that as a mixer and open the Appleton 12.

Bacardi 8 is horrible. There is only one good Bacardi, and that is the Bacardi Heritage edition white rum, made in Mexico. Perhaps the ultra-expensive limited conspicuous-consumption Bacardis might be good, but who cares at the prices they're asking?

Link to post
Share on other sites
The Black Tot
3 hours ago, dcbt said:

Picked up a Mount Gay XO yesterday and tried it today. I think I like it more than the Seale's, but I need to do a SBS next time.

Both are in the light Bajan style, but for me I think the Seale's has more flavor, costs less, and has a legitimate 10yr age statement. The XO is good, and I'd happily drink it any day, but it's too subtle for my tastes to be a preference.

Edited by The Black Tot
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.