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Charlutz

I found two bottles of batch 2 in a store. 99 proof, 25 or so years old. Price was $100 per. I’m assuming this is significantly above retail. Reviews seem positive. Anyone who has had it care to weigh in? Thanks!

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Kpiz

Revelation certainly has many fans here, including me. It's very flavorful yet balanced between the molasses, fruit, and funky notes. You're correct that $100 is above retail (it can be found in the $65-$70 range) but based on quality I think it's worth $100/bottle. Astor W&S has it for $64.99 though and I think they ship to MD: http://www.astorwines.com/SearchResultsSingle.aspx?p=2&search=33325&searchtype=Contains

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jshleffar

Huge fan but, yes get it shipped cheaper.

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kevinbrink

Definitely a bit tame to me for a Jamaican Rum but really good none the less.

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Charlutz

Excellent! Thanks fellas 

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Marekv8

Yes, it's like the Basil Hayden of Jamaican rum. The Barrell Batch 001 is a bolder expression for similar dollars and more proof to play with. 

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jshleffar

Sure, its not an obscenely funky jamaican, but it is very good.

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Kpiz
Yes, it's like the Basil Hayden of Jamaican rum. The Barrell Batch 001 is a bolder expression for similar dollars and more proof to play with. 


I know I’m splitting hairs but I’d say Appleton 12yo is more like the BH of Jamaican rum. But you’re right, Revelation is not a funk bomb.
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kevinbrink
13 hours ago, Kpiz said:

 


I know I’m splitting hairs but I’d say Appleton 12yo is more like the BH of Jamaican rum. But you’re right, Revelation is not a funk bomb.

 

I'm going to piss in the Kool-Aid here and say that if there is a BH of Rum it's probably Real McCoy 12, Appleton 12 brings way more to the table than old Basil, while RM12 is a bit neutered to me and goes for a more premium price. Either that or go with Plantation 20th to cover the unremarkable bourbon in "upscale" packaging requirements. 

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Charlutz
56 minutes ago, kevinbrink said:

I'm going to piss in the Kool-Aid here and say that if there is a BH of Rum it's probably Real McCoy 12, Appleton 12 brings way more to the table than old Basil, while RM12 is a bit neutered to me and goes for a more premium price. Either that or go with Plantation 20th to cover the unremarkable bourbon in "upscale" packaging requirements. 

Isn’t the qualifier ‘Jamaican’ rum and isn’t RM12 a Seale product?

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Marekv8

Upon further reflection, I think there may be better "Basil" candidates…

 

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Kpiz
23 minutes ago, Marekv8 said:

Upon further reflection, I think there may be better "Basil" candidates…

 

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Certainly nails the proof and packaging!

 

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kevinbrink
5 hours ago, Charlutz said:

Isn’t the qualifier ‘Jamaican’ rum and isn’t RM12 a Seale product?

Missed that he said Jamaican there, guess my blind love for Appleton was in my eyes!

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