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Offline erockrph

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« on: Today at 01:59:48 AM »
I dont think I've seen a thread on this, so i figured I'd get one started.

As much as I love bourbon and Scotch, barrel aged rum has been my spirit of choice recently. They definitely haven't had the price blow up to the extent of whiskey (yet), so you can get incredible examples in the $20-$50 range. The selection available isn't as extensive as whiskey, even in higher end stores, but it's been getting better.

My go to is Brugal Añejo. It's an easy sipper, with lots of vanilla and caramel. The price is extremely reasonable where you can find it.

I just cracked the seal on a bottle of Brugal 1888. I can't read Spanish, but it looks like it is aged in Bourbon barrels, followed by Sherry. It definitely has a firm tannic note, but it fades into all kinds of vanilla, honey, caramel, and figgy/sherry notes. The tannin is a bit too strong, but its getting softer as my ice melts. But the sherry cask notes are really nice. I will definitely make it a point to search out more sherry barrel aged rums after trying this one.

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Offline narvin

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Re: Rum
« Reply #1 on: Today at 03:00:24 AM »
Rum isn't my favorite drink, but I thought the El Dorado 15 yr was quite nice.

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« Reply #2 on: Today at 03:57:29 AM »
I must have never tasted a good rum.  I don't like rum at all.  In Wisconsin, we drink everything BUT rum.

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Re: Rum
« Reply #4 on: Today at 12:38:54 PM »
I wouldn’t mind finding a good bottle of aged rum or two. Sometimes all I want to drink is one glass of nice spirits after dinner while I read. I generally find bourbon too sweet and am not always up for a glass of scotch.
I do like a corn and oil with good black rum. It’s a drink I learned about in Keith Richard’s autobiography.
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Offline boulderbrewer

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Re: Rum
« Reply #5 on: Today at 02:44:15 PM »
Good rum is wonderful. I had a couple rum barrels that I put a quad in. The rum from those barrels is so smooth, I can drink it straight without that alcohol shiver after each sip. Unfortunately I can't remember the brand other than is an old company like from the 1700's or 1800's from scotland or around there. A 750 of it started around $60.