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gripnripgripnrip Posts: 494 ✭✭✭
I know virtually nothing about rum, other than the occasional Bacardi/Coke. Any advice on premium rum, especially rum that goes with a fine cigar?

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  • lilwing88lilwing88 ChitownPosts: 2,812 ✭✭✭
    I don't either. But I hear that Zaya is a good one.

    Plus, they have hot reps......

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  • Rob1110Rob1110 Posts: 1,467 ✭✭✭
    Zaya is fantastic rum, and can't be beat for the money aside from Ron Zacapa Centenario. The Goslings family reserve is great as well, but at about double the price.
  • HeavyHeavy Posts: 1,591 ✭✭✭
    Is the Gosling Family reserve anything like Gosling Black Seal? I have been addicted to Black Seal / Dark n' Stormy's since I went to Bermuda several years ago. I tell ya, drinking those along with a nice RyJ ISOM while overlooking Hamilton Bay was like dying and going to heaven!

    To get back on subject, some of the Appleton aged rums are pretty nice, although Appleton makes some cheaper not too good rums as well in my experience.
  • Rob1110Rob1110 Posts: 1,467 ✭✭✭
    The Goslings black seal is a great mixer for run and coke or dark n' stormys and Bermuda was where I first tried Goslings as well. The family reserve is more of a sipping rum. It's well aged, though I don't know exactly how long, and best served neat or over one or two ice cubes. So, in short, no it's not like the black seal. It's a much better, aged rum.

    Haven't tried the Appleton estate or aged rums yet but may put those on my list in the near future.
  • stephen_hannibalstephen_hannibal Posts: 4,317
    Oh rum, what is going on in this tread.... ;D

  • gripnripgripnrip Posts: 494 ✭✭✭

    Thanks guys. I'm going to try a couple of these suggestions this weekend. Nothing else to do but drink and smoke-still snowing!

  • clearlysuspectclearlysuspect Jacksonville, FloridaPosts: 2,124 ✭✭✭✭
    Captain Morgans Private Stock is all I need in a rum. Love that stuff and it's not real expensive. You shouldn't pay more than $22 for a bottle.
  • Rob1110Rob1110 Posts: 1,467 ✭✭✭
    Private stock is an ok rum and really not bad for the money but it's still more of a mixer than a sipping rum. And who's to say how much you should spend on a bottle? I'm sure you've spent more than $4 on an aged cigar. It's the same idea. While I'll admit, some rums are a tad overpriced for the quality that you get. Just like good tequila, bourbon, scotch, cognac, wine, etc, rum mellows and improves to a nice smooth sipping drink when it's been aged.

    Just for an experiment, go buy a bottle of unaged, blanco, bacardi rum, a bottle of captain's private stock and a bottle of Zaya or Zacapa and try sipping all of them neat. Then tell me which one is worth spending the extra money. As with cigars, I understand, it's all a matter of taste. I just happen to prefer a good, aged rum, neat and I'm willing to shell out some extra dough to get something I'm going to enjoy. Whether it's $30 or $130. I can't justify spending hundreds of dollars on a bottle, but if I had the means, I would.
  • HaysHays Costa del Sol, SpainPosts: 2,337 ✭✭✭
    Rob1110:
    Private stock is an ok rum and really not bad for the money but it's still more of a mixer than a sipping rum. And who's to say how much you should spend on a bottle? I'm sure you've spent more than $4 on an aged cigar. It's the same idea. While I'll admit, some rums are a tad overpriced for the quality that you get. Just like good tequila, bourbon, scotch, cognac, wine, etc, rum mellows and improves to a nice smooth sipping drink when it's been aged.

    Just for an experiment, go buy a bottle of unaged, blanco, bacardi rum, a bottle of captain's private stock and a bottle of Zaya or Zacapa and try sipping all of them neat. Then tell me which one is worth spending the extra money. As with cigars, I understand, it's all a matter of taste. I just happen to prefer a good, aged rum, neat and I'm willing to shell out some extra dough to get something I'm going to enjoy. Whether it's $30 or $130. I can't justify spending hundreds of dollars on a bottle, but if I had the means, I would.
    Hey Rob,

    You had the same reaction that I did at first, and I agree with your points. I have a feeling what Suspect actually meant, however, was that the bottle of Private Stock shouldn't run more than $22.
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  • clearlysuspectclearlysuspect Jacksonville, FloridaPosts: 2,124 ✭✭✭✭
    Hays:
    Rob1110:
    Private stock is an ok rum and really not bad for the money but it's still more of a mixer than a sipping rum. And who's to say how much you should spend on a bottle? I'm sure you've spent more than $4 on an aged cigar. It's the same idea. While I'll admit, some rums are a tad overpriced for the quality that you get. Just like good tequila, bourbon, scotch, cognac, wine, etc, rum mellows and improves to a nice smooth sipping drink when it's been aged.

    Just for an experiment, go buy a bottle of unaged, blanco, bacardi rum, a bottle of captain's private stock and a bottle of Zaya or Zacapa and try sipping all of them neat. Then tell me which one is worth spending the extra money. As with cigars, I understand, it's all a matter of taste. I just happen to prefer a good, aged rum, neat and I'm willing to shell out some extra dough to get something I'm going to enjoy. Whether it's $30 or $130. I can't justify spending hundreds of dollars on a bottle, but if I had the means, I would.
    Hey Rob,

    You had the same reaction that I did at first, and I agree with your points. I have a feeling what Suspect actually meant, however, was that the bottle of Private Stock shouldn't run more than $22.
    Yes. This is what I meant. I've been really bad a wording my posts lately and have had a lot of spainin to do! And I don't purchase a liquor unless I plan on sipping on it. The only time I mix is with tequila. I love sipping a glass of Private Stock. But to each his own.
  • I enjoy Mount Gay rum especially extra old and 1703

    http://www.mountgayrum.com/
  • Rob1110Rob1110 Posts: 1,467 ✭✭✭
    clearlysuspect:
    Hays:
    Rob1110:
    Private stock is an ok rum and really not bad for the money but it's still more of a mixer than a sipping rum. And who's to say how much you should spend on a bottle? I'm sure you've spent more than $4 on an aged cigar. It's the same idea. While I'll admit, some rums are a tad overpriced for the quality that you get. Just like good tequila, bourbon, scotch, cognac, wine, etc, rum mellows and improves to a nice smooth sipping drink when it's been aged.

    Just for an experiment, go buy a bottle of unaged, blanco, bacardi rum, a bottle of captain's private stock and a bottle of Zaya or Zacapa and try sipping all of them neat. Then tell me which one is worth spending the extra money. As with cigars, I understand, it's all a matter of taste. I just happen to prefer a good, aged rum, neat and I'm willing to shell out some extra dough to get something I'm going to enjoy. Whether it's $30 or $130. I can't justify spending hundreds of dollars on a bottle, but if I had the means, I would.
    Hey Rob,

    You had the same reaction that I did at first, and I agree with your points. I have a feeling what Suspect actually meant, however, was that the bottle of Private Stock shouldn't run more than $22.
    Yes. This is what I meant. I've been really bad a wording my posts lately and have had a lot of spainin to do! And I don't purchase a liquor unless I plan on sipping on it. The only time I mix is with tequila. I love sipping a glass of Private Stock. But to each his own.

    Sorry, hope I didn't come off hostile and I completely apologize if I did. Like I said, private stock isn't bad, and the first time I tried the stuff, I loved it. I'd say give zaya or zacapa a try and you'll be hooked.

    As for Ta-kill-ya, unless you get really good tequila, it's a tough one to sip. However, Don Julio Anejo Real, as expensive as it is, is more like sipping a scotch than a tequila. Smooth, oaky, sweet and mellow without that distinct tequila bite. Just a bit more than I'd like to spend on a bottle of tequila at almost $400 a pop around here.
  • clearlysuspectclearlysuspect Jacksonville, FloridaPosts: 2,124 ✭✭✭✭
    Crusader1545:
    I enjoy Mount Gay rum especially extra old and 1703 http://www.mountgayrum.com/
    Wow. That is one of the coolest websites I've seen in a while. Love the porn music too.
  • Sandman1amSandman1am Posts: 2,567
    clearlysuspect:
    Crusader1545:
    I enjoy Mount Gay rum especially extra old and 1703 http://www.mountgayrum.com/
    Wow. That is one of the coolest websites I've seen in a while. Love the porn music too.
    I've tried it but didn't like it very much. Of course I grew up drinking Capt. & Coke listening to the porn music on their site.
  • Joeyjoe21_8Joeyjoe21_8 Posts: 2,048
    besides rum and coke...what are some other easy drinks to make using rum....just started to play around with it and got a bottle of some cheaper spiced rum, foursquares! lol...its not bad. next weekend ill get a bottle of appleton rum and a bottle of appleton 12 year....
  • LasabarLasabar Posts: 4,473 ✭✭✭
    What's Rum???

    RumpleStiltSkin???
  • PuroFreakPuroFreak Posts: 4,131 ✭✭
    Joeyjoe21_8:
    besides rum and coke...what are some other easy drinks to make using rum....just started to play around with it and got a bottle of some cheaper spiced rum, foursquares! lol...its not bad. next weekend ill get a bottle of appleton rum and a bottle of appleton 12 year....
    Rum and Tonic can be good. I had some Zaya and Tonic at the cigar event I went to last Tuesday and it was really good. Was surprised how good it was actually. Mostly rum and just a splash of tonic. Very tastey!
  • HaysHays Costa del Sol, SpainPosts: 2,337 ✭✭✭
    PuroFreak:
    Joeyjoe21_8:
    besides rum and coke...what are some other easy drinks to make using rum....just started to play around with it and got a bottle of some cheaper spiced rum, foursquares! lol...its not bad. next weekend ill get a bottle of appleton rum and a bottle of appleton 12 year....
    Rum and Tonic can be good. I had some Zaya and Tonic at the cigar event I went to last Tuesday and it was really good. Was surprised how good it was actually. Mostly rum and just a splash of tonic. Very tastey!
    Hmmm...rum and tonic? Never thought of that, but I'm not sure it'll be at the top of my try-list.
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  • LeftFiveLeftFive Posts: 184 ✭✭
    Spiced Rum and Mountain Dew Code Red. I can think of a lot of other things I'd rather drink, but if you don't mind the sweetness, it's allright. It certainly fits the easy requirement!
  • Russ55Russ55 Posts: 2,765
    gripnrip:
    I know virtually nothing about rum, other than the occasional Bacardi/Coke. Any advice on premium rum, especially rum that goes with a fine cigar?
    Different rums for different sticks. Alex wrote a really good article on rum/cigar pairings a few months ago. If you hunt around on the site I'm sure you could probably find it. That would be a good place to start.
    Joeyjoe21_8:
    besides rum and coke...what are some other easy drinks to make using rum....just started to play around with it and got a bottle of some cheaper spiced rum, foursquares! lol...its not bad. next weekend ill get a bottle of appleton rum and a bottle of appleton 12 year....
    Mojitos are another popular one, but that takes some practice to get right. Though I'm not normally a mixed drink kind of guy, I just had one of these made by Jo3zer last weekend and it was excellent. He's got that one down.
  • bandyt09bandyt09 AKA Mr. Barley & Mr. HopsPosts: 4,339 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Aside from what Rob said (Zaya and Zacapa) I like Cruzan Single Barrel (good to sip, very good to mix with) and Montecristo 12 year old. Montecristo also makes a spiced rum and it goes great with Dr. Pepper. A less expensive spiced rum is Kilo Kai; I like it because it has a touch of vanilla in the finish. Another rum that Rob has mentioned before, that I still cannot find, in the Plantation Reserve, ask him about it.
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