What dark rum for sipping?
I’ve been through a few dark rums of late, and not found anything I prefer for sipping than the chavvy Kraken. It’s really smooth, and tastes like Dr. Pepper.
What other dark rums should I be trying?
RicksPosted 2 years ago
Mount Gay.Posted 2 years ago
Mount Gay XO, on three large ice cubes.
[/thread]Posted 2 years ago
My top 3 are:
Diplomatico reserva exclusiva
Mount Gay XO
Appleton estate 12yr
These are all more expensive than Kraken but are good for sipping and are every bit as sophisticated as a good whiskey.Posted 2 years ago
El Dorado 12 Year. Neat with no ice.Posted 2 years ago
Goslings black sealPosted 2 years ago
Of you don’t want to spend too much, kraken is pretty smooth.Posted 2 years ago
I got a bottle of Appletons 12 yo for my b’day recently, and its a fantastic spirit, to mix it would be a waste.
I’ve also had a Jeffersons from Whitehaven in recent years which was good but not in the same league.
Oh, I found an unopened bottle of dark seal in my uncles house after he died – impressively alcoholic, but again not as good as Appletons.Posted 2 years ago
Have a lick of some Chairman’s reserve. Delicate, refined and sippablePosted 2 years ago
The Gosling’s Black Seal is the only dark rum you guys have listed isn’t it? The rest are golden.
Im not a fan of the lighter rums.
Not tried the Gosling’s yet, but did have that on the list!Posted 2 years ago
It’s not dark rum but spiced. Red Leg.
Anyway, rum isn’t supposed to be sipped. It’s supposed to be quaffed like a pirate.Posted 2 years ago
You like it cos it’s a spiced rum. Not cos it’s a dark rum
some spiced golden rums could be ok for you.
Its like a beginners rum really. Tho I’m quite partial to a rum old-fashioned (or even a rum n tonic when on holiday!)Posted 2 years ago
Anyway – to my mind, Southern Caribbean rums are my preference. Northern Caribbean ones don’t suit my palatePosted 2 years ago
Morgan’s spiced surely… 😜Posted 2 years ago
It’s supposed to be quaffed like a pirate.
Gaaaaaarrrrrr!Posted 2 years ago
Discovered Pamperos whilst skiing in Italy, brought a bottle of it back and it’s very drinkable. It’s Venezuelan, not Italian btw.Posted 2 years ago
Barti Ddu. Without doubt the best rum I have tasted. Awesome. No way I would dream of mixing it.Posted 2 years ago
There is only one..
Tastes like yacht varnish but you get used to that.
Ooohh Arrrr!Posted 2 years ago
I don’t like the spiced rums but do like OVD, Wood”s, Pusser’s and Black SealPosted 2 years ago
It’s not dark rum but spiced. Red Leg.
ended up on that at the weekend, was lovely straight.Posted 2 years ago
Zacapa XO is very specialPosted 2 years ago
Plantation was very good. Not had it in a while so will now have to get some more!Posted 2 years ago
Pussers gunpowder proof. Excellent for its face numbing qualities, tastes nice as well.Posted 2 years ago
1. Mount Gay XO
2. Mount Gay Black BarrelPosted 2 years ago
Diplomatico Reserva for me – espesh cos you can get it on Amazon Prime! 😂Posted 2 years ago
Lamb’s NavyPosted 2 years ago
Gosling’s Black Seal 151.
It’s a winter warmer, you have been warned.Posted 2 years ago
The one that I think tastes like it’s already got a bit of cola in it is Rumbullion.
Apparently, Don Papa is very sipable full of cinnamon, vanilla, caramel and sugar. Altho the authenticity is questionable.
^El Dorado 12yo is probably the smoothest I’ve tasted.
(I get to taste lots in the trade, I’m not a rum lover tho)Posted 2 years ago
Why is Kraken “chavvy”?
Pretty much all of the above to be honest.
#edit – for an unlikely mixer, rum and fresh orange juice is very refreshing as a summer drink.Posted 2 years ago
Ah this brings back memories. Used to deliver charter yachts out to the Caribbean for the summer/winter change over.
Playing ibble dibble with Pussers Pain Killers No1 happy days.
Mountgay or Appletons here.Posted 2 years ago
I’ve been playing this game far too much!!!
My Rum shelf is now brimming with bottles!
My top 3 are:
Rumbullion – caramel flavour, slight vanilla, slightly sweet
Pink Pigeon – lighter in colour, more vanilla, less sweet
Plantation XO 30th anniversary – more ‘mature’ taste, less sweet still, but still a hint of sugar cane.
Others to consider are:
Red Leg – dirt cheap, can be had for about £13 a bottle. Sweet, vanillary and a bit fruity.
Kracken – it’s ok, a good ‘basic’ one
Pirates grog – can’t quite remember; I drank it, so must have been OK
I didn’t really like diplomatico, TBH.. nor mount gay XO
DrPPosted 2 years ago
During a recent visit to Nicaragua tried some Flor de Cana 18 year old rum, it was very, very good. Expensive though at £55 a bottle.Posted 2 years ago
You can’t beat Zacapa !
Posted 2 years ago
Dark Matter, or Kraken.
Plus I think Bundaberg make one which is very nice.Posted 2 years ago
DrP Plantation XO 30th anniversary – more ‘mature’ taste, less sweet still, but still a hint of sugar cane.
I’ve just ordered some of that.
Regular customer who is a sipper says his top 3 are:
I’ve also been asked for Pink Pigeon recently, so will have to look at ordering some, if it’s available from my supplier.Posted 2 years ago
Plus I think Bundaberg make one which is very nice.
It’s not a lottery i would play..Posted 2 years ago
I’m blessed with having a pub a nice fatbike ride along the beach which has the most amazing selection of rums. And they keep bringing in new ones.
I think all the above are on the shelf, I’m gradually working through them. I’ll have another go tomorrow night.
I discovered pink pigeon last week, very good stuff. Riding home is often entertaining!Posted 2 years ago
Ron Barcelo is nicePosted 2 years ago
Diplomatico, Zacapa and Barcelo are all fine choices but at the more spendy end of things.
Chairmans reserve spiced is great for the money – like drinking Christmas cake! Angostura 1919 is also decent for sensible money.Posted 2 years ago
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.