What dark rum for sipping?
+1 on the Wood’s Old Navy, I don’t pick up on the yacht varnish notes though..
Ok it’s not a dark rum but I rarely pass up a chance to big up Angostura, lovley stuff. Not sweet, not sharp, just nicePosted 2 years ago
See, I got bought some Angostura for Xmas, and wasn’t a fan. Too light, too sweet, too close to whisky for me. I prefer it darker, like the difference between a lager and a porter.Posted 2 years ago
Plantation XO 20th Anniversary Rum
Smooth as a very smooth smooth thing that slips down well.Posted 2 years ago
I’m sure you noted my typo in my post…. I meant Plantation XO 20th birthday…. not 30th!!
RE pink pigeon… it WAS in Aldi for £20 a bottle before Xmas!!
Gutted i missed out on that!
DrPPosted 2 years ago
Just remember another I had recently that was rather excellent,
Penny Blue XOPosted 2 years ago
Mount Gay XO grand reserve on order!Posted 2 years ago
I had a bit of a rum incident at the pub on Thursday night. A lesson – don’t just pick the pretty labels.
I pointed to some Old J to the young barlad and he duly poured it neat with ice (how I usually enjoy rum). Thought it was a bit burny going down – quite made my eyes water. I asked the bar manager about it and she promptly took my glass and added two thirds coke. Turns out it’s 75.5% proof. They’re not allowed to serve it neat or in doubles. Poor barlad got a telling off!
Anyway it was bloody lovely with a drop of coke. Although I didn’t have another . And I did have indigestion the next day 😐
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^Old J tiki fire, ends in tears if drunk as a shotPosted 2 years ago
+1You can’t beat Zacapa
23 year old Guatemalan rum, simply lovely.Posted 2 years ago
Well, got some Mount Gay XO, it’s nice… But not what I was after, pretty bright and light.
My friend bought me some Diplomatic Rerserve… Oh my god, it’s lovely. Tastes like Christmas pudding in a glass. Best warm.Posted 2 years ago
Ordered some Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva on Sunday, waiting for it to arrive now ..Posted 2 years ago
This thread has reminded me… Anyone had Doorly’s XO before? <span style=”font-size: 0.8rem;”>Received a bottle as a gift.</span>
Thinking ahead for my evening off tomorrow – should I buy in a mixer, or will this be a good enough sipper?Posted 2 years ago
Not really dark but I tried a bottle of Ron Barcelo Imperial over Xmas and was really suprised.
It was a present and i’m more of a Bourbon drinker. I found it nice for sipping neat with no ice.Posted 2 years ago
I noticed M&S are discontinuing a few of their premium dark rums, and with a few £5 off £35 spend coupons, supplemental groceries and a patient fellow on the checkout, I picked up three decent bottles at a good (I think) reduction.
Shelf edge price, and Amazon price for comparison:
Hechicera £30.40 (£42.99)
Don Papa £25.60 (£32.95)
El Dorado 12 y.o. £28.80 (£34.94)
Set for Autumnal sipping.Posted 2 years ago
Don papa. Rum from the Philippines.
magic stuffPosted 2 years ago
I’m still working my way through the ever changing selection at a local pub, but this one went down well on last Thursdays beach ride
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40mpg – interesting, was eyeing that in Morrisons yesterday as currently down to £18 for 75cl I think.
My favoured Mount Gay black barrel is on sale at amazon for £22 as well.Posted 2 years ago
Bought a bottle of Havana Club for £16 in mozzas today. It’s not bad . Still prefer its older brother the Havana 7 which is darkish and only £22 quid so it’s my go to supermarket plonk.
A couple of months ago tescos had Appleton estates 12 yr for £25 so a couple of those went to the till… very nicePosted 2 years ago
The Red Lion in Weymouth has a good selection to try…
I was going to ask why the OP described Kraken as ‘chavvy’. But I looked it up for myself.
I definitely prefer my spirits with a bit of heritage and classic (or no) marketing!Posted 2 years ago
Despite my seafaring connection I’m not much of a rum fan.
However, having travelled through Guyana regularly of late I am somewhat hooked on the locally produced El Dorado, especially the 15 and 21 year old stuff. A very sippable choice.
Even out in Guyana it aint a cheap drink.Posted 2 years ago
Which should I go for next week? Might try the Havana no7 perhaps
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If that’s the English Harbour 10, get on it.Posted 2 years ago
Looks good, what’s the pub?Posted 2 years ago
El Dorado 12, 15 and 21 yr old. All lovely
don Papa is just overloaded with vanilla. Nice taste but not really a rum.
Had one on Saturday night – Ron de Jeremy Hardcore spiced. Tasted like cinammon lozenges and apart from the name was quite a hit! “Went down well” as my wife saidPosted 2 years ago
It’s not a lottery i would play..
Spot the “not a Queenslander”
(Sipping on a Bundy as I wrote that 🙂 )Posted 2 years ago
russianbob : Barti Ddu. Without doubt the best rum I have tasted. Awesome.
A friend recently got me a Barti Ddu sampler.. it was indeed awesome! I think a full size sampler will definitely be on the cards!Posted 2 years ago
Another shout for Dark Matter.Posted 2 years ago
Floor de caña here, tbh i cannot tell the difference between 5, 7, 10, 12 years so just buy what you can afford. Love it..lots of icePosted 2 years ago
Mount Gay Black Barrel….. ummmm,,, 🙂Posted 2 years ago
My favoured Mount Gay black barrel is on sale at amazon for £22 as well.
And still is, thanks.Posted 2 years ago
Diplimatico reserva or plantation get my vote. Appletons for cheap cooking rum.Posted 2 years ago
worth checking out https://www.beachcraftspirits.co.uk which is a relatively new craft rum distillery in Northern Scotland that are just getting themselves established. Had a few sampling sessions and can confirm they are very good.Posted 2 years ago
Turns out it’s 75.5% proof. They’re not allowed to serve it neat or in doubles. Poor barlad got a telling off!
i know it was six months ago but I have to take issue with this. Proof percentages are on a 200% scale, 75.5% proof is 37.75% by volume. No stronger than most spirits and certainly no restriction on selling neat…Posted 2 years ago
If y’all like Diplomatico Reserva, you’re gonna love Santa Teresa Solera.
Pricey but gorgeous in the extreme.Posted 2 years ago
Kraken (70cl) currently £17.50 on Amazon, plus £5 back on next purchase of selected alcohol.Posted 1 year ago
Thanks. Good reason to try Kraken…Posted 1 year ago
Why did no one tell me about Beach Craft Spirits? I was passing through Nairn back in August, could have tried a nip. Default favourite is Mount Gax XO.Posted 1 year ago
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