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  • What dark rum for sipping?
  • Premier Icon lazlowoodbine
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    +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 nice

    Premier Icon rickon
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    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.

    Premier Icon captmorgan
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    Plantation XO 20th Anniversary Rum

    Smooth as a very smooth smooth thing that slips down well.

    Premier Icon DrP
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    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!

    DrP

    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    Just remember another I had recently that was rather excellent,

    Penny Blue XO

    Premier Icon rickon
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    Mount Gay XO grand reserve on order!

    Premier Icon 40mpg
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    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 😐

    Premier Icon 40mpg
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    Premier Icon B.A.Nana
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    ^Old J tiki fire,  ends in tears if drunk as a shot

    Premier Icon coolhandluke
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    +1You can’t beat Zacapa

    23 year old Guatemalan rum, simply lovely.

    Premier Icon rickon
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    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.

    Premier Icon bennn
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    Ordered some Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva on Sunday, waiting for it to arrive now ..

    Premier Icon dmck16
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    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?

    Premier Icon matt10214
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    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.

    Premier Icon drlex
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    Thread necro

    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.

    Premier Icon onandon
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    Don papa. Rum from the Philippines.

    magic stuff

    Premier Icon 40mpg
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    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

    Premier Icon Stoner
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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.

    Premier Icon donks
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    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 nice

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    The Red Lion in Weymouth has a good selection to try…

    A Barrel of Rums

    https://theredlionweymouth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/RumBibleV3.pdf

    Premier Icon SaxonRider
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    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!

    Premier Icon seadog101
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    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.

    Premier Icon 40mpg
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    Which should I go for next week? Might try the Havana no7 perhaps

    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    If that’s the English Harbour 10, get on it.

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Looks good, what’s the pub?

    Premier Icon tmb467
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    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 said

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    mikewsmith

    It’s not a lottery i would play..

    Spot the “not a Queenslander”

    (Sipping on a Bundy as I wrote that 🙂 )

    Premier Icon frogstomp
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    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!

    Premier Icon scoob67
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    Another shout for Dark Matter.

    Premier Icon poolman
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    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 ice

    Premier Icon coconut
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    Mount Gay Black Barrel….. ummmm,,,  🙂

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    My favoured Mount Gay black barrel is on sale at amazon for £22 as well.

    And still is, thanks.

    Premier Icon duckman
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    Diplimatico  reserva or plantation get my vote. Appletons  for cheap cooking rum.

    Premier Icon mau00149
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    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.

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    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…

    Premier Icon StefMcDef
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    If y’all like Diplomatico Reserva, you’re gonna love Santa Teresa Solera.

    Pricey but gorgeous in the extreme.

    Premier Icon frogstomp
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    Kraken (70cl) currently £17.50 on Amazon, plus £5 back on next purchase of selected alcohol.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Thanks. Good reason to try Kraken…

    Premier Icon jeffl
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    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.

    Premier Icon duffle
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    @40mpg bottom left of your picture…..is that Skullduggery? If so first time I’ve seen it outside my house!!! Do like it but it is quite young but nice!

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