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Good rum anyone?

bushubushu Posts: 711
edited February 2013 in Commuting chat
Well I'm tackling a bottle of havana club 7 currently, not normally a midweek spirit drinker I'm partial to my ales mind but going through yet another relationship break-up, anyway enough of that..

I'm looking like finishing this bottle shortly and looking forward to the commute :lol: :twisted:
So to my question, are there any other reasnably priced quality rums i should know about?
I feel an order for the weekend is required!

Tried a few mind but, always end up going back to Mt.Gay & havana7, kraken is okay and morgans spiced is for mixing imho. No white kak and always end up with green tongue after dark/navy rum session, so what should i order?
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  • FoldingJoeFoldingJoe Posts: 1,327
    Try Appletons. Not too bad and quite reasonably priced.
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  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,920
    Tesco do a nice red rum apparently.
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  • domgearsdomgears Posts: 134
    I used to live with a Jamaican and the local pub was a Jamaican pub.

    The stable for them is Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum (the flagship brand, 63% ABV),

    They like it with just a dash of blackcurrant cordial, its nice, very drinkable but dangerously potent
  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,473
    domgears wrote:
    I used to live with a Jamaican and the local pub was a Jamaican pub.
    Strange that.
    In a similar fashion, I was gobsmacked at the amount of Irish pubs in Ireland. :twisted:
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • Phil_DPhil_D Posts: 467
    daviesee wrote:
    domgears wrote:
    I used to live with a Jamaican and the local pub was a Jamaican pub.
    Strange that.
    In a similar fashion, I was gobsmacked at the amount of Irish pubs in Ireland. :twisted:

    Maybe they lived in Germany
  • rubertoerubertoe Posts: 3,993
    He never said he lived in Jamaica!

    I like Bundaberg, its a bit sweet though.
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    Ron Botran from Guatamala. Honestly, you'll never go back to anything else.
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  • domgearsdomgears Posts: 134
    daviesee wrote:
    domgears wrote:
    I used to live with a Jamaican and the local pub was a Jamaican pub.
    Strange that.
    In a similar fashion, I was gobsmacked at the amount of Irish pubs in Ireland. :twisted:

    Especially as it was in Easton Bristol!
  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,473
    domgears wrote:
    Especially as it was in Easton Bristol!
    No fun giving the full picture at this time. :wink:
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • SewinmanSewinman Posts: 2,131
    Mount Gay Extra Old is the best Caribbean rum IMHO. Drink it as if its a fine Scotch.

    http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-4520.aspx
  • prawnyprawny Posts: 5,415
    Bacardi :twisted:

    Or still cheap mass produced stuff but I had some Sailor Jerry the other week and was quite nice, made me feel like a young Hunter S Thompson.
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  • SewinmanSewinman Posts: 2,131
    Spiced rums are for chavs.
  • MonkeypumpMonkeypump Posts: 1,528
    Havana Club, Appleton's, Mount Gay or Bundaberg for me. The Angostura stuff is supposed to be good, but haven't tried it yet.

    I did try the Bacardi Oakheart a while back, but it was like drinking air freshener. Avoid.
  • HoopdriverHoopdriver Posts: 2,023
    Eighteen year-old Eldorado (from Guyana) is very, very nice
  • prawnyprawny Posts: 5,415
    Sewinman wrote:
    Spiced rums are for chavs.

    Naw man, they're tasty.

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  • Hoopdriver wrote:
    Eighteen year-old Eldorado (from Guyana) is very, very nice

    I'm assuming you mean the 15 year-old but yes. They had it in (don't laugh) Aldi just before Christmas, still £35 a bottle, but few Rums even come close.

    Personally, I'd prefer a nice single-malt, but there you go.
  • tetmtetm Posts: 564
    Hoopdriver wrote:
    Eighteen year-old Eldorado (from Guyana) is very, very nice


    I've tried the 21 year-old Eldorado and it was fantastic, would love to get my hands on a bottle of the 25...

    Currently ploughing my way through a bottle of Chairman's Reserve that was brought back from the Caribbean for me which is very tasty for something also available in Waitrose. Also great in ginger based cocktails.

    For just drinking, I'm a big fan of the Flor de Cana Centenario from Nicaragua, if you haven't tried it and enjoy rum then go and find a bottle.
  • Gosling's from Bermuda is very nice. The dark is best used in dark and stormies, but they do a golden rum that is nice and smooth.
    Mmmm...dark and stormy...roll on summer al fresco drinking!
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  • Brugal 1888 is very good
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  • mattwoodmattwood Posts: 148
    Brugal 1888 is very good

    +1

    Or, if you like your spiced rum,

    Admiral Vernon's Old J (Dark rum sweetened with Vanilla, lime and spiced)

    It's the old Sailor jerry recipe from before Jerrys got too popular. It's the smoothest rum I've ever had!
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    Sewinman wrote:
    Mount Gay Extra Old is the best Caribbean rum IMHO. Drink it as if its a fine Scotch.

    http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-4520.aspx

    +1

    big fan of dark n stormy
  • Having a rum obsessed ex Navy father (I think there are more than 25 different rums in parents house) I can recommend the Whiskey Exchange http://www.thewhiskeyexchange.com as most birthday/Xmas pressies involve a bit of shopping from here for him (and now the husband after my father has passed on the rum obsession). There is always Rumfest http://rumfest.co.uk/ to go and try them all out too.

    Husband has just managed to drink a bottle of El Dorado 12yo like it was water but I know he is also after a bottle of Captain Morgans Private Stock as thats his favourite. Father has just discovered Captain Morgans Black and recommends that one.

    Chairmans Reserve are usually good basic rums for either mixing or supping.

    If you feel like a treat Ron Zacapa is always a favourite of my Dads.

    He's always most disapointed that I still add coke to my rum, the good stuff is just wasted on me :lol:
  • prawnyprawny Posts: 5,415
    Had some of this a few years ago in a Cuban bar in Chester. Very nice, not one for the purists though.

    http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-4503.aspx
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  • sigmasigma Posts: 5
    No doubt in my mind

    Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva
    http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-4475.aspx
  • mudcow007mudcow007 Posts: 3,861
    havana club 7 for me

    havana club 3 is rank an is only suitable for taking paint off used paint brushes.

    Black Kraken is pretty tasty too, really smooth
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  • Clever PunClever Pun Posts: 6,778
    Sewinman wrote:
    Spiced rums are for chavs.

    Sweeping statements are for the ill informed
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  • Clever PunClever Pun Posts: 6,778
    Chairman's Reserve

    http://www.saintluciarums.com/

    Cracking stuff
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  • Agent57Agent57 Posts: 2,300
    +1 for Guyanese El Dorado. Mind you, I'm biased. ;) (Guyanese father, and used to live there.)
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  • bushubushu Posts: 711
    Clever Pun wrote:
    Sewinman wrote:
    Spiced rums are for chavs.

    Sweeping statements are for the ill informed
    chavs round these parts wont touch rum, more for me when i goto shops tho :)

    you do catch them drinking what they think is vodka, sometimes brandy or whisky too
    mostly though its the standard lager tipple - fosters carling/berg or the top one stella! :lol:

    i've lots to look at though thanks maybe a bottle a month and make an informed decision on my fav 8)
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