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dijit
01-13-2014, 07:20 PM
So there are numerous whiskey, bourbon, and scotch forums on the web. There are also numerous people that think Rum is just a sweet liquor. I happen to think there is almost as much diversity in rum as there is Bourbon. What are your thoughts on this?

equetefue
01-13-2014, 07:24 PM
I totally agree. Partial to Don Q as is made in the town I grew up as a kid. My go to for sipping is Ron Zacapa

stearns
01-13-2014, 07:30 PM
Rum is up there with Scotch for my favorite sipper. I typically reach for the Zaya when I'm looking for something a little sweet. I remember tasting the old Zaya (Guatemalan), wish there was still some of that around. I also enjoy Zacapa and occasionally some Pyrat :al

Subvet642
01-13-2014, 07:32 PM
I like Goslings and Myers dark rums for just about everything where color isn't an issue; rum & Coke for instance.

equetefue
01-13-2014, 07:37 PM
Forgot about Gosling. Good for mixing

yourchoice
01-13-2014, 07:41 PM
There are definitely some great rums out there. I think the better rums (sipping rums) are a great value compared to many other finer spirits.

Here' same great rum thread: http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/showthread.php?t=76

CamoFlogged
01-13-2014, 07:41 PM
Queue Big Pete in 5...4...3...2...1...

Porch Dweller
01-14-2014, 07:50 AM
I spent some time in Honduras back in the early '90's and have been a big fan of aged Flor de Cana ever since.

dijit
01-14-2014, 10:48 AM
I have been a fan of Goslings for years and Juan de Barrilito the 3 or 5 star are best but cant seem to find it here in the states. Even the liquor distributors that say they carry never seem to be able to get it. Years ago I was a die hard Bacardi fan especially when they first came out with black. I have tried many of the Appleton's and many of the spiced rums too. I think my favorite spiced would be Kraken but Sailor Jerry runs a very close second. I started this thread as I am searching for new ideas to try if I can get them here, and wanted to hear people's opinions of them. For myself the white or clear varieties of rum tend to have little flavor but are good for mixed drinks while the darker ones and spiced ones (a few anyway) are good as a stand alone.

big pete
01-14-2014, 01:16 PM
Queue Big Pete in 5...4...3...2...1...

Someone called?:D


I agree that when people usually mention rum, they think of the crappy mixer stuff like Malibu. There are quite a few good sipping rums on the market and as someone mentioned, you can get some excellent sippers for a fraction of bourbon/scotch prices. Most can be had for under $40. I'm a big fan of Zacapa 23, Zacapa XO, Diplomatico, Zaya, Legendario (love this), etc.

tsolomon
01-14-2014, 01:16 PM
I was a Zaya fan, but then I discovered Ron Zacapa 23yr and XO. :dr

Others I like.
Cruzan Single Barrel
Ron Barcelo Imperial
Pampero - Anivesario

stearns
01-14-2014, 01:23 PM
picked up some Ron Barcelo real cheap in MD a couple months back, wasn't wowed by it but I'll have no problem finishing the bottle :al

tsolomon
01-14-2014, 02:56 PM
picked up some Ron Barcelo real cheap in MD a couple months back, wasn't wowed by it but I'll have no problem finishing the bottle :alI wasn't wowed with it either, but for less than $20 it was pretty good. I can usually get Zaya on sale for $24 and they had both the Ron Zacapa 23 and XO on sale and I couldn't resist buying them. :2

stearns
01-14-2014, 03:01 PM
understandable. $20 is around what I paid, I figured why not. $24 for zaya is a great price, I'm still working through the 1.75L bottle I picked up over the summer, takes a while to drain when you only have 1-2oz at a time. I think I have a bottle of HC7 buried in the back of the liquor cabinet, maybe I should dig that out and see if it's still good :dr

dijit
01-14-2014, 05:11 PM
So many new ideas! I will be checking with my local liquor store for the Zacapa varieties.

big pete
01-14-2014, 05:12 PM
I'm not a big fan of HC7. Find it a bit rough

stearns
01-14-2014, 05:31 PM
My father picked up a bottle of this when he was in Spain a couple years back

http://static.wine-searcher.net/images/labels/73/24/havana-club-san-cristobal-de-la-habana-ron-solera-anejo-rum-cuba-10427324.jpg

It definitely had a softer edge :tu

icehog3
01-14-2014, 05:54 PM
I'm not a big fan of HC7. Find it a bit rough

Me neither, but them Cuban guys make my favorite....Legendario. :dr

dijit
02-04-2014, 05:10 AM
I was finally able to find Zacapa 23 yr Rum. Had my first taste this past Thursday. Very good with some spices I couldnt quite place. My first two tastes of this rum were up and on the rocks to give me a chance to really taste it. I will give it a go as a mixer in the very near future. I may have to drive about 20 or 30 miles to find the XO and some of the other ideas I have gotten here.

big pete
02-04-2014, 06:45 PM
The store up the street from me has a bottle of XO for $100. I've been wanting to buy it but bourbons have gotten in the way. Let me know if you want me to pick it up for you

TJtorpedo
02-04-2014, 07:44 PM
My go to is Kraken. Can get a handle of it for about $25 in VA and its great with Dr. Pepper (sounds weird but its great). Goslings is good stuff too.

Love to sip on Zacapa though.

SvilleKid
02-04-2014, 08:24 PM
http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/showthread.php?t=76

Lots of good rum discussions here!

Simple1
02-05-2014, 09:33 AM
So I know it's probably a longshot, but I'm just wondering if anyone may know how/where Legendario can be purchased in the states?

stearns
02-05-2014, 09:48 AM
So I know it's probably a longshot, but I'm just wondering if anyone may know how/where Legendario can be purchased in the states?

If we are thinking of the same Legendario, it is illegal to purchase in the US ;s

Simple1
02-05-2014, 01:39 PM
Ahh, yes. I didn't even think of that. When I think of the embargo, I was only thinking cigars. My mistake. Please don't fire me.

Big Perm
02-10-2014, 08:53 PM
Decided to try a quality sipping rum after reading a few threads here, went and picked up a bottle of Appleton's 12 year.....since it's a first, nothing to compare it against, but this stuff is tasty goodness....since it's 30 degrees and misting, no cigar report to go with it, but it's impressive on it's own.

TFed
02-10-2014, 11:24 PM
Gosling's all the way.

miamicigarco
02-11-2014, 10:29 AM
For me there is nothing better then Zacapa and cigar, but I also enjoy Zaya, and there is a newer rum on the market called Boltran that is giving Zacapa a run for its money. It's less expensive and on the same level if you ask me.

stearns
02-11-2014, 10:36 AM
For me there is nothing better then Zacapa and cigar, but I also enjoy Zaya, and there is a newer rum on the market called Boltran that is giving Zacapa a run for its money. It's less expensive and on the same level if you ask me.

Thanks for the tip, gotta go look that up :tu

Tinok
02-12-2014, 11:42 AM
for me it's a best rome ever Casa del Ron

dijit
02-12-2014, 11:57 AM
for me it's a best rome ever Casa del Ron

Is that the Ron Bacardi 12 year old?

Tinok
02-14-2014, 10:29 AM
I like very much Barbancourt 15y Carribean Rum. I don't like much J Bally Pyramid 7....too dry for my taste but good anyway

Gogi73
02-20-2014, 08:09 AM
The best rum I ever tried was a 12 year El Dorado I got as a present from my friends. I enjoyed every glass of it.

Don Fernando
02-22-2014, 12:42 PM
I spent some time in Honduras back in the early '90's and have been a big fan of aged Flor de Cana ever since.

I like the 7 years much better than the 18 years myself. And I tried both in bulk this week in Esteli ;)