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Myer’s Original Dark Rum is a blend of up to nine different rums of various ages, all of which are distilled using Jamaica's typical production method: pot-stills. The Original Dark Rum is slightly unique in Jamaica however, because some of the molasses used earlier in the process is added back in after distillation.
Myers rum has been produced since 1879 and named after its founder, Fred Myers.
Ever since I tried this rum, haven't wanted to try another brand. With a strong pungent sweet taste it goes well in coca cola.
I bought my first bottle of Myers's on a whim in June, the day after I had poured the last drop from my bottle of Gosling's Black Seal, and in my humble opinion, the buck stops here. It melds beautifully with every mixer that I have thrown at it - orange juice, lemon juice, mango nectar, pineapple juice, lemonade, coconut milk, Dr. Pepper, Coca-Cola, and even Arizona Sweet Tea - but at the end of the day, I generally drink it neat. I actually enjoy the fact that it isn't quite as smooth on the palate as Gosling's because it compels me to pace myself, sipping it slowly and taking the time to savor it, and enjoy every nuance of the vanilla and molasses notes.
Great with little ice, tonic, and lime.
El Dorado 8 is my other all-time favorite. This is a bit more sweet. So, not quite as good to mix with Coca-Cola unless twist of lime. Perfect for pineapple juice. Love it!
Always Loved the MEYERS DARK ......
I seldom Have any anymore .. but Great memories of It from the 80's .. :)
Great for professional mixing in so many island drinks. Love to drink straight up though. Maybe too strong for too many. but sad to see so many have rated this so poorly... what is this Rotten Tomatoes? 5.9? really!? should be an 8 at least, Give it another drink if your the type that likes overmixing brown sugar in your peanut butter cookies.
indispensable in my kitchen !
think Rum balls, Rum carmal sauce and other Rum goodies
I was introduced to Myers by my sea-loving rum-loving brother back in the 70's. It has been my go-to rum ever since. My preference is the way it was first served to me - Myers and Tonic with lime. I'm a bit older now and have modified it with diet tonic but still love it. My brother moved on to the high-end Anniversario Rum but I have stayed vigilant.
Especially good as a 'float' on Rum Runners and Piña Coladas. A truly outstanding dark rum!
If you want a dark rum, this is easy to find, cheap, and spot on delicious. Amazing with Dr. Pepper
If you're into making tiki drinks at home as much as I am, then you'll pretty much always have a bottle of this stuff around. Great dark rum for mixing. A nice amount of funk, spice, and sweetness. About as good a bottle of $20 rum there is for my money.
I was searching for a drink that is easy to make and I tried them all. Vodka lemon, Whiskey sour, Averna sour, and many more (ok I skipped Tequila...). So I worked my way through the supermarket's liquor shelf from left to right. One day I found myself in front of the far right side of that shelf, the rum area.
I thought "hmm, the last time I had rum I was a teenager and it gave ma a bad headache". But on the other hand this kind of liquor wasn't on my radar at all, so I knew nothing about it. I chose a bottle that I never saw before - Meyer's dark rum. Because I didn't know what flavour I was about to experience, I also bought Schweppes ginger ale, bitter lemon and cola. Just to be sure. Long story short: it tastes awesome in any event! In fact I tried orange juice, apple juice, coconut milk and even hazelnut milk. Trust me: if you like the type of juice you mix it with, you cannot go wrong with Myer's dark rum! It's gonna fit perfectly. I have to admit though... Cola is my favourite mix. I always have a bottle of Myer's at home.
This is a great mixer rum, especially with Coca cola. I go to this as a Sunday evening relaxer.
and tasty mixing rum. Nothing too special but solid enough
Among all the work-a-day rums at the grocery store, I have selected this as the one I keep around for simple weeknight relaxation. Its sweet and tastes of molasses, its not anything special, but instead for me is the basic rum from which I compare others.
This is a must for any rum collection, a number of cocktails use this
Try it with club soda! It's as smooth as and sweeter than Bourbon. Try it on the rocks with just a splash of club soda, even better.
Inherited a taste for this quality Jamaican rum. Not a sipper but makes a killer Planters Punch or budget conscious Mai Tai and pairs well with ginger beer. Little sweet for coke in my book.
In Vietnam (of all places). It was hot and very humid. A beer went hot before it could be consumed, but one of these on ice surprisingly eased the discomfort of the humidity and heat. Sipping it slowly over ice, the heat and the humidity, no longer seemed too much to bear. In fact, all seemed to be as it should.
On a recent trip to Hong Kong, I found it very cheaply, in a Local neighbourhood grocery store. Bargin! and once more the heat and humidity seemed to be less uncomfortable with a Myers on the rocks.
This is a really good smoth rum for rum punch or any fruity drink. A bit strong on it's own, but nonetheless the quintessential Jamaican dark.
Love this stuff. Good strong Jamaican rum right here. Mixes well like everyone else has already said. A bit bitter.
I'm not much of a Myers and coke person but living in Florida we make a lot of exotic pool side drinks, and for us our favorite mixer is Myers!
Rauchig, schmeckt nach Whisky. Smoky, tastes like Whisky... I like it
I prefer spiced rums, but this was really nice. I personally enjoyed it on the rocks, but it may be too strong for some. Very tasty, hints of smoke, wood, tobacco and molasses. Definitely one to go back to.