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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.
I love this rum for mixed drinks. The dark sweet and sugary taste makes it a great rum for the perfect piña colada.
My overall favorite for mixed drinks.
Not great for sipping. Unless you have had more than a few of the good one and you run out of other options. Way too sweet.
Love this stuff. Good strong Jamaican rum right here. Mixes well like everyone else has already said. A bit bitter.
I agree with others. Use it for a rum and Coke, but leave it there.
Sugar: 6 to 10 gpl. This is the rum that you need for Pina Colada or a Rum and coke. It is not a sipping rum but when you are at a resort this is an upgrade to whatever they are using for the bar rum. In a pinch choose this over whatever else is on the resort bar shelf for a mixer.
Pretty much sweet molasses with a bad bite if straight. I don't particularly fancy it with code either - almost a fake sweet after taste. Think I'll stick with Plantation or a few others as coke mixers.
I was quite surprised by the strong flavor of brown sugar or molasses. It is really excellent in a rum and coke.
This was the first rum I saw that was the color of coca cola. I expected it to be overly or sickly sweet...but it wasn't. It is actually a decent enough rum for someone on a real budget. It's also a great rum for mixing, especially for Cuba Libres. You can drink it on the rocks in a pinch but its not really quite at that level. This is one of the most common rums seen in bars for a good reason. It is inexpensive, a great mixer, and acceptable (even if barely) to drink straight. It has a deep molasses taste with a slight funkiness to it.
Great dark rum, smooth but strong flavor. My favorite dark rum.
Many a Planter’s Punch or rum cocktail used to be made with this in all the beach bars and hotels in JA (along with Wray Nephews overproof) 🤓. I am sure Air Jamaica used to serve miniatures of this as well as Appleton.
Classic, not easy to mix because of it's special taste, but a nice one in the winter.
It is not going to blow your mind, it is not for sipping but can be a good mixer with its caramel tone over a rum base.
Strong flavoured dark rum well suited to mix drinks.
No this rum isn’t a sipper but hell you got to have this on hand for making tiki cocktails a true must have
Sorry but this rum is a flavor bomb ggggggggggggggggggggg
This is some pretty dark stuff. It definitely has a molasses smell and taste without the sweetness. It mixes well with juice, and cola, though I haven't tried it with ginger beer. Definitely a mixer, but an interesting one
Find den ziemlich gut (wahrscheinlich wollte Captain Morgan Dark mal dahin, hat aber vergessen, rechtzeitig abzubiegen ;-)). Anyway, diesen Rum kann man auch pur den ganzen Abend trinken und ist besonders denen zu empfehlen, die ein bisl mehr Bumms im Glas haben möchten. Einem Hurricane, Dark and Stormy, Elke's Dark Soul, etc. verleiht er ordentlich Character und ist mit Sicherheit auch bei vielen anderen Cocktails durchaus eine sehr gute Wahl.
The aroma of this rum is really unique as soon as it hits the glass. Sitting in a snifter it had a full aroma oozing out of the glass to my nose. Funky, molasses, dry and warm. Almost fruity at times.
The taste is a bit rough around the edges straight up but it makes wonderful cocktails. Fairly dry on the palate with a medium light body. Expected light funkiness of a Jamaican, woody, dry in the finish. First sip seems very warm but subsequent sips are smoother and do not seem so hot. Fairly one dimensional flavor to me by itself but I think this is what makes it so great in a cocktail. It does it's thing without getting in the way of other complementing flavors. Wonderful to blend with other rums with complementing flavor components.
As a mixer I'd give it an overall 7.5+ but straight up I'd say a 6 at best. Use it for what it was made for, punches and cocktails. Everyone should have a bottle just for that reason.
And it even tastes good straight!
I get a strong cherry taste, grapefruit, and some wood taste/smell, way more complex than anything else I've had locally sold (our stores don't carry much though). Taste is very potent and so is the smell. It has some bitterness but it's not an offensive bitterness (like cheap stuff) to me.
I strongly suspect I am biased towards jamaican rums with a lot of hogo, take it as you will
over all, i am not a rum guy, but if i were to pick one, this would be it. my father had this in hi liquor cabinet, so I guess that makes me just that much more impartial.
A decent enough Rum, I don't drink it much anymore cause there are now so many better choices now. But if your out, any bar or restaurant will probably have it. This was reportedly Ian Fleming's go to when he was in Jamaica. Essential in several classic recipes. A bit heavy on the molasses but very mixable.
This is a rum that should be on the shelf, & is a great mixer for rum drinks. Strong taste with an after burn, not a great rum straight up or on the rocks - but perfect in a mixed rum punch!
This is a fine young rum dark and delicious and sits well at tables
The flavor is not bad but the taste is not good at all.
It is difficult to drink for me, it can be used for rum raisin and some cakes.
Drop it on ice cream and it was good.
Open that big, brown, square bottle and sniff up the molasses, over cooked prunes and burnt sugar. You probably love it even though you don’t know that you do.... or why.
Have a sip.
Bitter, hollow, blackstrap and burnt brown sugar.
What about with some lime and Ginger beer?
Now THAT is a dark and stormy!
Delicious and addictive. You
And in a Mai Tai......?
You get the picture.