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Marco

Posted 2 Mar '16 from Netherlands with 45 ratings

Any one in Netherlands want to swap a rum that they regret buying? I've got a clement xo (standard bottle like the rest in their range) which I regret. Took one little tasting glass. Maybe someone likes Agricole rum and has a sweet rum bottle that he wants to swap with me!!??

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Marco

From Netherlands with 45 ratings Replied 2 Mar '16

Kom op!!! Iedereen heeft wel een fles waar hij niet kapot van is. Die Clement is nog vol en heeft mij 65 euro gekost(in Luxemburg). Mijn smaak? Plantation xo 20 anniversary, el dorado 15, zaya 12 year, dictador 20 years, santa theresa 1796 enzovoort. Mag natuurlijk ook aangebroken zijn.Ben benieuwd!

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Marco

From Netherlands with 45 ratings Replied 2 Mar '16

Kom op!!! Iedereen heeft wel een fles waar hij niet kapot van is. Die Clement is nog vol en heeft mij 65 euro gekost(in Luxemburg). Mijn smaak? Plantation xo 20 anniversary, el dorado 15, zaya 12 year, dictador 20 years, santa theresa 1796 enzovoort. Mag natuurlijk ook aangebroken zijn.Ben benieuwd!

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Andy

From United Kingdom with 143 ratings Replied 6 Mar '16

Maybe host a rum tasting party where a bunch of people can bring their regret rums to share? :)

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Marco

From Netherlands with 45 ratings Replied 6 Mar '16

That's not a bad idea Andy! Altough most of them are beer-consumers! That's my luck!😒
Since I still consider myself a beginner, I will try the clement again. Maybe I will lean to like it.

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Rob

From Ireland with 92 ratings Replied 6 Mar '16

Als ik iets niet lekker vindt, dan meg ik het op met cola.
Maar met een fles van 65 Euro is dat wel zonde....
Ik heb het geluk gehad dat ik maar 2 a 3 flessen geproefd heb die me echt tegen vielen en die waren gelukkig alle 3 goedkoper dan 40 Euro.

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Marco

From Netherlands with 45 ratings Replied 6 Mar '16

Inderdaad Rob. Sterker nog,,hij staat bij drankgigant voor 99 euro! ! te koop. Zoals in mij antwoord op Andy al gezegd,,ik ga proberen om hem toch te drinken eventueel met een chocolaatje erbij of een sigaar. Vaak krijg je dan een andere indruk/smaak. Thumbs up!!

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mistercoughy

From United States with 239 ratings Replied 8 Mar '16

Andy.....I'm so jealous that you live "over there" and get a chance to try -or at least have the option to try - all the rums that aren't available over here unless you're willing to pay a ton for shipping. Why, do you think, so many European bottlers don't market in the US?

BTW, thanks for creating and running this site! It's a great thing.

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Beukeboom

From United States with 305 ratings Replied 11 Mar '16

I'm sort of in the same boat...only have one friend who likes rum.

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Marco

From Netherlands with 45 ratings Replied 11 Mar '16

Well Beukeboom , then it's a shame we live far apart! One advantage,,,,,,we get to drink the bottle all by ourselves!!!!😉

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Beukeboom

From United States with 305 ratings Replied 11 Mar '16

Actually I'm responsible for my friend liking rum. Let her try some Plantation XO 20, Kirk & Sweeney 23, and Ron Zacapa XO. Now Plantation XO 20 is her favorite.

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Marco

From Netherlands with 45 ratings Replied 12 Mar '16

Coincedentally you mention two of my favorite rums. You can see in my ratings. The zacapa costs 76 euros over here ( on the internet) in local stores it's around 100-120 euro. Mine was a present but it is my nummer one (untill now). I watched some of your ratings and see that we have a preference for the same rums! This coming week i will order the ron quorhum 30y , have you tried that
one? Just curious how much you liked it.

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Beukeboom

From United States with 305 ratings Replied 12 Mar '16

Unfortunately Ron Quorhum is a brand I cannot obtain where I live.

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Beukeboom

From United States with 305 ratings Replied 12 Mar '16

Rum choices are quite limited here in Florida. It's worse where my sister-in-law lives in Mississippi but fortunately it is about an hour's drive to New Orleans, Louisiana where there are a much wider variety of rums available for purchase.

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Marco

From Netherlands with 45 ratings Replied 12 Mar '16

Looking at your cabinet i can tell that you have made a lot of trips to your sisters in law! 😆

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Marco

From Netherlands with 45 ratings Replied 12 Mar '16

Sorry,missread your comment , I ment New Orleans!

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Beukeboom

From United States with 305 ratings Replied 12 Mar '16

Actually I've only been once for the specific purpose of purchasing rum. I did pick up more than I intended. Internet sources recommended several places to go. One store that came up over and over again was Dorignac's which is a family-owned grocery store in Metairie, LA (a suburb of New Orleans). I initially intended to go there first and then try some others including one store specializing in ultra-premium liquors (including rum) but when I got there and saw the huge selection of rums that I simply could not get at home I went a little overboard on the purchases.

The majority of the rums that I've sampled have come from the region where I live as well as locations to which I day-trip such as Panama City Beach, FL, Apalachicola, FL, Thomasville, GA, St. George Island, FL.

The place with the ultra-premium rums was closed on the day I went. Hopefully the next time I visit my sister-in-law I will be able to go there and check it out. Hopefully can go together in a group so they can drop me off and circle about and pick me up when I am finished. Parking around there is horrendous.

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Marco

From Netherlands with 45 ratings Replied 14 Mar '16

Good luck with that Beukeboom (wich is a typical Dutch name by the way)! I Just ordered the plantation 2001 barbados, thanks to your positive rating!! Came a cross it on the internet for 29 euros and just could not resist it! No travelling nor parking and tomorrow delivered,,,sorry ,,just teasing😈