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kudzey (TASTING CLUB)

Posted 2 Nov '21 from Poland with 37 ratings

The more we taste, the more curious we become of what's next. The prices go up and the market broadens, we have to admit we are not able to try each of the available rums. I'd like to know what rum you dream of. If you had a chance to try a single glass of any rum of your choice, for free, what would it be? 

 

I'll start by confessing that I'd probably pick Skeldon 1973. It's so expensive that getting it for free is a great bargain. It's extremely hyped, has outstanding ratings and I liked the El Dorado SWR. However, I think I wouldn't drink it immediatelly but save it untill I am more experienced. I haven't tried any of the legendary Demeraras yet. 

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vomi1011

From Germany with 395 ratings Replied 2 Nov '21

Skeldon 1978 is the better one. It would be interesting to try, but it's not a rum that I wanted to drink more often. I know the tasting notes and because many have tried this rum, the tasting notes are very precise.

I would choose the Diamond 1988 59%, 51 bottles only.https://www.whorhumtheworld.com/post/velier-diamond-1988-18-ans-59

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kudzey (TASTING CLUB)

From Poland with 37 ratings Replied 2 Nov '21

Wow, I didn't know such bottle was in existence! Are you picking it only for its rarity or because of flavours you expect?

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Paul B

From United States with 420 ratings Replied 2 Nov '21

My first bottle of Foursquare ECS Shibboleth is long gone and wound up as my all time top pick overall. I had one hell of a time finding my second bottle, which will remain closed until I can find my next bottle. So that one is my Holy Grail found near the end of my quest. I only go for whatever is available, but this one is damn hard to find. I can't even get Skeldon's over here, so there is no point in me even worrying about it. So yeah, I dream of finding another Shibboleth. If someone offered me a million dollars for my unopened bottle, I would tell them where to go.

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vomi1011

From Germany with 395 ratings Replied 2 Nov '21

I heard from one who tried it, that it's even better than the SVW1996.

Therefore I would love to try it, but I think this will never happen.

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kudzey (TASTING CLUB)

From Poland with 37 ratings Replied 2 Nov '21

Paul, are you not curious to try something new? It's a chance to find something better, even than what you've already known. If you hadn't tried the Shibboleth, it wouldn't have become your favorite. 

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Paul B

From United States with 420 ratings Replied 3 Nov '21

kudzey:

I was ready to give up before I lucked out in finding Shibboleth as a new release after four years and 420 reviews.  My last straw would have been my 421st review. It was called Izalco and was a 10 year rum from somewhere in Central America with none of the countries mentioned. That would have been a 5 rating for a $50 US rum. Before that, I wasted $231 US plus tax on the highly rated Diplomatico Ambassador only to watch it slowly slide down from my initial rating of 9 to my final rating of 6. Basically, it was time to admit that I was tired of getting screwed trying new rums. I have since tried 427 rums, but refuse to submit reviews beyond my magic number 420 (those legal Delta 8 hemp gummies stop me from dipping into my rums dead in it's tracks!!!). You are only just beginning your rum journey, so I understand your stance. At the height of my rum craziness, I made a 1300 mile round trip to get two bottles of Chairman's Reserve 1931 and quite a few others that I could not get at home. Was it worth it to celebrate getting vaccinated? Yes!!! Would I do that again just to find special rums? Hell no!!!!

In my 7 most recent rums beyond my 420 limit, only 1 wound up with my rating of an 8, Mount Gay XO Triple Cask. Stades 8 was also a good budget rum. For me, to keep submitting reviews is now nothing but a damn vicious cycle.  My spreadsheet is also a lot harder to keep updating. I will submit no more reviews.

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Toni (PREMIUM)

From Germany with 25 ratings Replied 3 Nov '21

Don't you dare asking this intriguing questions kudzey! My gf will not agree with any further purchases this year. However on my secret list there is 1996 Caroni, Le Gust Demerara, high ester Hampdens( which I already have but not feel ready to try yet) and last but not least some original navy Rum. And of course la Filibuster is also on that list.

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Stefan Persson (TASTING CLUB)

From Sweden with 260 ratings Replied 3 Nov '21

You asked what we dream about, and that's my answer. Cause I will probably never taste all the special releases from my favorite brands from Guadeloupe, which is Reimonenq and Montebello.

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Jagsroy (PREMIUM)

From Canada with 195 ratings Replied 4 Nov '21

Anything Foursquare and high end Mount Gay cask strengths.

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