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Rums over $100 you would buy again.

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Jimmy Cliff (PREMIUM) 🇺🇸 | 404 ratings Author Posted 27 Nov '21

There are certain rums in the $100+ range I would purchase again. There are many other ones I would never purchase again. Here are a few I have purchased more than once in the $100+ range.

Zafra 30, which is actually a Don Pancho rum

Pussers 50th anniversary secondary market

Several Foursquare vintages but there not around too long  

Facundo Exquisito which is actually a Bacardi rum

Appleton 21 this is a very good rum

Eldorado 21, this is a maybe

Ron Centenario 30 good but a bit sweet

Diplomatico single cask 2004-2005

Zacapz XO too sweet but enjoyed it with my son and cigar on his 21st birthday

Rums never again

Ron Palazzi port

Diplimatico Ambasador

Abuelo Centenario (maybe but lots better for less)

Any Caroni (burnt tires and cigarette butts)

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Pipestone 🇸🇰 | 55 ratings Replied 27 Nov '21

On the picture are examples of my favorite rums. After trying a bottle I bought the second one to my cabinet. 

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Paul B 🇺🇸 | 452 ratings Replied 27 Nov '21

Here is my $100 list, with no in-betweens.

The very good ones!

Flor de Cana 25 Year

Rhum J M 2008 10 Year

Chairman's Reserve 1931

Mount Gay 1703 Master Select

Appleton 21

Foursquare ECS 2005 Shibboleth 16 Year

Foursquare ECS 2006 Redoutable 14 Year


Rums that I will never buy again:

Caroni 2000 110 Proof 17 Year

El Dorado 15 Year Madeira Sweet Cask Finish

El Dorado 21

Diplomatico Ambassador

Foursquare ECS 2009 12 Year



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Althaur (TASTING CLUB) 🇺🇸 | 21 ratings Replied 27 Nov '21

The $100+ I would and have bought again. 

Foursquare Redoutable

Foursquare Empery

Hampden Great House


For those I would never buy again, there are a number of them. However, most of them are not because I disliked them, but because I did not care for them enough to spend that kind of money on them again.

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Rene Rum (PREMIUM) 🇨🇭 | 509 ratings Replied 27 Nov '21

Unlike some here, I would definitely buy Caroni Rum again (because I really like them), but not at these whacky prices anymore.

Otherwise, would buy again at any time:

- Chairman's Master's Selection 2006

- Habitation Velier 2007 Worthy Park 10-Year or 2013 Foursquare 2-Year

- Dictador XO

Or other tasty bottles from independent bottlers


I wouldn't do this money for high priced soleras like Zacapa XO, Millonario XO etc. anymore. Not because they are bad but because they no longer satisfy my tastes.

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Captain Lee 🇺🇸 | 25 ratings Replied 28 Nov '21

Part of what I really enjoy about rum is trying all of the variations out there, so I tend to NOT purchase anther bottle of something I have enjoyed - I buy something different, or the next iteration.  But, bottles I have liked enough to buy again:

Holmes Cay Belize, Fiji, Jamaica

Hampden Great House 2020

Foursquare Redoubtable

Black Tot 50th Anniversary

Velier Tiger Shark

NRJ Cambridge Long Pond STCE

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PierreM 🇫🇷 | 14 ratings Replied 28 Nov '21

There are several  rhums over 100$ I will buy again and again :

- La favorite  La flibuste,  any years (to my personal opinion,  the best Rhum I know)

- Diplomatico 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 ...

- Centenario Real, Selected cask reserve 

- Optimus 25 years, Porto cask finish

And some more, but those ones without any doubts.