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Happy New Year! What rum is in your glass on New Years Eve?


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Stefan Persson (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 526 ratings Author Posted 31 Dec '21
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Toni ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 36 ratings Replied 1 Jan '22

For this occasion I have opened the J.M. Delamain Cognac Casc finished agricole.

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Althaur ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 21 ratings Replied 1 Jan '22

I was enjoying Foursquare's Indelible. So was my wife, who kept sneaking sips of mine instead of pouring her own. Grumble,grumble.ย 

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Wolfe Tone ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 124 ratings Replied 1 Jan '22

Nothing special, just some Bally 7 years old. I never really care for these special occasions. I'll save my best stuff for my best friends, and sadly because of lockdown rules it was just me and my girlfriend tonight.

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Stefan Persson (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 526 ratings Author Replied 1 Jan '22

Althaur, they develop their taste for rum just as we are.

Wolf Tone, Bally 7 ain't a bad Agricole.

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Wolfe Tone ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 124 ratings Replied 1 Jan '22

Stefan Persson: it certainly isn't, I enjoy its dry and grassy profile a lot. It just isn't anything special for the ocassion, just something I had lying around. Not that I have loads of special rums around anyway, only a dozen or so, nothing compared to my Whisky or brandy collection.

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Rene Rum (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ | 547 ratings Replied 1 Jan '22

Happy New Year everyone.ย 

I had a Bristol Classic Caroni 1997-2015 in the glass. I like special rum for special occasions. I also like special rum without special occasions.

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Stefan Persson (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 526 ratings Author Replied 1 Jan '22

Rene,

I don't have any problems with having something special everyday, but I don't have the economy to drink โ‚ฌ200+ rum all the time.

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Rene Rum (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ | 547 ratings Replied 2 Jan '22

Leaving aside whether you could afford it, if you drank something special every day, it wouldn't be special anymore.ย 

Have this rum fortunately bought years ago at a still reasonable price. I also do not have the economic power to afford me such rum frequently.

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Stefan Persson (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 526 ratings Author Replied 2 Jan '22

Rene,

Exactly, your first sentence is right on spot!

About my EH1981 I did the same, bought me 7 bottles some years ago for around 1/3 or todays price and my plan is that they will last for around 10 years more from today.

For me the thing is to find "cheap" rum that I love, which I have done, so I can treat myself with something I really like as often as I feel for it.

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vomi1011 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 402 ratings Replied 2 Jan '22

Had some Bristol Caronis: Haromex and 97-2017. They were already open, so I got to drink those.

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Stefan Persson (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 526 ratings Author Replied 2 Jan '22

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vomi1011 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 402 ratings Replied 2 Jan '22

They are not bad. Wanted to drink this dirty pirate stuff ๐Ÿ˜„

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Jimmy Cliff (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 506 ratings Replied 2 Jan '22

I have to admit my NYE rum actually was enjoyed today. After late party I had to give my pallet a few days to adjust. But today I sampled the most unique and delicious rum in years 1997 La Favorite Filibste. My first sampling in this exquisite rum they is indeed special. I had Ron Centenario Real on Christmas which was nice but this is something very different. Loved it it was great.

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Stefan Persson (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 526 ratings Author Replied 3 Jan '22

Jimmy,

The Filibuste is really something special if wanting to treat yourself.

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Thoomas ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 45 ratings Replied 3 Jan '22

I had Ron Barcelo Imperial. I know it's nothing special, but special for me as I really love the taste... and can afford it.ย 

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Stefan Persson (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 526 ratings Author Replied 3 Jan '22

Thoomas,ย 

Anything is good enough. If you love it, it's special for you!

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vomi1011 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 402 ratings Replied 3 Jan '22

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Pipestone ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 62 ratings Replied 4 Jan '22

I spent New years Eve in the midlle of slovak mouintains.ย Snow and cold. In such conditions only one rum was not enough.ย Therefore we said adieu to the old year with:

Zafra 21 and Opthimus Oporto 25

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wayoutwest ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 109 ratings Replied 4 Jan '22

I went round to a friend who generally drinks whisky, so took round Foursquare 2009, Rum Sixty Six and one of the new low sugar El Dorado 12, as I know she's not a fan of many rums, but thought she might enjoy these.

Like me, she thought the Foursquare was great, the Rum Sixty Six, so-so, and the ED12, an enjoyable alternative. A happy new year was had!

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Stefan Persson (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 526 ratings Author Replied 4 Jan '22

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Robin Wouters ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | 15 ratings Replied 10 Jan '22

Nothing to special, we had the doorly's 14 years. Still enjoyed it. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Stefan Persson (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 526 ratings Author Replied 10 Jan '22

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rumtrinker ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 45 ratings Replied 10 Jan '22

I had no rum for the New Year. Instead I had some Spanish brandy (Carlos I) and French armagnac (Clรฉs des Ducs VSOP), both of which I immensely enjoyed. Especially the armagnac should be quite appealing to rum drinkers. The Carlos I is, obviously, a sugared brandy aimed at easy drinking, but it still offers some interesting moments and goes well with soda water.

Had some Pusser's today and it was lovely.

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Stefan Persson (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 526 ratings Author Replied 10 Jan '22

Rumtrinker,

I also like Pusser's and Armagnac has some similarities with Agricole.

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rumtrinker ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 45 ratings Replied 10 Jan '22

Stefan,

yes, Pusser's is the stuff. Not sure whether I like the "normal" blue or the "Gunpowder Proof" black one better. I tend towards the blue label recently.

And I have found an old bottle of the 42% old blue label. That one I find remarkably close in its sweet-harsh woodiness to the Clรฉs des Ducs VSOP (armagnac). Which then led me to post here, even though it is not rum.

Anyway, I always seem to come back to Pusser's.

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Stefan Persson (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 526 ratings Author Replied 10 Jan '22

Rumtrinker,

Yeah, they are an unbeatable navy rum especially when taking the price into account.

ย I also found an old one at Rum Auctineer. The Red Label 42% which is the precursor of today's Blue Label US version.

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Jimmy Cliff (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 506 ratings Replied 10 Jan '22

Pussers is one of my favorite rums, especially the old 15 year with the Orange label. Ocaisionally I come across the old blend in ceramic bottles. Quite good.ย 

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Stefan Persson (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 526 ratings Author Replied 10 Jan '22

Jimmy,

The ceramic bottles is really something extra special. Right now there is two hip flasks for sale at Catawiki.

ย I also like the old 15yo and I was lucky to find some bottles at Catawiki. So now I'm the lucky owner of four bottles.

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Jimmy Cliff (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 506 ratings Replied 10 Jan '22

Stephan be prepared for them to have rotten corks, almost everyone I have have gotten, including the full size, has had this problem. I got this as a set last month Rum Auctioneer. I don't think I can use Catawiki in Florida. I tried to bid on Milinarion XO before. I just think their kind of cool looking and a part of rum history.ย 

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Stefan Persson (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 526 ratings Author Replied 10 Jan '22

Jimmy,

Yes, rotten corks is a common problem with old bottlings. Had it on a bottle of an 8yo Montebello Winch bottled 2005 that I opened just some days ago.

About Catawiki you're right there's very few sellers delivering to the US.

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Foglialuce ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | 302 ratings Replied 20 Feb '23

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Stefan Persson (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 526 ratings Author Replied 21 Feb '23

Foglialuce,

Sorry, but I've decided not to be in that business, except for if someone visits me, cause then they can have a sample from one of my opened bottles.

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Foglialuce ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | 302 ratings Replied 24 Feb '23

I would like to taste the Clement XO 44%, but I can't find๐Ÿ˜”

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Stefan Persson (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 526 ratings Author Replied 24 Feb '23

Foglialuce,

I can understand that, cause the Clement XO in the old dropbottle is a fantastic Agricole. I've emptied one and have one unopened which I don't will open before I can get another one. ย There's also an XO in a new bottle, but I haven't tasted that one, so I can't say how it's in comparison.

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Foglialuce ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | 302 ratings Replied 24 Feb '23

@Stefan This?

I'd be curious to know what you think of the HSE 1960 from the same distillery, if it's better

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Stefan Persson (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 526 ratings Author Replied 27 Feb '23

Foglialuce,

There are two XO's in drop bottles, the one at your added photo and one called "Rhum Vieux XO" and I believe they are more or less the same. They both contains rum from three of the epic vintages from Clement.

About HSE vintage 1960. I haven't tasted it, but their XO contains some rum from that epic vintage and I really like their XO.