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Am I the only one that hates the term "dosage" placed on labels?


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Paul B ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 474 ratings Author Posted 11 Sep '23

I really hate the tern "dosage". I just wish that companies would man up and use the term "added sugar" instead. Someone new to rum may also not understand what "doage" means, especially with "gpl" written after the amount. What do all of you think about this?

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Stefan Persson (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 528 ratings Replied 12 Sep '23

Paul,

I'm 100% with you, but as you know companies adding sugar does everything to confuse the consumers.

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b_rnb ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 18 ratings Replied 14 Sep '23

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Paul B ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 474 ratings Author Replied 14 Sep '23

Plantation has recently been trying to become transparent, but there are a few others out there as well. Too many to go through to find them to list.

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Rumrun11 (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 125 ratings Replied 20 Sep '23

I agree Paul B.ย  I really would like to be able to make a more informed choice on what I drink just as I am able to do with what I eat. My go to rums are pretty much no added sugar rums (or so they claim) like Flor de Cana 12 year or Stades No. 8 or Mt. Gay Black Barrel or The Real McCoy partly because they supposedly do not add sugar after distillation. I am not necessarily anti-sugar but I would at least like to be able to easily know how much exactly is in there.ย 

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Paul B ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 474 ratings Author Replied 20 Sep '23

Rumrun11:

I read somehwre that Stades No 8 has 6 gpl of added sugar, so that is what I now have in my spreadsheet. It still qualifies as dry in my book. Your other 3 that you listed all have 0 gpl of added sugar.

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Rumrun11 (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 125 ratings Replied 20 Sep '23

And here I was thinking that true rums from Barbados like Stades no. 8 have no added sugars which goes directly back to your intial point. Not that I will stop buying Stades as 6 gpl is not much compared to a lot of others that I have enjoyed but maybe, just maybe, I will grab a MG Black Barell or Real McCoy or Flor de Cana 12 year next time. Thanks, Paul!ย 

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Paul B ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 474 ratings Author Replied 20 Sep '23

Rumrun11:

About a week ago, Total Wine began to carry the Doorly's 14 Year Rum. At only $52 per bottle, I took a chance on one bottle, since all Doorly's rums have no added sugar. My first few samplings were so good that I returned a few days later and bought 3 more bottles. I also posted a review for it after finally having found another good rum after almost a year. (I like being Captain of Seven Seas and have no intentions of becoming an Ambassador).

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wayoutwest ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 112 ratings Replied 21 Sep '23

b_rnb

Have a look at Capn Jimbo's Rum Project - the usual URL wasn't working today for some reason but it is http://rumproject.com/rumforum/viewtopic.php?t=1683

They list added sugar test results for hundreds of rums.

It's worth bearing in mind though that, if you live in Europe, EU legislation changed a couple of years ago regarding how much sugar you could add and still call it rum, meaning many brand's reduced theirs.