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?
I'm 100% with you, but as you know companies adding sugar does everything to confuse the consumers.
What companies use them? Apart from Plantation.
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.
I agree Paul B. 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.
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.
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!
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).
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.
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