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Posted 20 Sep '20 by Neman3 from Canada with 72 ratings

"My shopping list:
Abuelo 12
Appleton 8,12
Autentico Nativo 15,20
Companero
Dictador 12,20
El Dorado 8,15
Havana Club 7
Kirk and Sweeney 23
Matusalem 23
Mount Gay XO (still available in Ontario)
Navy Pussers
Real McCoy 12
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Missing list:
Smith and Cross
Santiago de Cuba 11,12
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Posted 18 Sep '20 by Jagsroy from Canada with 157 ratings

"Great topic indeed

My rebuys (unopened bottles) are as follow:

- Mount Gay Master Select (3 bottles)
- Mount Gay XO (7 bottles)
- St.Nicholas Abbey 12 year (3 bottles)
- Longueteau XO (2 bottles)
- Longueteau VS (3 bottles)
- The Real McCoy 12 year (5 bottles)
- The Real McCoy 5 year (7 bottles)
- R.L. Seale 10 year (1 bottle)
- Havana Club Seleccion de Maestro (5 bottles)
- J.D. Shore 5 year (6 bottles)
- Admiral Rodney XO (4 bottles)
- Coloma 15 year (1 bottle)
- Santa Teresa 1796 (3 bottles)
- Flor de Cana 18 (5 bottles)
- Barbancourt 5 stars 8 year (6 bottles)
- Cruzan Single barrel (4 bottles)
- Appleton 15 year (5 bottles)
- Appleton 8 year (4 bottles)
- Appleton Rare Blend 12 year (4 bottles)
- Brugal Siglio de Oro (1 bottle)
- Juan Santos 21 year (1 bottle)
- La He hicera (3 bottles)
- Don Q Gran Anejo (4 bottles)
"

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Posted 18 Sep '20 by LostSoul from Greece with 18 ratings

"Another interesting book. Thanks for the heads up, pal! Other than a rum cabinet, at this rate, i 'm also going to fill a bookcase shelf, too! So, old trader Vic Bergeron, huh? "Official" sources praise him as merely a crafty enterpreneur. I knew there was more to it, somehow. And the Wakiki beach relocated Don, was actually using dirty tricks to promote his products. This will also make an interesting read, as well!"

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Posted 18 Sep '20 by Paul B from United States with 331 ratings

"More than two years ago, I ordered Beach Bum Berry's book called Potions Of The Caribbean and read it cover to cover. I was also fortunate enough to have met him a few times. He is obsessed with getting authenticity and history correct. At his bar in New Orleans, he successfully strives to recreate the golden era of Tiki that all started out with Trader Vic versus Don The Beachcomber. I still use this book as a reference, which is where I got my recipe for the Cuban Daiquiri.

Now what I cannot stand is that a company in New Orleans came up with their own line of daiquiris sloshing around in those frozen machines of different flavors. They are nothing at all like the original Cuban Daiquiri and many of their fans actually believe that they invented the daiquiri. If these customers were told the truth, I seriously doubt that any would actually care. But if one is serving from a bar that claims to be Tiki, at least let the drinks be authentic.

In the end, it all sounds like what came first, the chicken or the egg? One thing for sure, the Cuban Daiquiri never had any lemon juice in it. There was actually a panel formed in New Orleans to discuss subtle differences to the Cuban Daiquiri. Fresh squeezed lime juice or bottled? Simple syrup or demerara sugar? What makes the best Cuban style white rum? Does Flor de Cana White from Nicaragua qualify? Is Havana Club Blanco from Puerto Rico allowed? So many intriguing questions. But one thing for sure is that what gets added to make the Hemingway Daiquiri certainly ruins it!"

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Posted 18 Sep '20 by Charles M from United Kingdom with 127 ratings

"No probably about it.

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Posted 18 Sep '20 by vomi1011 from Germany with 186 ratings

"Black tot last consignment contains probably the same rum as your flagon.
They just filled this rum in bottles as you have done.

"About all you know going in is that it come from British Royal Navy stocks left over after the final rum ration was issued to the Jolly Jack Tars on Black Tot Day and that it was released in 2010 on the same day."
"According to lore, it supposedly contains rums from Barbados, Guyana (of course), Trinidad and a little Jamaica".
http://thelonecaner.com/r0237/

I don't know how it tastes, but I think my own blend goes also in that direction."

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Posted 18 Sep '20 by Charles M from United Kingdom with 127 ratings

"Isn't that a marvellous coincidence that my flagon is the same ABV as Black Tot !!!!"

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Posted 18 Sep '20 by vomi1011 from Germany with 186 ratings

"You mean this one:
https://www.whiskyauctioneer.com/lot/156157/royal-navy-imperial-rum-flagon-1-gallon

Yes, it's the original Navy Rum. I'm thinking about to buy a bottle. But the price is heavy.
https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/p/12109/black-tot-last-consignment-royal-naval-rum"

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Posted 18 Sep '20 by Charles M from United Kingdom with 127 ratings

"I had a lot of flagons from the last batch the Royal Navy had. Moved most of them on, but did decant one into 6 and a bit bottles @ about 54.3%. TBH it's a pretty good drop."

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Posted 18 Sep '20 by vomi1011 from Germany with 186 ratings

"I think all versions are just fairy tales. We can say that the drink became popular in Cuba.
It was probably invented much earlier by an unnamed person who was forgotten by history.

"The first punch recipes with rum, lime juice and sugar can be found as early as 1760. Such mixed drinks are especially found in connection with the British Navy. This almost begs the question of whether the original daiquiri comes from Cuba at all.
Even cocktail forefather Jerry Thomas called the Santa Cruz Sour as early as 1862. Back then, of course, with lemons instead of the right limes for the daiquiri. But they were probably not yet available in New York in 1862 with a satisfactory continuity."

Then there is an old Cuban drink - the Canchánchara. It was created in the 1870s at the latest. So already a good 20 years before the point in time that the Cox legend calls. At the time, the drink was still mixed with the local forerunner of today's rum: Aguardiente. The Canchánchara is more likely to originate than the Cox daiquiri from 1898. The only new thing about the Cox recipe is the name of the cocktail. Cox was only the first to name a rum sour - whether straight up and hooked or served as a fix on ice - with the name of the Cuban village."
https://www.gentledrinks.de/daiquiri/"

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Posted 18 Sep '20 by vomi1011 from Germany with 186 ratings

"Sure, if it's you favorite.

There was also a good edition in gunpowder proof. It's still available but hard to find for a good price.
https://thefatrumpirate.com/pussers-rum-50th-anniversary-rum"

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Posted 18 Sep '20 by Paul B from United States with 331 ratings

"LostSoul:

The awful Hemingway Daiquiri should never be confused with the original Cuban Daiquiri. Papa was a good writer, but had horrible tastes when it came to drinking. The original Cuban Daiquiri recipe is very easy to remember: One of sour, Two of sweet, Three of strong, Four of weak. The lime juice covers the first part, simple syrup covers the second part, and Cuban white rum covers the third part. The fourth part is lots of ice. Fine Cuban style white rums can be found from the Dominican Republic and Panama. I am unable to get real Cuban white rums.

There was a Cuban restaurant near two college campuses in New Orleans and it served the Hemingway Daiquiri. Since that was a bizarre mixture of grapefruit juice and Luxardo Cherry Liqueur added to the basic daiquiri, it did not sell and the restaurant took it off their menu before I got a chance to try one drink. I wound up buying the Luxardo and made my own Hemingway Daiquiri, which wound up in a better use as ant poison.

The British term "limey" came from the limes that had to be added to the original awful British Navy rum. The term "proof" also came from that rum to designate that it was strong enough and not watered down."

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Posted 18 Sep '20 by Charles M from United Kingdom with 127 ratings

"Does Pusser's 15yo, which goes down very nicely, count? "

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Posted 18 Sep '20 by vomi1011 from Germany with 186 ratings

""Velier Royal Navy Style rum" is more a Caroni than a navy blend :)
Maybe there will be some evaporation and the blend will change."

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Posted 18 Sep '20 by Immiketoo from Greece with 36 ratings

"@lostsoul. Found it. There’s a button in the search screen. "

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Posted 18 Sep '20 by LostSoul from Greece with 18 ratings

"School says:

Constantino Ribalaigua Vert, in El Floridita, Avana, Cuba, served a modified one to Ernest Hemmingway, the Popa Doble, with double the rum and grapefruit juice mixed in. And the latter used to drink 16 of those in one visit.

Miner Cox, worker in an iron mine at south-east Cuba near the small city Daiquiri, discovered it when he had guests and run out of gin. Fearing they won't like white rum (which he striked a bargain to be paid in it monthly on top of the salary), he mixed in whatever he had at home at the moment, lime and sugar. And a few workers of him used to drink it daily at 8, before work, in rounds, at Sandiago's Venus Bar but it didn't have a name, so they called it after the place.

Dave Broom in his Rum Manual says:

Vice Admiral Vernon discovered it (unofficially, though), when he ordererd the half pint daily rations routine given to his sailors, be mixed with lime juice to combat scurvy and sugar, to make it more palatable to the crue. This predates the above by roughly 100 years, too!

So, where did this classic coctail really come from?"

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Posted 18 Sep '20 by LostSoul from Greece with 18 ratings

""Velier Royal Navy Style rum"

Will need to taste that, at some point. Been reading many interesting things about it."

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Posted 18 Sep '20 by LostSoul from Greece with 18 ratings

"Maybe you need to contact an administrator?"

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Posted 17 Sep '20 by Immiketoo from Greece with 36 ratings

"I have two bottles of Foursquare Diadem from the whiskey exchange. It’s amazing and I’ve had half a bottle in two days.

Is there a way to add a new rum? This really deserves high praise.

Edit: found out how to add a new rum. Higher praise given! My new favorite rum!"

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Posted 17 Sep '20 by vomi1011 from Germany with 186 ratings

"@Stefan
This is a good Caroni for a good price if you like dirty Caronis.
https://www.thewhiskybarrel.com/caroni-20-year-old-1998-kill-devil-exclusive-0119

1996 Caronis are the best that are still available, they are more balanced and more fruity.
https://www.houseofmalt.co.uk/product/caroni21yearoldtrinidadrum/"