El Dorado 12 Years - alternatives

Posted 4 Jun '23 by Kevin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 67 ratings

I've been quite happy with this one. My favorite for a long time was the 15yr but this one absolutely puts that to the test. I also tried their 8yr old. More alcohol burn but more flavor. So, I no longer spend the extra $$$ for the 15 and go with the other 2.ย ...
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Need some advice on Jamaican rums

Posted 2 Jun '23 by Mr. Rumantic ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 255 ratings

Where i from buying online is the only option. There i get almost anything. Or I drive more than an Hour for paying higher prices than online with less rums to choose from. It is a shame. But there is no other way. As i said... Whisky is easy to buy. I walk 10min to a "Feinschmecker" or Liquor store.ย ...
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Chairman Reserve Rare releases

Posted 31 May '23 by Mr. Rumantic ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 255 ratings

Puring down a 21years old Chairman's Master Selection is really a pity. They have great flavors but they are dry for sure. Maybe you can keep it in a dark dry corner and try it again some time. To challange your taste buds every now and than. I have the same with my clairin bottling or my nine leaves.ย ...

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12 Year old side by side tasting take 2!

Posted 27 May '23 by Paul B ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 465 ratings

Jimmy: I was so damn glad after those 3 days of being stuck in my Las Vegas hotel room from trying different combinations of gummies. In the end, 20 mg of Hybrid worked best for me and got rid of my knee problems. I took full advantage of this pain relief on my fourth day and hiked my favorite trail in Red Rocks Canyon further than I had ever hiked it before. When I returned from that hike, that ...
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Anyone ever try and blend your own signature rum blend from your collection?

Posted 27 May '23 by Jimmy Cliff (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 460 ratings

LOL this blog is a great read. I have not balled up to make my own blend yet I want to get a charred oak mini barrel first to age it a month or two. I guess the real magic comes down to quantity of each, equal or keep mixing by taste. I did create my own rum punch recipe for my 60th birthday though, Only took 3 blends to nail it Jimbo Punch. Not sure I remember who to make it now but not equal qua...

Rum Auction Selection

Posted 25 May '23 by mwb1 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 9 ratings

@kudzey can you recommend any European websites for competitive prices?...

A poor man's version of Black Tot

Posted 25 May '23 by Kevin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 67 ratings

Haven't seen it at my TW but I will dissect the entire aisle shortly. ย ...

Where to find Smith & Cross in the northeast

Posted 24 May '23 by rumrunner ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 16 ratings

Thank you for that! I work there often so that should be an easy stop for me.ย ...
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Rum reviews with like minded friends

Posted 19 Aug '21 by Paul B ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 465 ratings

Jimmy: Since you liked JM Rhum XO, I can wholeheartedly recommend JM Rhum 10 Year from 2008. I just bought my fourth bottle yesterday for $110 from Total Wine. It is worth about twice the price of their excellent XO. As for Clement, their Homere is a very unique and super smooth agricole at about $93 US. I have several of those bottles stashed away.. It is also one of the few rums whereby the ru...
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Happy New Year! What rum is in your glass on New Years Eve?

Posted 27 Feb '23 by Stefan Persson (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 424 ratings

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....
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My updated list of 11 pricey rums that I would never buy again

Posted 14 Mar '21 by Paul B ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 465 ratings

Conversely, if one likes a few on my list, that does not mean that they would like most of the rest shown. And if your tastes are similar to mine and we agree, I can only suggest approaching the others with caution. These are all over $50 US and none were over $100. It is very rare when I go over the $100 mark....
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My 20 absolute worst rum purchases after more than 5 years

Posted 21 May '23 by Paul B ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 465 ratings

Jimmy: Good to hear from you again, my rum brother!ย  I also tried the Izlaco 15 year, which I thought was worse than crap and I never even bothered to submit my review. It was so bad, that it inspired me to quit submitting reviews for a while. Nothing worse than spending more than $65 US on a new bottle of rum and only finiding out that it is total crap. This is why I posted my list to warn fell...
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El Dorado 15 question

Posted 20 May '23 by Jimmy Cliff (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 460 ratings

I think a lot of the posts covered this but being an avid Pusser's rum drinker for over 40 years, and most of their British Navy blend has always come from DDL Guyana. The taste you are referring to is likely coming from the Greenheart stills the only ones in existence. It a bit of an acquired taste 100% Greenheart is hard for me to handle but in blends like ElDorado 12 & 15 & most version...

Few questions for cognac lovers

Posted 19 May '23 by Leo ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท | 15 ratings

1 Is Courvoisier Napoleon a quality product, with pleasing aroma/taste? 2. Is Hennessy XO for cognacs, like Zacappa 23 for rums? (an overpriced sugarbomb inside a fancy bottle?) 3. Is Martell Cordon Bleu as good as they say? Am i correct to think of starting my expansion "upwards" from here? 4. Which XO most people believe is tastier, from the big 4 houses (courvoisier, martell, remy martin, he...

Do any brands improve over time?

Posted 19 May '23 by Leo ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท | 15 ratings

I would say, Chairman's Reserve (saint lucia)! With certainty! Their newest product is the modified spiced rum from the contest winner "Kyritsis", in limited availability. Their newly released "Legacy", a.k.a. "poor man's 1931", was quite decent! Their current 1931, this finalized and standardized version, is said to be the best of the series, compared against older releases! Their latest vintages...

Ron Alberto Three Angels

Posted 16 May '23 by Kevin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 67 ratings

Recently, I've been spending a lot of time in Panama. My favorite is the Abuelo 7yr old. Best bang for the buck! Their 15yr old double cask is good too but, compared to the 7yr old, not a good bang for the buck! They are more on the sweet side but when your in Panama do like the Panamanians! I have found this rum everywhere I go in Panama and that's all over from north to south and east to west. T...

Which rum for beginner ?

Posted 16 May '23 by Kevin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 67 ratings

You should explore the rum world to see where your palate stands. Some dry, some not so sweet and some sweet rums. I, personally, just go for anything I haven't had in order to fully enjoy the voyage. Right now my favorite is R.L. Seals 10yr old but I continually find myself going back to ElDorado for some reason???? Try their 8, 12 & 15yr old.ย ...
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About Cachaรงa

Posted 15 May '23 by Stefan Persson (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 424 ratings

ย  I was very busy with other things during the RumFest but saw that there was a Cachaca stand with some what I understood to be good Cachaca....

Casa Publica Christchurch NZ

Posted 14 May '23 by mobiusmat ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | 1 rating

I knew they'd done some rum tasting nights in the past and I knew they had a selection but the rum flight thing was a surprise and is a really good way to taste a decent variety of Rums. They have printed bits of paper with information about each rum on the standard combos. I'm hoping next time I can pick my own rums I want to try to narrow down more and try some rums I've wanted to try. This is p...
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Posted 7 May '23 by Stefan Persson (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 424 ratings

Hi all Rum Lovers! Just post this as a reminder. When you add a rum rather new or rare, please add a good photo of the whole bottle from straight forward. As for example all the Chairman's Master Selections and Single Casks just released for one shop or bar. Quite many of those are impossible to find images of at the web....




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