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Reminder to all of you thatโ€™s adding new rum

Posted 2 Oct '22 by Stefan Persson (TASTING CLUB) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 344 ratings

Paul, Read your review of the Oxbow. Should really like to taste it, but it will never be imported to EU as long as they call it Agricole. So if you visit Sweden, bring me a bottle. I will as well try to find it when/if I visit the U.S....
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Whatโ€™s your favorite rum under $50 US

Posted 2 Oct '22 by Paul B ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 456 ratings

Jimmy: WHEW!!! Glad that you are okay!ย  I had thought that you lived in the Fort Myers area. I have been through so many hurricanes in my life that I quit counting. Where I live is 26 feet above sea level and my lake is not connected to where the storm surge can get there. My home has survived countless hurricanes and rum gets me through the ones whereby I did not evacuate. The power outage in i...

Micro distilleries are coming

Posted 30 Sep '22 by Kevin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 55 ratings

Batten down the hatches big boys! So, I've been to quite a few micro distilleries lately and am quite impressed. It reminds me of the punch the micro breweries have been dishing out to those big beer conglomerates. The most intriguing thing to me is how a micro distillery can produce a 7yr old rum that blows away the 12yr old that those mega distilleries have been shoving down our throats? Makes m...

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Last Consignment

Posted 1 Oct '22 by Paul B ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 456 ratings

cowboykidd: I forgot all about this one. Only three reviews, but highly recommended reading for the other two reviews besides mine!!! Truly amazing revelations! ย ...

Tasting set for beginners

Posted 1 Oct '22 by Kevin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 55 ratings

Paul, In my neck of the woods one door stores are a dime a dozen and they all cater to what sells. That's what makes TW so special. With an entire aisle dedicated to rum it's pirate heaven. So, what comes to mind is be there or be square. Their website can never keep up with the shelving stock. Most of the good spirits are long gone way before their website has been updated. So, back to this blog,...

How long to keep a bottle open for??

Posted 30 Sep '22 by Kevin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 55 ratings

Kudzey said it. I don't know if it's sugar content, distilling process or whatever but I have found some rums just can't hang once opened & others get better. It's basically a crap shoot! Good luck Matey! โ˜ ...
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tracking info

Posted 29 Sep '22 by Andy (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 124 ratings

Hi Ray, sorry for the delay - our CS person had to leave unexpectedly. Yes we do typically pass on tracking info when we receive it from our shipping retail partner. Have you received your shipment yet? Did you sign up for the Tasting Club or was it a 1-off bottle order?...
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Posted 19 Sep '22 by 100mi_runr ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 19 ratings

So I've been searching around to find out if there is any buzz about who will take the distilling helm at Privateer since Maggie has gone to Mount Gay.ย  Anyone hear any news?ย  The interwebs seem to be a void for any updates.ย  I do hope they keep up the bar she has set....
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Rumratings Club

Posted 28 Sep '22 by Andy (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 124 ratings

Hey Cowboykidd, Andy here from RR. Hope you don't mind I moved your question over to our 'Help' board. We just moved all Tasting Club shipments from here on over to a new retailer in Florida - so hopefully everything will be smooth sailing. They 'should' provide us with tracking information every quarter when the shipments go out - which we can then pass on to you.ย  I'll ask my Partner Angel to g...
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Rum Recommendations

Posted 28 Sep '22 by cowboykidd ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 10 ratings

Zafra 21 is good.ย  I slightly prefer Plantation XO but it is good.ย  Zafra 30 if you have the wallet for it is really good.ย  My brother in law who is a bourbon fan, says Zafra is his favorite rum that I have had him try.ย  On the inexpensive end, I don't mind Centenario 12.ย  Again for a healthy price 30 is really good.ย  Perhaps a little over sweet, but a good change up.ย ย ...
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Where can I buy premium rum in Barcelona, Spain

Posted 25 Sep '22 by Paul B ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 456 ratings

Glad that you fared well. Now you deserve one of your very best rums!!! Last year, thanks to lots of rum, I slept right on through Hurricane Ida with 110 mph winds. I woke up to see the hellish damage the next day, but very little to my own house. Being without power for 76 hours on 100 degree days was an absolute nightmare that I am lucky to have survived. No power means no gasoline to get out o...
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Should we factor price into ratings?

Posted 25 Sep '22 by cowboykidd ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 10 ratings

I factor price into my ratings, but it is at most 1 star impact.ย ย ...
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The low end of the ratings

Posted 13 Aug '22 by Jimmy Cliff (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 411 ratings

You guys are my rum hero's, mine are all in my mind and I ocaisionally revisit rums as my tastes might have matured and something I thought was sub par becomes par, but I've never changed a rating up or down more than 1 point. Good is good and nasty is nasty, I keep an open mind but if I don't like something nothing will make me like it. But based on recommendations I have started culling old bott...

Rum events page - Now live

Posted 17 Sep '22 by Toni (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 37 ratings

Hey Andy. Dateย  for German Rum Festival is wrong....
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Sharing images with you all from a most bizarre gift box

Posted 3 Jun '22 by Paul B ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 456 ratings

This so-called collectors item cardboard gift box came wrapped around a bottle of Parce 12 Year rum from Columbia. Without a doubt, this is one of the most bizzare gift boxes that I have ever seen. My recent review of this rum was rated as an 8, but for whatever reason, I was not allowed to submit this image with my review. So for better or worse, here it is now!...
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The black tot day

Posted 1 Aug '22 by bar la moura ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | 131 ratings

today i had a chairman s reserve vintage 2009 (i also rated it ...)...

What's Happening with the Tasting Club?

Posted 15 Sep '22 by Rick (TASTING CLUB) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 57 ratings

I don't know what's going on, but I'm seriously thinking of quitting the tasting club. Their shipments are never on time, the virtual tastings have stopped and they are very hard to contact. Something tells me they are no longer viable....

To have (sugar) or to have not (sugar)

Posted 11 Sep '22 by Joey ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | 0 ratings

So just in response to peopel saying how the bottle can spoil and drink in less than 2 months. I bought online Wine Preserverer. It's inert argon gas. Doesn't change taste. Displaces oxygen. Your booze will last forever with this. I also seal the cork with a beaker sealing film for all my bottles of booze.ย ...
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Rum as a means of balancing one's budget

Posted 8 Sep '22 by bar la moura ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | 131 ratings

Paul, i m very lucky because i buy all best rums for the bar and wife don t see what i ve bought because we have so many accounts ... the problem is that we have limited availability even when you contact importers directly ......
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Best place to buy Santiego de Cuba 20 yr & 25 yr rums in Cuba

Posted 7 Sep '22 by Jagsroy (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | 251 ratings

Thank you so much forthe information and advice. ๐Ÿ‘...




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