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Posted 3 Dec '20 by OdysseusUnbound from Canada with 9 ratings

"I really enjoyed "And a Bottle of Rum" by Wayne Curtis. A bit of history, a bit of rum, a bit of mixology."

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Posted 3 Dec '20 by Paul B from United States with 350 ratings

"Pirate:

Without question, I can recommend the only rum book that I own. It is Beachbum Berry's Potions of The Caribbean. He is a stickler for extreme detail and heavily researches everything. It is a great historical narrative along with authentic drink recipes.

His picture is on the bottle of Plantation OFTD, which he and six other members on the panel all helped to create this rum. He is on the upper right of all panel members."

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Posted 3 Dec '20 by Pirate from Greece with 25 ratings

"So, i owe to the members of this site, because they recommended to me a great book, before. "The Rum Manual", by Dave Broom! I searched a little bit more, and found myself the "Rum-Curious", by Fred Minnick, too! And "The Rum 1000", The ultimate collection of Rum coctails, recipes, facts and resources. Not satisfied with the loot (and the lot) so far, i also grabbed "Rum a Global History", by Richard Foss...

Am i set for good? Or i need to collect more good old books? Anybody got more suggestions, something specific, anything that i missed? It was high time to treat rum with the academic respect it so much deserves!"

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Posted 3 Dec '20 by vomi1011 from Germany with 246 ratings

"If you're on a budget but want a dirty rum similar to the Caroni, you can try Chairman's Reserve Master Select, whose "Vendome Pot Still" produces dirty flavors.
https://www.rumundco.de/chairmans-reserve-masters-selection-rum-07l"

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Posted 3 Dec '20 by dsurtai1 from United States with 41 ratings

"vomi1011,
Ive never tried any of those. But they seem intriguing. I may give it a try if i come across it."

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Posted 3 Dec '20 by dsurtai1 from United States with 41 ratings

"Kudzey,
Where i live there was only one bottle of Caroni rum and it was $250. I didnt want to buy something for that much ive never tried."

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Posted 2 Dec '20 by kudzey from Poland with 11 ratings

"Do you have any experience with Caroni? It's one of the more expensive though but scores really good reviews."

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Posted 2 Dec '20 by Pirate from Greece with 25 ratings

"If you can find it, go for one of the St. Lucia 1931 ones. The best are said to be no81, no83, no85 but mostly, the new stabilized version, the Chairman Reserve 1931. From those, i tasted the no81/2012 only, but i was completely mindblown. Sipped neat."

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Posted 2 Dec '20 by vomi1011 from Germany with 246 ratings

"Do you have a strong Port Mourant rum? Mix it with ElD12 (1:3)."

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Posted 2 Dec '20 by vomi1011 from Germany with 246 ratings

"Have you tried El Dorado Enmore 1996, Diamond 1998 SVW, PM & Diamond 2001 or
Rum Nation Enmore 1997 EHP already?
I think you could like them.
These are for more experienced connoisseurs."

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Posted 2 Dec '20 by dsurtai1 from United States with 41 ratings

"Hello,

Ive tried some much rum that im looking for something new to enjoy . I was wondering if anyone here has suggestions for me. I like rum that is well balanced, sweet but not too sweet, complex flavors, has burn without tasting or smelling like rubbing alcohol. Also, im not a big fan of agricole rum or rum with Dunder. Please help if u can.

List of every rum ive tried:
All Diplomatico rums( favorite is Ambassdor)
All Plantation rums
All Ron Zacapa rums( too sweet for my taste)
All Havana Club rums
Most El dorado rums
All Appleton rums(except Joy and 50 year)
All Admiral Rodney rums
All English Harbour rums
All Mount Gay rums( except 1703 master select)
All Foursquare rums (except Triptych, sagacity, detente, nobiliary, empery, and zinfandel cask)
Cartavio XO
Zafra 21
Santa Teresa 1796
Panama Pacific
Abuelo 7
Barrilito 3 star
El Pasador de oro XO
Brugal 1888
Kaniche perfection
Centenario 25
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Posted 2 Dec '20 by PL512 from United Kingdom with 2 ratings

"I'm learning already. Today was El Dorado 12 year, I thought I would like this but really hated the coffee aftertaste I got. Not for me but I can see why others might like it. "

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Posted 2 Dec '20 by pd607 from United States with 0 ratings

"True!! Just saying, if you want to donate one to a good cause i'm sure i could make it happen lol
In all seriousness, if someone wants a personal favorite bottle "immortalized", the artist does do commissions occasionally as well.."

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Posted 2 Dec '20 by kudzey from Poland with 11 ratings

"I regret I didn't know it existed before. Tasting sets are awesome too begin with "

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Posted 1 Dec '20 by Rene Rum from Switzerland with 369 ratings

"Imagine, if on the painting would be a bottle of Caroni, the price would be much more higher, for sure. :-)"

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Posted 1 Dec '20 by Rene Rum from Switzerland with 369 ratings

"Hi PL512,
welcome to the fantastic journey through the rum world and enjoy it ! You have to find your favourite rum style you like. At the moment you are used to dry-rums, it means rum without sugar added or less 5 gr.
Yes, I do have a rum calendar, at the moment the "24 days of rum" by 1423.
Calendars or tasting sets will give you a wider horizon in the world of rum and you don't need to burst the bank. One day you will have a nice surprise (had 3 or 4 years ago a 12-year Caroni from Velier) the other day just crap.
Appleton, Kirk and Sweeney and Chairman's is quite nice start, Appleton V/X was my first love in the 90' .

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Posted 1 Dec '20 by PL512 from United Kingdom with 2 ratings

"Does anyone else have a rum advent calendar? I'm new to rum having only discovered it in lockdown. Mainly I've been drinking Appleton's, Kirk and Sweeney and chairman's but wanted to broaden my horizons without breaking the bank ( I know advent calendars are expensive but cheaper than 24 full size bottles). I'd read a lot of rum reviews on here but without any reference point it's difficult to know what I enjoy. It has been a tough day at work and the excitement of trying something new really helped. I wasn't disappointed. Today was a white rum (new to me) William George that has made my lounge smell like banana, seems like it would make amazing fruity cocktails. Here's to the next 23 days!"

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Posted 1 Dec '20 by pd607 from United States with 0 ratings

"inquiries: info@marcrubinassociates.com or visit www.marcrubinpainter.com"

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Posted 1 Dec '20 by pd607 from United States with 0 ratings

"I have an original Oil Painting for sale if anyone is interested (it is a bottle of El Dorado 12 lol - one of the greats!)
Check it out here - Open to offers! This size normally runs around 2k from this artist in Elmira NY (Marc Rubin)

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Posted 30 Nov '20 by Pirate from Greece with 25 ratings

"Thank you! Will check to see if they deliver to my area!"