Superstar | United States
“I grew up in New Orleans, which is widely known as the northern capital of the Caribbean. In 1988, I set out to explore the Caribbean for 8 years on frequent trips to satisfy my love of scuba diving and the vast array of music, cuisine, and cultures. This led to my first love of rum and 25 years later, those first choices for rum still hold up today. This website has added to those first choices, along with the knowledge to let the rum breathe in the snifter before sipping.
After tasting and reviewing more than 150 rums in my first 10 months on here, only 30% wound up being rated at 5 or below and this is with some advice from fellow reviewers. The whole point of this website is for us to avoid the dreck by reading these reviews. What keeps me going is the hopes of adding to my 10% rated above a 7. And as you have guessed, a whopping 60% wound up with a 7 or 6 rating, so ranking them all in order in a spreadsheet was absolutely essential. Once they are ranked along with the cost for each, a B/C ratio can be calculated to separate the good buys from the other ones. And as most of us already know, never be suckered into buying a rum based upon it's pretty bottle.
Once ranked in a spreadsheet, I then graded the countries of origin with all shown below in order of average highest ranking. If it were not for Brinley Gold Shipwreck flavored rums, little old St. Kitts would not even be in this list. Barbados really surprised me!
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