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Discussion in 'Food and Drink Talk' started by isaiah53, Sunday July 9, 2017.

  1. isaiah53

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    after a 12 year bout of being teetotal, ive started having a drink again and im quite enjoying it. i think ive developed a taste for rum, the choice of rum seems to be better than i remember when i used to drink. anyone got any suggestions for good rum? thank you :)
     
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  2. AnthH

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    Lambs Navy Rum is Nice :)
     
  3. isaiah53

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    thats what ive been drinking over the weekend :)
     
  4. What you drinking it like? Straight or mixer.
    Straight I go for diplomatico reserva or Ron zacapa 23.
     
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  5. Diplomatico Exclusiva Reserva, about £40 a bottle. Drink it neat as a digestif. Dark, complex and seductive. The rum market has really grown in the last decade or so, there is some excellent products easily accessible today.
     
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  6. I used to drink Woods and Pussers , Lambs too
     
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  7. isaiah53

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    ive been drinking it with ginger ale, but im quite open to drinking it straight.
     
  8. Lamb's Navy Rum or if you want to step it up, Wood's. Both are good straight or with mixers. If mixing ginger beer (as opposed to ale) is very good as is the classic Coke. Wood's is my favourite.
     
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  9. Rufus

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    Mount Gay XO Barbados Rum. I drink it neat only.
     
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  10. Pussers navy rum, neat because it's so smooth. :)
     
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  11. Old J Spiced Rum, squeeze of lime a glug of lemonade and some ice. :cool::p:cool: brilliant summer drink. Like the old 'Sailor Jerry's' rum used to be before they changed the recipe.

    http://www.oldjspicedrum.co.uk/
     
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  12. If your making dark and stormys has to be goslings just don't pick up the over proof by mistake
     
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  13. isaiah53

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    looks like ginger beer is the way to go as far as a mixer is concerned, ill try that next and ditch the ginger ale. there looks some really nice rums about, looks like ill be investigating a few :)
     
  14. isaiah53

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    whats over proof?
     
  15. Think it's sold as goslings 151 proof. So 75.5% alcohol, makes lovely cocktails but far too easy to end up quite drunk lol
     
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  16. isaiah53

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    blimey! :D
     
  17. dodgy

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    Hi there,

    From 1970 until around 2003 I couldn't stand the thought of drinking rum in any manner, having as an idiot kid poisoned myself using some in large amounts and getting pretty sick as a result. Then many years later I was calling on a customer who had a little bar tucked away in his office and he was going on about what a great rum he found and wanted to pour me some. I figured what the hell, I might as well give it another try and jeeez, it was tasty juice. Called Zaya, and from there I went on a kinda tasting tour of many rums in the sipping grade. Best one I tried was Ron Zacapa 23, but not far off from that and at much less cost was Zaya ending up as my runner up rum of choice.

    Now though I can only suggest Zaya, since the Zacapa has I believe undergone a change. I recently compared the older version side by side with a newer bottle and the new stuff is not so hot. Still kinda expensive though....heh. Let me mention my journey ended 10 years ago as far as trying anything new and there's a bunch more to choose from.

    You will find the Zaya amusing....look on some rum forums for other ideas......it's their meat.

    If I may just mention that a favorite tequila of mine suffered the same fate. I have been drinking this certain very hard to find brand for 12-15 years but now it's nothing like the older incarnations. Tasted a newer bottle recently and it was poor and it got returned. Saw on a tequila forum all the different versions reviews and this very recent one didn't have info I could find. Heh, they loved the older versions though.

    Sheesh, that's enough blabbing for now,

    Martin


    Ohhhh, I just found some stuff about Zaya possibly changing things recently. Reviews are kinda mixed. Talking about two different labels telling which is which version. Sheesh.
     
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  18. pjgh

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    Lamb's Lamb's Lamb's - the classic
    Cockspur - superb straight-up over ice
    The Kraken - deep, sweet, spiced and quite a fun drinker

    I've tried a whole raft of others, but these are three I keep coming back to ...
     
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  19. Pussers.
    Angostura 1919.
    El dorado 12 year.
    And of course woods 100
     
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  20. Something I keep meaning to get round to trying is a recipe I read online ages ago and can no longer find. Navy cointreau. From memory you take a bottle of navy rum, drink a third and fill with orange peel and sugar. Give it a daily shake and top up over a few weeks/months.
    Just a bit dubious about wasting good rum!
    Anyone tried anything similar?
     

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