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Dark rum

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Dark rum

#491584

Postby scotview » April 4th, 2022, 6:13 pm

I've sampled a few dark rums recently.

My undoubted favourite is Myers Original Dark Rum.

Are there any dark rum connoisseurs here that may care to comment.

Mixed with Coke, no ice, the flavour of Myers goes on and on.

Particularly enjoyed a wee rum dram watching the Boat Race and the Rangers V Celtic derby.

Scotview.

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Re: Dark rum

#491648

Postby bluedonkey » April 4th, 2022, 9:17 pm

Havana Club, either the 7 year old or the Especial. For Coke, I prefer the zero caffeine version as a mixer, it doesn't mask the rum flavour so much.

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Re: Dark rum

#491658

Postby kempiejon » April 4th, 2022, 9:56 pm

I don't think I've had Myers, probably a bit like Lambs or Woods so not really my thing.
I prefer my rum golden but it's a bit of a continuum white - dark. I too like the Havanna, prefer the younger Especial to the 7 year old.
Flor de Cana is nice again I prefer younger, the 7 yo rather than 12, the older rums seem more molassesy to me.
Doorley's is tasty, Diplomatico is too dark for me.
As for Coke I can't agree. I most dark spirits neat over ice or like a bourbon taken down with a drop of branch, I like to taste the spirits and I don't really like pop anyhow. Rum I drink occasionally with ginger beer or ale.

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Re: Dark rum

#491759

Postby 88V8 » April 5th, 2022, 10:15 am

kempiejon wrote:As for Coke I can't agree.

Coke has three uses;
first, to dissolve rust.
second, to provide employment for dentists.
third, as an accompaniment to rum.

I rather like the Kraken Black Spiced.

V8

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Re: Dark rum

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Postby kempiejon » April 5th, 2022, 11:09 am

88V8 wrote:
kempiejon wrote:As for Coke I can't agree.

Coke has three uses;
first, to dissolve rust.
second, to provide employment for dentists.
third, as an accompaniment to rum.

I rather like the Kraken Black Spiced.

V8


Oh good lord no I can't handle the spiced rums, Particularly those that are are marketing driven and Kracken Black is up here with Deadmans fingers and Peaky Blinders spiced.

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Re: Dark rum

#491791

Postby pje16 » April 5th, 2022, 11:15 am

88V8 wrote:Coke has three uses;
first, to dissolve rust.
second, to provide employment for dentists.
third, as an accompaniment to rum.

I rather like the Kraken Black Spiced.

V8

fourth to clean old coins
seeing what that did was what put me off it for life :lol:

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Re: Dark rum

#491792

Postby servodude » April 5th, 2022, 11:17 am

kempiejon wrote:
88V8 wrote:
kempiejon wrote:As for Coke I can't agree.

Coke has three uses;
first, to dissolve rust.
second, to provide employment for dentists.
third, as an accompaniment to rum.

I rather like the Kraken Black Spiced.

V8


Oh good lord no I can't handle the spiced rums, Particularly those that are are marketing driven and Kracken Black is up here with Deadmans fingers and Peaky Blinders spiced.


Woods 100 Navy Rum would be the correct answer
Washed down with a Craven A
- or has this rum stuff become trendy?

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Re: Dark rum

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Postby bluedonkey » April 5th, 2022, 6:06 pm

I found Diplomatic "classy" and worth the extra cost. Just with water, no ice.

Havana Especial is I think sweeter than the 7 year old.

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Re: Dark rum

#492039

Postby AF62 » April 5th, 2022, 11:28 pm

88V8 wrote:I rather like the Kraken Black Spiced.

V8


I recently bought a bottle of Lidl’s own brand LIBERTÉ spiced rum. It is a copy of Kraken Black Spiced, but significantly cheaper and very pleasant indeed.

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Re: Dark rum

#589503

Postby retiredeng18 » May 17th, 2023, 12:42 am

Tried a few rums over the years, keep returning to OVD coke and ice.

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Re: Dark rum

#589614

Postby richfool » May 17th, 2023, 11:07 am

Captain Morgan's was always a favourite of mine.

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Re: Dark rum

#589737

Postby Gerry557 » May 17th, 2023, 7:29 pm

151 rum has given me a memory or two!


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