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#1 Puggers

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 08:03 PM

Now, I'm not ashamed to admit that my preferred tipple is a dark rum. I like the non-spiced versions but am not afraid to give them a go in the spirit of trying something new.

 

The kids clubbed together and got me some Kraken for Christmas and I have to say, that for a spiced rum it's absolutely cracking!

 

Any other rum drinkers care to recommend their favourites?

 

There seems to be a bit of a fad around them as a few "rum clubs" and restaurants are springing up, including one in Donny near me.



#2 THE MEK

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 08:07 PM

I was given a bottle of Pussar's Rum by my dad for my birthday,very nice. not really into dark rum but thoroughly enjoyed this

#3 FalconFN

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 08:11 PM

I like lighter rums, the Barbadian Mount Gay (yes I know, terrible name) is my favourite. I prefer it to most single malts.

#4 Gordon R

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 08:21 PM

Mount Gay and Appleton Estate.



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Posted 09 January 2015 - 08:40 PM

I'm a huge rum fan. For the holy grail Google Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva. I get it from a place called Drinkfinder dot co dot UK. It's the best rum in the world in my opinion. A sipper not a mixer.

Other favourites are Pussers Blue (red is good too), Pampero Aniversario, El Dorado 12 or 15 years old.

Best mixing rum for me is Mount Gay. Best budget sipper I think probably Lamb's.

Oh god there are so many. I could talk about this all day.

#6 39TDS

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 09:03 PM

I'm a huge rum fan. For the holy grail Google Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva. I get it from a place called Drinkfinder dot co dot UK. It's the best rum in the world in my opinion. A sipper not a mixer.

Other favourites are Pussers Blue (red is good too), Pampero Aniversario, El Dorado 12 or 15 years old.

Best mixing rum for me is Mount Gay. Best budget sipper I think probably Lamb's.

Oh god there are so many. I could talk about this all day.

I got some for Christmas.

Better than Kraken but not miles ahead IMO, I don't think it is worth the extra £10+.



#7 Thunderbird

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 09:08 PM

Really, you surprise me but each to their own. Let it grow on you and you might think differently but perhaps not.

Sounds like you may be into the slightly spicier variety.

Google the Ministry Of Rum. That's a never ending journey if ever there was one.

#8 geordieh

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 10:13 PM

I used to drink a lot of Myers very distinctive taste



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Posted 09 January 2015 - 10:27 PM

May favourite is Sailor Jerrys it's absolutely brilliant it's lovely can get it from Asda and Morrisons for about £17 for 70cl

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 10:28 PM

I bought a bottle of OVD dark rum before Christmas instead of the usual Lambs navy.

Different to the norm, a little bit bitter and not as sweet as others I've had.

#11 Thunderbird

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 10:29 PM

I liked Sailor Jerrys until they changed the recipe. It's no longer to my taste.

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 11:45 PM

Just tried the kraken today. Very nice. Almost as good as one I had a few weeks ago - can't remember the exact name though - chairman's reserve spiced rum? Think there was more to it than that!



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Posted 10 January 2015 - 12:00 AM

Agree with Thunderbird, since they changed the recipe Sailor Jerry is nowhere near as nice as it used to be



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Posted 10 January 2015 - 09:12 AM

Walter Hicks, the stuff you can get a hangover from by just looking at the glass it is in!

 

http://www.staustell...s/125-navy-rum/

 

71.4% ABV!



#15 Thunderbird

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 09:15 AM

Anyone ever made grog? I make it using Pussers Blue (the strong stuff) with pure lime juice and sugar water. Gorgeous it is.

Edited by Thunderbird, 10 January 2015 - 09:16 AM.


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Posted 23 October 2016 - 05:41 PM

Bought a bottle of Kraken yesterday. Very, very nice.



#17 Thunderbird

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 05:45 PM

Glad you enjoyed it Gordon.

 

Nice to see the rum thread resurrected. 

 

I'm still in love with the Diplomatico, but cheap it ain't. 



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Posted 23 October 2016 - 06:14 PM

Ex RN so it has to be pussers for me

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 06:43 PM

Not to my taste but anyone like the ovenproof versions? Wary and Nephew etc


Or even overproof!!!!

Edited by panoma1, 24 October 2016 - 01:34 PM.


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Posted 24 October 2016 - 11:21 AM

I have a bottle of Kraken son likes it but i prefer my Dark Rum straight no spices or cola anything.






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