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For sipping

Postposted on Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:59 pm

I've tried only the clear kinds of rum that you typically see in mixed drinks and I'm not a fan. Spiced rum is a little better, but I still don't like it straight. I hear there's a few brands of rum that are aged, or somethin', and they're good for sipping as opposed to mixing. Do any of you have a recommendation for a good sipping rum?
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Re: For sipping

Postposted on Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:04 pm

Pusser's?
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Re: For sipping

Postposted on Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:14 pm

bthylafh wrote:Pusser's?

Ditto. I've been to the BVI distillery. They brand it as the single-malt scotch of rums and given its unique flavor profile I can't disagree. It certainly isn't the standard rum profile of burning 3-day old alcohol mixed with some sugar.
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Re: For sipping

Postposted on Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:56 pm

I've tried Pussers and still wouldn't sip it. I just consider rum best used for mixing rather than sipping.
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Re: For sipping

Postposted on Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:17 am

paulWTAMU wrote:I've tried Pussers and still wouldn't sip it. I just consider rum best used for mixing rather than sipping.

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Re: For sipping

Postposted on Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:04 am

To each his own right? if the google results was right.

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Re: For sipping

Postposted on Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:29 am

I will give Pusser's a try. The recommendations, combined with the fact that I have to travel to a special liquor store to get it probably means it's an above average rum.
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Re: For sipping

Postposted on Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:47 am

I rarely drink rum but I like Appletons Estate. Make a nice sipping rum for me when I need a change from whiskey.
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Re: For sipping

Postposted on Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:12 pm

Throw my vote in for Pussers as well.

Other than that, I'm becoming a fan of Kracken. Maybe not for sipping, but it's my go-to for mixed drinks these days.
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Re: For sipping

Postposted on Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:40 pm

Gonna be hard to beat a Barbancourt 5 star for the money (~$25). Aged 8 years, made in Haiti. Yum. Makes Bacardi taste like piss.
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Re: For sipping

Postposted on Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:01 pm

Ron Zacapa 23 year
Zaya 12 year
or Pyrat XO

All should be attainable for around $40 and all 3 of them are very good.
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Re: For sipping

Postposted on Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:20 pm

Thanks for the recommendations! I'll try and get a sample of all of 'em. For now, the fruits of my first rum efforts are in the Drinking NOW thread.
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Re: For sipping

Postposted on Thu May 02, 2013 1:40 pm

Darkmage: Kracken is awesome for mixing. Lady at the local liqour store turned me onto it maybe 6 months ago? Dirt cheap here--they run sales on the 1.75 liter bottles for 21 bucks semi-regularly (every couple of months). And so much better at mixing than Bacardi or most of the Captain Morgan rums. I have had it straight when some friends and i were taste testing lower end rums and though it was the best of hte lot straight and mixed.
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Re: For sipping

Postposted on Thu May 02, 2013 1:48 pm

Have you considered taking the step over to whiskey?
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Re: For sipping

Postposted on Thu May 02, 2013 1:54 pm

lilbuddhaman wrote:Have you considered taking the step over to whiskey?


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Re: For sipping

Postposted on Thu May 02, 2013 3:48 pm

lilbuddhaman wrote:Have you considered taking the step over to whiskey?


Definitely would consider this. I've tried plenty of run, and I have to force myself to drink it. Good Irish or Scotch whiskey is amazingly better.
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