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Postby djrez4 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:32 pm

FastSRT8 wrote:OK drinkers... what is the best brand of rum to buy??!


Light - doesn't matter because no one should buy light rum.

Dark - Sailor Jerry, The Kraken, Cruzan. Kirkland rum is good too and an awesome deal. It's made by Cruzan.
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Postby samhradh » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:50 pm

Currently have: Filibuster, Stranahan's, High West American Prairie Reserve, Leopold's Gin, Green Hat Gin, Jameson, Macallan 10, Auchentoshan Classic (now I know it sucks).

I'm a bigger craft beer drinker but if I'm going hard, I lean toward scotch. The sherry aged Doublewood and Lasanta are memorable. As were Macallan 18 and Edradour.

Recently impulse bought Bulleit Bourbon and was impressed with its value. Also a fan of Four Roses and Elmer T. Lee. Noah's was wayyy too much for my palate. Can't go wrong with Maker's Mark either.
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Postby FastSRT8 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:15 am

djrez4 wrote:Light - doesn't matter because no one should buy light rum.

Dark - Sailor Jerry, The Kraken, Cruzan. Kirkland rum is good too and an awesome deal. It's made by Cruzan.


Thanks djrez. I usually use rum as a mixer for my rum and coke... I know... I know....bad drink....LOL

So letting that cat out of the bag, I'm leaning on picking up the Kirkland brand as after all, I am not drinking it straight.
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Postby djrez4 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:20 am

FastSRT8 wrote:Thanks djrez. I usually use rum as a mixer for my rum and coke... I know... I know....bad drink....LOL

So letting that cat out of the bag, I'm leaning on picking up the Kirkland brand as after all, I am not drinking it straight.


Kirkland will treat you right. If you want a real punch in the face, pick up a bottle of Stroh. It's 160-proof.
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Postby rockyrock » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:33 am

FastSRT8 wrote:OK drinkers... what is the best brand of rum to buy??!


My two favorite are Cruzan Single Barrel Estate and Montecristo. Both are sipping worthy but won't break the bank.
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Postby Dr.Mark » Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:54 pm

I'm just getting into the Scotch world and at the present moment I have a couple of bottles here at home: Laphroaig and Lagavulin. I tend to like the Laphroaig better but I'm developing a taste for the Lagavulin as well.
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Postby samhradh » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:44 pm

Dr.Mark wrote:I'm just getting into the Scotch world and at the present moment I have a couple of bottles here at home: Laphroaig and Lagavulin. I tend to like the Laphroaig better but I'm developing a taste for the Lagavulin as well.


That means you like it peaty. If I'm not mistaken, try Ardberg too.
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Postby Kaiokenryu » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:47 pm

samhradh wrote:That means you like it peaty. If I'm not mistaken, try Ardberg too.


how would you guys describe the smell of peat?

I tried to convey this to a friend....the closest i could come is "take compost that is all the way decomposed....put it on the grill and "cook" it...."

his nose touched his forehead.....and I'm still working on him taking his first sip....

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Postby djrez4 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:56 pm

Kaiokenryu wrote:how would you guys describe the smell of peat?

I tried to convey this to a friend....the closest i could come is "take compost that is all the way decomposed....put it on the grill and "cook" it...."

his nose touched his forehead.....and I'm still working on him taking his first sip....


Sounds like you wanted to keep it to yourself!

My scotch buddy was a more into Highland malts when he started, but, as his palette has matured, he has started to appreciate smokier, peatier malts. Don't force it on your friend. Let him come to it naturally. If he never does, more for you!

The first time I tried the Ardbeg Corryvecken, it was New Years Eve and I had already slurped down quite a bit of the Kirkland 20. I drunkenly described the experience as being whacked in the mouth with a burning peat log. It was such an experience that I have stashed the bottle away until I forget the taste so next time it will be a new, phenomenal and violent experience all over again.
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