Posted 27 July 2015 - 09:22 AM
Now that Lemon Hart appears to out of production yet again have you seen/tried the new Hamilton 151 Demerara rum yet? I am curious to try it next to old and new Lemon Hart and perhaps the Plantation and Lost Spirits over proofs.
I recently acquired a couple bottles of the Hamilton 151 (available at The Party Source )*. I definitely recommend it. Unfortunately, I didn't have any Lemon Hart left to compare to, but I found the Hamilton to very agreeable. My immediate impression upon tasting it straight was that it is as good a substitute as you can hope for, if not superior to Lemon Hart. I also got his Pot Still Jamaican Black Rum. I have to say it's a little weird when tasted straight, but once you put it in your tiki drink it's magic.
*I went looking on the Party Source website for Lemon Hart and when it didn't turn up I saw this "Hamilton 151". For about three seconds, I'm thinking "what the hell is Hamilton ru---ohhhhhhhhh!!!"
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