There's a hole in my rum collection. Not that my rum collection is extensive by some standards, but, yeah, still. I see the odd recipe call for Cruzan Blackstrap. Now, a while back I stumbled across a bottle of Cruzan Aged and figured that was exactly the same thing or an aged version of Blackstrap and then I learned that it wasn't either of those things. Oh well. I've yet to see Blackstrap for sale anywhere.
What will do the job? I have some understanding of what the flavour profile is supposed to be. I can get Goslings Black Seal but it's not cheap. It's not quite but almost in the same bracket as the magnificent Zacapa 23! In fact, it's slightly dearer than the lovely Appleton 12.