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Understanding Rum

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A white rhum agricole would be my pick, but I know it's not traditional.

 

Flor de Caña extra dry is a safe bet. I also really like Plantation 3 Stars. Havana Club añejo 3 años if you can get it. Banks 5 is an interesting twist.


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A white rhum agricole would be my pick, but I know it's not traditional.

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Just finished off my bottle of El Dorado 3, which was mostly used for making daiquiris. Also have Barbancourt 8 and Smith & Cross at home.

 

What do you all recommend I pick up next as another great daiquiri rum?

 

Rhu JM Blanc 100. It's hard to choose anything else afterwards--at least in the 40-45% APV range.


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Once you go Agricole Blanc you never go back!  The 50% abv for these is the important part.  You get the funk and grassiness to come through and it just makes the daiquiri an amazing drink.  My preference is for La Favorite so far.

 

Plantation 3 Star works good as well.


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A white rhum agricole would be my pick, but I know it's not traditional.

 

Flor de Caña extra dry is a safe bet. I also really like Plantation 3 Stars. Havana Club añejo 3 años if you can get it. Banks 5 is an interesting twist.

 

While I too think a nice 100 proof agricole blanc is always a good choice I would second the Flor de Cana Extra Dry as a good place to start for a readily available good quality and yet relatively inexpensive choice.


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A new rum on the Australian market, No41. It's named after a Brisbane rum bar, Substation No41. They commissioned this rum, apparently. It's inexpensive and low apv--37%--for what I imagine are tax reasons. Despite the price tag they're billing it as a premium rum: a sipper and a mixer. I wish there was a boozier version.

 

On the nose there's rubber. Freshly burned tyre tread. Molasses. On the palate there's a boatload of molasses. Vanilla. I can't stomach a side-by-side with Sea Wynde but I'm reminded of it ... but not in a bad way. Almost like this is a somewhat sweeter, more approachable, less completely bonkers version of Wynde. It's very drinkable even though it's not especially complex or even especially delicious. For a cheap rum it's workable. Shame about the APV--I reckon the base flavour profile would be pretty banging in something like a Mai Tai or Zombie.

 

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Someone brought me a bottle of Matusalem rum back from Mexico. Any suggestions for the best way to use it? I tried it in a daiquiri and didn't love it, but am willing to try again.

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Got to sip some Hamilton Demerara rum as well as some Lemon Hart at a bourbon event recently. Full of flavor that sipped surprisingly well at proof but was amazing with some water

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Got to sip some Hamilton Demerara rum as well as some Lemon Hart at a bourbon event recently. Full of flavor that sipped surprisingly well at proof but was amazing with some water

 

I have both but have not yet popped the Hamilton, as it is not grapefruit season here.

 

Let me understand this:  you say you were at a bourbon event??

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Yes a bourbon, whisky and cigar centric event and gathering of friends from around the country. We get together a few times a year.

Both rums were full of flavor. They did very well with a little water.

I was expecting more heat and less flavor but then I've had some high proof whiskies that are very flavorful and don't taste as hot as you would think.

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I was amused to hear the story behind this censored label of my new Hamilton 151 rum. Apparently it was after the labels went to the printer that the lawyers determined that the phrase "Demerara rum" was a copyrighted term unavailable to Hamilton. ("Rum from the Demerara River" was okay.) So I imagine some intern in New York was handed a Sharpie and told to get to work.

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I was amused to hear the story behind this censored label of my new Hamilton 151 rum. Apparently it was after the labels went to the printer that the lawyers determined that the phrase "Demerara rum" was a copyrighted term unavailable to Hamilton. ("Rum from the Demerara River" was okay.) So I imagine some intern in New York was handed a Sharpie and told to get to work.

 

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I was amused to hear the story behind this censored label of my new Hamilton 151 rum. Apparently it was after the labels went to the printer that the lawyers determined that the phrase "Demerara rum" was a copyrighted term unavailable to Hamilton. ("Rum from the Demerara River" was okay.) So I imagine some intern in New York was handed a Sharpie and told to get to work.

 

I just checked and my bottle of Hamilton is uncensored!

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While still on the subject of Hamilton, I'm tasting a tumbler of Mississippi punch as we speak, made this time with Hamilton's Jamaican Pot Still Black in place of S&C as the Jamaican component of the punch.  Both are nice.  Not sure which works better.  Of course I'm more used to S&C.  Plus S&C has the advantage of higher ABV.  Fortunately, either way, Mississippi punch is not lacking much in proof.

 

Guess I'll have to try Jamaican Pot Still Black in my next mai tai.

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I recently restocked Cana Brava and noticed it now comes with an age statement:  3 years.  The color is noticeably darker than the prior bottle with no age statement.

 

Sadly the new bottle is only 750 ml.

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