View Full Version : Rum, where better to ask about good rum than this den of Pirates

03-04-2015, 02:06 PM
My go to rum is Pussers Navy … not that I go to it very often – a bottle will last the better part of a year

What else is out there?

03-04-2015, 02:09 PM
Havana Club is real good.

03-04-2015, 02:13 PM
I like darker rum...Black Majic Rum, the lable caught my eye last weekend and I have to say it was pretty good; and stout as well.

03-04-2015, 02:17 PM
Flor de Cana 18yr. Can't go wrong there!

03-04-2015, 02:36 PM
And always remember.......


Greg Nichols
03-04-2015, 02:44 PM
I'm not an alcoholc I'm just thirsty...

A lady called me a heavy drinker the other day and I said "Im not fat" some poeple

Brent Yamamoto
03-04-2015, 04:02 PM
I had just about given up on finding a good sipping rum. Pretty much come to the conclusion that rum was just not my thing, regardless of the good advice I'd gotten here and other places.

Then I found Dictador Colombian rum. I'm very happy sipping on this when I'm in the mood. The 12 yo is less that $50. I may spring for a 20 yo one of these days, it's not that much more.

03-04-2015, 04:03 PM
As a veritable former expert in these matters, I will make a VERY strong recommendation. The absolutely FINEST rum I've ever tried is Ron Zacapa 23 Años. It is relatively inexpensive at around $45, but puts to shame many liquors costing several times as much.

As with all such things, it is absolutely imperative that it be enjoyed straight, warm, and well aerated. It's probably one of the very few finest, if not THE finest, liquor I've ever tried. And typically I'm an Armagnac and Cognac aficionado and former liquor store owner of many years.

03-04-2015, 04:19 PM
For sipping, Zacapa 23. For everything else, I'm a Don Q guy.

John Chambers
03-04-2015, 04:42 PM
This!! And Ron Zacapa 23 are the go to for fine sipping rum.

Flor de Cana 18yr. Can't go wrong there!

03-05-2015, 04:42 AM
Flor de Cana 18yr. Can't go wrong there!


I will have to try Ron Zacapa 23. I'm always willing to expand my horizons.

03-05-2015, 05:42 AM
Appletons 12yo, if you can find it.

They only import a little every year from Jamaica, so once it's gone it's gone. Gotta catch it the following year.

03-05-2015, 11:16 AM
Bundaberg Rum! http://www.bundabergrum.com.au/

03-05-2015, 03:44 PM
Bundaberg Rum! http://www.bundabergrum.com.au/

Is Bundy imported to US now?

03-05-2015, 07:33 PM
I really like Mount Gay Rum

03-05-2015, 08:25 PM
I import a "few" bottles every trip I make :)

03-05-2015, 08:43 PM
Mount Gay for me too

03-06-2015, 05:40 AM
Brinley Gold Shipwreck Vanilla Rum from St Kitts West Indies is damn good...

03-06-2015, 07:47 AM
Mount Gay XO. Much better than Eclipse. I second H60's recommendation for Appleton 12yr. That's a fine libation right there................when available.

03-06-2015, 03:35 PM
Mount Gay Black Barrel is also good. Enjoying one now as the sun sets on a beautiful Friday evening in Barbados.

MG is the oldest rum distillery on record, 1703.

03-06-2015, 07:08 PM
Wood's Old Navy rum - if you like darkhttp://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/06/8d3ad25185bfa7d67ddb1402a30482d6.jpg

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03-06-2015, 08:22 PM
Good ol' Bacardi Rum is still my favorite.

03-06-2015, 11:10 PM
Might be worth trying to locate: http://prichardsdistillery.com/rum/

03-07-2015, 07:16 AM
Plus another for Ron Zacapa. st James Extra Old is also great neat.

04-05-2015, 10:04 AM
Decided to take the plunge in to the rum this morning while doing my grocery shopping.

Do to elevated levels of piracy at the local QFC, the Kraken was locked up for safe keeping.


I like it! Wasn't sure if it was a shooter or a sipper. So had a glass each way just to make sure.


John Chambers
04-05-2015, 10:52 AM
Kraken in a snifter with a good cigar is a wonderful part of the good life!

04-05-2015, 10:57 AM
Kraken in a snifter with a good cigar is a wonderful part of the good life!

Any cigar suggestions? Have a shop I can walk to later to pick one up.

John Chambers
04-05-2015, 11:03 AM
Drew Estates Deep Dish or an Extraordinary Larry are both great matches.

captain steinbrenner
04-05-2015, 07:46 PM
Another vote for Zacapa 23. Is the best rum I've ever tasted. Nothing comes close.