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Old 10-23-2008, 06:29 PM   #3
Matusalem
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Brilliant RR. A lot of my thoughts are with yours.

Still I wonder if we'd come to the conclusion that the addition of coloring / flavoring agents might be the biggest culprit of the distinction.

To give another example, of all the (actually in the grand scheme of things, FEW) private bottles I've tasted, only 1 of the bunch I would describe as somewhat heavy. All the rest were light bright!

Further, it's my thinking that these 3 primary buyers/bottlers that I'm most versed with, didn't all conspire to turn out fruity non-crude oil based rums that taste quite a bit off anything the guestimated distilleries ever offer.

I also realize "different than & unusual" tend to be qualifying points in the private purchasers' interest - so that might play some part here as well.
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