Cherrypicker10 is from my time in the British Army which is where I first started drinking rum. Cherrypicker is the nickname of the 11th Hussars who in 1969 amalgamated with the 10th Hussars to form the Royal Hussars. My introduction to rum started in the 10th Hussars bar and it was Myers Plantation Rum. This was in 1969 and started me off in my pursuit of rum from all over the world.
After spending 22 years in the Army I became a Beefeater in the Tower of London and in spite of the name can't stand Gin. I have been living in the Tower for another 22 years and both careers have allowed me to travel far and wide although not unfortunately to the Caribbean. The closest I came was Florida.
Tried many brands and to name just a few of my favourites would include Pyrat, Matusalem and Angostura.