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Old 01-28-2017, 10:12 PM   #1
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I would like to start drinking rum either neat or on the rocks. I like the flavor of rum but don't like to whiskey taste of some I have tried. Can anyone recommend a premium rum ($30-50 range) that doesn't have that whiskey aftertaste? I appreciate the feedback!
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Old 01-31-2017, 06:52 PM   #2
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Anyone?? Is there any additional info you need for clarification?

Thanks again for any feedback you can provide.
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Old 01-31-2017, 08:56 PM   #3
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I would recommend El Dorado 15 year old. Not sure how much it costs in the US.
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Old 02-01-2017, 09:31 PM   #4
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I tried that one, was a little dry and too much burn for me. I like the Ron Zacapa 23 other than the whiskey after taste. I was thinking Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva or El Dorado 12 (which I have read is a little more mild).

Those sound do-able or should I look at something else?
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Old 02-06-2017, 11:35 PM   #5
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El Dorado 12 Year Old is very sweet, if that's what you're looking for.
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Old 02-08-2017, 12:24 AM   #6
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This is a good question. The only real answer of course is to try them yourself. I am new to rum and here where I live most rum costs more than it would where you live, this makes it hard to justify buying the real "good" ones. I have tried a few rums and intend to try many more. I usually mix with a little dry or coke but always try any new rum just on ice first to see how it goes before mixing and thus reducing it's impact on my senses. Having said that I had a go at Angostura 1919 for Christmas and it was just fine on ice. Plenty of vanilla smell and flavor but smooth to sip for my rather un experienced palate.
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Old 02-21-2017, 08:20 PM   #7
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PIlar, very smooth, drinks neat very well, doesn't need no damn coke.
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Old 03-07-2017, 09:40 AM   #8
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Zacapa 23 has a lot of added sugar...
Same thing for El Dorado (I recon 12yo is enough, the extra 3 years of cask doesn't justify the price difference).

You should try something younger maybe Abuelo 7 (if you like zacapa probably you are more on "spanish" style).
Did you ever try a white rum? Trois Rivieres or others from Martinique for example.
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Old 03-09-2017, 10:39 PM   #9
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El Dorado 15 year old isn't simply El Dorado 12 year old that has been aged for an extra three years. The two are completely different blends. Yes, they both have sugar added - the 12 year old has more of it than the 15 year old has.
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I would definitely give Appleton 12 / Extra a try.
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