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Old 08-18-2010, 06:02 PM   #1
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Default August 2010 Food & Wine

Edward Hamilton, Smuggler's Cove and a few of your favorite rums are mentioned in the August, 2010 issue of Food & Wine.
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Old 08-20-2010, 04:48 PM   #2
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Go get 'um Ed, congrads as it looks like good rum is getting more good press.
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:23 PM   #3
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Man... am having a bit of a problem with that! How F&W could list that one as a light PR style rum is kinda hard to figure out. But as the Romans would say... (ok who wants to hear what the Romans would say?)
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Man... am having a bit of a problem with that! How F&W could list that one as a light PR style rum is kinda hard to figure out.
If you're referring to Don Q Gran Añejo, how would you describe it?
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:12 AM   #5
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No Ed, unless I am bonkers, it sure looked to me like they had Zaya listed as a light PR style... (never have had the DonQ GR...)
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Meant DonQ GA, sorry
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Hi Ed... here's the a screen shot of what I am looking at when I click on that F&W link...looks to me like they have Zaya in the light PR style, and if I were the one to be categorizing that I would at least put it in the "medium" category. I for one, find Zaya to be one of the most in your face rums, sweet, heady, full bodied and with a very very pronounced vanilla component (which, personally, I don't particularly favor.) To each his own of course. But I find it difficult to do much with Zaya because of the heavy vanilla flavor. I like it on vanilla ice cream! And it's not bad as a Dark and Stormy, (sorry Goslings.. didn't mean to intrude) Ok with tonic. Ok to sip a bit of... but there are a lot of other rums that I, personally, would favor ahead of it. Never tried it with Coke... but then again, haven't done that with anything in about 20 years. Maybe I should sometime... So here's the screen shot.. and, btw... am looking forward to running into my first bottle of DQ older offerings because I very much like their standard stuff.
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Hi Ed... here's the a screen shot of what I am looking at when I click on that F&W link...looks to me like they have Zaya in the light PR style, and if I were the one to be categorizing that I would at least put it in the "medium" category. I for one, find Zaya to be one of the most in your face rums, sweet, heady, full bodied and with a very very pronounced vanilla component (which, personally, I don't particularly favor.) To each his own of course. But I find it difficult to do much with Zaya because of the heavy vanilla flavor. I like it on vanilla ice cream! And it's not bad as a Dark and Stormy, (sorry Goslings.. didn't mean to intrude) Ok with tonic. Ok to sip a bit of... but there are a lot of other rums that I, personally, would favor ahead of it. Never tried it with Coke... but then again, haven't done that with anything in about 20 years. Maybe I should sometime... So here's the screen shot.. and, btw... am looking forward to running into my first bottle of DQ older offerings because I very much like their standard stuff.
Ya, it does say "light" however, I think they meant "medium."
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I like the way you've phrased stuff GordonBeAll, I didn't realize it when I read the article but it does make it look like zaya is light rum by putting it under the Don Q GA. It is more of a medium sweety with lots of vanilla, which my wife loves. Do try the don q GA. Its smoky, toffee, nice burn, and not too sweet. Its actually what turned me onto sipping and rum in general. The importer for don q are good people as well.
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Hey Ron, just another word or two on the subject, not wishing to drive it into the ground, but when I first saw the way F&W listed Zaya it was this big "HUH??" moment for me. As I said earlier, I'm not a fan of the heavy vanilla component, but many folks are, so go for it, Zaya! But I think the only really unfortunate thing about the F&W categorization is that if you were a consumer without a lot of knowledge about rums and were taking their advice, expecting a light rum... you'd wind up on another planet, and maybe not even know you were there! End of story. Also, am definitely putting the DQ GA on my find soon list... along with ED3, which I am really looking forward to as well. Thanks for the input!
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