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Old 03-15-2017, 03:54 PM   #271
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I'm originally from Miami but currently live in Tampa, FL. I'm very new to rum, having spent more time exploring Scotch, American whiskies, and Amari. I have no interest in "party-drinks" but have come to learn that there is a whole world of "sippable" Rum/Rhum and I have a desire to learn and sip more.
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Old 03-23-2017, 03:18 AM   #272
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My name is Josh, I'm from Bundaberg, Australia. I run a hotel that currently stocks close to 200 different rums.
I joined to help broaden my knowledge of the spirit.
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Old 03-25-2017, 04:39 AM   #273
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Default Aloha!

Got into rum via Brother Cleve back in Boston in the early 2000s. This forum is an amazing, amazing resource (thanks Ed!) and I am thankful for it.

My story: I bartended in Boston, helped Cleve kickstart a tiki renaissance up there. I was on the tiki circuit way back when. Now I'm in Hawaii.

I no longer actively tend bar, except for helping out at an occasional USBG special event. My favorite rums are Rhum Bologne (Guadeloupe), Rhum Neisson (any of them), Batavia Arrack, El Dorado 21 or 25, Old Monk (thanks Cleve), Germana, and the Santo Antao grogues. Of course there are plenty more, but these do just fine for most cases. Shout-out for KoHana.
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Old 04-23-2017, 12:08 PM   #274
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Newbie with the Ministry of Rum.

While in Barbados in 2011 and 2012, my wife and I toured St-Nicholas Abbey as well Mount Gay distilleries and as a vodka drinker, I recalled my initial reaction to the tasting of St-Nicholas Abbey's rum, which was incredible. As a result I purchased a bottle of 8yr, as well as a 12 yr Rum from St-Nicholas Abbey which remained unopened until last week.

My drink of choice to date has been vodka which I drink neat and my favorites include Stoli Elit, Absolut Elyx and Beluga vodkas. Recently I opened and sipped on my 8 yr old Rum from St-Nicholas Abbey and it imediately brought me back to my first tastings of this product and I decided to delve into the world of aged rums. I have since sampled my 12 yr St-Nicholas Abbey rum as well as a Santa Teresa 1796 solera rum.

From my limited knowledge of rum distillation it is my understanding that rum made from sugarcane juice differs slightly from that made from its by-product, molasses. The overwhelming sensation (smell and taste) of molasses in the Santa Teresa 1796 rum was very enjoyable although quite different from those from St-Nicholas Abbey rums, which I prefer. As such, I would dare to say that I am less fond of sweeter rums than those similar to St-Nicholas Abbey rums with oak flavours.

My questions are:

1. Is Rum/Rhum made from sugarcane juice better / tastier than those made from molasses? In which way do they differ?
2. Which sugarcane based Rum/Rhum with oakey flavours would you recommand I try?
3. Which molasses based Rums with oakey flavours would you suggest I try?
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Old 06-25-2017, 06:35 PM   #275
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Post Greetings from Utah

Utah is far from any island where Rum is made, but we enjoy drinking it anyway. I'm a cocktail hobbyist with a taste for Rye Whisky (High West is headquartered in Utah) and Rum (my fave is Venezuelan (yes, I know that's not an island) Ron Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, which is hard to come by here, so I'm fresh out).

I must confess to a love for Tiki cocktails; I love Mai Tai's (both the easy to mix tourist ones and the Trader Vic original recipe) and Piña Coladas. I also have a taste for Rum Old Fashioneds (use brown sugar for these), Hurricanes, Dark & Stormy, Daiquiris, Mojitos... well, you get the idea.

I don't have a large collection of Rums, but I have enough different bottles to keep me happy. In addition to what I buy, my wonderful son often gifts me some Rum for birthdays or Christmas. This year for Fathers' Day, he gave me a couple of bottles of Hamilton Navy Strength from the Ministry of Rum Collection, which led me to this site.

I'm hoping to improve my Rum knowledge and discover some new recipes...
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Old 08-12-2017, 11:45 PM   #276
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Greetings Ministry of Rum,

You host a very interesting website and I look forward to frequently visiting it. I have been sipping rum for many years, but recently have been reading more about rum, most notably Wayne Curtis' book "And a Bottle of Rum." Curtis' book led me to my discovery of this website.

For my work I have made numerous visits to Puerto Rico. On the island I have sampled its local Bacardi and Don Q.

Now it is time to explore the Ministry of Rum website.

Up Spirits,
Mr. Biddle
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Old 08-24-2017, 02:15 AM   #277
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Hello all,

Mike from Oregon here.

Joining to share my enthusiasm for rums, and get leads on rums i haven't seen "in the wild"

current collection:

Havana club 3 anos
Cacique guaro
Arundel white/callwood
Arundel dark
Goslings black seal
Bacardi 8
Travellers 5
Edgefield 3 rocks
Appleton estates 12
Barbancourt 3 star
Flor de cana 7
Bacardi gran reserva
Ron abuelo anejo
Bacardi gold
Cajun spirits tresillo rum
Foursquare 2004 single blend
Foursquare port cask finish
Old man guavaberry
Rivers royal grenadian rum
Old new orleans 20th anniversary
Ron zacapa centario 23
Diplomatico reserva exclusivo
Pampero aniversario
El dorado 15 yr
Angustura 1919

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Old 08-25-2017, 10:22 AM   #278
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Hi all,
I'm on a bit of a rum quest trying to learn more about everything rum. Looking forward to looking around, taking part and learning from all experienced members!

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Old 08-25-2017, 09:51 PM   #279
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I got interested in rum due to my love for complex tiki cocktails. I live in Michigan and the rums available are rather limited. My latest rum purchases are Plantation Barbados Rum-5 years-a blend of Pot Still and Column Still rums AND R L Seales Barbados Gold Rum. I found the latter in an antique shop. It was in a figural bottle and never opened. Anyone know when it might have been bottled? From the label it had to have been after 1994.

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Old 08-27-2017, 07:46 AM   #280
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Hi All

I'm from Australia and love most types of Rum.
I'm trying to learn as much as I can about it.
The different types and how it's made.
This is a great forum.
i am looking forward to being a part of it.

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