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Old 12-06-2007, 01:51 AM   #31
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I would have to add Cruzan Blackstrap to my worst list.
Really? I'm a huge fan of Cruzan black strap!
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Old 12-06-2007, 01:55 AM   #32
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One man's Zacapa XO is another man's Bacardi O...
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Old 12-06-2007, 02:03 AM   #33
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I had this bar guest a few weeks back who had a flight of rums, Montecristo 12 year, Pampero Anniversario, and Zaya. He claimed to have an amazing smeller, he got bleech out of the Zaya and despised the others as well. We then gave him a sample of zacapa 23, he said he couldnt drink it, it reeked of terpentine. I asked him what he likes, he told me light rums. So I went ahead and gave him a sample of Oronoco, he did like it, then he ordered a shot of it, and he shot it.

Liquor is curiously different from food. A food that is delicious to one person will be delicious to nearly everybody. Strange how rums, other spirits, wines, and beers differ from this.
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Old 12-06-2007, 02:05 AM   #34
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I still think there was something wrong with that guy.
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Old 12-06-2007, 02:16 AM   #35
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Yea, I really wanted to stick his nose up my ass and see what he thought of that smell.
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Old 12-06-2007, 02:17 AM   #36
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Yea, I really wanted to stick his nose up my ass and see what he thought of that smell.
"Nutty, with some floral hints and just a touch of...is that lavender?"
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Old 12-06-2007, 08:59 AM   #37
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I am still laughing at this last exchange.....the Blackstrap I find to be very syrupy and some shellac on the finish. Maybe the day I chose to drink it, it just wasen't what I was in the mood for, but I really did not care for it. I will have to give it another shot.
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Old 12-06-2007, 10:17 AM   #38
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I still think there was something wrong with that guy.
Ditto. That was an amazing selection of rums, and I can't understand how he didn't like any of them...
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Old 12-06-2007, 02:31 PM   #39
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I would have to add Cruzan Blackstrap to my worst list.
I really enjoy the Blackstrap. You should try it with a wedge of lime and an ice cube. It seems like a strange pairing but it is amazing how well the two flavors magically blend.
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:32 PM   #40
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I feel sheepish admitting it, but I've used Blackstrap in a few drinks with pleasant success. I freely admit to trying it straight, on ice, and with lime but without success as a sipper. I've actually used it in Dark and Stormys in place of Gosling's Black Seal.

More importantly, I must confess to regular periods of giggling every time I think of RumBarPhilly's comments re "Yea, I really wanted to stick his nose up my ass and see what he thought of that smell." Classic. Of course, Dood's lavender comment was a perfect follow up. I can't better either, so I will them alone.

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