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Old 09-09-2009, 03:37 PM   #1
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I'm Jan from Belgium.
I have no large experience in drinking rum. I used to drink common rums I found in the local stores, but am looking to expand (read "start") my knowledge and rum collection.

A few years ago I visited Haiti and besides all the misery I saw there, I learned to appreciate a good rum cocktail there, specially when they were accompanied with home-grilled peanuts

I just bought a bottle Bacardi 8, it was the only one of the Golden Medals Premium Rums list I could find in the liquor store here.
About that store, they have a seperate section for whisky and scotch another one for wines and ports and lot's of beer (what's perfectly normal here in Belgium) but only a few shelfs with rum.
Every now and then they organize whisky or wine tasting evenings, but I never saw them having a rum tasting evening

As a true Belgium I appreciate a good (Belgian) beer, besides rum.
I mostly like brown abbey beers and trappists.

That's it...
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:37 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums. Trappists ales are just one of my other vices. Take some time to peruse the forums and I know you'll find some other suggestions for rums that you can find in your area.
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Old 09-10-2009, 12:32 AM   #3
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vdjan, glad that found us and welcome to humble for-rum...
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:24 AM   #4
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welcome vdjan!

you will definitely gain rum knowledge looking around in this site. enjoy the reading and our witty (OK, not so witty) banter and ask questions anytime!

BTW - rum is obviously a favorite of everyone here - but I would never trust a person who doesn't like a beer from Belgium!
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Welcome aboard my friend. Good choice with the Bacardi 8, its a favorite of mine especially when you factor in the price. Way to go with the trappist beers, actually, just about anything I've tried from Belgium was great.
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