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Old 07-01-2012, 10:16 PM   #1
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Hello all,

I recently moved from England to Chicago and have been having a little difficulty finding a top notch dark rum. My very favourite rum is Wood's. It's dark, strong, somewhat aggressive, but most of all delicious. Unfortunately I can't find it at all in America. Does anyone know of an equally dark rum available here in the States? So far I've tried a few (including Myers and Gosling's Black Seal) but nothing had had the same full taste that Wood's has.

I'd very much appreciate any thoughts. Happy drinking!
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Hello all,

I recently moved from England to Chicago and have been having a little difficulty finding a top notch dark rum. My very favourite rum is Wood's. It's dark, strong, somewhat aggressive, but most of all delicious. Unfortunately I can't find it at all in America. Does anyone know of an equally dark rum available here in the States? So far I've tried a few (including Myers and Gosling's Black Seal) but nothing had had the same full taste that Wood's has.

I'd very much appreciate any thoughts. Happy drinking!
If the Wood's you refer to is the overproof variation I'd recommend Cabot Tower 100 or Panama Red. If you're just after a standard 40% mixer, then the younger El Dorados, Bacardi Black, Pusser's, Lamb's or Young's Old Sam may be right up your alley. Not having had the Wood's myself, I can't be more precise than that, but I hope this helps.
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Cruzan Blackstrap?

Lambs Navy?
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:36 AM   #4
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I would suggest Mount Gay XO or Cockspur 12. Both have their roots in the pot still which creates a lot of pungent flavour. They each have flavours of rich molasses, ripe soft banana, baked apples and pears, canned peaches and apricots, and an abundance of dried fruit including raisins and currants. They also have darker side full of what I call dank flavours of charred and caramelized brown sugar, old musty leather, and damp ripe tobacco.

They are not for everyone, but they might be right up your alley.
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Don't know that you'll be able to find it but you may want to try and locate Cabot Tower or London Dock, potentially even Old Sam. I think you'll find these similar but may be just as difficult to locate where you are.
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I'd very much appreciate any thoughts. Happy drinking!
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Hey all,

I want to thank you all for your thoughts. I appreciate the input and look forward to trying some of these. O.K. All of these...
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