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Old 09-15-2007, 04:06 PM   #1
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We have several topics going about rums that we really like...how about a list of rums that you have tried and swore you would never buy another bottle?

For me it would be:
Captain Morgan Private Stock: Tastes like sweet vanilla syrup to me
Captain Morgan Tattoo: Was gifted this at Christmas last year and quickly gave it away to someone at work who likes to mix it with Red Bull
Dag Fish Head Spiced Brown: It is spiced with clover honey and smells just like a field of clovers. My wife enjoyed it but I could not stand being around a glass when she was drinking it.
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Old 09-15-2007, 07:56 PM   #2
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The following are rums that I actively dislike, and would go out of my way to talk someone out of buying them:

Bacardi Superior
Malibu
Parrot Bay Coconut
DonQ Cristal
Appleton White
Myers's Platinum White


The following list are rums that I would never buy again, as they're just not good enough. The bottles that I have of them will last me quite a while I think. And I will do my best to talk someone into buying something better than these.

Cruzan Coconut
Flor De Cana Extra Dry White
Brugal White
DonQ Gold
Bacardi Gold
Cruzan Estate Dark
Mount Gay Eclipse
Gosling's Gold
Ron Botran Anejo
Barrow's Grand Reserve
English Harbour 5-year-old
Leblon Cachaca
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Old 09-16-2007, 09:15 AM   #3
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I have yet to taste a fruit flavored rum that was not far too sweet for me to truly enjoy. Of the flavored rums that were tasted in the MOR Tasting Competition the only other producer's rum that interested me, the one that I was interested in buying, was the New Orleans Cajun Spice. I believe that it only scored a Bronze Medal because everyone's taste buds were blown out by all the sweetness.
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Old 09-16-2007, 09:19 AM   #4
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Ditto on the fruit flavored rums. Too much added sugar, and some of the flavoring is artificial.
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Old 09-16-2007, 09:38 AM   #5
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So far I've found the flavorings quite artifical, though the Cruzan Coconut was only somewhat artificial - though still not good enough. Their Vanilla was not very good though, so it probably doesn't extend across the line.

For spiced rums I've found the Foursquare to be quite nice.
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I agree for the most part the flavored rums are more like flavored syrup. The one exception I have found is the Brinley flavored rums. they are sweet but nat as thick and syrup like as the others. For spiced rum I like Sailor Jerry and four square. my wife likes the Panama Jack spiced rum from Panama.
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I keep hearing about the Brinleys. I must find some one of these days.
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Scott drop me an email at oceanrods@yahoo.com. My local haunt had some of the minis on sale for $1 each and I can see about getting you a few of the different flavors to try. I think they had Mango and coffee left.
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Spiced rums and most Jamaicans...bit too "nosey" for my tastes sadly
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Old 09-16-2007, 04:56 PM   #10
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Bacardi Superior is at the top of my list. Of course, it was also at the top of my list when I was in high school but for different reasons. Now that I've acquired a taste for rum, I just don't like the profile Bacardi offers.

I've also found I wouldn't buy Sailor Jerry's again for rum. It's a great mixer and I've enjoyed it on many occasions. However, it just doesn't taste like rum to me. It tastes like a great alcohol to mix with something else. That's the rub. If I want rum, I want it to taste like rum. That why I won't do Sailor Jerry's again if I want to taste rum.

Malibu is also off my list. A summer holiday in the keys was met with the promise of a wonderful cocktail: diet Coke and Malibu. I was clued in right off the bat, but I still gave it a try. It was an okay mixed drink/cocktail, but it wasn't rum. No go there.

Fortunately, there are still so many wonderful rums out there. I can't complain when I can only come up with three that are definitely off limits.
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