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Whether you call them, clear, silver, white or simple 'see through' how do you drink them?


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Old 06-13-2008, 02:24 PM   #1
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Default El Dorado High Strength Rum in U.S.

At present, El Dorado High Strength Rum (151 Proof) is available in NJ, NY, TX and IL only. Florida will soon have this high-quality, high-strength white rum as well.

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We wish they stocked it locally, so we didn't have to mail order. Of the three overproofs on hand, it is preferred over the Lemon Hart 151 and JW&N 126. The latter two are still well-liked and regular cocktail ingredients, but if we had to choose just one, it would be the El Dorado.
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The label is very similar to the "High Wine" label. "High Wine" is an overproof rum that has been produced, mainly for Guyanese domestic consumption, by DDL for many years. I seem to remember that it was only 138 degrees proof and not 151.

I bought a bottle a few years ago at "Tottenham Wines" (in West Green Road, London N15), which used to be the only shop in London where you could get the full El Dorado range. I think that they only stock the premium El Dorado stuff now, but it's well worth a visit as they have some interesting odds and ends. It is, however, well off the beaten track, so wear a bullet-proof vest.
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That is the bad-lands! I remember having to mislead cabbies to go through that part of town to get home to Walthamstow many many years ago
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I can get this rum where I live, but never have... what's the specific use for an overproof rum?

Does it actually add a flavor component to a drink? Or does it merely get you to where you want to be quicker due to it's higher potency?
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P-U-N-C-H is the reason for overproof rum around here. A tropical fruity delicious concoction can handle the high-octane nature of overproof rums. It's the kick, the zoom-bang, the yee-haw element that turns a nice little sipping drink into a powerful punch.
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It's the kick, the zoom-bang, the yee-haw element that turns a nice little sipping drink into a powerful punch.
Oh, you mean it turns mild-mannered housewives into salsa-dancing divas throwing all inhibitions to the winds, and button-collared accountants slink around the coffee room on Monday mornings with that look of shame on their face because some of their co-workers were at that same party Saturday night, and they saw "Bob the Accountant" in action!

So, you are basically saying it's an octane increaser? RIght?
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Does it actually add a flavor component to a drink?

Or does it merely get you to where you want to be quicker due to it's higher potency?
It does give a flavor component, especially JW&N. And it does give a P-U-N-C-H..

A good floater of say Lemon Hart 151 to a suitable Tikidrink can make the drink (and you) skyrocket, but first it creeps up on you slowly..
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I just saw a bottle on the shelf of a store in Connecticut Saturday. I was surprised to see it - but at 151-proof, not tempted.
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