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Old 02-21-2011, 10:04 PM   #1
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Hello folks!

The user name is an irreverent nod to my dad, who pickled his liver after many yrs of large infusions of the domestic portfolio of Demerara Distillers. I’m a 5th generation descendant of Indian indentured laborers imported by the British to work the sugar cane plantations of then British Guiana. You would think rum is in my blood but it was not until recently, at the ripe old age of 47, that latent taste buds awoke. I quickly polished off the MGXO and ED 15 I had in pantry for past 10 yrs! I also finished a bottle of Zacapa 23. My collection now includes Pussers, Diplomatico GR, Zaya 12, Barcelo Imperial and a sentimentally treasured 20 yr old bottle of ED 5, from my dad’s last stash.

By day I’m a risk manager for a global reinsurance co. Afternoons in the gym, on weekends an automotive enthusiast and amateur racer. Evenings I sample rums from my expanding collection. I also love fine coffee and great food but did not fancy wine or sprints until my recently initiated rum passion.

My taste seems to be towards the sweet end, and I don’t like the taste of whiskey that sometimes permeates fine rum. I enjoyed the Zacapa 23 and am presently enjoying the Dip. Zaya was initially nice but haven’t touched it in weeks. Looking to get a few real top end rums and to enjoy the journey rafting down rum river. Let’s hope it’s a white knuckle ride!!!!
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Welcome to the forums. There's a lot of good drinking from Guyana.
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:16 AM   #3
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Dr Jumbie: Welcome aboard! I had my first demerara in 1970 with Lemon Hart and I guess that's when and where my passion for fine rum started. I would suggest if your tastes buds are leaning toward the sweet try 1919, Vizcaya and Admiral Rodney all high end toots! A good place to drink demerara rum and have good Guyanese eats is The Nest in Queens, NY. Nothing liking washing an egg ball down with some dahl and ED 12.
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Dr Jumbie: Welcome aboard! I had my first demerara in 1970 with Lemon Hart and I guess that's when and where my passion for fine rum started. I would suggest if your tastes buds are leaning toward the sweet try 1919, Vizcaya and Admiral Rodney all high end toots! A good place to drink demerara rum and have good Guyanese eats is The Nest in Queens, NY. Nothing liking washing an egg ball down with some dahl and ED 12.
Sylbaris- the Nest is known to me well, once sat down had a meal then "limed" for 5 hours until I had to have another!
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