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Old 09-04-2012, 09:48 PM   #81
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found this site looking for rum cocktail recipes! looks like a fun site
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:52 PM   #82
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Hello fellow rum lovers

My name is Lisa. I'm a chef/pastry chef from Houston, TX. I've always liked rum, but recently came to appreciate and respect it. About 3 yrs ago I made my first trip out of the US to San Juan, PR where I tasted some of the best rums in the Caribbean! It was there that I fell in love with the island way of life. I've been back once but my dream is to sail around the Caribbean visiting all of the islands and taste more of the rums it has to offer.
I'm honored to be a member of this site and look forward to learning more about the "Noble Spirit"

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Old 09-06-2012, 11:23 PM   #83
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Welcome! You've come to the right place to learn about rum. Don't forget to use the search function to research any rum of interest.
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:39 PM   #84
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Welcome to the forums. I'm sorry we didn't meet while I was in Houston for a trade tasting a couple of weeks ago. There are a growing number of rum bars in Houston and the selection is growing.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:09 PM   #85
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New to this site, but not to good rums. Last winter I had the pleasure to visit the Varelas Hermanos distillery in Panama and spent the next two weeks in the arms of Abuelo. They do have a 30 year old blend that is out of this world, both in taste and price, but the 12 year old is delightful. My personal choice, though, is Pompero Aniversario from Venezuela. Although I need to drive hours to New Hamphire to buy this, several times a year. Goslings Black Seal is the diet staple.

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Old 09-10-2012, 08:23 PM   #86
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After years of playing bars and events stocked with liquors as a musician, I slowly started to develop a taste for finer rums (also love bourbon). I now use the liquor store as this great childish adventure of discovering something new I might possibly love. So far, I've gained a particular affinity for the Venezuelan rums - Diplomatico (Reserva), Pampero, and Santa Teresa (1796). Also have enjoyed Ron Centenario Conmemorativo, among others. Looking to get into the island rums more and otherwise continue to expand my palate. Love the site!

Anybody in the SE Florida area know of any great rum bars, let me know!

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Old 10-02-2012, 11:15 PM   #87
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hello I am michael whitcroft or to the ministry shortimer707.I was born in london canada but have lived in the states and in new york most of my time I enjoy my rum and was in a hard search for my favorite when I found you. before captain morgan spiced rum I used to go to canada to buy captain morgan amber rum and was pretty sure it was bottled in canada.the best I come across now is appleton 12 yr old. though it is no slouch I personally feel the original captain morgan was a superiour sipping rum. I guess that is about it for me. though I do enjoy the woody taste of cuban style rums.they are hard to come by in the states marti makes an great cuban style rum when you can find it.any one have a location for original captain morgan that isnt going to cost me 40 dollars shipping ,Im all ears
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:42 AM   #88
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Hello everyone.
I am a 31-year old and Swedish. Devoted collector/drinker of spirits in general and rum in particular.
To this date i have 100 bottles of rum in my collection. Plantation Rum is the single "brand" i have most bottles of (19)

Feel free to ask me anything.
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:39 PM   #89
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I am from London, UK originally but currently live in Switzerland. A beautiful country but not known for its love of rum. I have spent some time working in N.America recently and was introduced to the dark n' stormy, sublime. Rum is my spirit of choice in all its wonderful varities. Out of interest has anyone tasted Hicks 125 old navy rum (74%abv).
I look forward to learning more about rum.
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:19 PM   #90
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Aloha everyone. My name is Mark, a long time lurker/reader of the board. I am a member of the Ohana that is the greater Tiki community and have a passion for continually sharpening my skills as a mixologist. I enjoy entering my own crafted concoctions into various cocktail competitions, but I also enjoy learning how to perfect the classics. I am joining the staff of a local liquor store as a spirits/cocktail consultant and will certainly keep this website handy as a quick reference as I help patrons further their love and appreciation of good liquors and well crafted cocktails. I am happy to now be a part of the community and will try to contribute when I feel the inspiration.

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