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Old 07-01-2007, 12:37 AM   #1
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Default Compiling a Wish-List

So, my 30th birthday is rapidly approaching, and as I walked through Hi Times today to pick out a few bottles for the upcoming Independence Day, I happened to stroll by a bottle of Appleton Estate 21 Year-Old and it occurred to me that rather than tell people to get me a new tie or something like that, I should put together a rum wish-list for people looking for gift ideas.

As I started on the list, it dawned on me that I have a fantastic resource here for figuring out which rums are the ones that should be on the list.

So, I've done an inventory of my current collection (leaving out my wife's extensive collection of flavored rums) to see if anyone here wanted to chime in with something that should ABSOLUTELY be added.

Currently in-stock:

Appleton Estate V/X
10 Cane
Admiral Rodney
Ron Pompero Anniversario
Flor de Cana 21 (almost gone)
Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
Sea Wynde
Appleton Silver and Spiced (for creating infusions)

There was even a bottle of Capt. Morgan way in the back that's probably been there for 3 years now.

So, any suggestions? My favorites are the Appleton, the Adm. Rodney, and the FDC. I'm not really a fan of the Sea Wynde, it was a gift and I find it to be too sour for my tastes.

I've been meaning to try out Foursquare Spiced, and the Appleton Estate 21 is something I think I have to have on my list, but any other suggestions, please make them.

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Old 07-01-2007, 07:20 AM   #2
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Happy Birthday to you!
Allow me to make a few suggestions:
Eldorado 15
Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva
Ron Del Barrilito 3 Star
Santa Teresa 1796
Rhum Babancourt 8
Mount Gay Extra Old
If you think you might like to try a rhum agriocole;
Neisson Rhum Veiux
All of these are available in the US.
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:37 PM   #3
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Nice list. When you're shopping at Hi Times, or any other store that stocks a number of rums, you owe it to yourself to get to know the staff. Trayce and the guys at Hi Times make it a point to know almost every spirit on the shelf and are a wealth of information. These guys are busy but love helping customers make good decisions.
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Old 07-01-2007, 05:32 PM   #4
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I would include:
Saint James Hors D'Age
Matusalem 15
Gosling's Family Reserve
Plantation Grande Reserve
Green Island
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Old 07-02-2007, 07:48 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone for the tips.

If you think of any more, don't hold back!
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No sign of the Ron Zacapa family in there, 23 year old, XO and the Black?
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Old 07-03-2007, 12:20 PM   #7
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You could also try Cockspurs 12 year old (VSOR)
Zaya 12 year old
and Appleton Extra (12 year old)
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I will second the recommendations of the Ron Zacapa 23 Yr. Old and the Mount Gay XO. I also like the Cruzan Single Barrel as well.
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Cruzan Estate Diamond is on my list, like Barbancourt 8, it is one of those rums which is commonly overlooked as it isn't the most expensive spirit in the company's lineup.
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Cruzan Estate Diamond is on my list.
I still haven't picked up a bottle of that yet. I went with the Zacapa 23, the Pampero Rum Aniversario, and a bottle of Cockspur 12 while in Florida last week. I can get the Cruzan Estate Diamond locally though, so it's still on my to do list.
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