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Old 10-15-2008, 09:40 PM   #1
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Default Rum choices for tough economic times

Almost everyone, except a few Wall St bankers who just left under golden parachutes is looking to tighten their belt at least a little.

Here's a short list of rums that come to mind when I think of undervalued offerings.

Mount Gay Sugar Cane Rum
El Dorado 12 year old
Flor de Caсa 7 or 12 year old
and last but not least Appleton VX

any others that come to mind?
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:42 PM   #2
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I would add:
Barbancourt 8yr
Brugal Anejo
Westerhall Plantation
Clarkes Court Old Grog
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:20 PM   #3
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Don't forget the Cruzan Estate Diamond 5 year as there are still bottles in stores. I know you've had good things to say about that one Ed. I agree about the Mount Gay Sugar Cane Rum as well; too bad I can't seem to find any up here in Oregon.
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Agreed Ed...Location may also play into the equation. Down here it's Barcelo Gran Anejo and Ron del Barrilto.
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Agreed Ed...Location may also play into the equation. Down here it's Barcelo Gran Anejo and Ron del Barrilto.
Yes location is key for rum and real estate. Barcelу Gran Aсejo is gaining distribution in the states and will be at the New York Ministry of Rum Festival, along with a couple of their other rums.

And another that just got my attention is the Diplomaticу Aсejo. I've been a fan of their old rums for years but for an undervalued rum, Diplomaticу Aсejo is the most undervalued of their line.
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I'm going to nominate the El Dorado 5 yr, which I prefer over the 12. It sells for $11 around these parts and covers a lot of bases for those few dollars.

The Barbancourt offerings have always seemed to be a good value too.
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Don't laugh... but I've not been disappointed by any of the Whaler's rums - and they're all under $15 a bottle!!!
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Right on, primate77! Whaler's Dark, $10/Liter at Trader Joes, is one of the best dark mixing rums which I have tasted. It's versatile in a wide range of tropical drinks and it makes a pretty good hot buttered rum. Sure, if you want to nit pick, there is probably some other more expensive rum which would add a wee bit of ..., you know. But, across the board, you'll never get a complaint from anyone when using it in a good recipe.
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I'm going to nominate the El Dorado 5 yr, which I prefer over the 12. It sells for $11 around these parts and covers a lot of bases for those few dollars.

The Barbancourt offerings have always seemed to be a good value too.
I completely forgot about the El Dorado 5 since I ran out of that rum a few days ago. And from the Barbancourt line, the 8 year old has always been a good value.
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Right on, primate77! Whaler's Dark, $10/Liter at Trader Joes, is one of the best dark mixing rums which I have tasted.
Whaler's is made with rum from the Cruzan distillery. Unfortunately, I've not been able to get any reliable information about that company so it isn't listed in this database yet. At one time their marketing company told me that it was made in Hawaii and since I knew better I chose not to reiterate that line.

Now it looks like they've changed their story a little and according to their website Whaler's rums are bottled for Whaler’s Distilling Company, LTD, Mira Loma, CA in that mecca of alcohol Bardstown, KY. It is worth noting that Goslings is now also bottled in Bardstown for Gosling's USA.
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