As you can see by my log-in name I am a big fan of the Florida State Seminoles. Born and raised in Florida, Orlando to be exact, and currently living in Maryland. I am a life long military man (Army) and have had the pleasure of traveling around the world. My wife is also in the military (Navy) and is currently in Afghanistan serving this fine country as an Emergency room/Trauma nurse. This leaves me plenty of time to enjoy a bit of rum every now and again. I have 2 boys, 11 and 13. I enjoy golf, riding my motorcycle, Harley of course, and boating.
I am new to drinking rum seriously, a couple of months now, as I have always looked at this fine spirit as one used in tropical drinks, which I do still quite enjoy. My first sipping experience was with a bottle of Ron Zacapa 23 Solera which I enjoyed quite a bit. Since then, I have been collecting as many different bottles as possible and have been trying new rums whenever I get a chance (most recently Pyrat XO, HC 15, and Appleton Estate 21). Although my palate hasn't matured yet, I do enjoy sipping the better rums with a cube of ice, but found I prefer most rums mixed with a bit of coke or ginger ale. What a world of difference a good rum makes in a mixed drink
I stumbled on this site a couple of months ago searching the internet for rum reviews/info and have been hooked since, looking almost daily at forum updates. I finally decided to introduce myself because of an amazing find I came about last week. I travel quite a bit and have the ability to find rums not easily bought in the US. I recently came back from Germany, in which I indulged in my share of Havana Club rums, in turn I had to pick up a couple different bottles. I was able to sip on some HC 15, good but not my favorite, and found I prefer Cuban rums in the Cuba Libre or Mojito. I digress. While making my way through the Nuremburg Airport, I stopped by the duty free to see what was available. Low and behold, there in a display case was a bottle of Mount Gay Tricentennial. I couldn't believe my eyes, and snatched it up for a cheap 260 Euros, about $340. I will hold on to it for a while and probably sell it years from now, with the stipulation that the new owner allows me to have a taste
That's all for now, probably a bit too much for an introduction. Take care