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Old 07-30-2015, 02:05 PM   #1
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Default Sipping rum suggestions for newbies

I've been reading through the forum these past couple of days, searching for suggestions for sipping rums. I've never bought a bottle of rum before, but before I do, I'd like to hear your suggestions for sipping rums. I recently had a glass of rum at a bar, a dark entry level bacardi rum, which I didn't like. It was so bad, I didn't finish the glass. I've started my list with:

Ron Zacapa 23
Appleton 12
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Old 08-03-2015, 08:23 AM   #2
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That's a good start Jacko. Generally, the sweet rums which usually have added sugars are preferred by entry level Rummies. Similar to wine drinkers who usually start out with sweeter wines and gradually transition to the drier varietals. And that's OK. Most of us started out the same way. But as your palate becomes more sophisticated with experience, your preferences will likely change to more complex and less sweet Rums. But here's a list of some of the more popular sweet Rums,...
if you can find them:

- Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva
- Plantation 20th Anniversary XO
- Plantation Grand Reserve 5 yr.
- Dictador 12 yr. & 20 yr.
- Ron Millonario 15 yr.
- Vizcaya Cask 21
- El Dorado 12 yr.
- Zacapa 23
- Zacapa XO
- Ron Centenario Fundacion XX yr.
- Santa Teresa 1796
- Pampero Anniversario Reserva Exclusiva
- Flor de Cana Centenario 12 yr.
- Appleton 12 yr.
- Zaya Gran Reserva
- Pyrat XO
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Old 08-03-2015, 06:09 PM   #3
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Seldomseen hit the nail on the head with that list, if you can pick up any or all of those rum bottles you will be in great shape and loving life. I'd like to add a Kirk & Sweeney 12 year to the list also and maybe a Mount Gay 1703 and a Clement XO
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Old 08-07-2015, 05:14 AM   #4
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I found the 1 liter bottle of Appleton 12 year old going for $52 at my local liquor store. Is it worth that price?
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Old 08-07-2015, 01:32 PM   #5
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I found the 1 liter bottle of Appleton 12 year old going for $52 at my local liquor store. Is it worth that price?
Where I shop they have the Appleton 12 year (750 ml) for $35 and they have the Appleton 21 year (750 ml) for $110... so it's probably about an average deal. If you enjoy the brand, go for it
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Old 08-07-2015, 04:48 PM   #6
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Jumpman where in California are you? I can recommend some great store with good selections if you are near LA or San francisco

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Jumpman where in California are you? I can recommend some great store with good selections if you are near LA or San francisco

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I'm in central California, about 120 miles from San Francisco and about 280 miles from LA... we have a big chain store in my parts called BevMo. That's where I do most of my "in person" shopping, prices aren't too bad... We do go to San Francisco 5 or 6 times a year, where do you recommend?
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Bevmo more carries mt Gilboa rum which has a good rep. In LA you have to get to hitime wine and mission liquor. Both have great selection and price. They also do mail order. In San fran. Cask has ok selection but high prices. Berkley CA has a great store although forget the name.

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Bevmo more carries mt Gilboa rum which has a good rep. In LA you have to get to hitime wine and mission liquor. Both have great selection and price. They also do mail order. In San fran. Cask has ok selection but high prices. Berkley CA has a great store although forget the name.

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Thanks, yes I've bought online from hitime before and hope to do it again many times. If you find yourself in San Francisco, I recommend checking out "Smugglers Cove" it's a fantastic place(bar) they have about 350+ or so rum varieties from all over the world
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I'm not so sure I'd recommend Appleton 12 as a sipping rum for newbies, unless they're coming from a whiskey background. Top-shelf mixer? Definitely. One of the best I've had, in fact. Sipper? Not so sure. YMMV

I'll put in a good word for Zacapa 23, Havana Club 7, and R.L. Seale's 10.
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