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Old 11-13-2007, 11:06 PM   #1
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Hi, I am new to the entire field of Rum. Of course, I've drank it before, but as a young professional, I feel I finally have the ability to enjoy fine rums and become knowledgable in the field. I look forward to learning from everyone and discovering some new tastes. Any recommendations on how to get started in collecting and discovering fine rums is appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:14 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums. I suggest you start exploring rum by reading Rum 101 and reading some of the posts while tasting a few rums to see what you like.
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Welcome!

If you post your thoughts about what you've tried, even in the simplest terms, it will help others make recommendations for you. Otherwise we're just listing our favorites.
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Thank you for the Welcome... Any thoughts on the Barbancourt Special Reserve, I see it is a recommended Rum on this site. Additionally, I was looking at Ron Zacapa Centario Reserva...

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I can recommend the Barbancourt 8-year-old, but I don't have sufficient tasting of the 4 or 15.

The Ron Zacapa 15-year-old is very good. The 23-year-old is stupendous.
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Barbancourt is a good rum to try to discover different styles of rum. I would also recommend Cruzan Estate Diamond, El Dorado 12 year old and Barcelo or Brugal from the Dominican Republic for rums that aren't expensive and are very approachable.
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