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Old 02-01-2008, 09:47 PM   #1
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Default Please help me select a rum for my tonic.

Hello to everyone.

I am new to rum except for the few years long ago when I enjoyed a Myers and Tonic with lime. Since then I have been mostly a beer (IPA's) and Tequilla drinker. Since beer does not go well with many of my cigars I wanted to try rum again. I read an interesting article on rum in the 8/07 Cigar Aficionado magazine and 'bam' I thought back to my rum and tonic days.

I was hoping to get some rum suggestions. I was at the store yesterday and saw that Zaya only a bit more expensive than the Myers. I know that some would baulk at mixing a quality rum, but I need at least a splash of tonic and maybe a wedge of lime.

Any suggestion? And if you are a cigar smoker, God bless you!
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Welcome to the forum. There are a number of cigar-smoking, rum loving people around here who will certainly help you get started enjoying good rums with your cigars.

Zaya for a couple of bucks more than Myers's is a buy in my book.
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:47 PM   #3
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Ed's suggestion of Zaya is a good one.

I also enjoy the occasional Mount Gay Extra Old and tonic with some fresh lime.
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Or Flor de Cana 12, or El Dorado 5, or Cockspur 12 or Cruzan Estate Diamond, or . . .
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Old 02-02-2008, 12:29 AM   #5
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All of the above, including Matusalem Classico, Doorly's and Ron Abuelo.
If you like a tall rum and tonic, try Gosling's Gold, or Pyrat Pistol.

Fell free to join us on the rum and cigar thread!
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To go with a tonic I prefer something with herbal and/or astringant notes such as 10 Cane or a chacaca.
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Wow, that's a lot of rum! Thanks for all the suggestions. Sounds like any are a good alternative to the Myers. If there are any other rum and tonic lovers out there let me know soon.

I'll be shopping tomorrow for some rum to go with my afternoon smoke. Hope it's sunny!
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Old 02-02-2008, 01:15 AM   #8
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I, too, am a Rum & Tonic enthusiast. Myers was my first love. For the last couple of years, I have been exploring new tastes as much as the local availability and my wallet permit. Anything by Mt. Gay or Appleton are among my stand-by favorites. Happy questing and enjoy!
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Indeed...perhaps a better question would have been, "Which rums should I not mix with my tonic?"
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Using 10 Cane in tonic strikes me as a departure from the usual........I will have to try it!!
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