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Old 09-20-2008, 08:46 PM   #1
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Talking Figured I'd introduce myself already...

I'm living in Portland, OR right now (one of the couple on the forum), but I'm from Los Angeles. I've been slowly getting into rum and tequila lately. I used to be all about vodka a few years back, but now neutral spirits just seem boring.

I've found most clubs/bars/restaurants don't really have much of a rum selection. Some places know what they're doing, but in general unless you like Bacardi, Captain Morgan, or Myers's you're SOL. Big bad LVMH seems to have done a good job getting it's 10 Cane out in different establishments, but I still haven't tried it (neither by itself or mixed). I've heard the mixed opinions about it, though. Another rum I see creeping up here and there is Starr rum from Africa, partly I'm guessing is because of the pretty bottle.

In any case, last night I bought a bottle of the Ron Añejo Aniversario Pampero for $30. I was planning on buying a bottle of Mount Gay Extra Old ($39), but decided to try the less expensive bottle. It's got a very nice character to it. This Venezuelan rum is unique and differentiates itself quite well from the other rums I've had so far (not that it's saying much). It's definitely got some flavors of different spices in it that aren't like other rums I've had. After you let it breathe for a bit, there's a strong cinnamon scent that it gives off (spices all around). Another review I read though pointed out that little flakes from the cork seem to shear off, which I've also experienced (a bit off-putting). All in all a tasty rum, and hopefully the start of a beautiful relationship between me and the aged rums out there.

PS: El Dorado 15 is $50 around here.
PSS: What do you guys think of English Harbour? I haven't tried it, but it's relatively inexpensive, so I was curious what it's like.

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Old 09-20-2008, 11:47 PM   #2
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Thanks for letting us get to know you. I have never tried any of the half dozen English Harbour rums. The write-ups here look interesting so I'll keep my eye out for them. We get the ED15 for about half that price here. Happy hunting.
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Old 09-21-2008, 12:24 AM   #3
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The English Harbour 5 year old is definitely one of my favourites.
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Old 09-21-2008, 11:54 AM   #4
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What do you guys think of English Harbour? I haven't tried it, but it's relatively inexpensive, so I was curious what it's like.
Well Carbon, i have welcomed you previously on another post but i'll make it official here also!!

Welcome!!

i really enjoy that English Harbor, real easy drinking-- lighter than the Pampero, but very good.
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Old 09-21-2008, 08:55 PM   #5
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I look forward to making it up to Portland when I get back from London next month.
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Old 09-22-2008, 04:24 PM   #6
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I look forward to making it up to Portland when I get back from London next month.
Do you have anything specific in mind to do here?
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Drinking, sailing and talking about rum, preferably at the same time!!!!
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Old 09-22-2008, 11:02 PM   #8
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Drinking, sailing and talking about rum, preferably at the same time!!!!

Drinking and Sailing is fine..As long as one is not a member of the crew. It's not fun being aboard when Cappy and First Mate are having more fun than we are.
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Drinking and Sailing is fine..As long as one is not a member of the crew. It's not fun being aboard when Cappy and First Mate are having more fun than we are.
Every party has a pooper, that is why we invited you!!
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