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Gold, Brown, Red or Black how do you enjoy them?


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Old 03-15-2010, 04:35 AM   #11
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Well I had it in my hand today.

Put it away for a slightly more expensive Havana Club seven year old.

If anyone can offer insight between the two I am open to listening an learning.
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Old 04-24-2010, 08:50 PM   #12
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I've picked up a bottle today and I'm sipping it on ice. It's nothing like the white Bacardi that made me hate rum for so long. I'm also surprised it came with a cork and not a screw on cap.
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Old 04-26-2010, 03:09 PM   #13
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If anyone can offer insight between the two I am open to listening an learning.
Glad you liked it PopolZ. Stephen, keep in mind that im a yank...and so my taste for HC is limited but my desire is not. To me they are two different rums. HC7 is a cold lover that doesn't give you a lot in the beginning, but then you keep finding new pleasant things about her. Tobacco, dry, little cocoa. The Bacardi 8 is not shy and medium bodied. You also continue to find new things about her but these are more the nuances from the wine barrels. Much more floral and fruity, the sort that I'd drink in the garden. HC7 I'd probably drink in a smokey bar as I played dominoes.
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Old 04-26-2010, 05:47 PM   #14
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HC7 I'd probably drink in a smokey bar as I played dominoes.
That my friend is an excellent way of putting it. I'm writing up a review for this one now and I wish I would have come up with that line!

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Old 04-26-2010, 06:40 PM   #15
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I went in with every intention of picking up a bottle of Bacardi 8 today but saw a new rum being offered here on the Island: I picked up Matusalem Gran Reserva along with a few bottles of Fullers latest Vintage ale.

Bacardi 8 and I seemed destined to never meet!
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:12 PM   #16
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For me, it might be a while before I give it a try considering it's price in the market. In the same price range I could buy, HC7, Appleton Reserve, El Dorado 3, 5, 8, and 12, English Harbour, Flor de Cana 7 and 12 and Plantation Grand Reserve.

Decisions, decisions...
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:17 PM   #17
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I would say Patapouf that it holds its own against the majority or rums you mentioned exception made of ED12, EH and FdC. Never had the Plantation Grand Reserve. Will pick it up while in NB in June.
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I would say Patapouf that it holds its own against the majority or rums you mentioned exception made of ED12, EH and FdC. Never had the Plantation Grand Reserve. Will pick it up while in NB in June.
I never said I was a logical decision maker (we often make life decisions based on emotions instead of logic). I guess I have little to no urge to try Bacardi 8 - my loss. Although having these other choices I would hardly consider it a loss. Also, let's be clear that I never said I would never try it... I'm sure one of these days it'll find itself in my rum cabinet.

The Plantation Grand Reserve is fantastic (mixed or straight). I haven't had any in a while though.
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:50 AM   #19
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Patapouf there is no rush. From my point Bacardi 8 matches up with those others...although the FDC7 and ED12 would tip the scale. I will say half the enjoyment from the 8 is realizing the steal in your glass as your drinking it, for 20usd. Rum selection should have some logic...but I agree with you. When it comes down to it emotion does have the final say. When you do get to it, I hope you enjoy it

As for Stephen Louis, Matusalem is one heck of a nice rum. There is a Canadian way up north that recently did a review of it...

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That my friend is an excellent way of putting it. I'm writing up a review for this one now and I wish I would have come up with that line!

Feel free to use it my friend, anything I can do to help others understand the world of rum
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I will say half the enjoyment from the 8 is realizing the steal in your glass as your drinking it, for 20usd.
At that price i wouldn't even think twice about it! It's priced at $32.29 here, but every spirit here is probably more expensive than in CT. Let me show you some prices for fun.
  • Appleton Reserve : 30.99
  • El Dorado 5 : 27.99
  • El Dorado 8 : 29.99
  • El Dorado 12 : 32.99
  • English Harbor : 30.48
  • Flor de Cana 7 : 28.99
  • Flor de Cana 12 : 35.99
  • HC7 : 31.49
  • Plantation Barbados Grand Reserve : 28.79
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