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We went to La Isla with some peeps (including the hotcrab) and I have to say it was great. The Pyrat x/o inspired me to buy my own bottle. It's finally out, so I was wondering if anyone else had tried anything else on this list (at home or elsewhere)? Specifically I'm wondering if the Bacardi specials are any good.
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hi! i'm a huge fan of malibu rum and accidentaly came across with you guys. brilliant community! I had to join... I think I'll find some very good drinks and tips from here :D yey!

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If you can ignore the obvious politicking (it is, after all, The Nation's website), its a pretty interesting history of the Bacardi family, and what they have done to control the rum market.

Link

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I mean, I went through a phase a few years ago when I was all about captain and coke, but for the most part, its not really my thing.  However, I got a recommendation from one of the guys at K & L to try Sailor Jerry and I have to admit I cam away impressed.

When you open up the bottle, the first thing you notice is the strong scent of vanilla.  And not that fake ass vanilla you often smell in coffee.  I'm talking about natural, spicy vanilla.  When you pour yourself a glass,  you'll l notice the rich amber color.  And when you have a sip, you'll find that is id very spicy indeed.  Don't drink it too fast, it'll burn a little.  Not only because of the vanilla, but because it is also 92 proof.

Suffice to say, I had opened it up for a taste, but next thing I know, I was telling everyone in the place about it, and the bottle didn't last very long.  The best way I can describe it is, if you know chai, there is the more popular and sweeter Oregon Chai, and the spicier but less popular Morning Glory.  Sailor Jerry is definitely the Morning Glory of spiced rums.  But if you're in to such things, you'll really enjoy this one, and find that is several dollars cheaper than the good Captain as well.
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According to Esquire light rums are the hip drink of the rest-of-the-summer. Nothing like the clear Bacardi crap we got wasted on in college, these new light rums are like dark rums but smoother, more drinkable, yet still flavorful. So during my last liquor-restocking I picked up a bottle of Cruzan Light. I emptied a can of Diet Coke, a slight bit of lime juice, and a liberal pour of the Cruzan. A bit too liberal, for I then had to top it off with a bit of Classic Coke. It was worth it though, the rum is as advertised, tasty and not at all harsh. I'd like to buy some fresh limes and try a true daiquiri.
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I'm excited for this quest! And I think I may have it. Zaya, 12 year old, Gran Reserva. $40 at BevMo. This shit is good - incredibly complex. I mean, it has the usual toffee and vanilla of a good aged rum going on, but there's this incredble background of orange and licorice that is quite subtle but underlies the flavor in your mouth. And then you swallow, and experience one of the most delightful long lingering finishes of anything that I've had in a while, where the flavor goes from full bore vanilla and oak and mellows out into a rich caramel and butterscotch. Damn fine on its own. Makes desert that much better. I am very very very pleased.
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I've recently been getting into rum, i mean, really sipping and tasting rum. ; But I'm finding there are very little resources on the internet about rum.  Information on Whiskey or Vodka seems to be more easily available.

However, I believe there are other rum sippers out there, and I hope this community helps bring us all together

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