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I'm not necessarily that into spiced rum.

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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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On December 6th, 2005 11:19 pm (UTC), oceanmanx commented:
Yes, Sailor Jerry is the shit. I bought some when it was on sale at my neighborhood liquor store, and was very pleasantly surprised. I think I'll head to the corner store and grab a bottle just for the hell of it!
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