A Few Good Rums

Here are my three favorite rums:

1. Pusser's Rum :tu:tu:tu
2. Ron Pampero Aniversario :tu:tu:tu
3. Gosling's Black Seal :tu

The Gosling's Black Seal rum was my favorite for years. I really enjoy the heavy, intense flavors of dark rums - light rums really don't do it for me, they're fine in mixed drinks but never up on the rocks the way I usually drink rums or bourbons. I can get a 750mL bottle of this for $16 - $20 locally so it's reasonably priced.

Just two months ago I found a bottle of Ron Pampero Aniversario in a liquor store while on a business trip and the leather pouch it's packaged in caught my eye and drew me in for a closer look. Anyone willing to pay the $36 + sticker price will be rewarded with a very nice rum. I won't embarass myself with an amateurish stab at a taste review but I'll point you to this website instead ( http://www.refinedvices.com/Ron-Pampero-Aniversario-Venezuela ) and you can read for yourself. One taste and it was instantly my 2nd favorite rum.

Which brings me to my absolute favorite rum: Pusser's Rum. The company that makes it claims it was the 'Official' rum of the British Navy until they did away with the sailors' daily rum ration in the seventies. For $25 a bottle locally it's more affordable than Ron Pampero Aniversario. The flavor is different from any other rum I've ever tasted; not only is it stored in oak barrels - it's actually distilled in a wooden still ! My father, a long-time Scotch fan, and his good friend who's passion is Bourbons both tasted this rum and were amazed by it's complexity and flavor - normally they wouldn't think of comparing a lowly rum with one of their favorite liquors but this one definitely intrigued them. It has a woodiness usually reserved for it's 'upscale' cousins and will intrigue (and most likely please) the palate of a Scotch or Bourbon drinking friend. Definitely worth a try if you're interested in rums that are out of the ordinary! A link to their website: ( http://www.pussers.com/ ).

Well, that was my two cents. Hope I've been of service to any rum fans on CS! :D
 

Wombat

ChestBeater
Thanks for the review! I was thinking of trying the Pusser's, I think you just pushed me over the edge :r
 

Hermit

Sons of Apathy
I haven't tried 1 or 2, but I like Myer's way more than Black Seal.
For sipping, I like Zacapa Rum Centenerio - 23 Year old Guatemalan.
 

Hermit

Sons of Apathy
Never have liked Myer's for some reason. I've never tried the Zacapa - what's it like?
It's the oldest rum available; aged 23 years in the mountains of Guatamala.
Hard (for me) to describe what something tastes like.
That's why I can't do a review.
All I can say is: I like it! :)

(but then again, I like Myer's.) :D
 

Chè

ChestBeater
Appleton Estates also has their 30 year old on the market right about now. Zacapa also (supposedly) has a 30th anniversary bottle - but I hear the rum is 24-25 years old or something less than 30 years in age.:confused:
 

poker

Its ok, just blame me.
Although Im not a rum drinker, the guys I hang with swear by Ron Zacapa, Ron Matusalem, and Zaya (the Guatamala, not the new Trinidad one).
 

epyon26

drinks oil and pees gas
I like Goslings and Crusen black strip for Dark and Stormys, Bacardi 8 on the rocks, back in my hard core day it was 151 :tu :al. But today is my brithday so I think might treat myself to an upgrade
 

poker

Its ok, just blame me.
...and if you can get it:


Havana Club seven years old
Ron Santiago 45 Aniversario
Havana Club Gran Reserva (also known as Havana Club 15)
 
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Ozz1113

Nicaraguan whore
I just picked up a bottle of Zacapa 15 yesterday. Can't find the 23yr anywhere.

That is a great leather pouch.
I'm also searching for this:
 

RevZeek

I miss my 12-string
I'm just getting into rums myself after many years of drinking only Crown Royal. Thanks for all the suggestions. I really like the Black Seal so I need to try some of those others!
 

SmokeyJoe

Elder Jungle Leader
...Ron Centenario XX also available. $31.99
This is like the GRAIL of Rums in my opinion. Have only been able to find it online for nearly $70 with shipping and all. ATLHARP brought a bottle of this to one of the Lexington, NC Herfs... and it was love at first sip!

Fortunately, I can get Zaya locally (nice substitute) - but this stuff is incredible. :dr




:ss
 

Langod

Young Chimp
If you like Black Seal, another good one to try is Screech Rum from Newfoundland. (Yes, Newfoundland.)

It's a bit rougher than Black Seal, but not in a bad way. And it goes very well with cigars.
 

Mark C

Lowland Gorilla
I'll throw my two cents behind Black Seal. Can't stand Myers. To each their own, thank goodness for variety!

Pampero is good, if you like that, try Ron del Barillito 3 Star, or Angostura 1919. I think they're fairly similar, yet fairly different all at the same time.
 
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