Expanding my Rum Horizon...

Mark C

Lowland Gorilla
Great call! Love Sailor Jerry, it's cheaper then capt or bicardi more flavor and more bite. It's not quite as refined as some of the others but still darn good and perfect for mixing.
That reminds me, probably ought to point out it's 90 proof instead of the usual 80. :al
 

Chè

ChestBeater
fwiw,

The intel I've come into suggests Zaya is terminated. It may pick up production elsewhere but I believe the last bottles of ILdG produced Zaya are in the distribution channels or already on & off shelves. You'll notice the price is shooting up and favorite locations are either low or completely out of stock.

Given that Diageo took over distribution (and from what I understand) with an option to buy ILdG altogether with-in 2 years, I'm also inclined to say that now might be a good time to tuck away any Zacapa or Botran wishes just in case anything else quietly goes out of print.
:2
 

Chè

ChestBeater
I just read the same rumors yesterday: http://www.ministryofrum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1445. Do you have a different source?

I knew I should have bought that bottle last December....
You mean differentsource of information - right? If so, yes, mine came via a sales rep. for one of the state's major distributors. What the forum there says is pretty much in line with the warning I received, though it hasn't been solidly confirmed thus far (no official announcement that I am aware of).

Flor de Cana went through a similar change of hands to Skyy not too long back. I take nothing for granted and grabbed a couple of my favorite iterations.
 

rizzle

Evolving Lead Gorilla
I recently picked up a bottle of Santa Teresa 1796 to try and I think I've found a new favorite. To my taste buds, this is awesome. It's Venezuelan.
 

Sancho

Ted Peffer fan club
any other rhum agricole recomendations? Im having a hrd time locating any that have been talked about so far
 

Mark C

Lowland Gorilla
Not meaning to be belligerent... what are the names of the ones that have been talked about?
I know we've mentioned Clement, Neisson, and La Favorite. I sent Sancho samples of the Clement Blanc and Neisson Reserve Speciale. I haven't ever found La Favorite myself.
 

Chè

ChestBeater
I know we've mentioned Clement, Neisson, and La Favorite. I sent Sancho samples of the Clement Blanc and Neisson Reserve Speciale. I haven't ever found La Favorite myself.
Thanks, was asking to make sure I don't simply mention the same.

Rhum JM, Saint James & Depaz are 3 more that come to mind that can be had in the US. Many consider Barbancourt to be agricultural rhum, too - (not officially listed as such though).
 

Pampero

Young Ape
New guy here. If you like rum, here is the mother site for discussing it. Really friendly forum, and exceptionally experienced subscribers. Some cigar talk there too.

Ministry Of Rum

Oh....my posting name says it all! Rum and Cigars! As close as I get to heaven on earth. El Dorado 15 is a great cigar rum, by the way, but many of the prior posts have covered a wide range of my favorites.

Lew
 

JacksonCognac

Evolving Lead Gorilla
Great call! Love Sailor Jerry, it's cheaper then capt or bicardi more flavor and more bite. It's not quite as refined as some of the others but still darn good and perfect for mixing.

Yeah, another thread here turned me onto this stuff... makes a hell of a rum and coke!

Venturing into the more expensive rums sounds delicious and all this talk of rum really is really making me thirsty. ;)
 

Mark C

Lowland Gorilla
New guy here. If you like rum, here is the mother site for discussing it. Really friendly forum, and exceptionally experienced subscribers. Some cigar talk there too.

Ministry Of Rum

Oh....my posting name says it all! Rum and Cigars! As close as I get to heaven on earth. El Dorado 15 is a great cigar rum, by the way, but many of the prior posts have covered a wide range of my favorites.

Lew
Welcome to Club Stogie Lew!

I've been reading that site for years, though never posted much. I'm much happier with the newer forums than the old ones on the egullet site. I take it you're Lew Barrett on that site? If so, thanks for the response to my Angostura question! (I'm MarkVT on those forums). Been on vacation/busy for awhile and haven't tried the DPG + 1919 yet, but it's on the 'to do' list.
 

hornitosmonster

5 Rings and Counting
I recommend picking up a bottle of Brazilian Cachaca...very tasty :tu

If you have a BevMo they have a nice selection of Rums and Cachaca
 

Pampero

Young Ape
I am Mark! Came over here to check it out and decided to hang around a bit.
Clearly my handle here covers both interest! Glad I could help you over there!
Can't see how you can go wrong with that combo.
Lew
 

Sancho

Ted Peffer fan club
Well my horizon is expanding nicely thanks to help of several botl:

Currently stocking:
Pyrat Pistol (I couldn't find any difference between it and XO except the cool bottle)
Pyrat XO Reserve
1 Barrel
Gosling Black Seal (awesome for the price)
Brugal Anejo
Cruzan 5yr


still looking for the Z's and some others locally before finding some other method of acquisition or otherwise but not having much luck. I'll probably pickup a bottle of cruzan single barrel this weekend :tu
 

Mark C

Lowland Gorilla
How do you like the Brugal Anejo? That's been on my list for awhile but I keep passing it up for something else.
 

Chè

ChestBeater
How do you like the Brugal Anejo? That's been on my list for awhile but I keep passing it up for something else.
I'd be interested to hear other opinions on this as well.

Personally I've never really like Brugal - not in the sipping column at least. It did and probably still does have it's pricing niche, but nothing I found grabbing about it, other than maybe it was not priced as prestigiously as it sounds.

Maybe my expectations were always ridiculous?
 

Sancho

Ted Peffer fan club
Its not bad, different from most everything else. seemed to pair well with my cigar but its a bit harsh defiently has some of that "Im cut with grain alchol to get the proofage up" undertones but it could be Im just not familar with it enough. Pricing is quite competive
 
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