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Old 02-29-2008, 11:54 AM   #5
Edward Hamilton
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I'm not a huge fan of 151 proof rums. Most are aged very long and are just too strong to be enjoyable. To demonstrate this for yourself, take a measure of 151 rum and then add a little less than that amount of water and you'll have something which is about 80 proof, the proof of the most commonly available rums. Taste the two and you'll see that just adding water doesn't quite measure up to blending the water into the rum. And the water you use probably isn't the same as the water used to make the rum at the distillery.

It has long been my view, that if I need to drink something as strong as 151, I'll have two drinks instead of one. Like sailing between the islands, the journey can be as much fun as the destination.
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