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Old 04-18-2012, 06:31 PM   #21
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You have to admit, Kraken has a nice looking bottle and label:
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Old 05-01-2015, 05:41 AM   #22
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This be my favorite...

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Old 05-31-2015, 08:57 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by Arctic Wolf View Post

Botran changed the bottle (and the blend) about 2 years ago. The new bottle is more of a standard bar room bottle meant for exactly that purpose... to easily sit on the barshelf and to pour easily. Botran felt they were losing out on the bar sales because bartenders didn't like the tear drop shape which took up too much room and was hard to pour quickly.

As for the blend change, Botran added a port cask to the solera process to add a little sweetness. I like the old blend (a lot), but my sample of the new blend, (a 50 ml bottle) was much too small for me to form an accurate opinion on whether I felt the change was for the better.
I've not tried the new blend, but have to say I was a fan of the old one.

To me it was a notch about Zacapa. Dry spicy flavors. Still a sweet rum, but in a good way.
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Old 05-31-2015, 09:01 AM   #24
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I reckon Doorly's has one of the best labels out there. Simple yet striking, and vaguely piratical. Can't beat that.

But Mt. Gay (before they went crazy and took the map of the label) and Appleton (great bottle shape) also deserve honorable mentions.
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Old 06-05-2015, 10:19 AM   #25
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Cacique 500 Gran Reserva
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Old 06-28-2015, 04:09 PM   #26
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i like the El dorado 12 and 15 bottle and also the different plantation bottles.
and not to forget Barcelo imperial looks nice on my shelf.
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