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Old 10-07-2012, 08:53 AM   #1
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I have my first question(s) if I may... and I apologize in advance if there is already a thread on this...

While most of my current interest is with sipping rum, I do have a question about this holiday classic as the holiday season is approaching. My question is; what sort of rum should I be mixing with eggnog?... any suggestions? My first thought is to go with a robust spiced rum that carries more of the traditional holiday tones of nutmeg and cinnamon and less of the standard allspice tones typically found in spiced rum. - Does anything like that even exist? The reason I'm inclined to go with a spiced rum is that I generally don't enjoy the floaty bits in my cocktails when I add my own spices.

Or, do most eggnogs contain their own spices and do I let those carry flavor? Basically, I get a big vanilla hit from eggnog so do I want to compliment that with my rum selection or do I want to balance the sweetness off with something more zippy? Having said all of that, I cringe at the thought of putting finer rum into eggnog but maybe come holiday time, good rum & eggnog warrants it? Any brand recommendations?
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:57 AM   #2
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some good reading to start...

http://www.ministryofrum.com/forums/...hlight=egg+nog
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:52 PM   #3
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Super. Thank you... Seems my hunch to go with a spiced is the popular way to go. I've been making 'hot buttered rum' with Foursquare lately (it's currently the only spiced rum I have on hand right now) and while it's decent enough for that, I need to move on to something else. - FWIW, I really did not enjoy Foursquare as a sipper.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:47 AM   #4
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I like the Foursquare spiced as a sipper. Smooth but one-dimensional, nice when I feel like an easy sipper.
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I just found it a little harsh neat. I tried adding a small splash of water but that didn't work for me. I think I'm just way too early in my rum journey and eager to try new stuff to worry about replenishing my Foursquare Spiced any time soon.
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Where did you get yours from? I brought mine back from Barbados last year.
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Barbados last March. Two bottles, both gifts from the place we stayed. I really wish my eyes (or pallet I guess) opened up to the world of rum sooner because we would have come back with a couple of other bottles too.
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I discovered rum at St Nicholas Abby. Still a little left in the very nice bottle. Did you go there?
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I discovered rum at St Nicholas Abby. Still a little left in the very nice bottle. Did you go there?
No, it's funny. I've been to Barbados several times (I was even married there) but I never really paid that much attention to the rum. Needles to say, that's no longer going to be the case. - I'll keep an eye out for that next time (I hope it's this winter.) Thanks.
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I've been loving Chairman's Reserve Spiced in pumpkin spice eggnog. Speaking of, I think I need some more tonight!
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