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Old 04-10-2010, 05:18 PM   #1
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New members here.

We have always enjoyed drinking rum. Cruising on our sailboat added a new dimension, in that we could now visit some of the distilleries in person. We grew to appreciate rum even more, after reading Canadian Ann Vanderhoofs book, An Embarrassment of Mangoes. We highly recommend that read by the way. We learned about Ed Hamilton via the Mangoes book and "just now" learned about this web site.

Currently our favorite sipping rum is Ron Zacapa Solera 23.

In the closet we have Gosling's Black Seal rum for Dark and Stormy's, Mount Gay Eclipse rum for everyday mixing, Myers dark rum for making rum cake, Cruzan single barrel estate rum, Domaine de Severin rhum agricole de la Guadeloupe, Royal Extra mature demerara rum, Ron Cubaney Gran reserva rum, Pussers British Navy Rum, Sainte-Etienne vieux rhum agricole reserve speciale VSOP, Angostura Single Barrel Reserve limited edition rum, Admiral Rodney extra old St. Lucia rum, English Harbor aged Antigua rum, Flor de Cana Grand Reserve 7 year rum, Cruzan black strap rum, Angostura 1919, Cockspur 5 star rum, Ron Medellin Anejo, CSR (Cane Spirit Ritchmont) rum of St. Kitts, St. Kitts rhum and Mr. Boston rum and Montego Bay Gold rum for making rum punch.

Whew, I guess we did get carried away tasting all the rums as we sailed around the Caribbean. But it sure was fun.

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Old 04-11-2010, 02:13 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums. Ann has another book coming out later this spring, I'm sure you'll enjoy it as much as her last book.
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Old 04-11-2010, 04:07 PM   #3
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welcome....closet full??? sounds like you have the cargo hold full (nothing wrong with that)

I read you have rhum Domain de Severin? How do you like it? Is it similar to Damoiseau? I have tried and really enjoyed Damoiseau and am looking to try other rhum agricole from Guadeloupe.
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:36 PM   #4
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I must admit, I have learned more about rum since monitoring your site than I have after 22 years in the USMC (and I have been surrounded by Marines who think themselves experts on rum...of course we think ourselves experts on just about anything - lol). Any way, as I prepare for my retirement this year, I am extremely excited about joining the site and truly learning about the ins and outs of rum! I put myself in your trusted hands... Joe
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:15 PM   #5
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:51 PM   #6
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I have been a fan of Ministry of Rum for five years, but this is the first time I have registered to post among the passtionate.

Thanks for the opportunity.

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Old 05-04-2013, 03:11 PM   #7
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I love rum with a passion, especially the dark spiced rum. It is my favorite above and beyond anything. I will not hesitate to shell out money for a good bottle of rum, so, I'm glad I stumbled across this forum. I'm fairly exposed to the whole rum scene. I've travelled all through the Caribbean, and have sampled many different varieties. I would never classify myself as a connoisseur. I have spent many years working in the bar industry, so I was able to learn a little about the rum I love so much. I now live on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, just north of Vancouver, British Columbia. I was playing around with the idea of distilling my own rum at home.

Anyone have any suggestions on where, and how to start? My step-father is a master machinist from Germany, who has agreed to build me a still. What's the best kind of still for rum? Where can I buy some charred oak barrels?

I look forward to talking with all of you, and I hope you can give me lots of pointers, and if you could suggest a good quality dark rum, I would appreciate it.

Thank you.
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Old 07-30-2014, 07:24 PM   #8
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AAH RUM started my RUM journey in the NAVY in 1972 traveled around south america on a 6 month cruise many RUMS never over a dollar a drink or 4 dollars a bottle what a trip i had this one rum that was very sweet and thick it was a great shot rum never knew the name or found any thing like it again any ideals
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Howdy ya'll.

I've joined so I can learn more about rums. On my last cruise to the Bahamas, beer was so expensive, I switched to drinking rum. I have grown rather fond of rum so I am here to learn. My next cruise will be to Panama via Cuba so I may be able to contribute soon.

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