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Old 03-05-2016, 02:04 AM   #1
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Default Rums I won't buy again

Anything white. The chief disappointment was Eldorado Silver Six, but I haven't had much luck with any of them, including Cachaca and Agricoles.
Anything spiced.
Panama Red and Zaya. Until I run out of vanilla extract. Zaya is like vanilla extract but from a bulk bin. Same alcohol content and you can't tell it from the real thing.
Pusser's. With even a bit of water it tastes like Scotch.
Iceberg beer from Qidividi in Newfoundland was pretty good, but the rum of the same name is pretty bad. Don't know who makes it.
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Old 03-05-2016, 10:14 AM   #2
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I'm with you on Zaya, I'll add Captain Morgan private stock for the same reason, vanilla bombs. Pyrat is the same way but with orange flavor, so that's out too. The biggest dissapointment for me was Angostura 1824, that's a lot of bite for those dollars and some spice or flavor is overpowering. I'm sure more will come to mind.
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Old 03-05-2016, 08:50 PM   #3
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I've never tried El Dorado Silver Six, as it isn't imported to the UK. I'm very keen on El Dorado 3 Year Old White, however.

I tend to agree about spiced rums; with the exception of Foursquare they are all sweetened to a greater or lesser extent.

I haven't tried Angostura 1824, but I found Angostura 1919 rather disappointing especially when compared with the younger Angostura offerings.

As for rums that I wouldn't buy again - Myers's would probably top that list with Sunset Very Strong Rum and "Rivers" coming in second and third respectively.
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Old 03-06-2016, 02:17 AM   #4
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Captain Morgan Original Spiced
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Or any rum made from juice. I prefer the depth that molasses seems to give.
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Old 03-06-2016, 03:32 PM   #6
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A few years ago I came up with a personal list of eight specific rums I disliked intensely. Update: I still don't.

http://thelonecaner.com/eight-rums-i...ver-buy-again/
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Or any rum made from juice. I prefer the depth that molasses seems to give.
Naah, that's too hardline, DB. I know some really spectacular agricoles. If the picture you posted is representative of what cane juice rums you have tried thus far, I suggest you go with authentic French island stuff from Guadeloupe or Martinique.

And at the top end, try these:

Damoiseau 1980
Velier Damoiseau 1980
Chantal Comte 1980
Trois Rivieres 1986
Clement XO
LaFavorite Cuvee Privilege 30 Year old
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As the importer of La Favorite, Duquesne and Neisson rhums from Martinique to the US, I can tell you unequivocally that you can't compare spirits made from fresh sugar cane juice and those made from reconstituted anything.
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As the importer of La Favorite, Duquesne and Neisson rhums from Martinique to the US, I can tell you unequivocally that you can't compare spirits made from fresh sugar cane juice and those made from reconstituted anything.
And I can tell you as someone with no commercial interests whatsoever.....

You can compare whatever you like, when you like and as often as you like. One mans drink is another mans poison.

The idea that agricole is superior is utter nonsense.
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I don't think that anyone is saying that agricoles are superior. They are just different.
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