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From real fruit to the worst synthetic flavors what do you like and how do you drink it?


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Old 11-15-2007, 04:01 PM   #1
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Default Looking for good Vanilla Rum

Available in my state are Brinley Gold, Mount Gay, and Cruzan. Cruzan Vanilla is garbage to me. Are either of the others worth getting, or am I better off infusing vanilla beans in a clean white rum myself?
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Adam, I've got the Brinley, and I *think* that I have another vanilla. I'll try to give it a quick tasting and get back to you. PM me if I forget...

I love vanilla. If I only have the Brinley I really should pick up some minis of some others....
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Brinley Gold Rums are some of the best on the US market. Angostura 1919 also has a lot of vanilla flavor but it's not called a vanilla rum. Mount Gay is discontinuing their vanilla rum so if you like that one stock up as it will be gone.
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RND recently did a review of this one that is not yet available. http://www.rndrumreviews.com/reviews...n_Flavored_Rum
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Brinley Gold Rums are some of the best on the US market. Angostura 1919 also has a lot of vanilla flavor but it's not called a vanilla rum. Mount Gay is discontinuing their vanilla rum so if you like that one stock up as it will be gone.
But is the Mt Gay worth it? Maybe ordering one bottle wont hurt, its only $16ish Are they also getting rid of their mango rum?
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RND recently did a review of this one that is not yet available. http://www.rndrumreviews.com/reviews...n_Flavored_Rum
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Are they also getting rid of their mango rum?
I hope they are going to concentrate on what Mount Gay does best, making classic West Indian rum. I wasn't impressed with either the mango or vanilla rums.
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I think its better to use real fruit and real rum and make a good drink out of that rather than buying flavored rums, unless you make your own infusions.
And concerning vanilla rum, i haven`t tried Brinley Gold so I don`t know how good it is..
But using your own vanilla beans make a real nice flavor, especially with Tahitian vanilla in my opinion..
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There are good flavored rums out there. Since this is about vanilla, I can say that my wife and I brought back a bottle of Avatea Vanilla rum from Tahiti last year and it is a great vanilla rum for cocktails. It's sweet, and the vanilla flavor is strong without wiping out the rum flavor of the rum.
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But is the Mt Gay worth it? Maybe ordering one bottle wont hurt, its only $16ish Are they also getting rid of their mango rum?
I've been told that Mount Gay is also discontinuing their Vanilla rum as well.
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