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Whether you call them, clear, silver, white or simple 'see through' how do you drink them?

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Old 09-22-2014, 08:53 PM   #1
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Default St. George California Agricole Rum

I received this rhum today as a recommendation from Cask, in San Francisco. It came with another bottle of rum from Haiti. I had a friend in the area and they brought them home for me.
Ok, I'll be honest. When I opened the bottle the first smell was.... wow, what is that? I asked a friend and they thought of Olives. My wife thought of Pickles and Saltwater.. odd yes? I thought... raw sugarcane at the mills in Hawaii when I lived there. I honestly was a little reluctant to taste it but, being a rum bar owner, all have to be tried, good or ill. I have to say, I did manage to drink a couple of oz. with a cube of ice but it wasn't easy. I'm not a white rum drinker by nature, I prefer the golden and maybe a spice once and a while. But again, it was recommend.. I give it low marks in my book for now but... I want to try it with the recipes that were on the bottle, like the Mai Tai and the Ti Punch. I've usually found that white rhums were mixers, generally and only a few have made it to my "Top shelf" of rhums. Namely, John Watlings, Papa's Pillar and Edwin Charley's Transformation, but, again... I'll leave the ticket out and try this with the mixers...
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Old 09-25-2014, 10:57 PM   #2
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I have a difficult time reading this to be honest and almost only enjoy my rum straight up no ice. Could you please provide me the remaining contents of this bottle for rumspection so that I may taste this against my bottle to make sure you did not get a defective bottle?

Seriously this is the first review I have seen that panned this rum.

More seriously, please send the rum if undesired.
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Old 10-04-2014, 01:13 AM   #3
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As much as I would like to support all rums. California agricole is the best example of how hard it is to make good rum from sugar cane. You have to use fresh cane, not cane that is a few days old. St George Spirits makes some great spirits, but this isn't one of them.

And in case you're wondering I've told everyone at St George how I feel about this product and they tend to agree with me, but they did push their comfort zone and for that I have to applaud them.
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Old 10-10-2015, 08:40 PM   #4
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Default Agree!

Ed, you voice my sentiments entirely in your post. For the price(and much cheaper...), I have so many better options in my collection.
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