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Old 11-21-2007, 08:45 PM   #1
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I was wondering what people thought of this rum. I have enjoyed several of the other rums from Trinidad (10 cane, Plantation, Angostrora 8yr) and was wondering if this one is worth the price. I have been debating about adding this to my Christmas Wish List for my wife (need to be as specific as possible with my family...last year I ended up with a bottle of CM Tattoo and Private Stock , which I regifted ). Thanks!
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Old 11-21-2007, 08:56 PM   #2
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I'm not a fan of it, though many others are. It's a quality rum, smooth, and complex, but I find that the different flavors clash too much and the complexity is a detriment, not a positive.
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Old 11-22-2007, 12:08 AM   #3
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I was wondering what people thought of this rum. I have enjoyed several of the other rums from Trinidad (10 cane, Plantation, Angostrora 8yr) and was wondering if this one is worth the price. I have been debating about adding this to my Christmas Wish List for my wife (need to be as specific as possible with my family...last year I ended up with a bottle of CM Tattoo and Private Stock , which I regifted ). Thanks!
Personally, if your taste is more toward Plantation and Angostura 8yr, I'd wish for a bottle of the Barbados Plantation or Guyana rum.
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Old 11-22-2007, 12:13 AM   #4
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I bought a bottle a few weeks ago - it was reduced from Ј22.50 to Ј14.99 - and I was rather disappointed. (If I had payed the full price, I would have been furious.) It seems to taste overwhelmingly of vanilla. To tell the truth, most Trinidadian rums have a distinctive taste which I don't find very pleasant. One exception is Old Oak White, only Ј11.99 a bottle, which I use mainly for mixing, but occasionally for sipping. I have a feeling, though, that it's no longer made.

As for the Angostura 1919, all I can say is that you will find dozens of better rums for less money.
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Old 11-22-2007, 12:21 AM   #5
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Oops, sorry - I've just realised that you were posting about Angostura 1824 and NOT 1919. I don't think I've ever tasted the 1824, and I probably never will - it's rather out of my price range.
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:59 PM   #6
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No love for the 1824? Me oh my...

If I had to choose between buying 1 bottle of 1824 and two bottles of Zacapa, the Angostura wins hands down! (maybe also cause I ALWAYS buy 2 bottles of Zacapa at a time).

Its a Special order in PA, but Im looking for it in NJ, if anybody can find it, let me know!

The Angostura 1824 makes me feel... so.. good. Im going to pour myself one now at the bar. haha!
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Old 11-27-2007, 11:58 AM   #7
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Its a Special order in PA, but Im looking for it in NJ, if anybody can find it, let me know!

The Angostura 1824 makes me feel... so.. good. Im going to pour myself one now at the bar. haha!
Isn't Shopper's Vineyard (a direct link on the left hand side of this forum's display) - located in Clifton NJ? They have it I'm pretty sure.

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http://www.shoppersvineyard.com/storelocation.asp

http://www.shoppersvineyard.com/rum/rum-c64.html
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Old 11-27-2007, 07:20 PM   #8
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Clifton's a good two hours from me, but thanks for the heads up, Ill be in that area next month!
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Old 11-27-2007, 11:36 PM   #9
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I am a fan of the 1824, I think this is a very unique rum, it has a rich taste, almost a hint of leather, lots of oak. My only criticism would be a hint of shellac on the finish.
This rum can also cozy up nicely to the right cigar.
Also the Plantation rums were mentioned, and I have 5 of them. I especially like Barbados and Jamaica, and the 92 Venezuela. Ed might be right on with his suggestion.
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Old 01-08-2008, 11:41 PM   #10
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I'm not as experienced as many here, but I have a taste for 1824. I find the leathery, tobacco complexity of 1824 lingers on for me, and it's really a treat in my mind. I suppose I can understand why it's not to everyone's taste, but I think it's very special, and I agree with RumBarPhilly and Hank; one of my very favorite rums. It's a unique taste, certainly.
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