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What do you think, confidentially of course?

View Poll Results: Do you mix?
I never or rarely mix Rum. It was meant to be sipped 38 33.33%
I regularly mix my Rum into cocktails 73 64.04%
I would not drink Rum if I couldn't mix it with something 3 2.63%
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Old 03-17-2010, 12:12 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by Jason View Post
It's funny how that works. For me I enjoy almost every "sipping" rum with a single ice cube. I like both the temperature change and the little bit of water added that opens up the spirit and really releases the flavour within. Most "neat" rums are too much for me, but with just one ice cube I'm in heaven.
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Old 04-30-2010, 07:07 PM   #32
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I never or rarely mix Rum. It was meant to be sipped
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Old 05-02-2010, 05:44 PM   #33
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find myself now just sipping on my rum. More recently I was in a bar, saw some oronoco on the sherf, and got some on the rocks,......mmmmmmm very good
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Old 05-08-2010, 04:35 PM   #34
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There are some rums I mix, some rums I don't. Something cheap and low quality I'll almost always mix. I also usually keep a bottle of Cruzan Estate dark rum specifically for mixing; it's wonderful with ginger beer and lime in the summer, or hot coffee and a tiny bit of curacao in the winter. Aged rums, however, I usually prefer with nothing but ice.
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Old 10-12-2010, 09:21 PM   #35
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I prefer drinking rum neat. I don't need the extra carbs from mixes. The neat experience allows for contempaltion of flavors. Each time seems like a different component arises. Always something new. Rum mezmorizes. Rum is never boring.
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:32 PM   #36
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Since my favorite drink is the "Rum" Old Fashioned I am having a cocktail probably 8 out of 10 times when I drink my rum. I find it helps in tasting the "lower shelf" rums when I want something new without going broke.
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Old 10-14-2010, 03:22 AM   #37
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Since I rarely imbibe until the very end of the evening, I rarely mix. However, all bets are off on hot summer days and evenings when a cocktail seems like the only thing that will quench my thirst. I have been experimenting with mixing rums with other rums however. As I try new rums, I sometimes find one that is too assertive or lacking something in it's flavor profile,... according to my palate at least. I figure most rums are largely the result of blending several rums together anyway, why not try to blend those that don't quite cut the mustard into something less objectionable. An example is a blend I did recently with Pirate XO and Zaya. I know this may be blasphemous to some as both have many supporters on the Ministry, and I like them too. But Pirate XO strikes my palate a little too citrusy and a little harsh as a sipper. Zaya is smooth enough, but somewhat one dimensional (Vanilla), lacking complexity. I had nearly full bottles of both and found I wasn't returning to them. It seemed each could fill in what was missing from the other or moderate what was objectionable. I tried several ratios and found success with 2 parts Zaya to one part Pirate XO. I liked the blend so much, I had to pick up another bottle of Zaya to finish off the remaining Pirate XO. All have since happily disappeared.
I now look a little harder at my collection of rum rejects and consider the possibilities.
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Old 10-14-2010, 06:34 AM   #38
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most of the time i enjoy to drink my rum neat but i also love to have a good old school mai tai with some friends.
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:49 AM   #39
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I always buy my rum with the intention of drinking it neat, with one exception: I will get a mixer at Christmas for eggnog. Other than that, nothing in my bar is mixed (I put water in my absinthe). I even avoid liqueurs because of the sugar.

I tried, a few times, the ice cube or bit of water to draw out flavor, but because I almost always drink rum neat, even the smallest addition of water makes it taste diluted.
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Old 10-16-2010, 05:20 PM   #40
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Please don't hate me or throw rocks my direction. Understand that normally the only thing I put in my rum is ice ... but ... I had some white Depaz rhum from Martinique. Like many white rhums, or rums, it's destiny seems to be mixed, so to speak. Previously I had been offered a Diet Sierra Mist, and it tasted familiar, even through I had not tasted it before. Then it struck me ... I thought it might be good with white rhum ... and I was right! For those of you who have white rum and are uncertain what to do with it, try it was Diet Sierra Mist. You just might like it.
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