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Old 07-20-2013, 03:53 PM   #771
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$15 is a deal. Rhum agricole is very different than other rums and shouldn't be mixed with colas, or most other soda. Try adding some brown sugar and a slice off the side of the lime for an approximation of a ti punch.

That rum should also work well in a daiquiri but be careful not to use too much as it is slightly stronger than most molasses based rums.
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:03 PM   #772
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I just received from a friend Centenario 30 anos from Costa Rica!!
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:32 AM   #773
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Yesterday i bought a bottle of Pampero Anniversario.
I really like Venezuelan rum!!!
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:45 AM   #774
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Hey Ben

How do you rate the Gran Anejo Guatemala? (its about the same price here in the UK)

And out of the slightly higher priced vintages (£35ish) in this link:

http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/twe...x?q=plantation

what do you recommend as unmissable?

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Hi Adam,

I never had the Gran Anejo. It's not available around here, but as any other Plantation products, I would buy it if it comes available.

Looking at the list from the Whiskey Exchange, here is my rankings:


Barbados 2000
Panama 2002
Nicaragua 2001
Jamaica 2000
Trinidad 1999
Guyana 1999

I never had the T&T Overproof or Grenada 2003.

As for the more expensive issues, the Barbados 20th is very good, but does not justify the extra value. We don't get any of the single cask in North America, exception made of the Guadeloupe, which is truly fantastic. That one justifies the extra.

You have to consider that Plantation's offerings bear the same characteristics of rums from their native countries. If you don't like Appletons, you will not probably like Jamaica 2000. Guyana 1999 was an exception, I expected to find a taste similar to El Dorado's, but it was quite different IMOHO.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:53 PM   #775
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Dos Maderas PX 5+5; very lovely stuff
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:49 AM   #776
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Hi Adam,

I never had the Gran Anejo. It's not available around here, but as any other Plantation products, I would buy it if it comes available.

Looking at the list from the Whiskey Exchange, here is my rankings:

... IMOHO.
Cheers Ben!
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:17 AM   #777
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3 new white rums:
A traditional from Réunion : the rare Blue Charrettte. Excellent
A subtle and lightly spiced from St Barthelémy (probably home of the office, the source is probably a bit lower on a larger island) : DeSilver; yumy yumy
The overpriced (happily found in discount) "R" from St Barthélémy (same remark as above), a strong , tasty 50° agricole.

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Old 08-04-2013, 10:32 AM   #778
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Yesterday I brought:

1) Appleton 8 (aka Appleton Reserve).

Been on my shopping list for a while after trying it in a bar. After using trying as many mai tai variations as I could, I wished to upgrade from my mainstay VX but am not a fan of Appleton 12.

This post spurred me on: http://drinksahoy.blogspot.co.uk/201...m-tasting.html

2) Trois Rivieres Blanc.

My 1st agricole's (Saint James Amber) after taste was not to my taste in a Ti Punch but OK mixed elsewhere. I had some TR Blanc in a Ti Punch in a bar, the after taste was still strong but I have been thinking about trying to replicate it since...

Following re-reading this old post when making a Sumatra Kula:
(http://www.amountainofcrushedice.com/?p=17147)
I am experimenting combining normal & stronger white rums in tiki drinks calling for just white rum where it lacks 'kick'. IMO The Sumutra Kula is delicious with 1 measure normal 80% proof rum, 1/2 measure of Wray & Nephew, TR Blanc will give me variety.

3) Angostura Bitters.

You've got have them in stock!
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Kirk & Sweeney 12 year old

Despite its high price ($42), its on my "top 5" list for elegant rums.

Mike
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Got back from Seattle and picked up Plantation 3 Stars, and Rhum Barbancourt 15 year. One new and one old one for me this time.
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