RUM POLL

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Poll Results

OptionVotes
Mount Gay 3
Havana Club 3
Cruzan 2
Flor de Caña 2
Myers 2
Matusalem 1
Bundaberg 1
Brugal 1
Gosling's 1
Appleton Estate 1
Bacardi 1
Old Monk 0
McDowell's No.1 Celebration Rum][2] 0
[[Mitjans]www.ronmitjans.cl] 0
Montilla 0
Ocumare 0
New Grove Plantation Rum 0
New Grove Oak Aged Rum 0
Panama Jack Spiced Rum 0
Pampero 0
Pusser's 0
VooDoo Spiced Rum 0
Varela Rum,151 proof, Panamà 0
Tanduay 0
Stroh 0
Silver Kiss Rum 0
Sailor Jerry 0
Santa Teresa 0
Royal Reserve 0
Ron Zacapa Centenario 0
Ron Diaz 0
Ronrico 0
RedRum 0
Pyrat 0
Wray and Nephews0
Malibu Rum 0
Macuro 0
Braddah Kimo's Maui Rum 0
Bounty Rum 0
Black Seal 0
Bermudez 0
Beenleigh 0
Barbancourt 0
Bayu 0
Barcelo 0
Bambu Rum 0
Angostura 0
Admiral Nelson Rum 0
Brinley Gold Rum 0
Cacique 0
Captain Morgan 0
Lambs Rum 0
Lemon Hart 0
Jolly Roger 0
Honey Rum 0
Green Island 0
Goodwill 0
Don Q 0
Don Lorenzo 0
Coruba 0
Cortez, Ron Cortez, Panamà 0
Carupano 0
Abuelo, Ron Abuelo Añejo, Panamà* 0


Will M., Friday, 2 November 2007 20:47 (thirteen years ago) link

i like BRUGAL

Will M., Friday, 2 November 2007 20:50 (thirteen years ago) link

Goslings gets my vote but I feel bad not being able to put in for Mount Gay or Cockspur, which didn't make this list out of wikipedia being shit. I want to try Pusser's but haven't found it.

El Tomboto, Friday, 2 November 2007 20:54 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.tvheaven.ca/rumpole18.jpg

gff, Friday, 2 November 2007 20:56 (thirteen years ago) link

Cosign on Cockspur.

Went with Havana Club.

Dom Passantino, Friday, 2 November 2007 21:05 (thirteen years ago) link

this is my thread!!!

Cockspur is amazing. mt. gay regular is a fine $20.

jergïns, Friday, 2 November 2007 21:13 (thirteen years ago) link

the one and only RUM appreciation thread

jergïns, Friday, 2 November 2007 21:14 (thirteen years ago) link

7 yr old havana club

s1ocki, Friday, 2 November 2007 21:15 (thirteen years ago) link

so many on that list i've never tried.

sailor jerry is shit btw.

jergïns, Friday, 2 November 2007 21:15 (thirteen years ago) link

who's tried 10 cane? that is one weird assed rum. i thought i loved it at first and now i can't even stand the smell of it (and no i didn't have a bad experience)

jergïns, Friday, 2 November 2007 21:19 (thirteen years ago) link

All rum is horrifying. I blame a bad college experience with rum and Diet Coke.

HI DERE, Friday, 2 November 2007 21:20 (thirteen years ago) link

cruzan is hella underrated. it's a great 15$ bottle, esp the dark and the amber

jergïns, Friday, 2 November 2007 21:22 (thirteen years ago) link

Wait I do like Cruzan! We brought back about a bazillion bottles from our honeymoon ($3/bottle, thankyou VI).

HI DERE, Friday, 2 November 2007 21:31 (thirteen years ago) link

Cruzan yeah. I tend to go for the aged dark mellowed out rums, so some home favorites are El Dorado 15 year and Ron Pampero Anniversario.

Rum is really one of the best values in liquor, it's possible to get some top notch stuff for under $30/bottle.

I DIED, Friday, 2 November 2007 21:32 (thirteen years ago) link

in Bermuda I noticed the other rum drink besides barritt's + goslings D&S is cockspur a regular ginger ale like canada dry, kind of a light & stormy I suppose.

El Tomboto, Friday, 2 November 2007 21:35 (thirteen years ago) link

Appleton and Havana Club are all I've really enjoyed, I will have to try some of the other recommendations here. I prefer to drink it straight up, is that odd?

Matt D, Friday, 2 November 2007 22:40 (thirteen years ago) link

Not to me, but depends on the rum.

El Tomboto, Friday, 2 November 2007 22:40 (thirteen years ago) link

Appleton is my favorite of these that I've had; I didn't realize there were so many rums I've never tried.

nickalicious, Friday, 2 November 2007 22:48 (thirteen years ago) link

Also, I'm through with rum + coke. After many tests I've decided rum + fruit juice (oj + splash of cran my fav) is the route for me.

nickalicious, Friday, 2 November 2007 22:49 (thirteen years ago) link

good rums are supposed to be drank from a snifter, so straight isn't so different. i've had bartenders at expensive places get on me for adding soda and a lime to a 12$ shot.

jergïns, Friday, 2 November 2007 23:09 (thirteen years ago) link

everybody try rum rickey (rum + club soda + lime) tonight!

my favorites are cockspur and mt. gay. as jergins said, the cruzans are surprisingly good considering the price; probably the best value i've found.

for you who think you hate rum, don't give up hope. i thought the same thing after my freshman year in college. then i tasted good rum.

lxy, Friday, 2 November 2007 23:19 (thirteen years ago) link

spiced rum and coke is god's gift to the girl drink drunk

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 3 November 2007 01:29 (thirteen years ago) link

i have to go with myers for sentimental reasons

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 3 November 2007 01:29 (thirteen years ago) link

RUM POLL STILT SKIN.

s1ocki, Saturday, 3 November 2007 01:31 (thirteen years ago) link

Noise admins still waiting for their first pubic hairs

gr8080, Saturday, 3 November 2007 02:26 (thirteen years ago) link

HC U NO ME

remy bean, Saturday, 3 November 2007 04:52 (thirteen years ago) link

Mount Gay. My folks are just back from a fortnight in Barbados and I have my fingers crossed for a bottle (they got me one last time, so a precedent has been set).

Madchen, Saturday, 3 November 2007 15:51 (thirteen years ago) link

I love Mt Gay. It's has this overt ethanol flavor and odor but it somehow works.

wanko ergo sum, Saturday, 3 November 2007 15:54 (thirteen years ago) link

Voted for Havan Club 'cause there's no Jack Iron (q.v.) on the list.

Nubbelverbrennung, Saturday, 3 November 2007 18:03 (thirteen years ago) link

I voted Myers because I, increasingly, my tastes are turning into the tastes of an old person.

Abbott, Saturday, 3 November 2007 22:51 (thirteen years ago) link

only potable rum

http://images.egullet.com/u2/i1540.jpg

adam, Saturday, 3 November 2007 23:05 (thirteen years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

ILX System, Monday, 5 November 2007 00:01 (thirteen years ago) link

flor de cane 12 year

jergïns, Monday, 5 November 2007 00:31 (thirteen years ago) link

bundaberg lolz.

W4LTER, Monday, 5 November 2007 00:37 (thirteen years ago) link

It's got to be Mount Gay, plenty of ice, wee squeeze of freshly picked lime. Mmmmmmm.

*rumpie*, Monday, 5 November 2007 10:52 (thirteen years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

ILX System, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 00:01 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...

Havin' warmed Gosling's + lime + honey. Dunno a name for it, but this is good. Kinda like a toddy w/o tea.

libcrypt, Friday, 14 December 2007 23:58 (thirteen years ago) link

the rum rickey is a bit dangerous I've found. mmmm rum rickey.

El Tomboto, Friday, 14 December 2007 23:59 (thirteen years ago) link

oh god they're something else. cockspur + soda + lime (skip the sugar) is the most perfect drink i've found.

jergïns, Saturday, 15 December 2007 00:28 (thirteen years ago) link

we need to hang out

El Tomboto, Saturday, 15 December 2007 00:33 (thirteen years ago) link

what kind of rum will i buy on my way home from work?

lxy, Saturday, 15 December 2007 00:42 (thirteen years ago) link

cockspur and mt. gay is the answer

lxy, Saturday, 15 December 2007 04:19 (thirteen years ago) link

Mount Gay is possibly the best name ever for a consumable.

libcrypt, Saturday, 15 December 2007 06:08 (thirteen years ago) link

possibly one of the best tastes, too

lxy, Saturday, 15 December 2007 07:41 (thirteen years ago) link

There isn't a single Rhum Agricole Martinique AOC on that list. Wikipedia sucks. There's probably a more diverse range of rums distilled on Martinique alone than on that poxy list.

https://www.weinquelle.com/fotos/s4547.jpg

Ed, Saturday, 15 December 2007 10:19 (thirteen years ago) link

okay i want that

lxy, Saturday, 15 December 2007 18:08 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

Pampero 0

best rum on this robbed

this filthy ambulance of a season (jergins), Monday, 24 August 2009 02:31 (eleven years ago) link

Bundaberg 1

eww

wilter, Monday, 24 August 2009 02:32 (eleven years ago) link

still the best i've had

http://www.refinedvices.com/newsimages/rum/pamperoan.jpg

( ´_ゝ˙) (Dr. Phil), Monday, 24 August 2009 03:21 (eleven years ago) link

also:

Myers 2

gtfo

( ´_ゝ˙) (Dr. Phil), Monday, 24 August 2009 03:22 (eleven years ago) link

Dr. Phil and am0n otm

harbl, Saturday, 14 November 2009 02:10 (eleven years ago) link

my verdict: zacapa centenario > pampero

luol deng (am0n), Saturday, 14 November 2009 02:15 (eleven years ago) link

surprised by that!

lxy, Saturday, 14 November 2009 04:19 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/images/gavel_400.jpg

luol deng (am0n), Saturday, 14 November 2009 20:20 (eleven years ago) link

luol

lxy, Saturday, 14 November 2009 21:02 (eleven years ago) link

Rum Poll Stilt Skin

Bay-L.A. Bar Talk (Hurting 2), Saturday, 14 November 2009 21:03 (eleven years ago) link

five months pass...

bundaberg lolz.

― W4LTER, Monday, November 5, 2007 12:37 AM

looool australia wtf

i tried the fijian rum when i was there. BOUNTY. yeech

rahni, Tuesday, 4 May 2010 04:21 (eleven years ago) link

four months pass...

I've never had rum at all, as far as I know, but am interested to give it a try. Suggestions?
I'm coming as a whisk(e)y drinker, if that makes any difference, and particularly enjoy more heartily flavoured varieties.

If I can get it in a supermarket here in the UK then even better.

Not many votes on this poll, sadly, so I don't lay too much stock in its results.

Thanks rum drinking friends.

krakow, Sunday, 3 October 2010 20:39 (ten years ago) link

so do you want something that you can drink on its own or with a little ice?

call all destroyer, Sunday, 3 October 2010 20:43 (ten years ago) link

(vs. something to mix with?)

call all destroyer, Sunday, 3 October 2010 20:43 (ten years ago) link

anniversario
cockspur
flor de cane
mount gay

con suelo, Sunday, 3 October 2010 20:46 (ten years ago) link

As a whiskey drinker you'll definitely skew toward the aged rums - if you're okay with sweeter notes a lot of them (Ron Zacapa Centenario, Pampero, El Dorado, etc.) have a very developed brown sugar taste which is pretty delicious but definitely sweeter than the caramels in whiskey. Any of the aged rum agricoles from Martinique will be less syrupy and sharper (distilled from cane sugar rather than molasses), also delicious. Not sure about availability in the UK, though.

I DIED, Sunday, 3 October 2010 20:51 (ten years ago) link

yeah some less-sweet options would be a nice clement from martinique or maybe appleton estate reserve which is real tasty.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 3 October 2010 20:56 (ten years ago) link

I'm looking for something to drink sans mixer. With or without ice, as appropriate.

I'm certainly partial to a sweetness of taste; I very much enjoy Amaretto, Glayva and Drambuie for example.

krakow, Sunday, 3 October 2010 20:58 (ten years ago) link

if you like it a little sweeter, this is a good sippin' drink

http://mixdrinkipedia.com/_media/brand/rum/pyrat-rum-xo.jpg

i actually wrote a little column about rum this summer, but instead of linking that i'll just link you to my principal source, which was the guy who publishes the gifted rum guide. he has a long list of recommended rums on his website.

a tenth level which features a single castle (tipsy mothra), Sunday, 3 October 2010 22:00 (ten years ago) link

(for his sipping-rum choices, scroll down to the gold/pale rums)

a tenth level which features a single castle (tipsy mothra), Sunday, 3 October 2010 22:02 (ten years ago) link

that's a cool resource, tips!

call all destroyer, Sunday, 3 October 2010 22:13 (ten years ago) link

you will never regret buying pampero.

― lxy, Monday, November 2, 2009 9:21 PM (11 months ago)

especially for straight sipping imo

sleeve, Sunday, 3 October 2010 22:51 (ten years ago) link

One of my bros will drink nothing but Captain and Diet Coke. When the sugar in both metabolizes with cigarettes it's a horrifying stench.

raging hetero lifechill (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 3 October 2010 22:52 (ten years ago) link

didn't realize until recently that capt. comes in under 40% abv; so your bro is shorting himself valuable alcohol in addition to drinking something disgusting

call all destroyer, Sunday, 3 October 2010 22:54 (ten years ago) link

btw for the uninitiated pampero and anniversario are the same thing

con suelo, Monday, 4 October 2010 04:31 (ten years ago) link

I bought a bottle of Mount Gay Eclipse last night, following advice on Facebook too. The Rum journey begins...

krakow, Tuesday, 5 October 2010 09:46 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

I'm drinking a hot chocolate and Captain Morgans before I turn in. Yum.

A brownish area with points (chap), Monday, 22 November 2010 01:27 (ten years ago) link

three months pass...

Dr. Phil and am0n otm

― harbl, Friday, November 13, 2009 9:10 PM (1 year ago)

Secrets will not Block Justice (harbl), Sunday, 27 February 2011 23:47 (ten years ago) link

i have a bottle of mount gay

am0n, Wednesday, 2 March 2011 04:32 (ten years ago) link

Barbancourt 0

smh

just sayin, Friday, 4 March 2011 15:52 (ten years ago) link

yah barbancourt is pretty good, certainly better than myers!

call all destroyer, Friday, 4 March 2011 16:16 (ten years ago) link

for real! altho i would never turn down myers. ive realised lately there are many many rums that i enjoy

just sayin, Friday, 4 March 2011 16:23 (ten years ago) link

yeah tbf myer's dark is one of the best rums for one of my fav. rum drinks but it's blunt and not versatile. myer's light blows though.

call all destroyer, Friday, 4 March 2011 16:24 (ten years ago) link

i dont know if i've ever seen the light one in the uk, they have the dark at my corner store so i've got it quite a few times

just sayin, Friday, 4 March 2011 16:32 (ten years ago) link

what is yr fav rum drink btw

just sayin, Friday, 4 March 2011 16:34 (ten years ago) link

the periodista!

1.5 oz. dark rum (myer's, maybe goslings)
.75 oz. apricot brandy
.75 oz. triple sec
.5 oz. fresh lime juice

call all destroyer, Friday, 4 March 2011 16:45 (ten years ago) link

i have those ingredients! will make

just sayin, Friday, 4 March 2011 16:51 (ten years ago) link

eight years pass...

Spiced tum and voke ftw omnomnom

nathom, Sunday, 12 January 2020 22:49 (one year ago) link

And play some sheila e. Smoke. And yes.

nathom, Sunday, 12 January 2020 22:50 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

What's a good rum I should try? Preferably not exhorbitant, preferably not overly spiced or flavoured.

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 15:21 (two weeks ago) link

I'm quite partial to some Sailor Jerry even though it's probably a bit low end for ilx

calzino, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 15:28 (two weeks ago) link

wouldn't say no to a SJ, I'm just a bit done with sweet, spiced rums.

My dad got me a bottle of Wood's a while back and it's like 57%, really strong tasting - maybe a bit too much!

A friend had a nice bottle of Diplomatico which you can drink straight as it's very sweet and really quite nice tasting, but I read online that that's because they add sugar to it, which I wonder if it's a bit anti-purist?

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 15:33 (two weeks ago) link

goes along smoothly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll5aPrf2zE0

Long Tall Arsetee & the Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 15:37 (two weeks ago) link

I used to sometimes get offered swigs of some unspecified overproof rum in unlabelled bottles or cola cans from Afro-Caribbean punters in the bookies when I worked there, that stuff was dynamite!

calzino, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 15:37 (two weeks ago) link

For mixing my go-tos are Zaya Gran Reserva (Trinidad & Tobago, for something slightly darker) and Flor de Cana (Nicaragua, for white). I don't drink straight rum, though, but I have a couple of other older aged bottles somewhere.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 15:48 (two weeks ago) link

I like Diplomatico, it's probably the best bargain for rum in my area. Seems a bit odd to me for people to object to adding sugar to a beverage made from sugarcane juice?

El Dorado's 12 and 15 years are good too.

This is amazing: https://rumratings.com/brands/3966-el-pasador-de-oro-xo

(that site is moderately useful, though tilts toward big spenders)

im dum (rob), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 16:20 (two weeks ago) link

probably basic to rum nerds but havana club 7 is sooo good and their others are nice as well. what's the fake american version like?

Left, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 16:26 (two weeks ago) link

it's probably the best bargain for rum in my area

just want to amend this to "drinkable straight" rum as there are certainly cheaper mixing rums. I don't really make cocktails at home much

im dum (rob), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 16:32 (two weeks ago) link

We have a bottle of El Dorado 12 year, makes delicious rum old fashioneds.

This may not meet the affordability requirement since it runs in the $30-$40 range, but I'm a huge fan of rhum agricole. Clement is the main brand you see in the U.S. It's made from fresh-pressed cane juice, not molasses. It's very grassy, and you can make a Ti Punch with 2 oz, one squeezed lime and a few spoons of cane syrup or simple syrup. Soooooo good, and quick to make.

This is a really good strong drink, it's really complex but not at all sophisticated, which is nice.
It's from a posh tiki bar in Times Sq. Great drinks. Not the nicest place to hang.

The Derelict

.75 oz lime juice
.75 oz grapefruit juice
.25 oz lilikoi puree
.25 oz Don’s Spices #4
.50 oz Demerara syrup
.75 oz banana blend
2 dshr dshs Angostura bitters
4 dshr dshs absinthe
.25 oz Hamilton 151 proof Demerara rum
.50 oz Hamilton Navy Strength rum
.50 oz Appleton Rare Blend 12yr rum
1 oz Buffalo Trace bourbon
1 oz El Dorado 12yr rum

Fauna Sukkot (Deflatormouse), Friday, 11 June 2021 00:45 (one week ago) link

lol

it's really complex but not at all sophisticated,
So why make it so complex, then?! Four rums (two of them high proof, two of them high aged), plus bourbon, seems a bit like ... overkill. Also, I had to google lilikoi. I mean, I would definitely drink it, but that's just nuts.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 11 June 2021 00:52 (one week ago) link

a needlessly complex tiki cocktail? be still my heart.

call all destroyer, Friday, 11 June 2021 01:03 (one week ago) link

I just meant it's bold and fun and funky rather than elegant or delicate. Have you ever had a 1934 zombie?

It's a great value as well, I think they charge $21 which is like $5 more than your average cocktail in Manhattan with maybe a third of the booze. You don't need a second drink unless you wanna get really blasted, and even then you only need 2.

Had a drink there with peanut butter in it once!

Anyway, to answer the question I think Appleton Estate 12 is a good one.

Fauna Sukkot (Deflatormouse), Friday, 11 June 2021 01:05 (one week ago) link


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