Rum....

Yourmaninvegas

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The age of a distilled spirit does not always make it better.
Depends on the spirit.
It also depends upon your personal tastes.
 
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Yourmaninvegas

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Zacapa 23 year old is my favorite, I will try Colonial and report back
Thanks for the referral.
I think I have seen Zacapa here in 🇩🇴 .
Out of my usual price range so was hesitating to pull the trigger on it.
I will now.
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jstarebel

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Sipping on the remains of my last bottle of "Flor de Cana" and what I have left is an old bottle of Don Q which I'm not overly fond of. I ran out of Leyenda a few months ago and its not available here. However, Gaby just went home and I know what I have to look forward to upon her return.. I'm going to look for a bottle of Colonial to give it a try as Zacapa is ok.. I'll let you know what I think.. Thanks for the tip DR Guy..
 

Yourmaninvegas

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Sipping on the remains of my last bottle of "Flor de Cana" and what I have left is an old bottle of Don Q which I'm not overly fond of. I ran out of Leyenda a few months ago and its not available here. However, Gaby just went home and I know what I have to look forward to upon her return.. I'm going to look for a bottle of Colonial to give it a try as Zacapa is ok.. I'll let you know what I think.. Thanks for the tip DR Guy..
Flor de Cana
The 4, 7, 12, 25 or 30 ❓

Leyenda
Cannot carry Flor de Cana's water (well, mineral, or distilled) in my opinion.
And I have only tasted the 7.
In my opinion, real rum has no sugar added.
I keep Leyenda on my shelf for chicas and guests with different tastes than mine.
 

jstarebel

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Flor de Cana
The 4, 7, 12, 25 or 30 ❓

Leyenda
Cannot carry Flor de Cana's water (well, mineral, or distilled) in my opinion.
And I have only tasted the 7.
In my opinion, real rum has no sugar added.
I keep Leyenda on my shelf for chicas and guests with different tastes than mine.
Actually, what I have is the 18 year old. It's not bad, but a little dry for my taste which is why I prefer Leyenda. However, I drink my ron neat with a side of water to cleanse the palate when needed. Ron IMO is supposed to be on the sweeter side with an explosion of different flavors, but to each their own. My favorite when I can get it is Ron Colon which is basically a slightly higher proof Leyenda as far as taste goes.. It's a Salvadorian Ron..

Guest's aboard for cocktail hour usually don't get my sipping ron's, and I always have some cheap Cruzan rums aboard for them to mix with coca cola or juice or they can have a beer.. Chicas that come aboard are my wife's problem..
 
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Yourmaninvegas

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Actually, what I have is the 18 year old. It's not bad, but a little dry for my taste which is why I prefer Leyenda. However, I drink my ron neat with a side of water to cleanse the palate when needed. Ron IMO is supposed to be on the sweeter side with an explosion of different flavors, but to each their own. My favorite when I can get it is Ron Colon which is basically a slightly higher proof Leyenda as far as taste goes.. It's a Salvadorian Ron..

Guest's aboard for cocktail hour usually don't get my sipping ron's, and I always have some cheap Cruzan rums aboard for them to mix with coca cola or juice or they can have a beer.. Chicas that come aboard are my wife's problem..
Ron IMO is supposed to be real.
How real is something when your original juice needs a bunch of sugar added❓
As you said, to each their own.

I actually prefer my sipping rons neat also.
I use water to cleanse my palate from other tastes.
Like when I am alternating between whiskey and ron at the same time.
Or snacking on something in between sips.

But I always used to add a small piece of ice to my Leyenda when I drank it.
That was up until I had the Flor de Cana 7.
The clean, sweet taste neat won me over and caused me to put my Leyenda up on the shelf.
Benched so to speak.
Flor de Cana 7 is my new starter.
No sugar added.

Leyenda is so inexpensive that I can keep it around for guests.
They are impressed.
I am not.

I understand about the "private reserve"
If you do not see it you cannot ask for it.
But those in the know...
Well they know.
I got the good stuff ‼️
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I can pour it neat
Or mix it up.
That's why I keep a full bar.
Because everyone has different tastes.
Including me...
 

Yourmaninvegas

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Your recommendation of the Flor de cana 18 is because you have tasted the:
4
7
12
25
30
and prefer the 18 ❓
 

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Never had the 30. I have had the 25 and I did not see much difference to the 18. You cannot go wrong with this one.
 

william webster

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Lots of ice for me.....which gives the water as it melts
and I keep topping up with rum.... my house blend

Dessert for me w/ a piece of chocolate.......and iced ron
 

Yourmaninvegas

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Brugal Leyenda700 ml860
900
Ron Depot
Pricesmart

Flor de Cana 7750 ml2295Licormart
Flor de Cana 7750 ml1015Ron Depot
 

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Yes I know. I always bring a bottle or two with me. Hidden of course. If not, the guys are showing up right away with their plastic cups with ice and coke.