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By @RianC @RianC on 4th May 2020, show post

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@YakLord
YakLord replied

Next Wednesday's rum tasting...

about one year ago 6Who liked this?

@fiddich1980
fiddich1980 replied

@YakLord What are the details for the two Valinch & Mallet bottles?

about one year ago 1Who liked this?

MRick replied

@YakLord Please report back on the results of your rum tasting.

about one year ago 1Who liked this?

@YakLord
YakLord replied

@fiddich1980 Saint Catherine 14yr Cask Strength Single Cask (Jamaica, so also Worthy Park), and Diamond 17yr Column Still Cask Strength Single Cask (Guyana, so also Demerara Distillers Ltd.)

about one year ago 4Who liked this?

@cricklewood
cricklewood replied

@YakLord a really solid and varied line-up.

about one year ago 1Who liked this?

@YakLord
YakLord replied

@MRick Will do!

about one year ago 1Who liked this?

@YakLord
YakLord replied

@cricklewood It certainly was! Interesting as it was primarily whisky drinkers with little exposure to rum. The Barbancourt was definitely the lightest of the rums, and a good one to start with. It's just under $50 CAD, and had people wondering why they'd been drinking other rums, and things improved from there.

The Foursquare Premise was complex, but still enjoyable. Of the two Worthy Park rums, the V&M was the better of the two, but the Single Estate Reserve was still quite good. The two DDL rums were both fantastic, but hard to do a direct comparison because they came off of different stills.

about one year ago 5Who liked this?

@OdysseusUnbound

@YakLord Thanks for the comment. I saw $50 CAD and though "Does the LCBO carry that? I wonder where he got it"? A quick LCBO rum search didn't turn up any Barbancourt or Worthy Park...BUT a name search did show those rums. I ordered one of each. grin

about one year ago 4Who liked this?

@YakLord
YakLord replied

@OdysseusUnbound Their site is so broken when it come to searches...

The SAQ has the full Barbancourt lineup ( minus the 15 year-old), and the 8 year-old is slightly cheaper in Quebec, but not much.

about one year ago 4Who liked this?

@fiddich1980
fiddich1980 replied

Black Tot Rum a blend of Carribean rums. The disclosure of the blend components can be found a their website. It is a blend where each component contributes to the overall quality of the experience.

about one year ago 8Who liked this?

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@YakLord
YakLord replied

El Presidente...

  • 2oz El Dorado 12 year-old

  • 1oz Cointreau

  • 1oz Lillet Blanc

  • 1tsp Grenadine

  • a dash each Orange Bitters and Angostura Bitters

  • garnish with a Blood Orange Twist and a Cocktail Cherry

12 months ago 4Who liked this?

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@fiddich1980
fiddich1980 replied

Two excellent blended rums:

The 50th is a very well executed Caribbean blend.

The 2021 is a flavour trip in both flavour profile and textual mouth feel.

10 months ago 3Who liked this?

@YakLord
YakLord replied

Daiquiri with Welsh White Rum and Violet Syrup...

9 months ago 2Who liked this?

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@YakLord
YakLord replied

The white rum is from this taster pack from Anglesey Rum Co.

9 months ago 1Who liked this?

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@YakLord
YakLord replied

Florida Daiquiri (a slightly sweeter version of the Hemingway)...

8 months ago 1Who liked this?

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@YakLord
YakLord replied

Fire Island Rocket Fuel... it's like a Pina Colada with amaretto and a float of Goslings 151 Proof. One is more than enough.

4 months ago 3Who liked this?

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@YakLord
YakLord replied

Queen's Park Hotel Super Cocktail:

1.5oz amber rum (El Dorado 12 year-old), 0.5oz sweet vermouth, 0.5oz lime juice (or a lime-forward Falernum), 0.5oz grenadine, dash of lime bitters, garnish with a lime wheel.

3 months ago 4Who liked this?

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@YakLord
YakLord replied

The last of my El Dorado 12 year-old with Eggnog, over ice... 'tis the season...

3 months ago 4Who liked this?

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@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@YakLord does the rum make the eggnog palatable?

I’m not a big fan. The only time I ever really liked. It was when I made it myself. And if I recall correctly, that had rum in it.

3 months ago 2Who liked this?

@YakLord
YakLord replied

@Nozinan I don't mind eggnog, even without the rum. Haven't tried making it myself, but most of the recipes I've seen include rum or brandy.

3 months ago 3Who liked this?

@YakLord
YakLord replied

More eggnog! This time with a Spiced Rum from the Anglesey Rum Co., in Wales.

3 months ago 1Who liked this?

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@TracerBullet
TracerBullet replied

I make my egg nog as well. Use rum and bourbon. I found an old recipe in a book for a Baltimore Egg Nog. The great thing about it is you make it by the glass, not the punchbowl. I played with the recipe until I got a nog that does not taste like a creamy lighter fluid (which is how pre-made egg nogs that contain alcohol taste IMO). It has become a favorite with guests and it will sneak up on you if you are not careful.

3 months ago 2Who liked this?

@YakLord
YakLord replied

Our New Year's Eve cocktail was the Pallid Carcosa, from Mike Slater's 'Lovecraft Cocktails'. It's a riff on the Pina Colada(?), but can be made into a Mocktail by dropping the rum & using frozen peach slices in place of the Peach Moonshine...

3 months ago 4Who liked this?

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@RianC
RianC replied

Just opened a Pussers Deptford Dockyard Reserve Limited Edition Rum @54.5%.

Very nice, on first acquaintance. Rum raisin fudge (but top quality), banana flambe and dark treacle toffee loom heavy with some lighter, more fragrant notes like mild lemon grass or lime leaf. Less dried fruit than the regular Gunpowder version, I'd say. Goes a little 'fizzy' and sherberty on the palate, which wasn't expected, with touches of cola.

My kind of rum, it must be said. And at 54.5%, it's very sippable; I feel no urge to add water. On the contrary, I suspect it would break down easily. Good for this belly ache too, one hopes!

Finish gets a little 'over burnt treacle' at times, but it fades as you sip. Nice to have a sipping rum again. I suspect a rum aficionado would enjoy picking out the different regions in the blend ...

And a much belated happy 2024 to everyone! Cheers

3 months ago 4Who liked this?

@YakLord
YakLord replied

This afternoon's rum tasting: a mostly Plantation line-up. The O.F.T.D. is a blend of Guyanese (DDL Diamond Estate), Jamaican (Long Pond), and Bajan (West Indies Rum Distillery) rums, so it was interesting to try and identify the various components in the nose, palate, and finish. The Barbados Single Cask Maury Wine Cask was interesting, but the finish sort of buried most of the Bajan character.

about one month ago 3Who liked this?

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@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@YakLord The initials on OFTD are appropriate. I love the nose especially. This one is great in banana flambees.

about one month ago 2Who liked this?

@YakLord
YakLord replied

@Nozinan I need to try it head-to-head with the Gosling's 151...

about one month ago 2Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@YakLord have you tried Lemon Hart 151? Powerful stuff. And delicious!

about one month ago 3Who liked this?

@YakLord
YakLord replied

@Nozinan I have not. Haven't ever seen it available at the SAQ or LCBO.

about one month ago 2Who liked this?

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