I had a small pour of Clement Rhum Agricole. It's a totally different animal. Reminded me more of a speyside scotch mixed with a fortified wine. I'll admit, I had parm garlic wings tonight, so my palate could have been corrupted, but i liked it.
I think that's a pretty good way to describe what I thought, instead of light peat smoke maybe a bit of barrel char?I had a small pour of Clement Rhum Agricole. It's a totally different animal. Reminded me more of a speyside scotch mixed with a fortified wine. I'll admit, I had parm garlic wings tonight, so my palate could have been corrupted, but i liked it.
We did Sandals also. And for the life of me I can't remember which of the 3 resorts it was. We did the middle priced one though but had access to all 3 by shuttle if we wanted to go to the others. At one of the bars we went to, I drank nothing but chairman's reserve and the bartender just handed me the bottle after a few pours of it.Yeah, SLD is pretty solid. I've got the Chairman's Reserve, CR spiced, Forgotten casks, and 1931 batch 3 from them. We went last year to a Sandals for our 25th, great island, and they had the chairmans at all of the bars at the resort. Fantastic time.
Just coming across this thread. I'm a bourbon drinker at heart. And I don't really need to switch for the summer or anything but every once and a while it's nice to have a change of pace. Can some other seasoned bourbon drinkers give me a place to start? What's a good (does not need to be cheap) rum to start with, how do I drink it, etc?
So I did not know that at all about the added sugar? Is it just to sweeten it up? Not sure how I feel about that! Thanks brother!Rums run the gamut from fairly dry to really sweet there are spiced rums, light body rums, heavy overproof rums and navy rums
A good start would be something like a Doorley's 12 yr or Doorly's XO ($30) Kirk and Sweeney 23 ($40) All three have just enough sweetness (about the same as a sweeter bourbon) to pair well with heavy to medium body cigars but not nearly as syrupy as Diplomatico Reserve
Some distillers add sugar before bottling so remember that a sweet rum can be candy sweet.
You guys are giving me rum envy as I look at my bottle of Gosling's black seal. My go to is Admiral Nelson. I developed a taste for cheap rum while I was working minimum wage and I never grew out of it.