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Spiced Rum Recommendation

Discussion in 'La Cuisine' started by NeverWinter, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. rallyfan1986

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 17, 2010

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    Dark matter rum is worth a try
     
  2. Ahleckz

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 7, 2009

    Posts: 16,793

    Location: Glasgow

    Another vote for Rumbullion. First time I had in it (in the Spaniard,a rum bar, in Belfast) it was served hot and with a slice of orange peel. Works really well, the heat really opens up the flavour. When I drink it at home I tend to just have it straight though. It's not really a mixing spirit, but hey if that's what you like crack on!
     
  3. ColdAsIce

    Mobster

    Joined: May 26, 2006

    Posts: 4,429

    Location: Edinburgh

    Mount Gay 1703
    Havana Club 7 years
    Kraken
    Lambs Spiced Rum < Really strong vanilla flavours

    I would have all of the above with a little ice, coke and a lime.
     
  4. ColdAsIce

    Mobster

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    Location: Edinburgh

    I still have 2 bottles of the Original Recipe Sailor Jerry :D I keep an eye on Ebay from time to time see how much they are going for.
     
  5. kaptainmarc

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  6. Marvt74

    Soldato

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    Location: Chorley

    Wife bought my the Plantation for christmas it was delicious. Still doesn't quite dislodge the Diplomatico as my favourite reasonably priced rum though.
     
  7. Lwills

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    Spiced rum lends itself well to drinking neat or a dash of coke. Can do a nice twist on a dark and stormy with spiced rum and ginger too.

    If I'm somewhere with a well stocked bar (or in the house!) I tend to go for double Spiced rum, about the same of lemonade (50 ml), a couple of ice cubes, slice of lime and a dash of bitters.

    Honestly give it a try, really balances the flavours of the rum out without overpowering any of them, one warning though - it's very easy to drink :D
     
  8. Lwills

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    Oww have to try that one! Looks tasty :) I wonder why they don't distribute that one more in the UK, seems to be a market for it.
     
  9. ivrytwr3

    Mobster

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    Kraken and ribena ie rum and black.
     
  10. Lopéz

    Man of Honour

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    Location: LE9

    Lots of non-spiced rums in a spiced rum thread

    Plantation 20th, Diplomatico, Havana Club 7 and Mount Gay are all good rums, but none of them are specifically spiced rums (most rums have some degree of spice, but if you're looking for a viable Kraken alternative, stick with a rum that is specifically branded as "Spiced")
     
  11. ColdAsIce

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    I had some RedLeg on Friday. Very nice but the bottle isn't fancy if you are giving it as a gift.
     
  12. f00b4r

    Hitman

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    Chairman's reserve, much better than Kraken IMO.
     
  13. manic_man

    Mobster

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    Location: Greater Manchester

    Might not be to everyone's tastes but I love Green Island Spiced Gold rum. It's from Mauritius and I find it very drinkable neat or mixed.

    My only problem is that the bottles I brought back last time that cost me about £7 each are about to run out and the cheapest I can find it to buy online is close to £30 for 70cl! Worth a try though if you like subtle spiced rums (I like Kraken for example but it's very sweet and sugary compared to this).
     
  14. the_r_sole

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 25, 2010

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    I got my mate a bottle of dark matter rum to start us off on his wedding day - that stuff wakes you up!!
     
  15. Etheco

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    +1 from me, Absolutely love Rumbullion.
     
  16. Lwills

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    Green Island isn't too dissimilar to cockspur spiced gold which is cheap enough over here, much more so than Kraken anyway. It's got a nice subtle spiced flavour that can be easily over powered with too much coke, and it's got one of the lightest rummy aftertastes too.
     
  17. "andy"

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    I usually stick to mt gay or appleton estate for value for money rum.

    No fancy bottle or marketing but plenty of top reviews and awards
     
  18. Illgresi

    Hitman

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    Location: Perth

    There's been lots of non-spiced rum suggestions thus far, so I'm going to continue the trend.

    The absolute best value rum you can buy is Angostura 1919. There are better rums, and there are cheaper rums. There is no better rum which fills both categories imo. It's not 'spiced', and you should receive a firm smacking if you mix it...

    That said, it naturally has strong vanilla and clove/cinnamon flavours, so it should fill your criteria. Don't mix it; I will be upset.
     
  19. Kainz

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    Location: In a cowfield, London, Uk

    I've always favoured Rumbullion or Kraken for my rum treats. Though I've always been puzzled by peoples reactions when they see me drinking it neat rather than diluted. Is this so weird? I prefer to always taste the flavours rather than dilute it and mellow down the product.
     
  20. Aberfala

    Wise Guy

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    Kraken over ice is my go to.
     


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