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Rum experts...where to go from here?

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Rum experts...where to go from here?

venividibitchy | Jun 18, 2010 01:38 PM

So, I've recently delved into rum full-bore...and I've gotten in an Appleton Cuba Libre rut, which I have little complaints with. However, I'd like to branch out a little. I am not sure that I'm ready to get into golds and darker rums, but I could be convinced otherwise.

Here's what I've tried so far:

Lights:
Appleton light: My absolute favorite, such good flavor.
Cruzan "Aged" light: My second favorite.
Flor de cana 4yr: I didn't like the aftertaste of this one...not sure why. I had hoped to love it.
Bacardi Superior Light: Undrinkable to me. Ewwww.
Bacardi Select: This tastes like straight molasses...gross.

Golds:
Bacardi Gold: It's alright. I'm not really a fan, but I've only had it served neat at a testing.

Darks:
Myer's: I've only had it served neat at a testing and in fru-fru drinks where it was indecipherable.
Gosling's Black Seal: Pretty good and a nice change from white, drank the whole bottle, but I am not sure if darks are for me.

Other:
Captain Morgan Spiced: Fun novelty flavor, but a little weak.
Captain Morgan 100 proof Spiced: Better alcohol content, but a little sickly sweet, cheerleader-beer-ish to me.

Any suggestions on what to try next? Many thanks-

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