There have been a few recommendations here for Rhum Barbancourt 5 Star Reserve Speciale. So I thought I would try it today. It's a great price and a nice bottle.
But... I wasn't too happy with the way it tasted and nosed; neat. Barbancourt has a very strong "cane sugar" taste and smell and it's border line "finger nail polish" for my taste. There are a few Tequila's that I am the same way about, like Patron.
After I mixed it with some Diet Pepsi and lime it got a whole lot better, but it still has a pretty strong "cooked sugar cane/ finger nail polish" taste though. So I will most likely use it as a mixer.
So anyway, my question is. I don't like Capt. Morgan's and or Bacardi. I've tried Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, which is another pretty good mixer.
But that's about the extent of my Rum experience.
So, I'm looking for a good spiced rum that I can drink neat. Any suggestions? My price range is from $16.00 to $30.00.
A few that I'm looking at are:
Appleton Special Jamaica Rum or Appleton Estate Reserve Rum
Cruzan Estates Single Barrel
Mount Gay Eclipse