The Rum Blog

Growing up, I seem to remember that half my family members drank gin (& tonic) while the other half drank rum (& coke). This is in addition to wine, beer, and anything else that the occasion might have demanded. My background is a combo of English, Irish, and Scottish so family gatherings were never lacking in libations...

I am not sure exactly when, but I ended up on the rum side of the family. That is not to say that I never drink gin (or other liquors), but my go-to beverage is rum & coke. Like my maternal grandmother, I initially favoured Bacardi white (I know, BO-RING). I eventually got out of that rut, and decided to go on a mission; a very yummy rummy, rum-tasting mission. 
Join me as I travel through all the rums at the LCBO and outre mer ("across the sea") as well.
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Mount Gay - Extra Old

Posted by chez Jacquie on Saturday, June 23, 2012, In : Barbados 
This Mount Gay (Extra Old) totally makes up the previous, lack-lustre bottle (Eclipse). It's more expsensive but totally worth it in my opinion.  It's much richer and darker in colour and flavour.

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Plantation - Grande Reserve

Posted by chez Jacquie on Saturday, June 23, 2012, In : Barbados 

Not really sure what the name of this rum is.  Lots of info on the label.  But I decided to go with Plantation.  It's quite smooth and pleasant.  An easy-drinking rum.  And very reasonably priced at $32.45.  Also noticed while looking online to verify the price, that there is a Plantation Old Reserve rum.  I guess I will have to get to that one in the near future.

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Posted by chez Jacquie on Thursday, June 21, 2012, In : Barbados 

Decent rum.  Light golden in colour.  Not too expensive...  Nice smooth flavour, no burn. 

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Mount Gay - Eclipse

Posted by chez Jacquie on Sunday, June 17, 2012, In : Barbados 
This is the only one that I am not crazy about so far.  It's kind of wishy washy, doesn't have any particular kick or flavour.  I have heard that there are some other batches from Mount Gay that are worth exploring.

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