I do my SJ with dry or ginger beer, not a lot neat, but this Rebellion I can do neat and I like the kick....How do you guys mix your rums?
I usually keep a bottle of SJ in the cupboard, mixed with ginger beer (bundaberg) and lime, not a fan of dry so much. Quite happy to drink spiced rum on ice though.
Ive looked at Kraken a few times but opted out, the positive vibes here have inspired me to give that a go next time.
+2 for mount gay. There is a white version, but haven't tried it. could be good for mixing and cocktails.Mount gay or havana club.
I've been doing a bit of bar work recently and as a teatotaler have been given a few samples of some of our "top shelf" products so I know what I'm pushing...
These guys with a lime/orange wedge and a couple of ice cubes deliver some very nice flavours:
Both deliver a rich flavour across the whole pallet with a mild to moderate burn. Sadly I've had to use this line too often:
"I'm sorry sir, it would be considered sinful to mix that with coke."
For me (non-drinker) i found it sweetish and smooth, with just a moderate rum burn. I sold a big chunk a bottle of Friday night to 3 different guys that had not tried it before, each having 2-4 serves. 1 wanted something different to drink. He was hooked and had quote a few. Another was after a rum and coke (no! Easy...I converted him away from the coke idea and into a straight pyrat. Then a few more...). The last was from Venezuela and turned his nose at this Pampero. He brought a round of the Zacapa 23 for his 4 friends and the Pyrat for himself. Then a second Pyrat...which was the last of the bottle. All believed it to be a very palleteable rum.Havent tried pyrat, let me know what it's like.
I don't think either will disappoint. One of the common responses to a good rum I'm coming across is surprise that run can be nice. A certain polar bear has a lot to answer for.Might buy something different for christmas rum rations this year, maybe the Pyrat or Ron Zacapa Centenario 23.