Best Rum ~$15 handle(1.75L) price range
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#1 Jul 26, 2008
Now don't get me wrong, I know its all terrible. But it isn't all equally terrible. And college offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy delicious microbrews and plenty of of opportunities to suffer through cheap liquor.
For example Burnett's flavored vodkas are the leaps and bounds above other <$15 a handle vodkas.
I'm looking for the best of the bunch for dirt cheap Rums. What are your suggestions?
#2 Nov 18, 2011
captian morgan is good! not as expensive as malibu, but it's still pretty decent. my personal favorite is the coconut one.
#3 Nov 18, 2011
First off...not every rum is equal. The flavored rums seriousely cut the alcohol % in trade for that 2oz. of flavoring. So, if you want to save money...use fruit, juice or coconout puree to flavor your rum drinks. It takes a couple of experiments to get the ratio of how much flavoring to use, but you will land it within a few hours...and save a ton of money.
The best massed produced spiced rum is Sailor Jerry. Great price, good alcohol content and tastes good. Cruzan just came out with a 9 Spiced label. It's price is excellent...and flavor isn't too bad. Proof is 80...which is a bit low.
Try Don Q for either gold or silver rum. Great taste and you don't have to pitch in $5 per bottle for advertising costs. Cause, Don Q barely advertises their fine product.
For a good dark rum...try Gosslings. They have two versions...80 proof and 151 proof.
Rum...just like vodka...isn't always made by the person that has their name on the label. Someone mentioned Burnetts vodka....it's made at Archer Danials Midland(in Illinois) just like 85% of the US vodkas on the market today. Usually, there are a couple of clues on a bottle that will tell you if it's made by the person who's name is on the bottle. Check for: Distilled by, Distilled for. Bottled by, Bottled for. There is a big difference in Distilled by...and Distilled for. One is your stills...the other is someone else's stills.
Many of the big producers trade products back and forth. Such as...one distiller makes whiskey...but, has a rum label. Then he trades whiskey to the rum company for rum that he can use in his products. This happens every day.
Another clue...is where it's made. Sometimes...there is only one major producer on a specific island. So, if you find an 'off label' that says...Made in Trinidad...then you might easily infer that it came from Angostura. So, keep your eyes peeled and do a little research once you find something you like.
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