jimidrammer wrote:I used to like Rum years ago, but can't find one I can settle on anymore. I can get the Appleton Estate Extra very reasonable and wondered how it compared to say a Ron Matusalem Grand Reserve? That's the only one I've had fairly recently, I still keep it around, but it's not something i enjoy sipping on, I'm kind of saving it for mixers.
Jimmi, I'm afraid I haven't tried the Ron Matusalem Gran Reserva - it's one I'm definately going to taste someday though as I've heard it's a splendid rum. I think it's a cuban style rum although it's not made there anymore and they apply some sort of solera system I think?
I think one can expect the Appleton Estate to pack a punch compared to the lighter cuban style.
Dave Broom calls it the Islay drinkers rum. A love it or hate it rum. I love it!