bamber wrote:My mum bought some Calvados: Domaine du Bordage 10yo. This stuff is truly fantastic. Reminds of a well spiced American Rye, with big Oak and apple flavours. I've also had the 5yo. Buy it if you see it.
Mr Fjeld wrote:Bamber & Ann-Helen; you both name various rums - and it looks like rum is one of the most popular alternatives. Unfortunately I haven't got much experience with it but I'll have to check out what's available around here.I've tried to enlighten myself a little and it seems the "El Dorado Rum" (the 15yo is available in Norway)
Edit: They also produce "Pusser's Rum" and is marketed as "The single malt of rum" http://www.pussers.com/
MrTattieHeid wrote:bamber wrote:My mum bought some Calvados: Domaine du Bordage 10yo. This stuff is truly fantastic. Reminds of a well spiced American Rye, with big Oak and apple flavours. I've also had the 5yo. Buy it if you see it.
Don't know that one! Most of the ones I've tried carry the appellation Pays d'Auge, a subregion in Calvados. Auge is the circular trough in which apples are pressed, either for cider or calvados. To carry this appellation, the spirit must be double-distilled; recycled cognac stills are used (below). Elsewhere, a single distillation is done in eau-de-vie stills.
Sounds like I have to go abroad then.......Ann-Helen wrote:Hello mr. fjeld
Here in Norway you can`t get ahold of good rum you have to go to Danmark. I think that most norwegians and Swedes only drink rum as in cuba libre or mixed with something else .you don`t put any thing into my rum !!
Ellers kan du alltids få smake rom hos oss når du kommer med mrs Fjeld
Bamber wrote:I've had a 20cl sample of the El Dorado 15yo rum and though it is pretty good, it has a slight off taste that has been extracted in the 25yo.
So far in my limited rum experience (about 15 different ones), older does seem to be better (when comparing the same brand).
Some of the alternatives are too expensive as I rarely use that much on whisky which after all is a priority. But the Mount Gay maybe?
Wave wrote:Some of the alternatives are too expensive as I rarely use that much on whisky which after all is a priority. But the Mount Gay maybe?
Mount Gay is a good rum, in fact I just bought a bottle of the Mount Gay Extra Old Rum last night.
Appleton Estate Reserve Jamaican Rum
Cadenheads Barbados 12yo Green Label
Cruzan Estate 151 Rum
Flora de Cana Grand Reserve 7yo (1 liter)
Flora de Cana Centenario 12yo
Plantation Barbados 1991 Old Reserve
Plantation Guyana 1990 Old Reserve
Plantation Venezuela 1992 Old Reserve
Planters Gold Pyrat XO Reserve (my favorite!)
Pyrat Rum "Pistol" (375ml)
I use to drink Pusser's & Myers rums a few years ago but they now pale in comparison to Planters Pyrat & Flora de Cana which are now my favs with Mount Gay up and coming.
bamber wrote:Love that image Mr. TH, looks really rustic
With regards, the Calvados I mentioned, I've looked for it here, but think it is only available in France. I must confess I was so impressed, by both the 5yo and 10yo, it actually shook me up a bit ! All this dedication to whisk(e)y and here is a drink that might just slot into my favourite pours, out of the blue I felt like a bit of a traitor