Arrrr, where be the dark rum?

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Arrrr, where be the dark rum?

Postby Tiger Mountaineer » 07 Apr 2012, 16:56

Has anyone seen a booze shop with a few choices of dark rum around Taipei? Preferably sth other than Capt. Morgan and Bacardi. :notworthy:
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Re: Arrrr, where be the dark rum?

Postby jimipresley » 07 Apr 2012, 17:03

Have a look at this blog: http://theboolion.wordpress.com/2012/02 ... -two-rums/

The chap knows his way around Taiwan liquor stores.
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Re: Arrrr, where be the dark rum?

Postby Chris » 07 Apr 2012, 17:03

Myers's Rum is pretty easy to get here.
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Re: Arrrr, where be the dark rum?

Postby Belgian Pie » 07 Apr 2012, 17:17

Dark rum made by TTL ... cheap and available island wide ... oh, and Wellcome has some cheap dark rum ...
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Re: Arrrr, where be the dark rum?

Postby Tiger Mountaineer » 07 Apr 2012, 18:25

Checked out Boo-lion's blog, but he's mostly written about rum agricole and some white rums. Anyways, picked up a bottle of Myers's Original Dark for now, though I'd still be interested in something more exotic or a shop w better selection of dark and aged rums if anyone knows of one. Cheers!
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Re: Arrrr, where be the dark rum?

Postby asiababy » 07 Apr 2012, 20:45

Ok, this is not in Taipei, and the site is in Chinese, but they have Havana Club, Whaler's, and a few others. It's pretty easy to order online, or you could take a trip to Hsinchu...

http://www.aroma168.com.tw/category.php?id=75

This place is in Taipei, but they have less of a selection of rum:

[url]whisky.com.tw/products/index.php?type_id=196&top=0[/url]

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Re: Arrrr, where be the dark rum?

Postby Bu Lai En » 07 Apr 2012, 22:52

Thanks for the recommendation JP.

I've never actually tried the Myer's as I've basically been warned off.

Havana Club Anejo Especial is available for 500NT at RT Mart, and I think it's a really nice go-to cuban rum. I had it as a basic rum and tonic with a little lime the other day and it was bloody delicious.

The others I've seen, I haven't tried, but you might want to:

Havana Club 7 Year is a bit more expensive (maybe 1300), and available at Breeze.

The Angostura Rums can be seen here and there. There may be the whole range at one place I found, but I'll have to see if I can find the namecard. They sometimes get good reviews. I've seen the odd bottle here and there at other liquor stores, too.

Ron Zacapa 23 Year is a premium rum you can sometimes see at City Super or Breeze. Some people rave about it.

I might have seen Appleton at one place, but have to check.

The Jingmei liquor store I mentioned in this post has the Ron Zacapa and the Angostura 1919 (as of a couple of weeks ago).

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Re: Arrrr, where be the dark rum?

Postby Tiger Mountaineer » 08 Apr 2012, 13:11

Hey all, thanks for the intel! More than enough options for the time being--will definitely go check out Breeze's selection again very soon. :D
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