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frankj1 Offline
#101 Posted:
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and prolly tasted great in Jamaica mon.

tonight, Pyrat XO Reserve. See it everywhere for north of $30 but for some reason my local has had it for 17 for months. Not my fave but one of the better options under 20
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#102 Posted:
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El Dorado 8 yr.
tonygraz Offline
#103 Posted:
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Appleton Estate Jamaican
frankj1 Offline
#104 Posted:
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Lost Spirits Cuban Inspired 151 proof Rum...whoa!

this is one crazy distillery out there in CA. Recently learned they have an American Single Malt Whisky (or whiskey) in addition to brain destroying rums.
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#105 Posted:
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topped for those reading he Zaya conversation in Cigar Related forum.
ZRX1200 Offline
#106 Posted:
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Just ordered a bottle of that Navy style on sale.
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#107 Posted:
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ZRX1200 wrote:
Just ordered a bottle of that Navy style on sale.

buckle up!
I have found a little water and maybe an ice cube or two tames it and allows the flavor to shine...but of course I always start neat and add until it works for me on any given night.

they make 3 (that I am aware of) very high abv. I have two here, one is 75.5% and one is 68% abv, I think the other is just a bit lower, not much.

the chit is kickazz.
frankj1 Offline
#108 Posted:
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Lost Spirits Navy Style oak matured (68% abv)

with a splash and an ice cube, superb with a Juan Lopez #2
Palama Offline
#109 Posted:
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Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva - mahalos to Frank

It is sweet but we all enjoyed it. Didn't taste or remind us of rum at all and coulda drank it all night if it wasn't for the other stuff we had. U Da Man Frankie! ThumpUp
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#110 Posted:
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Balcones Texas Rum thanks to Mikey...just a couple of sips left cuz I opened it up for a close friend tonight. Might be the most amazing stuff no longer available.

and Lost Spirits Cuban Inspired 151 proof cuz we decided to get psychotic
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#111 Posted:
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Palama wrote:
Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva - mahalos to Frank

It is sweet but we all enjoyed it. Didn't taste or remind us of rum at all and coulda drank it all night if it wasn't for the other stuff we had. U Da Man Frankie! ThumpUp

It's one of several very fine sipping rums

so glad to hear you appreciated it, my brutha.
ZRX1200 Offline
#112 Posted:
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Lost Spirits Navy Style. Frank this is addicting.
shaun341 Offline
#113 Posted:
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Dang it I was slowing down on the whiskey, mainly due to my love of craft brews but now you guys are opening me to another world of liquor. Just had my 1st glass of Zaya and I love the smell. I used an ice sphere in it and about half way through the glass it was really good. Now I see this Lost Spirits and I have a feeling this will turn into another run of having to try as many as possible.
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#114 Posted:
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ZRX1200 wrote:
Lost Spirits Navy Style. Frank this is addicting.

I know, I've been trying to make it last!

But it's such a powerhouse I hesitate to recommend it.
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#115 Posted:
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shaun341 wrote:
Dang it I was slowing down on the whiskey, mainly due to my love of craft brews but now you guys are opening me to another world of liquor. Just had my 1st glass of Zaya and I love the smell. I used an ice sphere in it and about half way through the glass it was really good. Now I see this Lost Spirits and I have a feeling this will turn into another run of having to try as many as possible.

Don't dive into the deep end yet. Lost Spirits is a whole different animal in the rum world.

I'm sure that Z drinks it outta the bottle with a straw, but most of the time I have to cut it somewhat with water or ice, especially if I don't want it to dominate my cigar.
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#116 Posted:
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I sip it neat.


But today I made a Polynesian painkiller:

4 ounces pineapple juice
1 ounce orange juice
1 ounce coconut cream
3 ounces lost spirits navy style rum.
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#117 Posted:
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I like that recipe, and I already know that the Lost Spirits rum won't get lost in the mix

You do know I was kidding about the straw, but I assumed you drank it neat.

Tonight, Cachaca Boazinha, Brazil

ZRX1200 Offline
#118 Posted:
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I chugged a 5th of Everclear in 30 mins once.

I'm still here.
Palama Offline
#119 Posted:
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Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva - trying it with a cube of ice.

Thanks again Frankie!
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#120 Posted:
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Palama wrote:
Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva - trying it with a cube of ice.

Thanks again Frankie!

Am sippin' a snifter of Zaya and wondering why you haven't tried it yet?
Palama Offline
#121 Posted:
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cacman wrote:
Am sippin' a snifter of Zaya and wondering why you haven't tried it yet?


Patience young Padawan....
frankj1 Offline
#122 Posted:
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ZRX1200 wrote:
I chugged a 5th of Everclear in 30 mins once.

I'm still here.

oh yeah? well, I listened to a whole Everclear CD in less than an hour once and I'm not all there!

Lost Spirits Cuban Inspired 151 proof...neat...OY!
ZRX1200 Offline
#123 Posted:
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I can't find anything except the navy style for sale at my online place now.

That's a classic Portland band!
ZRX1200 Offline
#124 Posted:
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Lost spirits navy style (Polynesian pain killer )
frankj1 Offline
#125 Posted:
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Must admit I lucked into the Portland part in my wordplay....

heading to VT in the morning but let me know if you want me to try to snag a bottle of the 151 when I get back. namadio sent me the original Navy style.
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#126 Posted:
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More Zaya tonight

Would Zaya be a good rum for that Polynesian Painkiller Sounds Like A Nice Summer drink?
Palama Offline
#127 Posted:
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Finally busted open the bottle of Zaya and poured a shot into the "Entering Cape Cod" shot glass that Frank sent (...mahalos FS...). Immediately noticed vanilla and went down smooth. Iffin' I didn't have to work tomorrow (...was originally scheduled to be off but GOTTA go in for a rollout with one of our national accounts...), I'd be having a 2nd, 3rd and even 4th shot. d'oh!

Thanks Carl!
frankj1 Offline
#128 Posted:
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Father's Day gift from my son, Aguardente Nacional Velha "Nos Grogo"
it's a rum from sugar cane, product of Cabo Verde.

pretty nice, very warming inside, don't know where he got it but it is in a 0.70 L bottle.
Good with a AF R44
ZRX1200 Offline
#129 Posted:
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Lost Spirits Navy Style neat.
frankj1 Offline
#130 Posted:
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^^^
do not exhale near open flames.

for that matter, don't fart either, nothing to do with the rum though.
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#131 Posted:
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Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, just become available here. Excellent…
frankj1 Offline
#132 Posted:
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^^^

one of my faves...
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#133 Posted:
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Lost Spirits Cuban Inspired 151

had some neat, but have to admit that with ice and a splash of water the sweet flavors were able to emerge.
ZRX1200 Offline
#134 Posted:
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Lost Spirits Navy Style neat.

Bout time for a new bottle.
Palama Offline
#135 Posted:
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Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva - mahalos again to Braddah Frankie
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#136 Posted:
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Papa's Pilar.
Plowboy221 Offline
#137 Posted:
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Half a bottle of Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, man this stuff is great…
frankj1 Offline
#138 Posted:
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true. sweet but not overly so.

great with maduros, imho
frankj1 Offline
#139 Posted:
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the last pours of Lost Spirits Navy Style and Balcones Texas Special Rum (from brutha Mikey).
They will be missed.
Palama Offline
#140 Posted:
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Now that my box has been delivered to Cacman's friend Scott:

Zaya Gran Reserva
frankj1 Offline
#141 Posted:
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The Scarlet Ibis...Trinidad

sugar cane, dryer than most, 98 proof.

Per the blurb on the label, a blend of the island's small batch rum production from the country's diverse terrain.

"Originally commissioned by the New York bar Death & Company and ongoing is bottled only as the limited blend becomes available."

Also states rum is distilled in Trinidad, produced in Austria.

$30...I like it. Matched nicely with a JL #2.
ZRX1200 Offline
#142 Posted:
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Lost Spirits Navy Style rum.
frankj1 Offline
#143 Posted:
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The Scarlet Ibis...Trinidad
with a JL #2 again
Palama Offline
#144 Posted:
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Zaya
Palama Offline
#145 Posted:
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Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva
frankj1 Offline
#146 Posted:
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Clement Select Barrel Rhum Agricole...Martinique

nice stuff, dry with a slight sweetness in the long finish. suitable for sipping neat.
zody Offline
#147 Posted:
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Had some Havana Club Kooban rum. Smoothest, tastiest I've ever had.
frankj1 Offline
#148 Posted:
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Pampero Anniversario, Venezuela. This is such a good rum.
Palama Offline
#149 Posted:
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Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva - pairing very nicely with an H. Upmann Connoisseur No. 1

Frankie and Burner, mahalos!
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#150 Posted:
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Baccardi 151 with coke.
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