Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Flavored Rums vs. Rum-based Liqueurs

With the increasing number of coconut, mango, vanilla, coffee, pineapple, etc., flavored rums even tasting like rum, I'm left thinking that consumers interested in these products are not really going after the flavor of rum but rather after the illusions associated with the particular flavoring agents. When is a "Coconut Rum" real? When the predominant taste is rum or coconut? If the dominant flavor is coconut, and there is not perceivable trace of "aged" rum on the base alcohol, perhaps the product should be referred to as a "Coconut-flavored rum liqueur" or, more precisely, a "Coconut-flavored sugarcane spirit".

Should a person who drinks flavored rums consider himself/herself a rum drinker? What do you think?


Bilgemunky said...

I'd say no. I think to be a "rum drinker" you have to drink a good amount of your rum neat or on the rocks - enough so that it's the rum you're drinking, not mixed drinks made from rum.

There's nothing wrong with drinking mixed drinks, mind you. But it's not the same thing as being a true fan of the root ingredient.

fendix said...

I say no as well. You couldnt pay me enough money to drink those Captain Morgan spiced rums. I have never and probably wont ever touch the stuff.

Rum should be had either neat or with at most one ice cube. just my opinoion

camille13nolan said...

damn good blog, check out mine, comments always welcome!

shawnmartin7985 said...

i thought your blog was cool and i think you may like this cool Website. now just Click Here

Roberto Iza Vald├ęs said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
travisammons14302762 said...

Do you want free porn? Contact my AIM SN 'abunnyinpink' just say 'give me some pics now!'.

No age verification required, totally free! Just send an instant message to AIM screen name "abunnyinpink".

Any message you send is fine!

AIM abuse can be reported here.

tandyjohn71436792 said...

Get any Desired College Degree, In less then 2 weeks.

Call this number now 24 hours a day 7 days a week (413) 208-3069

Get these Degrees NOW!!!

"BA", "BSc", "MA", "MSc", "MBA", "PHD",

Get everything within 2 weeks.
100% verifiable, this is a real deal

Act now you owe it to your future.

(413) 208-3069 call now 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Unknown said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Anonymous said...

Luis,take a look at our company's site: us know how we can contact you.Rob Lane