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A fascinating review of rum which was available at The Spirit Journal web site was titled Rhum's the Word for 2006, 2007... Unfortunately, the highest recommended rums are very difficult (if not impossible) to find in Florida: rums from Trinidad (10 Cane Rum) and Martinique (Chauffe Coeur, La Favorite, and Neisson). They appear to be available primarily in California, New Jersey, and New York (In Manhattan, 10 Cane, La Favorite and Neisson products can be found at Astor Wines & Spirits). Of course, if you are taking a Caribbean cruise from Florida, you may be able to locate these rums if you get to Trinidad and Martinique. The Caribbean Spirits web site indicates that La Favorite and Neisson rums will be available in the future in Florida.
In Central Florida the best rum selections can be found at Total Wine & More, Knightly Spirits, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, and Pat's Liquor Leaf and Wine. At Knightly Spirits, you will find Barritt's Bermuda Ginger Beer (which is generally hard-to-find) on the shelf next to Gosling's Black Seal Bermuda rum. This makes it easy to make your own Dark and Stormy (a wonderful rum drink that is served in Bermuda). A Mai Tai made from scratch (no mix) is a surprisingly good drink and is as good as a Margarita made from scratch.
Dark and Stormy recipe:
1½ ounces Gosling's
Black Seal rum
Build on ice in a highball glass.
1 ounce Jamaica dark rum
(Appleton Estate Extra or Reserve or Myers’s Original Dark)
Shake with ice (5 large cubes or 10 small
cubes) and pour into an Old-Fashioned glass.
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