In the begginning, there was rum. Any rum, mix with coke, drink, feel good.
Then came the bachelor party... too much rum.
Spent some time with Vodka and Gin. Then just vodka.
And then something special happened. I was in a bar in Mexico. A quaint, friendly bar, not the load obnoxious Tijuiana bars. No, A nice little bar. It was here that I happened upon Bacardi Anejo. A rum, distilled in mexico, and aged for 6 years.
So here I am now, and have found that it is locally available. and cheap $13/750ml.
Its still rum, but its much more mature, more finished tasting than any regular store shelf rum (Bacardi Light, Gold, Captain, etc...) but it is not as 'rough' as something like a Myers Dark. Its smooth, mellow, and very flavorful. They say its good straight up, but I still love it the way I first had it in Mexico: With coke and Lime. Never pepsi. Never bottled lime juice (for that is only for heathens). About 60% rum, 40% Coke, and a lime wedge squeezed and dropped in.
I've never had a strong feeling about rum. Rum was always just rum.
Anyone else have rums that they find to be particularly enjoyable?