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El Dorado Rum
#121214 05/22/2013 08:36 AM
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I noticed that El Dorado Rum, a product of Guyana, South America, was being used in drinks where, historically, Appleton was used.

I noticed El Dorado being used in the Mojitos (made with fresh mint) and several different blended drinks (Hummingbird and MudSlide, for example). Did not see it being used in rum and Pepsi (but it may have), but I did not hang around the bar all that much to watch the drink making.

I asked if folks could specify Appleton instead of El Dorado and, of course, the answer was a Yah Mon.

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HedoDiveMstr #121215 05/22/2013 08:53 AM
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I don't understand why Guyanese rum is being served instead of Jamaican rum in Jamaica. Kinda of like serving Alaskan lobster in Maine.

Judy

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repeatoffender4th #121216 05/22/2013 08:57 AM
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There was quite a firestorm about this on message boards when the Sandals resorts went to El Dorado instead of Appleton. Final result .. Sandals officially announced they were going back to Appleton.

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I understand its cheaper, despite import duties, to use the El Dorado rather than Appleton. Something to do with Jamaican taxes too....


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I know Appleton is popular as an export (Canadian stores all stock it), so I assume more money is made sending it overseas than selling to the Hotels.



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Wait--did you say that they are making mojitos now at Hedo? How long has this been happening? Last time we were there, about a year and a half ago, I asked for a mojito at the main bar in the dining room and all I got was a blank stare. I sure am happy to hear they know how to make them, at which bar were they made?

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HedoDiveMstr #121231 05/22/2013 04:03 PM
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In a drink like a Hummingbird or a Mudslide, does it really make a difference what brand of rum you use?

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HedoDiveMstr #121232 05/22/2013 04:03 PM
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Not only are they making them, but the mint is freshly grown in the Hedo herb garden (ah, another secret goody to find).

I recall seeing this process begin around 4pm daily but I could be off around an hour and maybe they were available all day long.

To say again, they were made fresh with El Dorado rum unless you asked for Appleton or VX.

Chuck


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HedoDiveMstr #121233 05/22/2013 05:33 PM
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Agreed. I was amazed to see Michelle making mojitos w/ fresh mint at Delroy's. Never seen before... a nice step up. (Of course use VX.... why not??)


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Back before Hedo served mojitos, but they were already getting trendy in the States, a friend brought some mint along with him. Only it dried out on the way. In the drinks, it was just little hard flecks like oregano! The drink looked like a snow-globe and tasted horrible!

Got to use fresh mint, or don't bother.

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HedoDiveMstr #121241 05/23/2013 05:12 AM
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Having a vast, vast experience in drinking rum, I must say that I prefer El Dorado to all other rums, so for me this is a plus. May might disagree, seeing as this will only increase my consumption while on vacation. That's okay, as I will romance her into submission with my sweet rum-flavoured kisses, which contrast nicely with her Canadian-rye-flavoured kisses.

Hmmmmm, possible topic drift here...

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HedoDiveMstr #121242 05/23/2013 06:55 AM
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Not sure what this El Dorado rum is like (will find out in October!) but you need a WHITE rum for a proper mojito...

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HedoDiveMstr #121248 05/23/2013 02:59 PM
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El Dorado rum has a different taste than Appleton. (That seems pretty easy to say). But if you are used to Appleton, you will notice when they don't use it. Maybe not so much in fancy cocktails, like a Hummingbird, but definitely in a rum and coke.

At home, we did a blind taste test of 3 different rums [straight] -- Appleton, El Dorado, and Reggae rum. El dorado was the biggest loser, while Appleton won. Just our opinion (among the 4 tasters).

El Dorado is not a white rum (at least the one we tried was not white), but they may make a white rum.

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HedoDiveMstr #121251 05/23/2013 04:42 PM
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El Dorado makes a lot of different rums:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Dorado_Rum#Products

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At least they're not serving John Crow Batty.

180 proof. Named after the John Crow vultures that eat roadkill in Jamaica.

Pure gasoline.


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I haven't met a rum yet that I don't like. I will say that I think Jamaican rum tends to be sweeter than others.

When I hit my liquor store my go to favourites for a mixed drink (usually rum and coke) are appleton v/x and el dorado (usually 5 year old)


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HedoDiveMstr #121377 06/04/2013 08:44 PM
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Have you tried the Cuban rum? It's a little more in price, but to my tastes one of the smoothest around.


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Parracky Parrot #121385 06/05/2013 10:43 AM
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Yes, for a while Havana Club 7 year old was my rum of choice. My tastes seem to change every once in a while.

One trip I brought back a 21 year old cuban (Havana Club that is). That was the smoothest spirit I have ever had the pleasure of drinking. Neat at room temperature, and I think it cost about $5 or $6 per ounce.

I think I also have a bottle of the cheap Mulata stuff in the cabinet, free give away last trip to Holguin. I give that to the guests who have overstayed their welcome.


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HedoDiveMstr #121389 06/05/2013 02:36 PM
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You Ontarians can slug down all the Havana Club you want, but since the US is still at war with Cuba, they FROWN on us having Cuban products.
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Topic relocated since it is drifting away from being an H2 topic.


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