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What is the best Rum for sailing?

I'm a new skipper and want the best sailing Rum for my crew and guests.

I've never drank and sailed yet, but I do have a little on-shore Rum experience. Mostly as Rum and Cokes (Meyers, Appletons, Bicardi) and several rum coctails, my favorite being the Rum Runner.

I don't think mixed drinks work well on the J/22 or J/24 that I will typically sail though. I heard that the Royal Navy was issued a pint a day of Rum, and imagine they drank it straight. I think giving each of the crew their own pint would be too much though, since we're typically out only a few hours. Maybe I should just throw a few pints in my duffel bag and pass one around until it's empty before opening the next. What's the recommended brand for boating?

Most advice is appriciated, but if you want to preach against boating and drinking, please start your own thread somewhere else.

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