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Thanks for all the advice. Sounds like I should try Mt Gay. I wonder if the Washington State Liquor stores carry it in pints? A J/24 doesn't have much room for mixing drinks.
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My three favorites in no order (two have been mentioned, one, a stand out, has not)

Goslings Black Seal
Mt. Gay
Matusalem (try the Clasico)

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Back in my racing days......
we used to drink what was called a "muddy" (Australian concoction) which is Dark Rum (Myers maybe), orange juice and a bit of lime!

Mt. Gay for me usually!

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Havana Club

Sailing Dog if it was from Cuba it was Havana Club made in the original Bacardi distillery. It comes as 3, 5 or 7 year old.
Being a Canadian I have several bottles of 7 year old in the cupboard. It is good stuff.

I find that each island's rum has a distinctive flavour, each one worth imbibing.

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I'll second what Gary said about Havana Club. The LCBO in Ontario carries the 7 year old. A friend recently gave me a bottle of 12 year old Appleton Estate (Reserve I think). Guests were warned to not dare ask for a mixer with that one. There seems to be agreement on Mount Gay - you can't go wrong with that choice..
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Here in Singapore, its Mount Gay rum. During races result ceremony, many skippers get free shots of Mt Gay by making "silly mistake" whilst racing. Maybe they're thristy, maybe its really a msitaek ...who knows. When you serve Mt Gay, people will do anything to get it.
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I would whole-heartedly agree that Mt. Gay is a great choice for widely distributed rums.

However, a great choice for sailors is Callwood's Rum from Cane Garden Bay in the BVI's. Problem is, it's very difficult to get unless you happen to be in the BVI.
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Ahhh.......Rummmmmmm

I do like rum. Well The Gosslings is great on the rocks but not strong enough. Mt Gay is good for mixed drinks. Cruzan single barrel estate rum is more like a fine scotch wiskey. Pussers is very good as well. But the best that I've experienced thus far is from Nicaragua. It is Flor de Cana. Make sure you get the seven year old stuff, its quite smooth and sugary and stiff. Good for straight on the rocks or mixed with a bit of pinapple/orange/coconut juice mix.
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Pyrat Rum or Cockspur. Morgans privat reserve is OK too. The rest is just swill.

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Why, Cruzan of course. Except for the flavored ones.
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