Currently, my acquiring sailing experience is inversely proportional to my experiences with Rum. Ideally they should both be increasing in parallel but God has decided to put one of them on hold
....(so, I have little to add or query most of the the sailing threads but I can genuinly offer something regarding rum). Guyanese drink it and lots of it.
If you really, and I mean really, enjoy rum its gotta be El Dorado 15 yr old straight up. Out of a glass tumbler but a mug will do in an anchorage. I don't do ice but whatever floats your boat.
It beats anything out of Barbados, Jamaica, TT, Haiti, Guatemala, Honduras, Martinique, Cuba and a few others that I've had in the last three years. In the last three years we've had group "taste tests" with about 8 rums and the 15yr old has always been a unanimous choice.
Use anything else for mixing... (for a rum and coke use the El Dorado 5 and put a little lime juice).