Game Of Rums

Game Of Rums

Rum, Rum and another Rum.


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The Realm of Rums is in turmoil!
 
Three prominent Rum families vie for their place on the Rum Throne. Armies of bottles are gathering by the thousands, spirits are high and expressions of proud lineage are being raised to the sky while chants of allegiance and the sound of war dRUMs fill the morning air. Everything is poised for battle.
 
The ArmaggedRUM is nigh. It's time for Game of Rums
 
In a Land, Far Away….
 
The battle for the Rum throne began long ago, in the tropical hotbed known as the Caribbean islands. Back in the 17th century, that’s where plantation slaves devised a way to turn molasses into something useful—gingerbread cookies. Kidding. It was Rum. Definitely Rum. And since then, many countries have vied for the crown with different interpretations, expressions and distilling processes. 
 
Today, we introduce you to three noble houses, each hailing from a different corner of the realm. First up, Don Papa Rum, all the way from Philippines. 
 
Not to be outdone, the House of Ron de Jeremy XO is a big and bold Caribbean tour de force being led into battle by none other than porn legend Ron Jeremy. Guatemala’s House of Ron Zacapa XO descends upon the battlefield from its plantation high up on the volcanic plains of Retalhuleu—one of the highest ageing facilities in the realm.
 
But ultimately, it will be up to you to decide who will win the Game of Rums and benevolently rule from the Rum throne.
 
Trivia & Smartass Corner:
 
1. Okay, you got us. Wine and ale are the clear-cut winners when it comes to what the Game of Thrones denizens are ordering at the bar. Except for Lady Crane, the Rum-swilling actress in season six, who nearly drank a poisoned cup of her favorite spirit.
 
2. The ale produced in the Middle Ages was primarily brewed by women, known as brewsters or alewives. Unsurprisingly, it was a pretty significant boost to their household’s bottom line. 
 
3. Believe it or not, hygiene was a priority in medieval times—it meant that you were civilized. Which also meant, you had to bathe. You could find public baths in most major cities along with fixtures in private homes. Interestingly, bathtubs were crafted using techniques that were not unlike those used to make wine barrels.
 
4. Back in the 17th century, molasses—a by-product of the sugar production process—was considered a pesky industrial waste of sorts by Caribbean sugar farmers. Until an intrepid soul decided to ferment it with the liquid skimmed off of cane juice. And voila… Rum.
 
5. Rum has its fair share of aliases, including: Nelson's blood, kill-devil, demon water, pirate's drink, navy neaters, Barbados water, grog and rumbullion. A grog by another other name would taste as sweet.
 
6. Barbados is the birthplace of Rum. They’ve been distilling the stuff since 1703. 
 
7. Think of the Rum landscape as the Wild West (with fewer dust-ups at the neighborhood corral). There aren’t really any strict global classification systems or regulations that distillers have to abide by like they do for cognac or bourbon. Individual countries of origin may have their own standards, but pretty much any spirit that gets its start with some form of sugarcane can call itself a Rum.
 
8. Let’s talk about proof. The origins of the term are actually quite, well, explosive. Sailors who were issued Rum by the Royal Navy needed a way to prove that they weren’t getting watered down product. So they’d mix their Rum ration with gunpowder. If it lit, the Rum was higher the 57% alcohol, or, “overproof.” No explosion? The Rum was “underproof”—resulting in a highly displeased sailor.
 
9. The award for most expensive bottle of Rum in the world goes to J. Wray & Nephew. A 1940s bottle of the spirit clocks in at $54,000 and was a favorite at Trader Vic back in the day.

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Rum (usually) comes from molasses; the sweet and syrupy residue left behind after sugar crystals are extracted from sugar cane juice. Molasses is over 50% sugar, but it also contains significant amounts of minerals and other trace elements, which can contribute to the final flavor.

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Member Reviews and Ratings of Game Of Rums
Laurent
Laurent,
The Don Papa was our unanimous favorite and honestly feel it will be my favorite go to sipping rum. The Ron de Jeremy was good and could be sipped or mixed. The Ron Zacapa felt more like a mixing rum but was good as well. The Don Papa was a surprise and I look forward to finding a bottle of the 10 year batch to try that as well.
 
Scott
Scott,
Don Papa is super sweet for our taste. It was very candy/bubble gum tasting. The Ron De Jeremy was very smooth, but almost monotone in taste with a small kick on the end with a lingering finish. The Ron Zacapa was more bourbon like with a complex and Smokey/burnt flavor profile that was not overpowering and finished with a little heat at the end. Not a bad box, but not my favorite either.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Not bad for sipping but better options out there in this price range.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
The two Rons were great, but the Don Papa tasted like cough syrup.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Great intro to rum. 3 distinct flavor profiles. Don Papa is very good, highest rated of the 3. Jeremy has a big flavor with a smooth finish that hits the back of the throat. Zacapa is sweeter than Jeremy, but similar profile overall.
 
Jared
Jared,
They are all great. The Ron Zavala is amazing.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Great variety. Really tasty!
 
Sean
Sean,
Very nice box overall. Favorites included Ron de Jeremy and Don Papa. Great to sip on the rocks, but could certainly be mixed as well.
 
Stephanie
Stephanie,
I’m not a rum drinker and my husband is. We loved this sample box. Definitely ordering bigger bottles. Papa was my favorite even though I don’t care to much for sweet rums this one was just right. I mixed it with Diet Coke & my husband made it with a pineapple soda and it was delicious. Zacapa is also smooth and tasty and my husbands favorite. Ron Jeremy was great too but not as smooth. Has a bite to it but in a good way.
 
Brian
Brian,
Good selection. I’ll be purchasing a couple of bottles from this group.
 
Alex
Alex,
Great span of flavors. Rum fans will not be disappointed.
 
MIGUEL
MIGUEL,
Must try Rum box! Zacapa is more of a traditional rum with Ron Jeremy and Don Papa being on the sweet side...really sweet! Both would be great mixers for fruity drinks or on the rocks. I purchased a bottle of Don Papa right away, tried to buy Ron Jeremy as well but it’s sold out.
 
Nicole
Nicole,
The overall box was a good choice. I really enjoyed trying the various flavors and scents of these rums. This was my first box and I cannot wait to try more. The rums ranged from a light and sweet flavor to a very strong and bold one.
 
Arjun
Arjun,
Solid experience, nice diversity of flavors
 
Britney
Britney,
This was my first tasting box and it was a great experience. The runs were nice but really belonged more in a cocktail then straight. Overall fun tasting box though.
 
Antti
Antti,
Luckily, every one's nose is not the same length! An average selection of Rums from the tropics.
 
Johnathan
Johnathan,
I really enjoyed the rum entries and all three were very good. I highly recommend this tasting box if you new to higher end rums
 
Andriy
Andriy,
Mixed experience, but good quality for surely
 
Patrick
Patrick,
It was sweet and easy to drink
 
Andreas
Andreas,
Don papa and Zacapa xo amazing! The ron de Jeremy was not my cup of tea so to speak
 
LaMonte
LaMonte,
I love the Don Papa
 
Nick
Nick,
Great selection, all very different. Don Papa is outlandishly sweet and fruity while Ron Zacapa is sweet smoky and complex.
 
Kenneth
Kenneth,
You will not be disappointed. Zacapa xo is a 10 all day soooo smooth. Papa is a butterscotch BOMB!!! Ron jeramy is ok but not what I expected for a 15 yr old. Not much smell at all
 
Rob
Rob,
So so nice - difficult to pick a fave. If you like rums, you’ll love this
 
Todd
Todd,
Th is is some great rum!
 
Paul
Paul,
The Ron Zacapa is amazing - near perfect rum. The Ron Jeremy is surprisingly good. The 3rd was interesting. Overall better than the around the Rhum box.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Really enjoyed the don papa, smooth going down and tastes like candied fruit. There’s an old school sweet in there too but I couldn’t put my finger on it. The other two were nice but didn’t stand out as much after the don papa. I vaguely remember tropical flavours in the other two
 
Richard
Richard,
Over two out of the three rums. The Ron de Jeromy definitely didn’t hold up well against the other two. It had a much stronger alcohol smell and wasn’t nearly as smooth.
 
Kaleb
Kaleb,
Very good rums. Each had something different to offer and I think could appeal to anyone. I enjoyed the flavor of Don Papa the most.
 
Deborah
Deborah,
The box gets better the darker you go :) enjoyed the variety of the box and learning more about what I can look for in runs. And found one (Zacapa) for my mostly bourbon drinking crowd!
 
Eric
Eric,
Has a bite to it, but still sweet and flavorful
 
Eric
Eric,
Ron de Jeremy would be good for mixed soda drinks. Don Papa would be a good Tiki rum. Ron Zacapa tasted great by itself. Different spectrum of flavors between the trio.
 
Jenna
Jenna,
Pretty fabulous, especially for people looking to get into sipping rums! The Don Papa is to die for.
 
Stanley
Stanley,
Bitte
 
Chris
Chris,
Good Stuff. Don Papa alone makes it worth it!
 
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