Saturday, April 2, 2011

Why Is The Rum Always Gone? part 2


Okay, so it's REALLY starting to piss me off that I've "misplaced" so many photos off my phone. I TOTALLY made a lamp like this a few months ago. (Except, instead of having a brown substance inside, mine had a second, smaller bulb inside that you could choose to also turn on.....It also had a skeletal pirate finger puppet on the top of the lamp.) Luckily, someone else had the same, brilliant idea as me, and I was able to find this photo from HERE. And before you ask why I don't just take another photo....Well, I took it apart because the shade moved around too much. I need to take it to my parent's house where I can repair it.

Anywho, so this week's WRAG segment is going to be about Captain Morgan's Private Stock. Now, before you rum drinkers get on your soapboxes about spiced rum, let me say that there ARE a few good ones out there. This is, in my opinion, one of them. Give me enough coke, and no choice, and I'll drink regular Captain Morgan. Give me a bottle of Private Stock, however, and I may very well, kill the bottle before the night's over.

At $20* for 750 mL, it gets a ranking of about 2/5 on the Broke College Student scale. If it wasn't so damn tasty, and if I could bring myself to ever mix it, it might last longer than a single night. Alas though, I can never allow myself to commit such heresy. (The only thing you should ever mix this drink with is a few ice cubes.) If you can make it go a bit further though, then go ahead and add another half point to that score.

On the drunkability scale, I'll give Private Stock a 4/5. At 80 proof, it's not exactly light on the feel good juice. Combine that with the great aroma and taste of vanilla and molasses, and you may very well wind up drinking more than you intended.

*Like I said, last week, Your Millage May Vary. (YMMV)

edit before I crash.....I'm still not "back". Hopefully I can finish my work sometime today. In other news, autopost is awesome.

13 comments:

  1. I like the Private Stock, I have also taken a liking to Tattoo lately too. Mostly because I can drink Tattoo straight.

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  2. I'm gonna steal your idea of that lamp.

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  3. that lamp lol :D that's awesome

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  4. Yep Captain Morgan for me...

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  5. I am a connoisseur of the fine mariner's drink as well. I need to send you a bottle of the stuff that is made a few miles from my house down here. It's called Ron Centenario Añejo and it is light as a feather, but hits like a wrecking ball. I don't know the legalities involved in shipping alcohol overseas to the US, but I will look into it for you. I would love to see your review on it.

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  6. http://www.ministryofrum.com/rumdetails.php?r=649

    Sorry for the double post, but I forgot to give you this link.

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  7. Aaron: I would absolutely love to try some. I have some experience homebrewing mead, and as such have looked into what it takes to legally make a profit doing it. (Short answer: A LOT.) According to the TTB's website (http://www.ttb.gov/itd/impreq.shtml) it IS legal to import alcohol for personal consumption. Although it says that you would need to contact US customs and the Alabama TTB department to see if there's any additional taxes. Since AL liquor stores are state-owned, I would imagine the import tax on alcohol would be pretty high, and thus not worth it. But if you want to work something out, you can contact me by clicking my picture on your Followers list.

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  8. Haha that lamp is awesome! I love it.

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  9. I remeber when lamps used to be simple :/

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