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.