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    As the title suggests i'm a rum newbie.

    I'm looking to get into rum as a sipping drink and to go with cigars - i'm very much into my whisky currently but do like a sweeter drink. I tried the Havana Club Anejo Especial and really liked it and have seen deals in supermarkets for it for around £20 but i've held off picking up a bottle yet.

    Any other suggestions to pick up as a newbie?

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    I’d spend a bit more and get a bottle of diplomatico Reserva


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    It’s a bit more than £20 but bumbu is a good place to start I think

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    Havanna Club 7 is a lot better than the Anejo Diplomatico Reserva is also nice. At the more expensive end I’m partial to a Zacapa.


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    Quote Originally Posted by simwells View Post
    I’d spend a bit more and get a bottle of diplomatico Reserva


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    seconded....
    "I know I said that I wouldn't buy more cigars for a while..........but these were a bargain !!"

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    Sweet - Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva

    Spiced / Sweet - Admiral's Old J Spiced

    Navy - Wood's



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    I can highly recommend Bacardi 8. I was amazed by this the first time I tried it. Don't be put off by the Bacardi name; it's rich, smooth and just sweet enough. I'm never without a bottle and it's generally available for under £30

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    Thank you all for the advice! Off to the land of a big supermarket this weekend so will see what is on the shelves there! I shall report back

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    There's not usually a good selection of quality rums in the supermarkets. Rumbullion is nice but Diplomatico is lovely. Just finishing the last of my bottle tonight. Amazon will deliver it as you won't find it on the shelves.

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    As a fellow newbie, I like the Plantation 5 YO. Picked it up as my first sipping rum and as an alternative to whiskey which doesn't break the bank, I really enjoy it. I may look at stretching to the Plantation XO next to see how that compares.

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