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  1. I thought the ball gag was hilarious. Here's the other article (review of aged rums):

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/02/din...

    Kind of lame that they didn't list all the rums they tried. And I was surprised that Ron Zacapa wasn't on the top 10 list (but then, who knows if they even sampled it).

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    1. re: ted

      They limited themselves to rums aged over 7 years. Ron Zacapa is a six-year-old rum.

      1. re: Frolic

        Scratch that. In the comments to this blog post, Asimov said they did include Ron Zacapa but it didn't make the top ten.

        1. re: Frolic

          On one hand, I think these people don't have the faintest idea about good rum.

          On the other hand, if it means that the masses flock to the mass-produced crap and leave the good rum for me at its current cheap prices, I'm pretty good with that.

          1. re: Coconuts

            Got that right! Sipping some El Dorado 12 at the moment

            1. re: Coconuts

              He does seem to have odd taste, doesn't he? Asimov seems to like sipping unaged agricole.

              1. re: Coconuts

                There are some very good rums on that list. Zacapa is, in my opinion, way overrated--it's syrupy sweet, and not everyone wants candy in their glass.

                I don't understand the followup comment about El Dorado--it's on the list...

                1. re: davis_sq_pro

                  Zacapa is a sweet rum no mistake about that. I think the older bottling was better. El Dorado was not mentioned in the first article. See the El Dorado mentioned in the 2nd article. I can agree that age alone does not make a better rum.