anyone know any good spiced rums for around 20 bucks ive had captain morgan,sailor jerry and kraken before
Brinley's shipwreck, Seven Tiki, Foursquare, El Dorado.
I like The Lash a lot but it is very intense and has a lot of cloves, not everyone's taste.
There are a couple over $30 I've heard very good things about but have never tried.
Here is a decent comparison.
Kilo Kai gets a bad rap, but I don't think it is nearly as bad as some say. Not saying it is great by any means, or even good - but I would hardly call it "utterly horrible" as the reviewer I linked above said.:Perhaps overly sweet and a little cough syrupy, but innocuous and easy to drink. I guess the deal I got might have made it more palatable - $17 for a handle, which is usually the price for a 750.
It has been a while since I have had it, but it was something I liked to break out when I had already had some good stuff, my palate was wrecked, and I wanted something easy to drink and cheap to continue whatever buzz I might have had going.
The only spiced rum I have had that I would call "utterly horrible" (not made by Captain Morgan) is the Kirkland's brand I got from Costco for $15 a handle. The spices taste cheap, and it has a really bitter aftertaste. I bought it on good faith since I quite like their Bourbon and tequila. I feel like I need to buy a case of coke to get rid of this crap.
Yeah, I wouldn't call any of the ones I listed utterly horrible. Just not good enough to bother with. Buzz or no :-)
I do have one that I'd put into the horrible category, Spiced Jack #94. It's completely harsh, unbalanced, and undrinkable. I don't recall whether I poured it down the drain or not, but if not it's been sitting at the back of my cabinet for a few years; I never bothered with a second taste.
Any interest in infusing your own? If so, I'll rustle up the recipe I use.
It's from either the Wall Street Journal or New York Times, forget which.
My wife and I now prefer it to any commercially available product.