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Myers’s Original Dark Rum
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Myers's Original Dark Rum
Monymusk Distillery
Southern Jamaica
80 Proof

By Gerard Heidgerken of Bilgemunky.com

Perhaps no rum better captures the qualities of "true" dark rum more than Myers's Original Dark. Since first entering the US market in 1934, this classic Jamaican rum has been a kitchen staple in everything from rum balls to pumpkin pie, but its value as a mixer shouldn’t be overlooked. Its dark brown color and smoky caramel nose can add a depth to cocktails that would be impossible with most amber or gold rums. The savory qualities can mingle particularly well with citrus-y drinks, adding some unexpected contrast to Piña Coladas, Sunsets or even a traditional Planter’s Punch.

When enjoyed straight, Myers’s is alive and tingly across the tongue, with a rich warmth complimented by oak and bananas. The sensation softens as it warms in the mouth, thickening and taking on a hint of old leather. The finish sees a strong but brief return of the tingle across the tongue and roof, leaving you with a warm comfy feeling.

In addition to Myers’s Original Dark, Myers’s also offers a higher end—but still true to form—rum called Myers’s Legend. It’s tricky to find, but well worth the effort for those seeking a top shelf Jamaican dark rum.