#1

Merchant
Nashville, TN
I am going to make some traditional Bay Rum fragrance. The name of the scent tells us the primary ingredients which are a particular type of bay leaves (Pimenta Racemosa) and rum.

I quit drinking some years ago. If you are a drinker and have more than one type of rum in your cabinet it would be great great if you can take a whiff of each of them and share which ones you like as well as the ones you don't like.

Thanks in advance!
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#2

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(12-16-2017, 02:40 AM)Pete123 Wrote: I am going to make some traditional Bay Rum fragrance.   The name of the scent tells us the primary ingredients which are a particular type of bay leaves (Pimenta Racemosa) and rum.

I quit drinking some years ago.  If you are a drinker and have more than one type of rum in your cabinet it would be great great if you can take a whiff of each of them and share which ones you like as well as the ones you don't like.

Thanks in advance!

Hey Pete123 this sounds like a great project. I've wanted o try my hand at making some bay rum for a while now but haven't ben able to find a source for the pimento racemes leaves. Now I happen to have about a dozen different rums in my basement rum cabinet (what? everybody has one of those don't they?) I'll try to give you a list over the weekend - I might have to taste them too. Big Grin
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#3

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Toronto, Ont. Canada
(This post was last modified: 12-16-2017, 10:06 AM by Mickey Oberman.)
Pete123

I can not match Marko's generosity.
I am not a drinker.
I only have 1 bottle in my liquor cabinet.
Perhaps you could concoct a prize winner with a probably unopened bottle of six year old
Manischewitz, Kosher for Passover, very very very ultra sweet Seder wine.
The whole bottle is yours if you want it.
It looks nice.

Mickey
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#4

Merchant
Nashville, TN
Marko, Her are sources for the leaves as well as the essential oil.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/258681328/d..._gallery_4

https://www.amazon.com/Aura-Cacia-Bay-Es...PS9XBJVX20

Mickey Oberman, thanks so much for the offer, though somehow I don't think traditional Bay Rum ever had Manischewitz in it. haha
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#5

Vintage Shaver
Seattle, WA
For what it's worth, you might take a look at my fragrance notes piece about bay rum for a brief look at its history and components.
John
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(12-16-2017, 09:57 AM)Mickey Oberman Wrote: Pete123

I can not match Marko's generosity.
I am not a drinker.
I only have 1 bottle in my liquor cabinet.
Perhaps you could concoct a prize winner with a probably unopened bottle of six year old
Manischewitz,  Kosher for Passover, very very very ultra sweet Seder wine.
The whole bottle is yours if you want it.
It looks nice.

Mickey

Mickey, you brought back memories of childhood Seders and that ultra sweet Manischewitz, Kosher for Passover, wine.  Your description of it as “very very very ultra sweet” is probably three or four verys too few. Tongue. Pete123, a very wise decision on your part for turning down Mickey’s generous offer. Big Grin
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(12-16-2017, 06:08 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: For what it's worth, you might take a look at my fragrance notes piece about bay rum for a brief look at its history and components.

I recommend this piece, its excellent as are all the other pieces done by churchilllafemme in that thread. Mandatory reading if you want to better understand fragrance.
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(12-16-2017, 02:40 PM)Pete123 Wrote: Marko,  Her are sources for the leaves as well as the essential oil.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/258681328/d..._gallery_4

https://www.amazon.com/Aura-Cacia-Bay-Es...PS9XBJVX20

Mickey Oberman,  thanks so much for the offer, though somehow I don't think traditional Bay Rum ever had Manischewitz in it.  haha

Thanks for the information Pete123 , its still a little early to go and stick my nose in bottles of rum but rest assured, I'm on it. Big Grin
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#9

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Toronto, Ont. Canada
(This post was last modified: 12-16-2017, 07:51 PM by Mickey Oberman.)
(12-16-2017, 07:10 PM)Marko Wrote:
(12-16-2017, 02:40 PM)Pete123 Wrote: Marko,  Her are sources for the leaves as well as the essential oil.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/258681328/d..._gallery_4

https://www.amazon.com/Aura-Cacia-Bay-Es...PS9XBJVX20

Mickey Oberman,  thanks so much for the offer, though somehow I don't think traditional Bay Rum ever had Manischewitz in it.  haha

Thanks for the information Pete123 , its still a little early to go and stick my nose in bottles of rum but rest assured, I'm on it. Big Grin

Keep up the good work and keep a stiff upper lip.

Mickey
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OK, I went through the gruelling task of digging out rum and sniffing it - I ended up with over a dozen bottles if you include the duplicates which I didn't put into the picture.  The three bottles in the back row on the left are actually bourbons but they wanted to get on the picture because as we all know, bourbon always seems to want to get in on the action.Smile  

After sniffing them all, including the bourbons, in my opinion The Lash spiced rum was the best smelling.  Lots of vanilla.  Here are a couple of reviews:

https://distiller.com/spirits/the-lash-spiced-rum

https://www.rumratings.com/brands/952-the-lash-spiced

Personally I enjoy The Lash neat with a tiny bit of ice.  I hope that helps.


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