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jeseymour
07-03-2014, 06:04 PM
I don't drink. But I'm writing about a character who does. I was trying to come up with something interesting for her to drink, and I thought maybe rum, because that would be distinctive, maybe? This is in the 1990s, she is a bit on the wild side, does coke, but at the moment has no access to anything illegal. So if rum is a good choice, what brand? Something famous enough that people know what it is as soon as she says it, like Captain Morgan. Or if that isn't a good choice, what else would be? I don't want anything she has to mix up, so no fruity cocktails. She just wants someone to bring her a bottle of ...?

And it can't be whiskey, because I already have a character who used to drink Jack Daniel's, so I'm already using that. And it would be good if my first character drinks something that the Jack Daniel's man would consider gross. Which led me to rum.

Thanks in advance. :)

PorterStarrByrd
07-03-2014, 06:06 PM
Ron Rico, Bicardi, Don Q

best to just google 'brands of rum'

jeseymour
07-03-2014, 06:08 PM
Ron Rico, Bicardi, Don Q

best to just google 'brands of rum'

I did google it, but was hoping to get some actual insight from actual human beings. Who are also writers. Who maybe drink.

Haggis
07-03-2014, 06:19 PM
How old is your character?

mirandashell
07-03-2014, 06:25 PM
Over here, Bacardi and coke was pretty popular with 20 something women around then.

Bufty
07-03-2014, 06:26 PM
And where is she? Where has she been? There's rum from all over the place - Barbados, Jamaica, Nassau....there's white rum, too.

There's no guarantee that folk will recognise her brand - it's only important they know it's rum, surely, and that can easily be covered in narrative or dialogue. You only recognise something you are familiar with.

mirandashell
07-03-2014, 06:28 PM
The rum drinker is female, isn't she? Or did I read that wrong?

jeseymour
07-03-2014, 06:34 PM
Yeah, okay, she's late twenties, from Central Falls Rhode Island. Bacardi and Coke would be ironic, and she might think it's funny, considering her attachment to the other kind of coke. She is not a world traveler by any means, but has a pretty high opinion of herself. Was married to a small time mobster, but more working class than anything else.

LA*78
07-03-2014, 06:35 PM
Isn't there a somewhat friendly rivalry between Jack Daniels and Jim Beam drinkers?

In Aust. rum and Bundy (Bundaberg) are synonymous.

Helix
07-03-2014, 06:39 PM
Oh, you got there before me! Australia's own and not very good Bundaberg rum (Bundy). Here's a review by Otis Lee Crenshaw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIB6JGwADOo) (aka Rich Hall). Probably NSFW.

Wine is for purists
Whiskey's for snobs
Fosters is for tourists
But Bundy is specifically targetted at yobs

Haggis
07-03-2014, 06:44 PM
Yeah, okay, she's late twenties, from Central Falls Rhode Island. Bacardi and Coke would be ironic, and she might think it's funny, considering her attachment to the other kind of coke. She is not a world traveler by any means, but has a pretty high opinion of herself. Was married to a small time mobster, but more working class than anything else.
I'd go with the Captain Morgan. Pretty common for twenty-somethings. Not so much for older folk.

waylander
07-03-2014, 06:50 PM
Mount Gay out of Barbados do a great range of rums
Or if she's into the authentic Royal Navy experience then there's Lamb's Navy rum.

Haggis
07-03-2014, 07:35 PM
Mount Gay out of Barbados do a great range of rums
Or if she's into the authentic Royal Navy experience then there's Lamb's Navy rum.
Mount Gay is very nice, as is Pusser's.

jeseymour
07-03-2014, 07:45 PM
Thanks everybody, I think I'm going with the Captain Morgan. I appreciate your insight.

Haggis
07-03-2014, 08:11 PM
Yuk- Mount Gay beats Captain Morgan hands down every time. :drool
Bufty, shhhhh. Let the young'uns drink the Captain. That leaves more of the good stuff for us.

Gringa
07-03-2014, 08:36 PM
Aņejo Rum. It's not dark, not light. Just right. Made by Brugal, Barcello and Bacardi. This rum is smooooooth. Great with tonic and lime. A lot of lime. Yum. This concoction taste like lemonade.

Bufty
07-03-2014, 08:40 PM
Sounds like expensive lemonade. I prefer my rum to taste of rum. :snoopy:


Aņejo Rum. It's not dark, not light. Just right. Made by Brugal, Barcello and Bacardi. This rum is smooooooth. Great with tonic and lime. A lot of lime. Yum. This concoction taste like lemonade.

Gringa
07-03-2014, 08:46 PM
Sounds like expensive lemonade. I prefer my rum to taste of rum. :snoopy:

Aņejo is delicious on its own. Smacking my lips.

Bufty
07-03-2014, 09:06 PM
To put the fire out, I guess. :snoopy:


Aņejo is delicious on its own. Smacking my lips.

King Neptune
07-03-2014, 11:05 PM
Yeah, okay, she's late twenties, from Central Falls Rhode Island. Bacardi and Coke would be ironic, and she might think it's funny, considering her attachment to the other kind of coke. She is not a world traveler by any means, but has a pretty high opinion of herself. Was married to a small time mobster, but more working class than anything else.

To someone from Central Falls Bacardi might be a very good choice. It might seem upscale to her. If she really has class, the Mount Gay would be better.

Beachgirl
07-04-2014, 03:41 AM
I used to drink Bacardi and Seven-Up in the 1990's. I've developed better taste since then.