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Re: Favorite backcountry beverage

Postby longri » Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:51 pm

longri wrote:Found it! A place in town stocks the Lemon Hart Demerara 151, $33/750ml.

The Lemonhart 151 has disappeared for some reason I'm a little too lazy to investigate. For a number of ultralight trips in the last couple years I've suffered with Bacardi 151 which is really caustic. I think I may have slightly damaged my esophagus on one trip.

Fortunately there is a replacement that I recently came across. It's Hamilton 151 demerara. It has a similar character and is almost too sweet to believe that it's really 75% ethanol. I think it's not quite as good as the Lemonhart but I don't have a bottle to do a side by side comparison so I could be wrong. In any case, I can sip this stuff straight and it tastes good, unlike Bacardi which is a nasty, caustic, rocket fuel medicine.

Hamilton 151 Demerara Rum (Guyana) -- $33/750ml

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Re: Favorite backcountry beverage

Postby Tom_H » Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:18 pm

Grape Snow Cone. Scrape surface off snow bank, fill cup with snow. Sprinkle grape flavored CoolAid (with sugar) over top. Stir with spoon; eat with spoon.


My daughter appears to prefer cherry or strawberry. (Haypress Meadows, July 10, 2011)
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Re: Favorite backcountry beverage

Postby Jimr » Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:00 pm

This year, it's been Tennessee Honey, Neat.
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