For those who asked about the result of the rum taste test: Marginally, just on the palate, Lamb’s won – but there is more to it than that.
If Lamb’s was going to be a permanent feature, I would have to adapt the bottle-holder to take the distinctive octagonal-shaped bottle. Also, there is the little matter of the £16 price tag (compared to £10 for Aldi’s – or, come to that, Lidl’s own brand).
Admittedly, both of these cheaper versions are only 37% proof, compared to 40% for Lamb’s. But I’m not trying to get drunk – in fact getting drunk would be a very bad idea. So the extra alcohol is money wasted.
Putting it all together, this means that, when I feel like it and when safely tucked up in harbour (like now, in Kirkwall in the Orkneys), I can justify a second tot.
So, no contest, really…
7 Responses to More Rum
Yo ho ho and a bottle of ? (Lamb’s I guess)!
Actually, the Co-Op Navy Rum is just as good as Lamb’s (although not as strong) and seems to be no more expensive than Aldi (which seems to have gone up – has their marketing department been reading this blog…)
Lidl and Aldi provide excellent alternatives to big brand whiskies too!
You’ve read my book John, you know I’m with Alick! But each to their own eh 🙂
Shame on you, drinking cheap rum when Pussers Rum is available and close to the rum we used to drink in the Royal Navy.
…at £35 a bottle!
Like the logic