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Myer’s Original Dark Rum is a blend of up to nine different rums of various ages, all of which are distilled using Jamaica's typical production method: pot-stills. The Original Dark Rum is slightly unique in Jamaica however, because some of the molasses used earlier in the process is added back in after distillation.
Myers rum has been produced since 1879 and named after its founder, Fred Myers.
Myers is another rum which is nice with coke but too strong tasting for on the rocks.
A generic dark rum, nothing special about the flavour and not really smooth enough to drink straight.
I was searching for a drink that is easy to make and I tried them all. Vodka lemon, Whiskey sour, Averna sour, and many more (ok I skipped Tequila...). So I worked my way through the supermarket's liquor shelf from left to right. One day I found myself in front of the far right side of that shelf, the rum area.
I thought "hmm, the last time I had rum I was a teenager and it gave ma a bad headache". But on the other hand this kind of liquor wasn't on my radar at all, so I knew nothing about it. I chose a bottle that I never saw before - Meyer's dark rum. Because I didn't know what flavour I was about to experience, I also bought Schweppes ginger ale, bitter lemon and cola. Just to be sure. Long story short: it tastes awesome in any event! In fact I tried orange juice, apple juice, coconut milk and even hazelnut milk. Trust me: if you like the type of juice you mix it with, you cannot go wrong with Myer's dark rum! It's gonna fit perfectly. I have to admit though... Cola is my favourite mix. I always have a bottle of Myer's at home.
You shouldn't have a hard time finding it in the US. It's everywhere. Sugar cane sweetness, this is ideal as an affordable molasses rum for coke. Great ingredient for rum cake and other baked rum pastries. Don't forget to soak that cake.
This is a deep, dark mahogany colored rum with a very nice aroma hinting of vanilla, molasses, and sweetness. The flavor is rather dry with the molasses being detectable but quickly overtaken by a marked oak flavor due to the barrels in which it was kept. The finish is rather mild but fairly good. Take it for what it is...a rum intended for mixing. Good for tropical drinks, boat drinks, colas, et al. Readily available at just about every liquor store I've seen.
pretty smooth, decent mid shelf dark rum. Perfect for Mai Tai's or with cola
I like Myer's for making Mai Tai's and feel it would be great in other sweet tropical drinks. I thought it was a bit harsh straight. I think Goslings is slightly smoother. As for mixing with coke, I prefer Captain, but this is not bad. A good standard in dark rum to have in the bar for tropical mixers.
This is a great mixing rum for recipes calling for dark rum. I use it in my Mai Tai and hurricanes, etc.
This is a dark sweet rum that pairs perfect with coke a cola. This should be in all houses for a great go to.
Great for professional mixing in so many island drinks. Love to drink straight up though. Maybe too strong for too many. but sad to see so many have rated this so poorly... what is this Rotten Tomatoes? 5.9? really!? should be an 8 at least, Give it another drink if your the type that likes overmixing brown sugar in your peanut butter cookies.
Pretty terrible stuff and I really want to like it. The Kraken is a superior dark rum to this is mixes. Maybe I have not had this in the right cocktail. Caramel, molasses and oak on the nose. Harse dark char taste in the mouth and medium burn on the finish with a strong nasty after taste.
Heavy molasses on the nose, and a rich caramel/treacle delight to drink. I found it better on the rocks which helped separate the complex flavours. This one gives a nice caramel kick when mixed with cola.
Classic and must have for any bar. Great floater on Mai Tai's
I like to use it in a philadelphia fishhouse punch, works very well! Not bad for the price, but i won't drink it on it's own
Definitely one for mixed drinks or with cola. A solid dark rum a little underwhelming but still a good one to have in the cabinet
Smoother than other widely distributed dark rums- I much prefer Myer's to Gostling's. I find the alcohol is more subdued on the finish and the depth of flavor more complex. It is my go-to for floats and mixed drinks.
One of the most famous rums in the world, fine example of dark rum as introduction, as well as Jamaican rum, it is hard to go back once you've tasted better. But I do.
Love this stuff. Good strong Jamaican rum right here. Mixes well like everyone else has already said. A bit bitter.
I agree with others. Use it for a rum and Coke, but leave it there.
Myers Dark is just an okay rum for me I use it more for cooking than drinking because it’s bark is as worse as it’s bite. In a pinch I would drink this over substandard Rums as Bacardi but other than that it is just a passable rum for me
I've been using this for years in Mai Tai's and Rum Runners, but just tasted it neat for the first time. Very bitter and harsh, but I don't think it's made for sipping. Always have a bottle on hand, but won't be tasting straight again.
I have been drinking this old standby mixer for 30 years. Whenever I want a very rich and dark molasses flavor that seldom offends, this one can be counted upon. Any time I don't want to figure out what to order at a bar, I just ask for Myers and Coke. If the bartender offers Pepsi instead, I gladly accept the upgrade. I never sip this one neat or on the rocks. It is also fairly cheap and very readily available anywhere.
I like rum on the rocks, but this will be use on cold winter nights with my favorite hot buttered rum mix.