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britmum
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« on: 12 December 2009, 8:04:32 AM »
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Seem to be having trouble finding dark rum (for baking)...can anyone advise where I can get it? Or is there a suitable substitute?
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« Reply #1 on: 12 December 2009, 10:06:31 AM »
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Dark rum is simply any rum that is not a clear spirit (Bacardi, for instance is white rum), so any brownish coloured rum should suffice. I often substitute rum for sherry (in my trifle, say), but some recipes really do need rum. Have seen dark rum for sale in Cold Storage.
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« Reply #2 on: 12 December 2009, 10:08:41 AM »
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Which Cold Storage? Couldn't find any kind of not-clear rum in CS Jelita, Holland Village or Orchard Centrepoint. Not in Carrefour either.
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« Reply #3 on: 12 December 2009, 10:50:54 AM »
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I have found it at CS at Sixth Ave and also at Tanglin Marketplace, but have no idea if they have stock at the moment. The brand I bought was Mount Gay, but any dark rum should do, although you may want to avoid the infamous Lamb's Rum/paint stripper..
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« Reply #4 on: 12 December 2009, 10:54:06 AM »
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Thanks I'll try those places. It's for Christmas baking so don't need premier brand. I was aware that brown rum is the same as dark, they just only seem to stock white stuff... I also was wondering if there was something non-alcoholic which I could use instead...?
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« Reply #5 on: 12 December 2009, 12:12:42 PM »
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If there's no stock, maybe you could ask the booze department staff at the supermarket if they can have a bottle brought in for you. Have just remembered that I've bought dark rum from Jason's at Claymore Hill as well in the past. Afraid that I have no idea about the non-alcoholic substitute as our sins are many in this household. Good idea, though, if young children are consuming the goodies. Plus, have a dim recollection of reading a news article from the UK some years back about a particularly boozy Christmas cake putting a driver over the limit.
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« Reply #6 on: 12 December 2009, 15:48:37 PM »
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I buy the King Robert dark rum that they sell in Cold Storage - it's about the cheapest you can get here and you can sometimes get half bottles if you don't usually drink rum.  It's around $39.90 at the moment for a big bottle but they sometimes have special offers.
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« Reply #7 on: 12 December 2009, 16:21:51 PM »
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Old monk rum from Sheng Siong.
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« Reply #8 on: 12 December 2009, 17:36:46 PM »
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Next time you go through the airport you can look in the duty free too. They sell Myers dark rum for about 20 SGD and also the Bacardi Oro, which is also a dark rum and a bit more expensive.
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« Reply #9 on: 13 December 2009, 7:29:58 AM »
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Thanks everyone, I found it in the CS at Great World City mall. If anyone needs some it's on special offer and there were 3 kinds...
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« Reply #10 on: 07 April 2014, 15:22:50 PM »
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If you want to find dark rum, I would like to introduce this:

Old Monk Rum

Check out this online store, the Old Monk Rum even cheaper than Sheng Sheong, most likely the main importer for this rum.

newcastle.com.sg
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