Episode 106: Myers's Rum

Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur

Aug 10 2022 • 19 mins

Episode 106 features Myers's Rum - Original Dark from Jamaica. Bottled in 750ml at 40% ABV, or 80 proof. It retails for $20.

Enjoy this episode with a Myers's Planter's Punch!

The official website for Myers's Rum: https://www.myerssrum.com/

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 1879 - Fred L. Myers founds the Myers's Rum brand
  • 1920s - The brand finds popularity as an inclusion in the Planter's Punch, adding this to their brand description
  • 1954 - Eustace Myers sells the brand to Seagram's
  • 2000 - Diageo acquires Myers's when Seagram's implodes
  • 2018 - The Sazerac Company acquires the brand from Diageo

Key Cocktails:

Try the Planter's Punch.

  • 1 part fresh squeeze lime juice
  • 2 parts simple syrup
  • 3 parts Myers's Original Dark Rum
  • 4 parts ice
  • Dash of bitters
  • Orange wheel as garnish

Add all ingredients into a shaker, shake, then strain into a highball filled with fresh shaved ice. Garnish and serve.

References:

Sazerac Brand Listing

Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails Book Excerpt

The Fat Rum Pirate Myers's Rum Review

Rum Label Collection Website Featuring Myers's Rum

And a Bottle of Rum by Wayne Curtis

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