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.


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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