Kay Dekker wrote:As to the specifics of rum and sloes: maybe I suspect that a white rum would mask the sloe flavour less than a dark rum, but it may be worth trying it with a golden rum.
Sloe Hunter wrote:The sloes in the dark rum actually make a very nice fruity back note and with the sugar in the rum + the spices its a winning combination for me.
Kay Dekker wrote:Actually, on looking at the Wikipedia page on sloe gin:
"Schlehenfeuer is generally considered German sloe gin. Schlehenfeuer has an alcohol content of about 38% by volume (76° proof) and this higher alcohol content is also the most important difference between Schlehenfeuer and other sloe gins. The most popular commercial brand of Schlehenfeuer, based on white rum, is made by Mast-Jägermeister AG, better known for its product Jägermeister."
So yes, sloe rum does exist, and it's a commercial product.
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