"I'm not a fan of rum. To my palate, many of them have a plastic or petrochemical smell, even the "good" ones. Don Q does have rum flavor, but it's so smooth you can frequently substitute it for vodka. I use it for all my rum cocktails and especially for homemade kahlua. Also ... cannot beat the price."
"I'm not a fan of gins with the extreme herbal juniper flavors. If you are, ignore this review. I prefer the more balanced taste of Plymouth gin. It tastes great in any cocktail, especially martinis. Unfortunately Plymouth gin does not fit my rather large liquor budget. Burnett's gin has a similar balanced flavor and you can't beat the price. Try this martini: 2 oz Burnett's or Plymouth gin and a few drops of SWEET vermouth."