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by Count Silvio
Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Review: Mount Gilboa Rum
Replies: 6
Views: 15822

Re: Review: Mount Gilboa Rum

Awesome! Please let us know how you find it! I haven't tried it recently but hopefully the later batches have not changed much from the one I reviewed.
by Count Silvio
Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:50 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Review: Mount Gilboa Rum
Replies: 6
Views: 15822

Re: Review: Mount Gilboa Rum

Certainly doesn't have that ethanol aroma or flavor that some poorly made commercially distilled young rums might have. As said in the review some tasters guessed it to be 12 years old. There is a little bit of spiciness associated with young rums.
by Count Silvio
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Sweet rum is good rum?
Replies: 14
Views: 42244

Re: Sweet rum is good rum?

Yeah its grams per liter.
by Count Silvio
Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:48 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Sweet rum is good rum?
Replies: 14
Views: 42244

Re: Sweet rum is good rum?

To revive this thread here is a list of rums and their sugar contents I've acquired from Alko in Finland. What I find particularily interesting is the changed sugar content in Ron Zacapa 23. The Swedish government still reports it being at 41 g/l. 1167334_540459949378741_1873349235_o.jpg For compari...
by Count Silvio
Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Decanters, yes or no?
Replies: 1
Views: 11983

Re: Decanters, yes or no?

That is kind of like an hour glass shape! My tastes are usually towards the more classic style crystal decanters, however I don't really have any use for them on day to day basis, perhaps if I drank wine or if had to transfer the contents of a damaged bottle etc. Either way some of them can look qui...
by Count Silvio
Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: R. L. Seale's 10 Year Old
Replies: 4
Views: 5819

Re: R. L. Seale's 10 Year Old

I have not tried the R.L. Seales 10 yet myself but it has been on my to get list for a long time. Like RC said, products from Foursquare Distillery are always a solid choice.
by Count Silvio
Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Pusser's
Replies: 3
Views: 4726

Re: Pusser's

Very precise! I always just went with my gut, never thought of actually calculating it.

:poppin:
by Count Silvio
Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:17 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Pusser's
Replies: 3
Views: 4726

Re: Pusser's

Are you drinking the 54.4% Pusser's? It is not uncommon to dilute higher ABV spirits down to about 40% so in this case the teaspoon would do the trick! I always try higher ABV spirits without water and then with a drop of water and see if it makes any difference to the flavours and aromas, it is an ...
by Count Silvio
Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Rhum agricoles, any advices?
Replies: 4
Views: 5214

Re: Rhum agricoles, any advices?

Overall I've found Clément Rhums to be very solid choices, I haven't tried the 10 yo but the VSOP, XO and Cuvee Homere are all excellent. Of HSE rhums I've tried the Single Malt Finish 2002 and I think the Single Cask 1998 and if I recall I found them both very interesting and well worth looking int...
by Count Silvio
Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: What Happened To The Rumproject
Replies: 10
Views: 7012

Re: What Happened To The Rumproject

I've received quite a few enquiries about what happened to the Rum Project but I don't know any more about it than anyone else. My email has also not been answered which I find quite weird. I wouldn't want to start speculating though, it could be anything. Nevertheless, welcome to the forums Dai, an...
by Count Silvio
Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Sweet rum is good rum?
Replies: 14
Views: 42244

Re: Sweet rum is good rum?

Do you mean the orange label (Reserva) ? The green bottle is Reserva Exclusiva and the beige label is Añejo. But yes your comment now makes sense if you meant the orange label.
by Count Silvio
Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Sweet rum is good rum?
Replies: 14
Views: 42244

Re: Sweet rum is good rum?

One of my German friends read this thread and mentioned a couple of interesting things and also makes a valid point. I have his permission to post the below: "There are two things I’d like to add First, in the USA the taste for sweet things is much more pronounced due to the fact, that their general...
by Count Silvio
Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:52 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Sweet rum is good rum?
Replies: 14
Views: 42244

Re: Sweet rum is good rum?

Pampero 1938 to my understanding is different to the Aniversario, aged 5-6 years. The Aniversario is the premium version. I'm not sure which Havana Club Marchpig is referring to here as they all start with Añejo something. So we have Añejo Blanco, Añejo 3 Años, Añejo Especial and Añejo 7 Años etc...
by Count Silvio
Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Sweet rum is good rum?
Replies: 14
Views: 42244

Sweet rum is good rum?

http://www.refinedvices.com/forums/download/file.php?id=32 I've noticed an increasing amount of new rums coming to the market in the recent years and a majority of them, particularily the hispanic style rums, are extremely sweet with a few exceptions here and there. These rums are generally really ...
by Count Silvio
Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:49 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Question about Demerara rums?
Replies: 3
Views: 4974

Re: Question about Demerara rums?

If you can afford them you definitely should get both of them. There is only a limited number available worldwide and I'm definitely drinking mine! :poppin:
by Count Silvio
Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Question about Demerara rums?
Replies: 3
Views: 4974

Re: Question about Demerara rums?

I haven't tasted these particular rums you mentioned but I have very good experiences from both the Rum Nation and Silver Seal range of rums; I have tried the Jamaica Supreme Lord IV from Rum Nation and also a Panama rum from them and some Demerara rums from Silver Seal, though I can't remember whic...
by Count Silvio
Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Angostura Barrel Aged Cocktail Competition
Replies: 0
Views: 6940

Angostura Barrel Aged Cocktail Competition

http://www.refinedvices.com/newsimages/angostura/cushdy-2t.jpg With Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge looming around the corner, the bartenders over here in Australia have begun the preparations for the State Finals that are due to start soon with the National Finals not far behind. The winner of...
by Count Silvio
Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Hi, have some Pyrat Xo Planters gold for sale!
Replies: 2
Views: 5892

Re: Hi, have some Pyrat Xo Planters gold for sale!

Hi zonz, please feel free to post the link to your ebay auction. I'm sure there are many people interested in the original Pyrat Planters Gold Rum. Welcome to the forums!
by Count Silvio
Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Rum Experience University to Launch in September
Replies: 0
Views: 14026

Rum Experience University to Launch in September

http://www.refinedvices.com/newsimages/rumuni/rumexpuni.jpg Having just introduced cocktails, in a worlds first, to the Antarctic, the Rum Experience University is the latest venture of Ian Burrell, the organiser of the annual UK Rum Experience, and promises to educate students in rum in an in dept...
by Count Silvio
Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: How to taste Whisky with Richard Paterson
Replies: 0
Views: 14690

How to taste Whisky with Richard Paterson

Two good educational and entertaining videos on how to taste Whisky from one of the masterminds in the industry, Richard Paterson.
by Count Silvio
Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:48 am
Forum: Other liquors and beverages
Topic: Tanqueray Gin
Replies: 3
Views: 12166

Re: Tanqueray Gin

Blast from the past! I'm still not a big gin drinker but there are certain gin cocktails that I do love, they don't share their recipes at Experimental Cocktail Club in London but some of those gin drinks are magic. As for the Hendricks unusual tonic I believe I've once tried this, in order to get m...
by Count Silvio
Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: The Brewery
Topic: Brooklyn Brewery meets Woodford Reserve Bourbon
Replies: 0
Views: 13356

Brooklyn Brewery meets Woodford Reserve Bourbon

http://www.refinedvices.com/newsimages/brooklyn/whiskyandale-16t.jpg Most of you probably know I'm more of a spirits guy than a beer guy but on the last week of May I went to a whisky bar to photograph a boilermaker or a beer and whiskey pairing event and got to try some amazing beers from Brooklyn...
by Count Silvio
Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: The Humidor
Topic: Mould in Cigars
Replies: 0
Views: 14047

Mould in Cigars

I still have not been able to purchase a real humidor with nice cedar linings and a mahogany exterior so have had to use a temporary plastic lunch box to store what little cigars I have. However I've had some small problems with mould on a couple of the cigars I have and was wondering if anyone here...
by Count Silvio
Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:34 am
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Whisky enthusiasts gather in Adelaide
Replies: 0
Views: 6316

Whisky enthusiasts gather in Adelaide

http://www.refinedvices.com/newsimages/whiskyexpo/larkt.jpg Sunday 2nd June between late morning and late afternoon hours at the Hilton on Victoria Square in Adelaide, gathered a number of Whisky enthusiasts to sip and savour whiskies from beyond the sea and some from closer home. The Great Whisky ...
by Count Silvio
Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Review: Mount Gilboa Rum
Replies: 6
Views: 15822

Review: Mount Gilboa Rum

http://www.refinedvices.com/newsimages/rum/thumb/mountgilboat.jpg Mount Gilboa is an interesting rum for many reasons, the most noticeable detail being the fact that the rum is triple distilled, more importantly a triple distilled pot still rum. As far as I know there are only a handful of rums in ...
by Count Silvio
Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:37 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Matusalem rum - not a pure rum
Replies: 1
Views: 5206

Re: Matusalem rum - not a pure rum

Quite an interesting read and somewhat disappointing. Surprising? Not so much these days. I don't really understand the ever increasing trend of flavoring rums with additives. In fact, almost every new rum that has been recently released seem tweaked to the point where it is so blatant the additives...
by Count Silvio
Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum Prime Ministers Reserve
Replies: 1
Views: 6116

Re: Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum Prime Ministers Reserve

Well at least they gave me 50 years notice this time so I can start saving money for this one. It is unlikely I will soon afford the current 50 year old release.
by Count Silvio
Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum Prime Ministers Reserve
Replies: 1
Views: 6116

Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum Prime Ministers Reserve

http://www.refinedvices.com/newsimages/appleton/jamaica100t.jpg Kingston, Jamaica. J. Wray & Nephew Limited, on Wednesday September 19, held the barrelling ceremony for the Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum Prime Ministers’ Reserve – a very special and unique rum blend which will be used to celebrate the...
by Count Silvio
Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Tasting two recent Kilchoman whiskies
Replies: 1
Views: 4541

Re: Tasting two recent Kilchoman whiskies

I also tasted quite a few Kilchoman whiskies recently, I'm not sure if these two were in the tasting, but overall I was impressed by what they have done with their whiskies and how they are so mature for their age.
by Count Silvio
Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Appleton Estate 50 Year Old Jamaica Rum
Replies: 2
Views: 6348

Re: Appleton Estate 50 Year Old Jamaica Rum

You got it at Hitime?