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by JaRiMi
Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Rum Barrels
Replies: 2
Views: 4287

Re: Rum Barrels

I think we would find that initially, any kind of cask would have been used - whatever was available. Also a lot of rum was not casked at all, but bottled or consumed as is - raw spirit. I do not know how many distillers use sherry, madeira, port etc casks, but I think some do to a certain extent. P...
by JaRiMi
Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: What Happened To The Rumproject
Replies: 10
Views: 7567

Re: What Happened To The Rumproject

Too bad indeed. Granted, there was unnecessary amount of "ventings" which went perhaps a bit overboard, but a lot of good information also - and a lot of honest findings about the not-so-wonderful-always-world of rum.
by JaRiMi
Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: What Happened To The Rumproject
Replies: 10
Views: 7567

Re: What Happened To The Rumproject

Simple answer - Dunno. ?!???

I sent Jimbo an email asking, but didn't get any reply. Hope the man is ok.
by JaRiMi
Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Sweet rum is good rum?
Replies: 14
Views: 46100

Re: Sweet rum is good rum?

I'm a relatively new convert to rums other than the ubiquitous Bundy, which to my taste is a horrible, flowery disaster, I prefer the smoothness of Diplimatico Exclusiva Reserva, or the Pampero 1938, or a Havana Club Anejo, but that's like just my opinion...and I think this is where the OP is perha...
by JaRiMi
Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Sweet rum is good rum?
Replies: 14
Views: 46100

Re: Sweet rum is good rum?

By nature, rum is NOT sweet, as many seem to think. Just because the original raw material is "sugar" (cane) does not mean that the distilled alcohol would be sweet. I do not see any residual sugar coming through the distillation process, although some makers of "sweet stuff" claim otherwise. Oh wel...
by JaRiMi
Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Matusalem rum - not a pure rum
Replies: 1
Views: 5553

Matusalem rum - not a pure rum

Busted. Uses flavourings in the form of macerated fruits / extracts of such. http://rumproject.com/rumforum/viewtopic.php?t=890 All I can say is that Matusalem has never ever publicly stated in their process description anything about using macerated fruits or extracts of such as a flavouring ingred...
by JaRiMi
Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Tasting two recent Kilchoman whiskies
Replies: 1
Views: 4868

Tasting two recent Kilchoman whiskies

I had the opportunity to taste two recent Kilchoman whiskies, and decided to scribble a little something about them in my not-so-often updated blog..

http://whisky-rum.blogspot.fi/2012/08/a ... r-bay.html
by JaRiMi
Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: A place to purchase older rum bottlings..
Replies: 0
Views: 7772

A place to purchase older rum bottlings..

The topic is more of an idea than a reality at the moment - there simply aren't any rum auctions or such (as there are in whisky), where one could purchase older bottlings of rum. Sad. http://www.whiskyauction.com is a good example of what I am talking about, a global whisky auction house, selling o...
by JaRiMi
Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Review: Mount Gay Extra Old Rum
Replies: 6
Views: 9899

Re: Review: Mount Gay Extra Old Rum

Unfortunately the Mount Gay Xo, as many other rums, seems to have lost some of the quality & flavour profile of its past days of glory...New bottling seems a bit sweeter, simpler than what the rum used to be. Darn this business...
by JaRiMi
Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Caroni Trinity - single cask rum
Replies: 2
Views: 6106

Re: Caroni Trinity - single cask rum

Certainly all the reviews here have been praising this product, I also spoke to the Bar Manager of Hotel Haven (which hosts the best rum collection in the whole country, over 100 rums, mainly premium aged rums), and he agreed that this Caroni release was one of the best, perhaps THE best, expression...
by JaRiMi
Mon May 21, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Caroni Trinity - single cask rum
Replies: 2
Views: 6106

Caroni Trinity - single cask rum

Finland has truly been blessed, as far as rum goes: A single cask bottling of Caroni rum, named Caroni Trinity, has been released solely for the Finnish markets. This tropic-matured, rather old cuvee of three different vintages of Caroni is being sold in the national alcohol monopoly stores (Alko), ...
by JaRiMi
Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Drinks by the Dram
Replies: 5
Views: 8422

Re: Drinks by the Dram

Another place, which is 100% trustwvrthy, and offers samples of fantastic whisky selections...

http://whiskysamples.flyingcart.com/

And they have RUM as well..!
by JaRiMi
Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Review: Jameson Irish Whiskey Spectacular Double Bill
Replies: 28
Views: 15708

Re: Review: Jameson Irish Whiskey Spectacular Double Bill

What is the point of arguing about adding water to whiskey or not? There is no absolute correct way to DRINK a drink, just a number of ways to enjoy the same drink for different purposes: Pure enjoyment, a formal tasting session, trying to identify exactly all flavour components for accurate notes, ...
by JaRiMi
Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Toward an Authentic Rum Profile
Replies: 8
Views: 9615

Re: Toward an Authentic Rum Profile

I understand and respect the goal set here - but I think as people around the world associate same tastes with different things (due to different taste experiences, cuisine, etc), it may be a task more difficult than meets the eye. Sad thing is, the vast majority of people discussing rums have absol...
by JaRiMi
Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Best Japanese whiskies?
Replies: 2
Views: 4787

Re: Best Japanese whiskies?

Previous message loosely translated, "smoking blends in Kharkov Smoking mixes art Smoke mix smoking a mixture of Nizhny Novgorod ordered smoking blends Avgun smoking mixture smoking mixture Chernobyl legal smoking blends powders buy smoking blends new legal smoking mix" Hmm, someone's been smoking t...
by JaRiMi
Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Toward an Authentic Rum Profile
Replies: 8
Views: 9615

Re: Toward an Authentic Rum Profile

I can concur that John Barrett's Bristol Classic Rums are very good examples of pure rums, with no funny methods used. Tasting such rums, many single cask releases, is an eye-opener in many ways - for example, these rums are very dry in taste, when compared to almost any "mass-market" rums sweetened...
by JaRiMi
Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Ron Zacapa 23 as a benchmark
Replies: 20
Views: 20408

Re: Ron Zacapa 23 as a benchmark

Ron Zacapa 23 has become one of my favorite rums to date after two sips. I was able to tolerate it straight but I still prefer it cut and served on the rocks. Can someone tell me what the differences are between old style and new style Zacapa 23 (taste wise)? After tasting Zacapa 23 I found out the...
by JaRiMi
Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Best Japanese whiskies?
Replies: 2
Views: 4787

Re: Best Japanese whiskies?

I quite liked the Yamazaki 18yo, it's a very full-bodied and quite heavily sherried whisky. Recently a whisky called Yamazaki sherry cask entered the finnish whisky market, and this was lovely indeed. Nikka Yoichi 15yo Single Malt is a fine whisky also. Many of the single cask Yoichi and Miyagikyo b...
by JaRiMi
Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Johnny Walker explained
Replies: 36
Views: 34773

Re: Johnny Walker explained

In reality, whatever tastes best to the individual is how any whisky should be enjoyed. If you're personal taste ultimately tells you to put ice in your whisky, by all means do so. The only applicable rule, tradition or suggestion regarding any beverage that you drink yourself is that it should be ...
by JaRiMi
Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Here again!
Replies: 1
Views: 5443

Here again!

Nice to see the forum is back up & running, even if it seems some messages were lost.
by JaRiMi
Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Pre-2006 El Dorado 15yo?
Replies: 3
Views: 6229

Re: Pre-2006 El Dorado 15yo?

Ooops, I misread that in a hurry!! My mistake, no buts or ifs about it. But seriously, I do feel as if the 15yo has changed, but I put that change at a slightly earlier time, around the same time when the El Dorado chaps released their 21yo (and the label + box of the 15yo was modified slightly). An...
by JaRiMi
Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:41 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Pre-2006 El Dorado 15yo?
Replies: 3
Views: 6229

Pre-2006 El Dorado 15yo?

Reading Tiare's great blog, I saw her excellent article about El Dorado http://amountainofcrushedice.wordpress.com/2008/11/13/el-dorado-rum-%e2%80%93-the-liquid-gold/#more-28 . The information there confirmed something that I had myself noted, that the El Dorado 15yo had changed (around 2006 apparen...
by JaRiMi
Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Learning about flavours
Replies: 7
Views: 6222

Re: Learning about flavours

Hey, your kitchen sounds just like mine! Hehee, people are always shocked when they see my kitchen. "So, you have a ton of spices there eh".." - yup "Whats in that big closet?" - More spices.. "No way!! Ohh, its true!! And what are all these jars & bottles in your fridge?!" - Ahem, more spices..spi...
by JaRiMi
Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: Cocktails
Topic: Favorite Christmas Drinks
Replies: 4
Views: 4437

Re: Favorite Christmas Drinks

Yup, very similar indeed. Good ole-time tastes of de Caribbean..! Nice to savour at Christmas times, I must say. :-)
by JaRiMi
Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Learning about flavours
Replies: 7
Views: 6222

Re: Learning about flavours

I enjoy cooking at least as much as I enjoy good rum, so our kitchen & fridge is absolutely filled with spices, spice mixes, pastes and all sorts of sauces from all over the world. Every time I travel, I try to visit supermarkets and buy some local flavours. At summertime I really enjoy growing fres...
by JaRiMi
Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Experiences with old Demerara rums?
Replies: 3
Views: 6691

Re: Experiences with old Demerara rums?

Samaroli Port Morant 1990 is very very good, Old Vatted is quite good although very woody, Port Royal 1991 is good, Silver Seal rums are exceptional and so is Banks XM10, but i do have a bit of a sweet tooth.. OVD I know, this is price vs. quality a very good buy I think, and an enjoyable rum. Than...
by JaRiMi
Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: Cocktails
Topic: Favorite Christmas Drinks
Replies: 4
Views: 4437

Re: Favorite Christmas Drinks

I forgot to participate in the poll, but over here we enjoyed a bit of traditional Trini Ponchacreme (or punch-a-creme). Here is the old recipe we follow (and the recipe may vary from family to family) - please pay attention to the fact that this makes a LOT of ponchacreme. In the older days when th...
by JaRiMi
Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Show off your rum collection
Replies: 68
Views: 43324

Re: Show off your rum collection

tiare wrote:Be happy that I´m not your wife, i would have taken over the cabinet.
As long as it's rum you would want to put in it, I would have no objections! :-)
by JaRiMi
Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:44 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Show off your rum collection
Replies: 68
Views: 43324

Re: Show off your rum collection

The cabinet is from Beijing where it was custom-made according my own specifications. Cost? Ridiculously small...Even shipped home, it was well worth it. They will make basically any kind of similar cabinet, whatever finish, wood type, style. I'm quite happy with it because I did not want it to look...
by JaRiMi
Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Tanduay 18 and Tanduay Centennial tasted
Replies: 4
Views: 8940

Re: Tanduay 18 and Tanduay Centennial tasted

Count Silvio wrote:By the way I noticed that these are called rhums rather than rums. They're still molasses based yes?
To my best knowledge, yes. Its just a language issue I guess (?).