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by Rum Runner
Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Rating system
Replies: 45
Views: 31544

Re: Rating system

Very well Count. The categories of White, Gold, and Dark,are a good beginning. The category of White is pretty clear (no pun intended) although there are a number of distinctions to be made within that set. We shall address those at a later date. For know, I may suggest that Gold be defined by an ag...
by Rum Runner
Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Rating system
Replies: 45
Views: 31544

Re: Rating system

Count, As we have some history here, I shall be blunt. You have unvieled a weakness in your subjective tatse preferences. Not in your rating system. Indeed you need to review and rate inside a category. That you enjoy and percieve aged rum as better is perfectly fine with me. However, you need to be...
by Rum Runner
Fri May 16, 2008 11:11 am
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Havana Club to bottle rum in India
Replies: 2
Views: 2674

Re: Havana Club to bottle rum in India

Most interesting Count! Thanks for that post.
by Rum Runner
Sat May 10, 2008 10:58 pm
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Rum From Seven Fathoms Deep
Replies: 14
Views: 15878

Re: Rum From Seven Fathoms Deep

Being ever the cynic, I cannot help but look at this as being a bit of a "stunt" rum. The effects of temperature (either in extremes or constants) and kinetic motion has long been known in the ageing of beer, wine and spirits. Think of the history of India Pale Ale, Port and Sherry, and Cognac. Mode...
by Rum Runner
Sat May 10, 2008 2:34 am
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Rum From Seven Fathoms Deep
Replies: 14
Views: 15878

Re: Rum From Seven Fathoms Deep

I am not sure if I want to laugh or cry after reading that one.
by Rum Runner
Fri May 09, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: Other liquors and beverages
Topic: Aguardiente
Replies: 6
Views: 9416

Re: Aguardiente

Indeed we did!
by Rum Runner
Thu May 08, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: Other liquors and beverages
Topic: Aguardiente
Replies: 6
Views: 9416

Aguardiente

This spirit spans the diaspora from Spain to South America. The raw material ranges from grape skins to sugar cane.

I was mucking about with some of the Spanish style, and we held a typical Galician themed meal ending as described here . It certainly got the party rolling!
by Rum Runner
Tue May 06, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Single Malt age statements
Replies: 22
Views: 17392

Re: Single Malt age statements

Ah. Now I understand. Well, you have me there. I don't have enough knowledge of Cachaca. Perhaps our man in South America has the scoop.
by Rum Runner
Tue May 06, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Single Malt age statements
Replies: 22
Views: 17392

Re: Single Malt age statements

I just had a funny thought. Could Rhum Agricole made by a single distillery be called Single Agricole ? Would these Single XXX rules/descriptions also apply to Cachaça if they were used to describe rum products? I doubt that the term single would be allowed inside the AOC Martinique marque, But I s...
by Rum Runner
Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:40 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Review: Rhum Barbancourt Réserve Spéciale 8 Years
Replies: 16
Views: 11213

Re: Review: Rhum Barbancourt Réserve Spéciale 8 Years

This might exclude at least some of their production from being defined as "Agricole", would it not? Well I suppose it would then and now I can understand the controversy. A little hard to decide if it is Agricole or not when and if they use both juice and syrup. Can't blame them though as you can ...
by Rum Runner
Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Review: Rhum Barbancourt Réserve Spéciale 8 Years
Replies: 16
Views: 11213

Re: Review: Rhum Barbancourt Réserve Spéciale 8 Years

Thanks for the comments. Can you elaborate why this isn't an Agricole according to some people? As for the spell check, I'm not aware that there is such a module for phpBB 3 so spell checking will have to be up to the gentleman for the time being. Here is a quote from Ed Hamilton over at the Minist...
by Rum Runner
Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Review: Rhum Barbancourt Réserve Spéciale 8 Years
Replies: 16
Views: 11213

Re: Review: Rhum Barbancourt Réserve Spéciale 8 Years

Spot on Count! I am aware there is some controversy about this rum being " Agricole" or not.

I find your take on this rum agreeable.

Bye the way ole chap,,,Where the hell is the spell check on the board?
by Rum Runner
Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Happy birthday RumRunner!
Replies: 4
Views: 9282

Re: Happy birthday RumRunner!

:poppin: :poppin: :poppin:
by Rum Runner
Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Happy birthday RumRunner!
Replies: 4
Views: 9282

Re: Happy birthday RumRunner!

Thank you indeed dear Count. I wish I could be in the dream bar with all of the refined people here. I am being feted by a small group of family and friends this evening, for which I am grateful.

:cheers:
by Rum Runner
Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Zaya 12
Replies: 19
Views: 18578

Re: Zaya 12

Indeed this rum is of the most evocative nature...I differ on one small point...I find it salacious rather than selacious.
by Rum Runner
Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: Cocktails
Topic: .375 Holland & Holland Cocktail
Replies: 1
Views: 7193

Re: .375 Holland & Holland Cocktail

Truly a "magnum" opus of a cocktail!
by Rum Runner
Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Your dream bar
Replies: 16
Views: 14113

Re: Your dream bar

The poor fellow did take a shotgun to his head. That sort of prop might not sit well with the patronage, saying nothing of his Estate.
Upon further consideration, and a bit of sobering up, I withdraw my suggestion to dis-inter the Old Sod.
by Rum Runner
Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:52 am
Forum: The Humidor
Topic: The Art of the Pipe shall not be lost
Replies: 5
Views: 9360

Re: The Art of the Pipe shall not be lost

Thank you kindly in return for suggesting the read. I too maintain a modest collection of the seasoned woods. I occasionally find sport in a safari to the thrift stores, and as old gentlemen tend to pass away, one may bag a rare fedora or quality pipe on the second hand savannas. A photo shall be c...
by Rum Runner
Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:27 am
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Your dream bar
Replies: 16
Views: 14113

Re: Your dream bar

Esteemed Senator. I find your South Seas proposal most agreeable. The only addition I can think of to complete the ensemble would be that the servers be nubile women of indigenous breed adorned simply in grass skirts. Oh...And instead of the Hemmingway impersonator. Why don't we just dis-inter the O...
by Rum Runner
Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:28 am
Forum: The Humidor
Topic: The Art of the Pipe shall not be lost
Replies: 5
Views: 9360

Re: The Art of the Pipe shall not be lost

Thank you for addressing this long dormant refined vice. I have just put down my copy of "The Pipe Smoker" by John Paul Beaumier and Lewis Camp. A wonderful treatise on the subject. I am in ownership of a modest collection of Briars and Meerschaums and find much pleasure in the range of high quality...
by Rum Runner
Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Your dream bar
Replies: 16
Views: 14113

Re: Your dream bar

Gentlemen, you are after my own heart in the concept of a dream bar. Your decor and menus are very well selected. Under the wine menu category, I would eliminate any "table" wine. God knows there are enough of those trendy wine bars serving all manner of over oaked chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon....
by Rum Runner
Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 115
Views: 69702

Re: Introduce yourself.

Greetings, I am Senator Badfellow, Chairman of the Council on Foreign Drunkard Relations, and representative to the vast, vice-rich hinterlands of the American interior. It is my pleasure to attend these forums at the gracious invitation of the Hon. Count Silvo. On behalf of my constituants, we loo...
by Rum Runner
Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:34 am
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 115
Views: 69702

Re: Introduce yourself.

Greetings, Salutations, &c &c. to all in the RV forums! I have made my way here from the Ministry of Rum, and am frankly delighted to have found this group of noble gentles. I look forward to any & all conversation and discussion regarding spirits, cocktails & all suitably-refined matters in-betwee...
by Rum Runner
Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:01 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Single Malt age statements
Replies: 22
Views: 17392

Re: Single Malt age statements

You could be onto something but I cannot help but get the image that there is also "Un-natural Cane Rum." What about Pure Cane Rum?

Perhaps in the end we can have a poll with the best suggestions and cast our final votes.
I find your suggestion equally acceptable.

And the poll idea is splendid.
by Rum Runner
Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Single Malt age statements
Replies: 22
Views: 17392

Re: Single Malt age statements

I might propose the term "Natural Cane Rum" to distinguish juice made rum (from a single distillery) from processed cane byproduct rum. This eliminates the un-sexy term "juice", as well as the copycat term "single" (from the Scotch trade) in the designation, while maintaining an image of purity and ...
by Rum Runner
Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:35 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Single Malt age statements
Replies: 22
Views: 17392

Re: Single Malt age statements

How about the term "Distilled, Aged and Bottled by XXXX"? I think Angelsword is looking for a more attractive single term for marketing. How about "Singe Distillery/Estate/Plantation Rum" and Single Cane if it is made from fresh juice? I will have to think about this more accurately by a glass of g...
by Rum Runner
Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:01 pm
Forum: Other liquors and beverages
Topic: In an Absolut world
Replies: 4
Views: 8455

Re: In an Absolut world

One had to see this coming
by Rum Runner
Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:03 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Single Malt age statements
Replies: 22
Views: 17392

Re: Single Malt age statements

I was not aware that the term "single cane" had been used by Porfidio. I wonder if it is used as a trademark and papers were filed. It may be used descriptively. Descriptions cannot be trademarks. But the question remains as to what term might describe rums from a single distillery instead of a ble...
by Rum Runner
Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Single Malt age statements
Replies: 22
Views: 17392

Re: Single Malt age statements

It appears there was a product labeled "Single Cane Rum" from Mexico under the Porfidio marque. The link to Ron Porfidio in the link you provided above ends in a dead domaine. Profidio was a producer of very high end Tequila/Agave spirits supposedly. After some research on the web I found much colou...
by Rum Runner
Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Other liquors and beverages
Topic: In an Absolut world
Replies: 4
Views: 8455

Re: In an Absolut world

I can just imagine what the map would look like if they ran a marketing campaign for the State of Texas.!