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by AngelSword
Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Age statements
Replies: 20
Views: 6770

Re: Age statements

May you enlighten us as to the reasoning for this practice? When many distilleries sell an entire cask they will pour in a bottle from another distillery so that it is no longer a single malt. This practice insures that the cask is sold as a blend, vatted, or pure malt... rather than a single malt.
by AngelSword
Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Santa Teresa Gran Reserva
Replies: 3
Views: 2029

Re: Santa Teresa Gran Reserva

The 1796 is easily twice the quality of the Gran Reserva. Gran Reserva is gently oaked with a butterscotch caramel linger. The 1796 is much bigger and richer. Principal flavors are oak and dark caramel with hints of vanilla and spice. I consider it a true classic.
by AngelSword
Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Canada. Whiskey recommendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 9118

Re: Canada. Whiskey recommendations?

Johnny Walker Green Label Blended Scotch is very decent sipping and easy to find all over the world... but not that important or unusual. But I still rate it higher than the Swing and Glenfiddich SOLERA 15. The Forty Creek is elegant, complex, gentle and anoutstanding example of the best Canadian wh...
by AngelSword
Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Canada. Whiskey recommendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 9118

Re: Canada. Whiskey recommendations?

I strongly recommend 40 Creek as THE Canadian whiskey to buy.
by AngelSword
Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 115
Views: 69653

Re: Introduce yourself.

Sir Arthur Pendragon wrote:My name is Sir Arthur Pendragon, president of Excalibur Holdings, at your service.
Which of the various Excaliburs do you hold?
by AngelSword
Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:08 am
Forum: Cocktails
Topic: Vesper
Replies: 5
Views: 8934

Re: Vesper

I felt inspired and tried this one:

1 Lillet
1 limoncello
2 bourbon
3 dashes Pechaud's bitters
shake over ice
by AngelSword
Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:11 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Review: Plantation Rum Jamaica 8 Year Old
Replies: 2
Views: 3396

Re: Review: Plantation Rum Jamaica 8 Year Old

I may have a different bottling. Mine is marked Jamaica 1998. It is my current overall favourite spirit. Understand that it is not just my #1 best rum. Best overall spirit! Why such enthusiasm? There are so many suberb spirits! The answer is that when I sip this rum, it convinces me that I am tastin...
by AngelSword
Sun Jun 01, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Highland Park
Replies: 2
Views: 8238

Re: Highland Park

I recently purchased a couple of bottles of Highland Park, both with limited bottlings. The first is a 35 yr old under the Duncan Taylor label, distilled 1970 and bottled in 2005. This is lightly wooded with complex herbal and floral notes. Gentle and elegant overall. The second is a Single Cask bot...
by AngelSword
Sun Jun 01, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: What Ho, from India
Replies: 3
Views: 8634

Re: What Ho, from India

Messier Richelieu, Or is it Cardinal?

Welcome to our little club of "Refined Vices".
by AngelSword
Sun Jun 01, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: What Ho, from India
Replies: 3
Views: 8634

Re: What Ho, from India

" So I put it to you, its not about eastern v western, it is rather about moral fibre. Ones willingness to wrangle with and eventually master this art, and thusly reaching a greatly meritorious awareness that a preference of the deeply, darkly dry wine is a testament to a mans overall roundness and ...
by AngelSword
Sat May 31, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Cañazo
Replies: 6
Views: 13413

Re: Cañazo

So it is low alcohol content? I've seen stills made from clay pots and bamboo!
by AngelSword
Sat May 31, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: The Beard Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 13106

Re: The Beard Thread

After my hippie days of full beard, I have kept a very short trimmed beard... principally because of how it accents my facial structure.
by AngelSword
Wed May 28, 2008 5:18 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Cañazo
Replies: 6
Views: 13413

Re: Cañazo

Is this simply fermented? Or fermented and distilled?
by AngelSword
Fri May 23, 2008 4:13 am
Forum: News Repository
Topic: This ain't stamp collecting
Replies: 4
Views: 10623

Re: This ain't stamp collecting

Whiskey is simply distilled beer. Malt Whisky is a bit more difficult. I still have a bit of my Texas Single Malt on a back shelf.
by AngelSword
Mon May 19, 2008 9:57 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Zaya 12
Replies: 19
Views: 18570

Re: Zaya 12

I'll bottle some next month and send out samples to a few of my favorite reviewers.
by AngelSword
Sat May 17, 2008 3:57 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Zaya 12
Replies: 19
Views: 18570

Re: Zaya 12

If Zaya goes away, all is not lost. Temptryst Ancien has the same general taste profile but with a bit more pot still flavor and a lot more aroma. Ask for it by PM!
by AngelSword
Sat May 17, 2008 3:51 am
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: The Booze Test: Name That Alcohol
Replies: 9
Views: 11264

Re: The Booze Test: Name That Alcohol

97% Alcoholic. I needed a hint on wine.
by AngelSword
Fri May 16, 2008 3:51 am
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Rum From Seven Fathoms Deep
Replies: 14
Views: 15870

Re: Rum From Seven Fathoms Deep

Think of what they could save on warehouse space!
by AngelSword
Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Single Malt age statements
Replies: 22
Views: 17382

Re: Single Malt age statements

Rum Runner wrote:How about the term "Distilled, Aged and Bottled by XXXX"?
:lol: Too Obvious!!! :lol:
by AngelSword
Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:48 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Single Malt age statements
Replies: 22
Views: 17382

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 blend.
by AngelSword
Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:01 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Review: Temptryst Lemon Wood Rum
Replies: 13
Views: 5242

Re: Review: Temptryst Lemon Wood Rum

:cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
Thank you! Hard Work and Madness can pay off!
:cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
by AngelSword
Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Review: Temptryst Lemon Wood Rum
Replies: 13
Views: 5242

Re: Review: Temptryst Lemon Wood Rum

The Temptryst Lemon Wood Rum just won a gold medal at the Polished Palate International Rum Competition.
by AngelSword
Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Review: Temptryst Lemon Wood Rum
Replies: 13
Views: 5242

Re: Review: Temptryst Lemon Wood Rum

While that is an interesting bottle, it has been rejected for long term use. We are getting a custom mold build for my bottle design. But for right now it makes packing very easy!
by AngelSword
Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Woodford Reserve
Replies: 7
Views: 11123

Re: Woodford Reserve

I find the standard Distiller's Select to be a bit harsh in its woodyness. It has a wonderful nose, but think that many may find it overly oaked. Tastes of almond, vanilla, and savory herbs with a bright freshness in the burn. Perhaps a longer roast of the casks would balance this.
by AngelSword
Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:18 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Woodford Reserve
Replies: 7
Views: 11123

Woodford Reserve

Tonight Found me with a bottle of Woodford Reserve's newest masterpiece. It is a true masterpiece! They have introduced a new series called the "Master's Collection" with "Four Grain" Bourbon. This may be the finest bourbon I have ever tasted! The combination of Corn, Barley, Rye, and Wheat give an ...
by AngelSword
Sat Mar 15, 2008 2:47 am
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Happy birthday Count
Replies: 7
Views: 10255

Re: Happy birthday Count

Count Silvio wrote:I'm glad you still find something worthy of reading on this site, it is doing well although I could use more traffic here in the forums. :happysad:
Maybe we need a few more vices!!! Illicit adventures! Explorations! Forbidden treasures!
by AngelSword
Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:05 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Review: Temptryst Lemon Wood Rum
Replies: 13
Views: 5242

Re: Review: Temptryst Lemon Wood Rum

Count Silvio wrote:I hope this review is satisfactory to you and not too different from your own opinions, AngelSword.
Thank you! Once I get back to the laboratory (in a couple of weeks) I'll try sending you something else that might be more to your taste.
by AngelSword
Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Happy birthday Count
Replies: 7
Views: 10255

Re: Happy birthday Count

I'll pour one for you!
by AngelSword
Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Review: Jameson Irish Whiskey Spectacular Double Bill
Replies: 28
Views: 22421

Re: Review: Jameson Irish Whiskey Spectacular Double Bill

While I tend to enjoy my spirits neat, my experience is that for the purposes of a review up to 50% water will help the reviewer to better explore the subtle nuances.
by AngelSword
Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:21 am
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Dear readers...
Replies: 4
Views: 9136

Re: Dear readers...

Count Silvio wrote:Interesting solutions. I must see if my servant has any useful cabinets.
Have your servants build the desired cabinets BEFORE throwing them out.