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by Le Comte de la Vesteverte
Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Favo(u)rite Whisk(e)y?
Replies: 41
Views: 45082

I would tend to agree. I've tried Glenfiddich's 12, 15 and 18 year olds malts (the 21 is next on my agenda, and beyond that when fortune smiles upon me or i have the fiscal means) and have found that the 15 year old Solera Reserve is by far the tastiest of the three. The 18 year old Ancient Reserve ...
by Le Comte de la Vesteverte
Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:36 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Recommendations for a rank neophyte in the realm of rum?
Replies: 40
Views: 18414

well, following the info posted here, I didn't pretend that either of my purchases were a decent sipping rum (though I did try both straight up anyway)... I mixed the Appleton V/X with apple juice and a dash of cinnamon and made a caipirinha with the Anejo Blanco (not a true caipirinha, i know, but ...
by Le Comte de la Vesteverte
Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:44 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Recommendations for a rank neophyte in the realm of rum?
Replies: 40
Views: 18414

Picked up a bottle of Appleton Estate V/X and Havana Club Anejo Blanco
by Le Comte de la Vesteverte
Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Laphroaig
Replies: 13
Views: 17722

I'd have hardly considered it a waste. In fact I'd suggest that one could fire several times in this circumstance and justify the cost.
by Le Comte de la Vesteverte
Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Favo(u)rite Whisk(e)y?
Replies: 41
Views: 45082

Might I suggest good sirs, in the investment in a Swissmar Epivac winesaver. This simple yet ingenenious device was designed for wine bottles and should fit the necks of most whiskey bottles quite appropriately. The idea is to place a reusable rubber seal fitted with a one-way valve into th neck and...
by Le Comte de la Vesteverte
Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Favo(u)rite Whisk(e)y?
Replies: 41
Views: 45082

Might I suggest, sir - and to any others who may frequent these rooms - that if it is a serious, consumate and professioanl view of whisky that you seek, the writings of the dearly departed Michael Jackson are indespensable.
by Le Comte de la Vesteverte
Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Laphroaig
Replies: 13
Views: 17722

Laphroaig is one of my favourites. Liquid smoke. Needless to say it goes hand in hand with a nice cigar. I remember the first time I ordered it; I had no idea how to pronounce the name. The waiter corrected me somewhat smugly. The next time I returned to that establishment I ordered the same, this t...
by Le Comte de la Vesteverte
Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Cork vs Screw Cap
Replies: 24
Views: 30803

The synthetic cork is, I find, much like Eliza Doolittle; a gravelly slut of a flower girl posing with a refined accent in a new dress and a few pointers in etiquette. Functional but inherently disingenuous. I will admit it has one distinct positive attribute and that is the relative ease and accura...
by Le Comte de la Vesteverte
Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 115
Views: 93800

Ladies and Gentlemen (particularly the ladies), introducing Le Comte de la Vesteverte, who burns both the Canadian and Australian ends of the candle having been born in the New World and spent the last decade and a half stranded in the colony. My Canadian heritage and paternal Scottish ancestry have...
by Le Comte de la Vesteverte
Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:25 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Recommendations for a rank neophyte in the realm of rum?
Replies: 40
Views: 18414

I'm also in the same boat... having been brought up in the far reaches of North Queensland 'rum' was unfortunately synonymous with 'Bundy'; the much maligned yet strangely cultish Bundaberg Rum. If you ask me the stuff tastes like an anyeurism but... well each to their own. Everyone drinks it doused...
by Le Comte de la Vesteverte
Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Johnny Walker explained
Replies: 36
Views: 56588

I think it's also important to point out that the Johnnie Walker you get premixed with coke in the bottles is, as far as I know, a younger grade below even Red. Not that you should be putting that garbage anywhere near your face. Those colours are also only the most common blends of Johnnie Walker, ...
by Le Comte de la Vesteverte
Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:43 am
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Cork vs Screw Cap
Replies: 24
Views: 30803

I'm all for corks. Mostly because of the experience and ceremony surrounding the uncorking of a bottle of wine. And skillfully uncorking a bottle can be an impressive skill at times. As for preservation of unfinished bottles... well... what are you doing leaving a bottle opened and unfinished!? Enjo...