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by Capn Jimbo
Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Tobacco infused rum
Replies: 16
Views: 22245

Re: Tobacco infused rum

I'm not saying it is harmless but if 1 leaf un treated leaf is infused into 750 ml if alcohol vs the average of 5 leaves in the average cigar and the time infusing is less, and it is enjoyed in moderation (1-2 drinks per week) the advese effects are not that bad. It appears that your figures assume...
by Capn Jimbo
Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Tobacco infused rum
Replies: 16
Views: 22245

Re: Tobacco infused rum

Chef, you really need to re-read what I consider the best known facts about the infusion of tobacco, especially that of cigars. Keep in mind that tobacco leaves are well fermented. From an earlier post... Cigars deliver 200 times the nicotine of a cigarette if smoked. Multiply times at least 10 for ...
by Capn Jimbo
Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Other liquors and beverages
Topic: Licor 43
Replies: 3
Views: 11591

Re: Licor 43

Sorry, this one has shilling smeared all over it. IMHO, and also that of the Wiki linked. A peek at this "Licors" homepage home page features a stunning piece of work by a well-paid advertising and marketing firm. Oddly enough I was just reading a wonderful book "The Philosopy of Whisky", who spent ...
by Capn Jimbo
Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Cañazo
Replies: 6
Views: 13413

Re: Cañazo

Gee, at 50% it's a rhum agricole made without the regulations, lol...
by Capn Jimbo
Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 1
Views: 8419

Happy New Year!

Count and friends, a happy new year to all! I sincerely hope we can all return to post here again, as this fine website deserves to prosper and grow...
by Capn Jimbo
Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Rating system
Replies: 45
Views: 31526

Re: Rating system

A late summary... Unfortunately this extremely fine website has been inactive for quite some time, sadly due to the Count's misfortune and loss of a hard drive as I remember. What a shame! It was/is posts like this - intelligent, respectful and relatively competent - that made this website one of t...
by Capn Jimbo
Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: News Repository
Topic: RumXPs sweep Golden Barrel Awards in UK
Replies: 2
Views: 8935

Re: RumXPs sweep Golden Barrel Awards in UK

I'm not surprised. The list of those solicited for nominations was dominated by the usual suspects of Burr's XP panel. As an example, The Rum Project is one of the largest independent and non-commerical rum sites on the net, with over 150 rums reviewed, yet... Our nominations for top rums were not a...
by Capn Jimbo
Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Which Rum should I to try next?
Replies: 11
Views: 14547

Re: Which Rum should I to try next?

OK, against my better judgment I'll recommend the official British Navy Rum, Pusser's Blue Label. And why this one? I believe that a real appreciation of rums comes from history and tradition - learning the styles of rums, which came first, and so on. Thus there's a case for starting with a good Baj...
by Capn Jimbo
Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: The right glass?
Replies: 3
Views: 9442

Re: The right glass?

Great question. Early on at The Rum Project, we became fascinated with this question - we literally spent months trying different glasses and learning all about glasses from a wide variety of real tasting experts. All of this experience was then later summarized in my E-Book on rum, in "Chapter Thre...
by Capn Jimbo
Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Which Rum should I to try next?
Replies: 11
Views: 14547

Re: Which Rum should I to try next?

No. But more to the point: what are the rums you selected to represent each style, and to understand them? How have you approached learning to appreciate rum? What kind of glass do you use, and how do you approach a tasting? Do you compare a new rum against your reference rums in each style?
by Capn Jimbo
Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:37 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Woodford Reserve
Replies: 7
Views: 11123

Re: Woodford Reserve

Far be it from me to disagree, lol, but until you have tried Pappy Van Winkles 20 Year you have come nowhere near tasting the "best bourbon". The Van Winkles - 10yo, 12yo, 15yo, 20yo and 23 yo have all earned deservedly high ratings. The 20 yo earned the highest rating every given in BTI's history -...
by Capn Jimbo
Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:29 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Which Rum should I to try next?
Replies: 11
Views: 14547

Re: Which Rum should I to try next?

Ricky, your question is one most new rum drinkers face. The biggest mistake you can make is to simply start asking people what rum should I try next, and the next few years of your life will then be driven by trying a bunch of unrelated rums, many of which are really quite inferior, and after all is...
by Capn Jimbo
Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Review: Mount Gay Extra Old Rum
Replies: 6
Views: 14831

Re: Review: Mount Gay Extra Old Rum

The $50 price tag was very temporary, as the marketing's department introduction of the horrid new bottle wasn't enough to justify a nearly 80% increase the price. The prices came back down very quickly and now are maintained at about $33 or $34 dollars. Keep in mind that south Florida has perhaps t...
by Capn Jimbo
Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Review: Mount Gay Extra Old Rum
Replies: 6
Views: 14831

Re: Review: Mount Gay Extra Old Rum

(I hope) needless to say, MGXO is perhaps the most respected rum in the world, not least due to Mount Gay's status as the oldest continuously operating rum distillery in the world (1703). Although the current product is far from the original the company made every effort to maintain continuity and t...
by Capn Jimbo
Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: The Humidor
Topic: My Personal Cigar Statement! Please Add Your Thoughts!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 10949

Re: My Personal Cigar Statement! Please Add Your Thoughts!!!

About a year or two ago I decided to revisit my youth when I'd buy a nice cigar daily from a old time tobacconist who'd recommend something different each day. As I tend to do, I did my usual extensive due diligence and amassed yet another collection of what I believed were good and moderately price...
by Capn Jimbo
Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: My latest tasting
Replies: 3
Views: 9768

Re: My latest tasting

The Gran Reserva 15 is a solera rum, one of least defined methods of aging, but in general consists of a number of levels, typically three or four levels for rum. The system begins with all the levels being filled with new make. After a period, say 6 months or a year, a certain quantity, say half a ...
by Capn Jimbo
Thu May 19, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Tobacco infused rum
Replies: 16
Views: 22245

Re: Tobacco infused rum

The juxtaposition of the last two posts is breathtaking. Delicious? Give my best to your oncologist, lol...
by Capn Jimbo
Thu May 05, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Drinks by the Dram
Replies: 5
Views: 12710

Re: Drinks by the Dram

Question: Yes, I love the concept buuuuuuuuuuut....

Are the samples provided in glass (not plastic) bottles? Personally, I have a great resistance to plastic containers for the obvious reason - possible leaching of plastic components into the whisky.
by Capn Jimbo
Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Ron de Jeremy
Replies: 2
Views: 9167

Re: Ron de Jeremy

As always - well, sometimes - The Rum Project scored yet another series of firsts. The first "non-review" of Ron de Jeremy on the net ( link ). This was so gutbustingly funny that the CEO actually featured it on the opening page of the Jeremy website. Following this was the first "pre-review", and l...
by Capn Jimbo
Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Review: Jameson Irish Whiskey Spectacular Double Bill
Replies: 28
Views: 22421

Re: Review: Jameson Irish Whiskey Spectacular Double Bill

X2... Almost all of the leading reviewers of whisky follow a regimen similar to JaRiMi's. Start neat, take your time, then slowly add a few drops - literally a few - of pure water. More water can be added for further exploration. It is a scientific fact that even a few drops of water releases aromas...
by Capn Jimbo
Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Toward an Authentic Rum Profile
Replies: 8
Views: 14673

Re: Toward an Authentic Rum Profile

J, I have every respect for your experience and knowledge and we do agree much more than not. And we do agree here as well - to a point. Keep in mind that tasting wheels are common for wine, whisky, chocolate, coffee, cheese and more, so it is clear that there are common aromas and tastes for all th...
by Capn Jimbo
Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Toward an Authentic Rum Profile
Replies: 8
Views: 14673

Re: Toward an Authentic Rum Profile

Like many threads, it's all too easy to get off track. What I'd hoped for was a discussion of the most common aromas and tastes found in rum. So let me be the first to answer my own question: the following is the short list of the aromas and flavors we find most typical of real and unaltered molasse...
by Capn Jimbo
Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Help needed with Dominican Republic Rums
Replies: 12
Views: 16199

Re: Help needed with Dominican Republic Rums

Please know that although I speak only for Sue Sea and myself at The Rum Project, many experienced tasters have noted unlabeled flavorings and additives, sometimes to the extreme, in many rums. These altered rums (with unlabeled flavorings, sugar, etc) are what I mean by "tweaked". This is often don...
by Capn Jimbo
Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Help needed with Dominican Republic Rums
Replies: 12
Views: 16199

Re: Help needed with Dominican Republic Rums

The Atlantico is nothing like musty Brugal. It is thick, sweet almost syrupy, and definitely tweaked. At least here in S. Florida it is overpriced. Althouth we really don't like altered rums, it may be something you will enjoy. Now as far as the "styles" of rum goes, the notion of "styles" was first...
by Capn Jimbo
Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Help needed with Dominican Republic Rums
Replies: 12
Views: 16199

Re: Help needed with Dominican Republic Rums

Agreed, on a good day for us though. The "mustiness" is quite apparent, and after a time we ran into this peculiar aroma more than once - and all in Dominican rums. Now as you know - or should - there are either four or five "styles" of rum (not geographical) which include Barbadian style, Jamaican ...
by Capn Jimbo
Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Toward an Authentic Rum Profile
Replies: 8
Views: 14673

Re: Toward an Authentic Rum Profile

J... I know you have a real handle and appreciation for purity in rum. Thanks for your observations and recommendations; we concur heartily with anything that Richard Seales produces. But I'm afraid we're leaving the intent of this thread, which is to discuss a "pure rum profile". In other words, wh...
by Capn Jimbo
Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Help needed with Dominican Republic Rums
Replies: 12
Views: 16199

Re: Help needed with Dominican Republic Rums

It seems you have a taste for sweet, spiced or altered rums (which would explain why you didn't like the Brugal). Brugal, the Anejo and Extra Viejo, are really pretty jarring with a sweet opening counterposed with a musty finish. Here's some Dominicans you may find interesting: Ron Matusalem Gran Re...
by Capn Jimbo
Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Ron Matusalem: New top shelf Rums hits the Markets
Replies: 2
Views: 10266

It's exponential, really...

It's exponential, really... Let's get one thing straight first. At The Rum Project, Sue Sea and I are in deep, messy love with Ron Matusalem Gran Reserva 15. In fact, we long ago made the 15 our reference rum for the cuban style category. The 15 is truly one of the great rums, and really an amazing...
by Capn Jimbo
Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Johnny Walker explained
Replies: 36
Views: 46268

Re: Johnny Walker explained

I prefere the Green... Green is the only 'vatted' malt in the bunch, and it really shows in palate weight. Though to confess, i would much rather pick up a nice single malt any day (and usually for considerably less-- as it has already been deftly explained on this thread..) A couple of notes, some...
by Capn Jimbo
Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:17 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Malt Maniacs 2010 Whiskey Awards
Replies: 0
Views: 10782

Malt Maniacs 2010 Whiskey Awards

Although my main interest has been rum, this year I turned to single malt whiskeys and it's been a great ride so far. At The Rum Project I promoted the notion that expensive rums are frequently not all that great, whereas some of the world's great rums are really quite affordable. The Malt Maniacs h...