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by forrest
Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Appleton Estate 50 Year Old Jamaica Rum
Replies: 2
Views: 11091

Re: Appleton Estate 50 Year Old Jamaica Rum

Lovely rum . . . Nose:Quince, allspice, small orange, blossoms, mahogany and treacle Tongue: nutmeg, orange zest, roasted oily nuts, tea, flor, dried figs and Madeira Finale: Lingers with a vibrant sapidity, showing dried greengage plum, caramel and toffee amidst a brilliant fading restatement of al...
by forrest
Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Rum review: Ron Atlantico Private Cask
Replies: 5
Views: 12234

Re: Rum review: Ron Atlantico Private Cask

Well i can see the cloud berry especially in the creamy sugary texture, but it (as i recall ) really doesn't have the darkness/ sweetness of the cola berry which is really what i was trying to tap into. anyway the blog is up, the notes didn't change much-- which is a testament the rum.. Here is the ...
by forrest
Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:23 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Rum review: Ron Atlantico Private Cask
Replies: 5
Views: 12234

Re: Rum review: Ron Atlantico Private Cask

Excellent review Count!!
Great rum..
by forrest
Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Some Angostura information
Replies: 8
Views: 7672

Re: Some Angostura information

Excellent interview, thanks for showing!!
by forrest
Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Rum review: Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva
Replies: 7
Views: 14381

Re: Rum review: Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva

Another excellent review Count!! i couldn't agree with you more... The DRE is an absolutely stunning 'slurper', that is latticed with delicate spice, intricate floral nuance, and subtle fruit tone (cola berry, fig) which are all slightly overshadowed by the sweetness-- which also is very nice, but a...
by forrest
Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Single Malt Whisky: To Age or Not to Age?
Replies: 9
Views: 11127

To Age or Not to Age?

Quotes taken out of the context of the whole rarely tell the whole story. i agree wholeheartedly, i was only posting a 'synopsis' line from the posted reviews, which is why the quotes were embedded with links, so people could easily find the article that i was pulling quotes from to see for themsel...
by forrest
Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Single Malt Whisky: To Age or Not to Age?
Replies: 9
Views: 11127

Single Malt Whisky

Well i found a quote from Bill Dowd that i thought summed up the 'Signet' issues: I usually like to build my case for making a "good" or "bad" judgement step by step. I'll dispense with it here to immediately declare that anyone who does not find Signet a brilliant product should have her/his taste ...
by forrest
Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Single Malt Whisky: To Age or Not to Age?
Replies: 9
Views: 11127

Re: Single Malt Whisky: To Age or Not to Age?

My thanks for sharing yet another series of excellent points JaRiMi!! Would you then also agree with him that the Signet is worth the price? (Assuming you don't have a whole lot of money to spend). And before I forget, happy birthday Forrest! Well thank you very much kind Count! To clear things up, ...
by forrest
Sat Nov 08, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Single Malt Whisky: To Age or Not to Age?
Replies: 9
Views: 11127

Re: Single Malt Whisky: To Age or Not to Age?

Great article, i don't know David Kiley, but that was a fantastic job! i am writing up the Glenmorangie Signet for Dec, and Lumsden is right-it is voluptuous (Kiley is right also i notice a touch of maple on the back palate, but cocoa was the surprise for me). Also Jim Swan is right Penderyn is amaz...
by forrest
Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Toasts
Replies: 32
Views: 25696

Re: Toasts

"My friends are the best friends Loyal, willing and able. Now let’s get to drinking! All glasses off the table!" ******* "May you always have a clean shirt, a clear conscience, and enough coins in your pocket to buy a pint!" ******** "Here's to a long life and a merry one. A quick death and an easy ...
by forrest
Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Rum review: Ron Matusalem Gran Reserva 15 Solera
Replies: 9
Views: 7605

Re: Rum review: Ron Matusalem Gran Reserva 15 Solera

Hey Count, another excellent review!! i couldn't agree more... Matusalem G R is deeply overlooked as a premium rum, and i think unfairly so. Where i work, i can pick up a bottle of this for $21.+ US, and that my friend is a steal!! By the way your assessment on the relative stylistic comparison to H...
by forrest
Thu Oct 16, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Single Malt age statements
Replies: 22
Views: 17392

Re: Single Malt age statements

To further elucidate upon JaRiMi's excellent post above, there is also available from Scotland, a category designate called 'Single Grain'.
by forrest
Thu Oct 02, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Rum review: Clément Rhum Vieux VSOP
Replies: 5
Views: 5742

Re: Rum review: Clément Rhum Vieux VSOP

Another great review... To be honest, i think that this Rhum is my favorite in their line (maybe it is Homere, but it close either way). The nose with its generous smoked crab apple, rarified citrus, and banana peel-- only evolve to intriguingly multifarious complexities that shows so many intricate...
by forrest
Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Rum review: Ron Zacapa Centenario 23
Replies: 31
Views: 80762

Re: Rum review: Ron Zacapa Centenario 23

i am looking for a 'Full weave' Zacapa for you-- so far no luck, but i did get a free bottle of Ron Botran 18 from my searching, so thank you!
by forrest
Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Rum review: Ron Zacapa Centenario 23
Replies: 31
Views: 80762

Re: Rum review: Ron Zacapa Centenario 23

Thanks Forrest, took me a while to write it! Not surprised by the bronze award? Honestly, i didn't notice that those were awards so i went back and re-read the article thinking i must have missed something.. When i didn't read anything about any medals i was scrolling over the article and noticed t...
by forrest
Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Rum review: Ron Zacapa Centenario 23
Replies: 31
Views: 80762

Ron Zacapa Centenario 23

Great review-- i love the back story!!

Excellent work Count!!
by forrest
Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:56 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Feckin Irish Whiskey
Replies: 1
Views: 7930

Re: Feckin Irish Whiskey

Yes, i have tasted it, and it was quite good.
We did a side by side with the standard Bushmills, and it favored well--
less alcohol on the nose, a bit more flavor on the palate, and a longer finish with some nice spices.

i would put it about that price point (Bushmills).
by forrest
Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Whisk(e)y Tasting, Southern California, October 25th 2008
Replies: 0
Views: 7588

Whisk(e)y Tasting, Southern California, October 25th 2008

Hi Time Wine Cellars Whisk(e)y Tasting You are cordially invited to join us for a single malt scotch v. bourbon tasting with over 100 whisk(e)ys. This event will take place at: The Costa Mesa Holiday Inn 3131 South Bristol Costa Mesa, CA 92627 Saturday, October 25th 4PM to 8PM There will be over 100...
by forrest
Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Crystal decanters can be hazardous
Replies: 2
Views: 9920

Re: Crystal decanters can be hazardous

i have, and use one crystal decanter. It is a Baccarat Wild Turkey Tall Ship Decanter from the 70's (it looks like this: http://www.liveauctioneers.com/h/item/1747716?ah=446-77bf1 , but i don't have the case.) When i got it, it was still sealed, and full of Wild Turkey 101 (which maybe i shouldn't h...
by forrest
Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:37 am
Forum: Other liquors and beverages
Topic: Absinthe
Replies: 11
Views: 10950

Absinthe Cocktail . . .

I recieved another bottle but one slight taste is all I have given it. Maybe in a cocktail if I can find a good recipe. i do enjoy Absinthe, and i have had quite a few (20-30?)... Pre-Ban, Clandestine {la Bleue}, Czech, Bohemian, Suisse, Suisse Verte, illegal, imitations (no Thujone), regional vari...
by forrest
Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:46 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: A grand haul
Replies: 9
Views: 10953

Re: A grand haul

Two bottles of Pappy Van Winkle 20 yr old Bourbon three bottles of Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye a Bottle of Old Forester Birthday Bourbon and a bottle of Cruzan Single Barrel Rum. 2 20 Year old is a find, BUT 3 Van Winkle Rye is DOWN-RIGHT SELFISH!!!!!!!! i love the 20 year old, but that rye. . . ...
by forrest
Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:31 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Johnny Walker explained
Replies: 36
Views: 46291

Re: Johnny Walker explained

What about the other Walkers . . . Any experience with these? Well, i've had: Red, Black, Green, Swing, Gold, Blue, King George, and i've seen the Blue 200th Anniversary Cask Strength but have not tasted. I have a bottle of Swing sitting, or should I say swinging, unopened on my shelf waiting for r...
by forrest
Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Johnny Walker explained
Replies: 36
Views: 46291

Re: Johnny Walker explained

Is Gold worth the price when compared to Green? Or Blue? Well it really lays in your preferences. For me, i prefer the Green, out of all of the 'normal' range (which includes Blue). Green is the only 'vatted' malt in the bunch, and it really shows in palate weight. Though to confess, i would much r...
by forrest
Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 115
Views: 69704

Introduce yourself; i am forrest.

Welcome to our latest member Forrest. Pleasure to have you aboard sir! Sir, yes Sir, and thank you for having me. Please excuse my foolish breach of etiquette, having been wandering the forum i have finally made it here to introduce myself and i am found to be quite tardy-- my apologies... My name ...
by forrest
Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: Other liquors and beverages
Topic: Frangelico
Replies: 2
Views: 8092

Re: Frangelico

i do enjoy the Frangelico also...
Thought not in any 'specific' way. . . i enjoy it neat, straight, chilled, on ice, with fruit, in a myriad of delicious shots/ mixed drink this stuff is great.
by forrest
Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: Other liquors and beverages
Topic: Aguardiente
Replies: 6
Views: 9416

Aguardiente

i haven't had the Spanish stuff, but do regularly keep a bottle of the Colombian handy (Antioqueno is the brand).
Colombian aguardiente is distilled from Molasses and flavored with Anise, it is quite tasty, and very nice in mixed drinks.
by forrest
Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:09 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Johnny Walker explained
Replies: 36
Views: 46291

Re: Johnny Walker explained

Count Silvio wrote:I sampled both Green Label and Black Label last night, , , ,Edit: Green is better. :pith:
Count, i am going to have to agree with you. . . the Green is Better!
i have had them all, and Green is my preference.
by forrest
Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:29 am
Forum: Cocktails
Topic: Drinks for the summer
Replies: 19
Views: 12913

Re: Drinks for the summer

2 Parts Cruzan Clipper 120
1 Part Cherry Herring
1/2 Part Lime

Shake Vigorously
Strain into Cocktail Glass
by forrest
Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:24 am
Forum: Cocktails
Topic: Drinks for the summer
Replies: 19
Views: 12913

Re: Drinks for the summer

This is not perfect, but it is very good. . . .

3 Parts Lemon Hart 151
2 Part Cherry Herring
2 Part Lemon Juice

Shake? Strain into Cocktail Glass
Garnish With Cherry
by forrest
Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:21 am
Forum: Cocktails
Topic: Drinks for the summer
Replies: 19
Views: 12913

Re: Drinks for the summer

Summer closes, and here till the end i stand!!!

3 Parts Cruzan Guava
1 Part Stones Ginger Wine
4 1 Inch pieces of Cantaloupe- Muddled

Shake with Ice
Strain into chilled Cocktail Glass
Garnish as you will.