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by paulipbartender
Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Rum review: Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva
Replies: 7
Views: 15617

Re: Rum review: Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva

He's a sweet-toothed fiend!! Hot chocolate with loads of sugar in or grenadine in beer - that's how he gets his fix!
by paulipbartender
Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Rum review: Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva
Replies: 7
Views: 15617

Re: Rum review: Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva

I love sweet rums. If you enjoy it, it's great rum and the Diplomatico is loved throughout the UK.

That's why we're rum drinkers not connoisseurs. Ian Burrell drinks his beer with grenadine in it for gawds sake!

Good review Count
by paulipbartender
Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Rum Age
Replies: 3
Views: 3844

Re: Rum Age

Neither of the rums post their ages at all - gives them a degree of latitude that I'm sure they enjoy.... The McDowells Celebration is one of the biggest selling rums in the world - selling by the swimming pool load in India. The Oronoco, despite proudly displaying it's Brazilian origins with a map ...
by paulipbartender
Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: Events
Topic: The UK Rum Experience 2008 25-26 October
Replies: 16
Views: 18758

Re: The UK Rum Experience 2008 25-26 October

You tried some fantastic whiskies as I recall. The Midleton Very Rare, a Port Ellen 1975 first edition, the 1971 Culloden bottle of Glenmorangie http://www.royalmilewhiskies.com/product.asp?pf_id=0010000016673 and a 1986 double matured distillers edition Talisker if you got that far. I know Rene was...
by paulipbartender
Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: The UK Rum Experience 2008 25-26 October
Replies: 16
Views: 18758

Re: The UK Rum Experience 2008 25-26 October

Nice article Taatu and thanks for the West Eleven mini review!!

I'm still chasing the professional photography and video from the event. I'll make sure I let you know when I get my hands on it..
by paulipbartender
Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Tobacco infused rum
Replies: 16
Views: 23882

Re: Tobacco infused rum

I understand the common method is to steam open a cigar and place it into the bottle. It won't need long though - depending on a wide range of factors, not more than a fortnight. Keep checking it every day
by paulipbartender
Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Cocktails
Topic: Best way to make triple frozen ice?
Replies: 4
Views: 23451

Re: Best way to make triple frozen ice?

If you can make sure it sets in a nice shape, you should have to do anything with it. But shaving it into a perfect sphere is the super professional thing to do...
by paulipbartender
Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: English Harbour Extra Old disappearing?
Replies: 4
Views: 3058

Re: English Harbour Extra Old disappearing?

Extra Old doesn't exist anymore I'm afraid. The 10 year old is effectively replacing it - although at £60-70 a bottle it's hardly a like for like replacement
by paulipbartender
Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: Cocktails
Topic: Best way to make triple frozen ice?
Replies: 4
Views: 23451

Re: Best way to make triple frozen ice?

Keep it simple Count, just take it out the freezer and let it thaw on the side. The thawing process forces the small oxygen bubbles out the liquid making more compact ice. Try filling a balloon with water and thawing, refreezing it a few times. Makes great ice!
by paulipbartender
Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Interviews with Frank Ward, Green Island and Angostura
Replies: 1
Views: 2119

Re: Interviews with Frank Ward, Green Island and Angostura

Great interviews with those guys. All 3 of them have done a huge amount for the rum market.....legends
by paulipbartender
Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: The UK Rum Experience 2008 25-26 October
Replies: 16
Views: 18758

Re: The UK Rum Experience 2008 25-26 October

I just texted Rich and he says he made you loads of different old-fashioneds. Standard OF recipes but with different bitters in them - E8 with cedar bitters, El Dorado with tobacco and leather bitters, HC7 with some bitters and he made one with a Silver Seal rum - he can't remember which!
by paulipbartender
Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: The UK Rum Experience 2008 25-26 October
Replies: 16
Views: 18758

Re: The UK Rum Experience 2008 25-26 October

uggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhh I still feel like crap after the weekend. It hurts to type..... Great seeing you Taatu, you were fabulous company. That final night was the killer! After 4 solid nights on the sesh, Sunday, after I left you, I ended up back at the bar, then instead of going home I went to Porto...
by paulipbartender
Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: Other liquors and beverages
Topic: Vodka of Egypt!
Replies: 2
Views: 10374

Re: Vodka of Egypt!

I love these sorts of rip-offs. Top quality gear....bargain basement prices!
by paulipbartender
Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Cockspur 12
Replies: 3
Views: 6296

Re: Cockspur 12

The Count may have beaten me to it, but I can confirm it's the same rum. Packaged for different markets.

How are you enjoying it?
by paulipbartender
Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Age statements
Replies: 20
Views: 7639

Re: Age statements

Bear in mind - an agreement on age statements is already in effect within the largest confederation - WIRSPA (West Indian Rum and Spirit Producers Association). These definitions are also mainly in line with EEC definitions. All rum producers within the 15 WIRSPA member countries conform to; Minimum...
by paulipbartender
Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: El Dorado 12 vs El Dorado 15
Replies: 8
Views: 11319

Re: El Dorado 12 vs El Dorado 15

Rum is both a preoccupation and an occupation for my IPB chums..... Count - I'll send you a huge batch of rum production notes covering the 15 ACR producers shortly. The Caribbean are dragging their heels getting it signed off, but when they do, I believe Refined Vices should be the forum to host it.
by paulipbartender
Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: Feedback & Help
Topic: Whats eating Refined Vices?
Replies: 8
Views: 11234

Re: Whats eating Refined Vices?

Sorry I've not been active in here much Count. I'm snowed under with the ACr rum campaign at the moment, and RumFest is looming. I'll try and contribute more if I can

xxx
by paulipbartender
Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: El Dorado 12 vs El Dorado 15
Replies: 8
Views: 11319

Re: El Dorado 12 vs El Dorado 15

I should have mentioned - we're training for El Dorado and they've given us the most wonderful insights into their brands. Because they operate 9 different stills, the range of marques they produce are simply phenomonal. Most believe the 12 and the 15 are seperated by merely 3 years whereas in fact ...
by paulipbartender
Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: El Dorado 12 vs El Dorado 15
Replies: 8
Views: 11319

Re: El Dorado 12 vs El Dorado 15

The 12 was designed for a sweeter palette and the heart of the rum is the double wooden pot still, which gives a nicely refined, quite soft character. The 15 was designed to appeal to a drier palette and at it's heart is the single wooden pot still. This lends a wonderful rich, almost sherry like de...
by paulipbartender
Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: 15yo Pussers rum review
Replies: 16
Views: 32972

Re: 15yo Pussers rum review

At the turn of the last century Naval rums contained a small measure of every rum producing nation in the Empire. Including, supposedly, an appalling South African rum that they had to use in the tiniest measures to avoid spoiling the blend.

Now it's much simpler and there isn't any Jamaican anymore
by paulipbartender
Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: 15yo Pussers rum review
Replies: 16
Views: 32972

Re: 15yo Pussers rum review

I love the Pussers. As an Englishman with family naval traditions I believe it may be in my blood. Great review old boy!

Interestingly, there isn't any Jamaican rum in the Pussers blend anymore I understand. Although I don't blame you for picking out a Jamaican style pungency in the tasting
by paulipbartender
Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:00 am
Forum: Feedback & Help
Topic: Whats eating Refined Vices?
Replies: 8
Views: 11234

Re: Whats eating Refined Vices?

Thanks for your opinion Paul. Can you be more specific about the videos? By blogs do you mean forum blogs for members where they can blog about whatever? I am actually planning a video gallery for the frontpage of some sort, tutorials for cutting and lighting a cigar for instance (discussion thread...
by paulipbartender
Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: Feedback & Help
Topic: Whats eating Refined Vices?
Replies: 8
Views: 11234

Re: Whats eating Refined Vices?

Personally old chap I've just been frighteningly busy and not had the chance to get involved. To be frank so many of the topics that I might raise here I'm inclined to bring up in to the larger audience at the Ministry. There are many subjects covered here that aren't found there but perhaps points ...
by paulipbartender
Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Cling film solution to keep the angel's share down
Replies: 5
Views: 11747

Re: Cling film solution to keep the angel's share down

I'm fascinated by this story - would it work? I know when we were in Jamaica we were discussing alternative ageing techniques with the production team including stainless steel vats but with the wood inside so there was still the interaction - supposedly this does not work... I wonder how much of it...
by paulipbartender
Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:06 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Your favourite rum
Replies: 19
Views: 7513

Re: Your favourite rum

The 15 year old is blended for a drier palette and I might suggest has a more full and challenging range of flavours than the 12. Not to denigrate the exceptional younger brother though....
by paulipbartender
Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Italian deals..rum from Rome
Replies: 7
Views: 4973

Re: Italian deals..rum from Rome

The first three Silver SealsI am familiar with; Silver Seal Pure Demerara Rum 1992 and Silver Seal Pure Demerara Rum 1991. These are top quality rums absolutely perfect for Mai Tais (as I'm sure Tiare will testify). Fantastic examples of Demerara rums bought straight from DDL in Guyana where they ar...
by paulipbartender
Tue May 27, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: Cocktails
Topic: Vesper
Replies: 5
Views: 9779

Re: Vesper

We made several hundred of these to an all-star cast of revellers - most of whom ordered them to sound cool, took one sip, whinced at the punch of alcohol and ordered a vodka cranberry or a champagne!! Frankly I'm not a big fan of the original recipe. Gordons is a little one-dimensional for the deli...
by paulipbartender
Thu May 01, 2008 12:04 pm
Forum: Brandy Cellar
Topic: Pisco
Replies: 25
Views: 17597

Re: Pisco

What...???? a so you seh??? "culture of crazy Nordic alcoholics" ..??? Hmm...Paul..how many bottles of rum do you finish in a week...eh?'' More than i do..i`m sure 100% and don´t try to talk yourself out of it.. But Pisco is surely welcome to me anyway! :cheers: Count..what`s your opinion on this? ...
by paulipbartender
Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: Brandy Cellar
Topic: Pisco
Replies: 25
Views: 17597

Re: Pisco

The Nordic countries are emerging as potential consumers of Peruvian pisco given its culture of consumption of distilled beverages

Roughly translated as the culture of crazy Nordic alcoholics
by paulipbartender
Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: Cocktails
Topic: Rookie Highball
Replies: 10
Views: 11175

Re: Rookie Highball

Regarding substitutes, none that I can think of really - Pimm's is kind of unique as far as I've seen. Actually, thinking on it, I've never seen or had it but the distillers of Plymouth Gin supposedly have a Pimm's-like bottled sling sort of stuff. Much as with their Sloe Gin, if it has a Plymouth ...