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by Henry Deare, Adventurer
Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: The Beard Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 16690

Re: The Beard Thread

Sir Niko Earl of Holm wrote:Conquistador perhaps?
You may be on to something there.
by Henry Deare, Adventurer
Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: The Beard Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 16690

Re: The Beard Thread

I usually switch between a goatee and a full beard depending on the season. recently I've taken to removing the "joiners between the upper lip and chin. However I'm not entirely sure what you'd call this.
by Henry Deare, Adventurer
Tue May 20, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Contratulations to Lord Neville Crispin!
Replies: 3
Views: 11262

Re: Contratulations to Lord Neville Crispin!

Belated congratulations for this most auspicious occasion.
by Henry Deare, Adventurer
Tue May 20, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: Feedback & Help
Topic: Refined Vices gets a new look!
Replies: 9
Views: 13607

Re: Refined Vices gets a new look!

Count Silvio wrote:Once again Refined Vices updates its look. Instead of a 2 column layout I now offer a 3 column layout. I felt I needed some more space.
I heartily approve, Count.
by Henry Deare, Adventurer
Tue May 20, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Review: Kimberley Cane Spirit
Replies: 8
Views: 5322

Re: Review: Kimberley Cane Spirit

Hmm..i think i should be able to come up with something, maybe on the citrusy side? I do agree that it might be best for sipping, but i`m a experimenter so i`ll still try it out, at least a little. I wasn't impressed with how the Cane Spirit reacted with orange juice, but I'm interested to hear wha...
by Henry Deare, Adventurer
Fri May 09, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Review: Kimberley Cane Spirit
Replies: 8
Views: 5322

Re: Review: Kimberley Cane Spirit

tiare wrote:This one sparks my interest Count! i would love to create a cocktail with it..
Cane Spirit is a strange alcohol and doesn't really play well with other liquids. I don't know of any cocktail that is accentuated with the cane spirit.
by Henry Deare, Adventurer
Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Aquisitions
Replies: 8
Views: 4084

Re: Aquisitions

Red Hummingbird in Melbourne hold a bottle behind the bar. Of course they won't tell me how they managed to get it into town. But it's a lead.
by Henry Deare, Adventurer
Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: Feedback & Help
Topic: Refined Vices gets a new look!
Replies: 9
Views: 13607

Re: Refined Vices gets a new look!

Colour me impressed.
by Henry Deare, Adventurer
Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Wild Turkey Rye
Replies: 12
Views: 15634

Re: Wild Turkey Rye

I didn't know you were a fan of the Turkey, Count.
by Henry Deare, Adventurer
Sat Feb 09, 2008 7:40 am
Forum: Cocktails
Topic: Recommended classic rum cocktails
Replies: 27
Views: 22691

Re: Recommended classic rum cocktails

I can heartily recommend the Rum Shrub.
As the the cocktail requires a lot of preparation (days), you may have a hard time finding a bar that knows how to make them.
by Henry Deare, Adventurer
Sat Feb 09, 2008 7:34 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Your favourite rum
Replies: 19
Views: 8650

Re: Your favourite rum

Ron Matruselum 15 Gran Reserva.
It's a blended rum, but with the majority of the blend aged at 15 years it is incredibly smooth and a delight to drink.
by Henry Deare, Adventurer
Sat Feb 09, 2008 7:31 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Favo(u)rite Whisk(e)y?
Replies: 41
Views: 43263

Re: Favo(u)rite Whisk(e)y?

I've become quite enamoured of the Glenfiddich 15 year of late.
I'd not heard of the 21 year Havana Reserve before now. I'll have to track that one down.
by Henry Deare, Adventurer
Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Johnny Walker explained
Replies: 36
Views: 54834

Re: Johnny Walker explained

What an extraordinary first post.
I don't think there's any other spirit in the world whose various permutations can be drunk across all classes. I am happy to be corrected though.
by Henry Deare, Adventurer
Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: Cocktails
Topic: Cocktails for the New Year
Replies: 1
Views: 9223

Re: Cocktails for the New Year

While I won't be indulging in the finer side of alcoholism over the new year I can recommend this disarming cocktail: Hurricane - 30ml light rum - 30ml dark rum - 60ml passion fruit juice - 30ml orange juice - 15ml fresh lime juice - 1 tbsp simple syrup - 1 tbsp grenadine - Garnish: orange slice and...
by Henry Deare, Adventurer
Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:23 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Review: Mount Gay Eclipse
Replies: 8
Views: 4787

Re: Review: Mount Gay Eclipse

Quite an enjoyable review there, my dear Count. I think you've really hit the proverbial nail there. The Eclipse is a very uncomplicated rum. In fact it was first offered to me as an introduction to rums outside the likes of the ubiquitous Barcardi. I suggest doing the same for anyone you think nee...
by Henry Deare, Adventurer
Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Cork vs Screw Cap
Replies: 24
Views: 29046

Re: Cork vs Screw Cap

I find that while theres no really noticeable difference between cork and screw-cap, I do find the act of inhaling the light fumes off the cork to be a big part of my drinking experience. A teaser of what's to come. With regards to spills and drips that come with a corked bottle, well these can be a...
by Henry Deare, Adventurer
Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Age statements
Replies: 20
Views: 8747

Re: Age statements

To me it seems very simple. If it's a blend mark it as such on the front. Note the ages (and percentages) of the blends on the back label.
by Henry Deare, Adventurer
Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Review: Mount Gay Eclipse
Replies: 8
Views: 4787

Re: Review: Mount Gay Eclipse

Quite an enjoyable review there, my dear Count. I think you've really hit the proverbial nail there. The Eclipse is a very uncomplicated rum. In fact it was first offered to me as an introduction to rums outside the likes of the ubiquitous Barcardi. I suggest doing the same for anyone you think need...
by Henry Deare, Adventurer
Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Recommendations for a rank neophyte in the realm of rum?
Replies: 40
Views: 17492

Though Bundaberg does appear to be the liquor franca in in New Holland, there are other options for the discerning rum drinker. While Mount Gay Eclipse and Havana Club are both excellent drops, I would be remiss if I didn't suggest Mount Gay Extra Old. If you are inclined to keep your money in the c...
by Henry Deare, Adventurer
Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:32 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 7
Views: 12673

He's more of an acquaintance than a friend, but I'll gladly share a round with him.
by Henry Deare, Adventurer
Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:28 am
Forum: The Humidor
Topic: What's in the 'dor?
Replies: 4
Views: 11893

I can recommend the Romeo Y Julieta No. 3s.
At the moment I'm smoking Cafe Creme. The yellows. They're a nice, mellow cigarello. Good for when It's too cold outside for a regular sized cigar.
by Henry Deare, Adventurer
Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:32 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 115
Views: 89204

Duly noted, sir.
I await the review.
by Henry Deare, Adventurer
Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 115
Views: 89204

I tried the Havana Añejo 7 Años tonight. Unfortunately I mixed it with Coke so a lot of the taste was masked by sugar. It was not altogether unpleasant though.
by Henry Deare, Adventurer
Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:58 am
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 115
Views: 89204

While the Bacardi White is not a great rum, I've found the 151 to be fairly decent. Surprising given its exceedingly high alcohol content.
by Henry Deare, Adventurer
Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 115
Views: 89204

Hello there. I represent the Australian contingent of rum drinkers. Except those who choose to drink Bundaberg.