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by Dood
Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Top sipping rums tasted
Replies: 4
Views: 12247

Re: Top sipping rums tasted

I see nothing wrong with that list. I'd probably add a few:

Clement XO
Rhum JM VSOP
Oronoco

Those are the three that spring to mind. On any given day though other rums can join the list.
by Dood
Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: "Nice legs"
Replies: 3
Views: 10640

Re: "Nice legs"

The legs are, indeed an indicator of alcoholic content, although the viscosity of the spirit DOES play a part in their formation. If it didn't, then all 40% ABV spirits would have identical legs. Or at least that's how it works in my mind. I'm not a chemist...I'm just some guy that drinks a lot of r...
by Dood
Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Happy birthday RumDood
Replies: 1
Views: 9041

Re: Happy birthday RumDood

Count Silvio wrote:According to the rumours it is RumDoods birthday today. Happy birthday and I hope to see you at the RumFest and raise a glass with you but meanwhile this smilie has to do :cheers:.
Every now and again I remember to come to the forums here. ;) Thanks for the birthday wishes. See you in London!
by Dood
Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Ron Zacapa 23 as a benchmark
Replies: 20
Views: 29670

Re: Ron Zacapa 23 as a benchmark

Essentially, Zacapa could not keep up with the demand for the Centenario and have had to modify their blend because they didn't maintain a high enough stock of their older rums. This is also a large part of why they stopped selling their rum to Zaya and no one expects the contract with Monte Cristo ...
by Dood
Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: Cocktails
Topic: Recommended classic rum cocktails
Replies: 27
Views: 19444

Re: Recommended classic rum cocktails

Got to try this recipe for orgeat at Tales. It's the most amazing thing I've ever had.

http://underhill-lounge.flannestad.com/ ... s-version/
by Dood
Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Stay thirsty my friends
Replies: 2
Views: 9148

Re: Stay thirsty my friends

When I grow up, I will be that man!

Except I'm going to stick to rum instead of beer.
by Dood
Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Glassware
Replies: 2
Views: 9345

Re: Glassware

I like the looks of the whiskey glasses. I think that they would work best for rums. I missed the Riedel session at Tales of the Cocktail, but I heard it was fantastic, and that the spirits really did taste differently in the different glasses (although that could be the power of suggestion). I hear...
by Dood
Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: A grand haul
Replies: 9
Views: 11970

Re: A grand haul

That is an excellent haul, sir. My only haul recently was my bottle of Master Blender's Legacy. I plan on hitting Hi TIme this weekend to replenish some bottles that I emptied over the weekend at a party (out of Matusalem Platino and New Orleans Dark...and I keep thinking it wouldn't be a bad thing ...
by Dood
Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Show off your rum collection
Replies: 68
Views: 67072

Re: Show off your rum collection

I want that cabinet! WOW!

Nice collection too BTW.
by Dood
Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: Cocktails
Topic: Drinks for the summer
Replies: 19
Views: 14390

Re: Drinks for the summer

I generally add the soda last and give a quick stir. To avoid getting mint pieces in my mouth I find that the use of crushed ice seems to suppress the mint uprising fairly well. Lately I've been a big fan of the Depaz Midnight Mojito , or at least my variation on it...I use 2 oz. of rum, 1 oz. of sy...
by Dood
Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Cocktails
Topic: Drinks for the summer
Replies: 19
Views: 14390

Re: Drinks for the summer

It is but they never have any mint so I have to get substitutes. I should consider bringing my own mint to bars. Well, I don't know how it is over there, but here it's considered bad form to order a mojito at a bar that doesn't count it among their house specialties - unless the bar's business is V...
by Dood
Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: I do say, where is the gin?
Replies: 3
Views: 9636

Re: I do say, where is the gin?

Mmm...gin.
by Dood
Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: Cocktails
Topic: Drinks for the summer
Replies: 19
Views: 14390

Re: Drinks for the summer

Summertime is MOJITO TIME!
by Dood
Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: The Beard Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 14325

Re: The Beard Thread

I've grown a full beard over the past few months. I think I've finally reached a level of thickness that requires trimming...otherwise I'll be stumbling into full-on hippiness.

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by Dood
Mon May 12, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Zaya 12
Replies: 19
Views: 20184

Re: Zaya 12

I'm a big fan of Zaya & Ginger myself. The Zaya has the fortitude to stand up to some rather strong ginger beers.
by Dood
Wed May 07, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: The Booze Test: Name That Alcohol
Replies: 9
Views: 12359

Re: The Booze Test: Name That Alcohol

I got Drunkard.

Would help if I read all the available answers before choosing. Don't know how I missed Everclear.
by Dood
Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Show off your rum collection
Replies: 68
Views: 67072

Re: Show off your rum collection

Moved, and thusly the shelf has been moved and updated.

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by Dood
Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:15 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Review: Santa Teresa 1796 Ron Antiguo de Solera
Replies: 10
Views: 6574

Re: Review: Santa Teresa 1796 Ron Antiguo de Solera

Great review, Count!

I'll have to find a bottle of this for myself.
by Dood
Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:11 pm
Forum: Cocktails
Topic: Daiquiri 1919
Replies: 3
Views: 8946

Re: Daiquiri 1919

Count Silvio wrote:Just how sour is a daiquiri supposed to be?
To my way of thinking, this is a question best answered by the drinker. Using different limes could also make a difference.
by Dood
Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:56 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Brugal Siglo de Oro
Replies: 5
Views: 3183

Re: Brugal Siglo de Oro

Full review is up here
by Dood
Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:17 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Rum Review: Temptryst Mesquite
Replies: 8
Views: 3140

So are any of these actually available for purchase anywhere? Not yet. :( Actually I was just remarking that I need to start reviewing a few rums that are A) Actually for sale, and B) Can actually be found. So far I've reviewed 2 Temptryst rums (not available) and Ron Zacapa 23 Anos (which is avail...
by Dood
Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Rum Review: Temptryst Mesquite
Replies: 8
Views: 3140

AngelSword wrote:More than a pair!

http://www.ministryofrum.com/rumdetails.php?r=695
QFE. While I haven't done a proper review of it yet, I've had a bottle of the Dark Chocolate on my shelf for a while now, and it is excellent.

I arranged a trade for it for my wife, but I drink it more often than she does.
by Dood
Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:37 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Brugal Siglo de Oro
Replies: 5
Views: 3183

Thank you for the short review. I would find banana a very pleasant surprise in a rum. Many people have reported banana in those little heavier rums but I am yet to find any banana in my rums though. There really isn't any banana on the palate that I could detect...I only found the banana in the no...
by Dood
Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:30 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Rum Review: Temptryst Mesquite
Replies: 8
Views: 3140

Rum Review: Temptryst Mesquite

Dan has graciously allowed me to review another of his offerings: Temptryst Mesquite.

Excellent rum. Pour a glass, let it breathe a bit and open like a treasure chest of smoky, woody flavors.
by Dood
Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Brugal Siglo de Oro
Replies: 5
Views: 3183

Re: Brugal Siglo de Oro

I know a bar that sells this rum for 11 euros a glass. I would like to know if this is worth the money and more importantly if anyone has any specific cigar recommendations for this rum. This rum is not available for purchase here but I think either Extra Viejo or AƱejo might be which brings me to ...
by Dood
Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Rum from the Islay
Replies: 18
Views: 19012

I'm interested to try it.

Then again that doesn't really say much...it has the word "rum" in it. :)
by Dood
Sat Dec 01, 2007 6:49 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Your favourite rum
Replies: 19
Views: 7513

For those interested in my notes on the Cherrywood, they're available here
by Dood
Sat Dec 01, 2007 6:47 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Your favourite rum
Replies: 19
Views: 7513

Temptryst Cherrywood Where could one acquire this rum? Is it even on sale yet? It isn't. Acquiring it required some cajoling, kidnapping, ransom, and the careful packaging of various bottles to be shipped via UPS. Essentially, I had the good fortune of having access to some rums that angelsword did...
by Dood
Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:42 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Your favourite rum
Replies: 19
Views: 7513

Favorites...wow... Well my current list of favorites is (in no particular order): Temptryst Cherrywood Ron Zacapa Centenario 23-Year-Old Pyrat Cask 1623 Appleton Estate 21-Year-Old I do believe I like the Zacapa more than I do the Cask, but I'm not sure as I haven't done a solid comparison - I've on...
by Dood
Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:08 am
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 115
Views: 76443

it would be distasteful for one to comment on the course tone this gentleman is using in company. Of course my dear. But perhaps the course tone is related to the instructive nature of the comments. Whereas a coarse tone would certainly be abrasive in such genteel company. You beat me to it! *shake...