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by Theodore S. Maul, Esq.
Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:13 am
Forum: Cocktails
Topic: 15 Steps to Setting Up a Gorgeous Bar
Replies: 2
Views: 6411

Re: 15 Steps to Setting Up a Gorgeous Bar

One of those I'm familiar with: the Iittala Collective Tools bottle opener (we have a lot of Iittala Tools in the kitchen). Iittala does make good stuff but 30€/$40 for a stainless still bottle opener is ridiculous - even for a design item.
by Theodore S. Maul, Esq.
Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Your dream bar
Replies: 16
Views: 12365

Re: Your dream bar

I like the sound of this bar and I couldn't agree with you more on 'no television sets'. I find television sets at bars or pubs are a bad thing as people often look at the TV rather than talk with friends or meet new people. This is why certain vigilant gentlemen have been known to turn those devic...
by Theodore S. Maul, Esq.
Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: The Humidor
Topic: The Art of the Pipe shall not be lost
Replies: 5
Views: 8028

Re: The Art of the Pipe shall not be lost

I do have a briar pipe and some Sweet Killarney to go with it but I'm still breaking it in. It's a skill that takes a while to learn. I'm still figuring out the best way to pack it and the right speed to smoke it. I've tried the packing in thirds method and I do believe I'm not smoking in haste but ...
by Theodore S. Maul, Esq.
Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Your dream bar
Replies: 16
Views: 12365

It would have to have some art on the walls, possibly some pencil sketches of cigars, to justify the name Drawing Room. I'd add a fireplace too because leaning on the mantelpiece with one hand with a glass in the other is sometimes required. The music should never be too loud. I vote for the dress c...
by Theodore S. Maul, Esq.
Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: The Humidor
Topic: Camacho Corojo 10th Anniversary
Replies: 1
Views: 6520

Re: Camacho Corojo 10th Anniversary

I have a box pressed Bolivar gran corona waiting for its time to come. Bolivars are supposed to be a strong and full brand anyway so I don't know if the box pressed shape will play any signifcant role there.
by Theodore S. Maul, Esq.
Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Plantation Rum
Replies: 28
Views: 7785

Re: Plantation Rum

Count Silvio wrote:What also makes me glad is that I didn't have to pay any tax for it which means the hooch will taste all the more delicious.
:pith:
Smuggler's palate. I'm quite fond of the effect myself. :tippin:
by Theodore S. Maul, Esq.
Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:52 am
Forum: The Humidor
Topic: New project idea
Replies: 4
Views: 7184

Re: New project idea

You might also find it rather hard to get those seeds past customs. I know of a home-grown enthusiast who gets his tobacco from some supplier. He said that if he ever was caught smoking those the penalties would be quite a bit harsher than those from the possession of cannabis products. Proceed with...
by Theodore S. Maul, Esq.
Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:33 pm
Forum: The Humidor
Topic: What's in the 'dor?
Replies: 4
Views: 8125

Re: What's in the 'dor?

Recently I found myself in the unbearable position that I have only one instance of any particular cigar in the humidor. This is a bit of a conundrum while entertaining guests as I haven't even tried all of them myself. How to distribute smokes to one or more guests so that no one feels they've been...
by Theodore S. Maul, Esq.
Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:08 pm
Forum: The Humidor
Topic: A good cigar on a budget
Replies: 8
Views: 9293

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La Libertidad Robusto has been a good smoke on more than one occasion. And indeed very reasonably priced.. Guess I'll have to go and get me one. For the uninitiated, it may be easier to find this cigar from the shops with its correct spelling which is La Libertad . I'm sure your tobacconist will kn...
by Theodore S. Maul, Esq.
Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Ron Edmundo Dantes
Replies: 4
Views: 4441

Re: Ron Edmundo Dantes

I did indeed empty a glass of this rare specimen. The first impression I received was the rather high price, 25 euros for just 4 centilitres. Oh well... Next I committed a sin and tasted it before it was properly warmed. This failed to impress so I waited a bit. As my cigar was reaching its apex I t...
by Theodore S. Maul, Esq.
Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:34 am
Forum: Brandy Cellar
Topic: Armagnac
Replies: 5
Views: 7264

And how fitting that it is from the Avatar series! Top notch work.
by Theodore S. Maul, Esq.
Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:13 pm
Forum: The Humidor
Topic: Siglo VI - A tale of aromatherapy
Replies: 6
Views: 7978

Whilst you enjoyed the cigar immensly, do you dispute my premise that a higher calibre style Port would have enhanced your experience of the cigar, and vice versa? Of course not and I promise I will make an effort to procure some tawny or vintage next time the occasion arises. :tippin: Sincerely Yo...
by Theodore S. Maul, Esq.
Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:27 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Recommendations for a rank neophyte in the realm of rum?
Replies: 40
Views: 12372

Re: A Post Scriptum

Common sense dictates that if you put a 10 euro whisky, a 10 euro rum and a 10 euro brandy on the table none of them will taste good. Add just two tenners to the respective prices and the drinks start to get palatable. Add a similar price increase and the amber nectar will fly off the bottle. The f...
by Theodore S. Maul, Esq.
Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 115
Views: 62579

Lord Stirling Johnson wrote:Hello Rev., how are you?

I can't wait until those scoundrels Pennypacker and Vanderley get here.
Have you heard of Kel Varnsen? I hear his factory got severely dislocated! :poppin:
by Theodore S. Maul, Esq.
Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:51 am
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Sub-forums
Replies: 8
Views: 9278

Stiff upper lip and no commotions please. :pith:
by Theodore S. Maul, Esq.
Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:19 am
Forum: The Humidor
Topic: Siglo VI - A tale of aromatherapy
Replies: 6
Views: 7978

I took the liberty of fixing the formatting in your most recent correspondence as I could not find your words amidst mine. I am quite aware that Ruby is a style, my sentence was merely a play on words. Had I chosen Graham I would have addressed the bottle as him. In general I'm particular to Tawny b...
by Theodore S. Maul, Esq.
Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:13 am
Forum: The Humidor
Topic: A good cigar on a budget
Replies: 8
Views: 9293

Staying in Honduras, why not give La Libertad a go. Then there's Joya de Nicaragua, while obviously not from Honduras, is enjoyed by many.

In general good cigars should not cost that much whether they come from Habanos or not. If you are getting hornswoggled it's time to shop elsewhere.
by Theodore S. Maul, Esq.
Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:26 am
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 115
Views: 62579

it would not do to enter into conversation without being formally introduced good sirs. it certainly will not do to introduce oneself. i find myself to be in quite a bothersome situation. My sincerest apologies Milady! Please forgive us for wherever are our manners. :poppin: Allow me to escort you ...
by Theodore S. Maul, Esq.
Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:21 am
Forum: The Humidor
Topic: Siglo VI - A tale of aromatherapy
Replies: 6
Views: 7978

I do quite like Graham but this time Ruby was the only one present so I went with her. A fantastic bouquet for the price I must add. Sometimes I have sherry with a cigar, sometimes port, and then there's the occasional rum. I still have two Cohibas left: a corona and a robusto. I've had the especial...
by Theodore S. Maul, Esq.
Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:36 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Recommendations for a rank neophyte in the realm of rum?
Replies: 40
Views: 12372

Re: A Post Scriptum

Common sense dictates that if you put a 10 euro whisky, a 10 euro rum and a 10 euro brandy on the table none of them will taste good. The exception here is in the rums. There are quite a number of excellent rums available a very low price. But since I am blessed by having several hundred rums on my...
by Theodore S. Maul, Esq.
Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Favo(u)rite Whisk(e)y?
Replies: 41
Views: 31838

I was certain I had already mailed my correspondence on this topic but alas, it is nowhere to be seen. Whether it was misplaced by the maid or not I shall reiterate my thought. For a while now I have been a big fan of Islay malts. Lagavulin, Ardbeg, Laphroaig, the list goes on. You can read my thoug...
by Theodore S. Maul, Esq.
Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: The Humidor
Topic: Siglo VI - A tale of aromatherapy
Replies: 6
Views: 7978

Siglo VI - A tale of aromatherapy

I am sad to report that the crown jewel and de facto ruler of my humidor is gone. I consumed the Cohiba Siglo VI some time ago and though I miss its presence I have no regrets. It was undoubtedly one of the finest, if not the finest, smoking moments of my life. I accompanied it with some Niepoort Ru...
by Theodore S. Maul, Esq.
Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:05 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Cork vs Screw Cap
Replies: 24
Views: 18734

What do you think of artificial cork? It doesn't fool anyone by trying to be a real cork but you can still complete the ceremony of using a corkscrew. Handing it out for the smell test seems kind of pointless but in my opinion hiding it sends a message that you are hiding something. Now that twist t...
by Theodore S. Maul, Esq.
Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Recommendations for a rank neophyte in the realm of rum?
Replies: 40
Views: 12372

A Post Scriptum

It is interesting to see that there are other countries too where rum is synonymous to some vile liquid. Here in the Northern Barbary this is the result of the local monopoly only offering a very limited and cheap selection of merely one or two products for decades. The result is that it is hard to ...
by Theodore S. Maul, Esq.
Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Recommendations for a rank neophyte in the realm of rum?
Replies: 40
Views: 12372

My Dearest Counts, Your open-mindnedness for new ventures is commendable. Worry not for we in this society of refined vices are not ones to judge the uninitiated. If it wasn't for such bravery and intrigue towards exotic pursuits we still would know nothing about the new worlds that have recently be...
by Theodore S. Maul, Esq.
Sat Oct 27, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Review: Havana Club 7 años
Replies: 6
Views: 4971

You forgot to mention that in our country - which is a Sahara for rums - this product is terribly overpriced. I haven't tasted it in a while so I can't really comment on the flavours but if you factor in the price I'd give it a 2 out of 5.
by Theodore S. Maul, Esq.
Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:37 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Johnny Walker explained
Replies: 36
Views: 42605

Excellent post. I was not aware of all these colours.
by Theodore S. Maul, Esq.
Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:08 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: A grand haul
Replies: 9
Views: 9469

Re: A grand haul

Sñr Juan Pablo de Español wrote: What is most worthy is note, however, is that I had initially picked up a pair of Diesel jeans I was going to buy, but decided to offload them and purchase the whiskey instead.
Now that's an executive decision. :pith:
by Theodore S. Maul, Esq.
Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Laphroaig
Replies: 13
Views: 11688

The normal 10-yo Laphroaig is good stuff indeed. I like to add just a drop or two of water to release even more flavour. Recently I ordered a bottle of their Quarter Cask which is a rather nice acquaintance. I wouldn't recommend it for anyone who hasn't had an Islay malt before due to the peaty kick...
by Theodore S. Maul, Esq.
Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:56 am
Forum: Feedback & Help
Topic: Solved! Guthenberg made an error with his typography machine
Replies: 1
Views: 6268

Solved! Guthenberg made an error with his typography machine

Fix this on the front page: "A gentleman's guide to lifes more refined vices." It is not refined at all. :nazor: