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by Count Silvio
Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:29 am
Forum: Cocktails
Topic: 15 Steps to Setting Up a Gorgeous Bar
Replies: 2
Views: 7367

15 Steps to Setting Up a Gorgeous Bar

I found this news item 15 Steps to Setting Up a Gorgeous Bar while doing the rounds on the internet and was looking at the image and thinking, why yes that does look nice. I then started looking at the cost of things listed below the image, I was speechless. The total cost for their Gorgeous Bar wou...
by Count Silvio
Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Oliver & Oliver. A tour and tasting of Cuban tradition
Replies: 0
Views: 12224

Oliver & Oliver. A tour and tasting of Cuban tradition

Article courtesy of Pavol Kažimir, http://www.dominicanrums.com Everything started when i discovered the Vizcaya rum about a month ago. I contacted the company right away and asked if there is a possibility of visiting their rum facility. Nancy de Blanck, the sales and export manager of the company...
by Count Silvio
Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: The Humidor
Topic: Review: Sancho Panza Double Maduro Lancero
Replies: 3
Views: 7942

Re: Review: Sancho Panza Double Maduro Lancero

Have you tried the US version Cohibas, Cohiba Red Dot I think they were called?
by Count Silvio
Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:23 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Show off your rum collection
Replies: 68
Views: 61179

Re: Show off your rum collection

Wonderful collection Pieter! I am particularily interested in the Secret Treasures rums, where did you get them and how is the taste?
by Count Silvio
Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Whisky review: Whisky review: Bruichladdich The Sixteens Bou
Replies: 16
Views: 17984

Re: Whisky review: Whisky review: Bruichladdich The Sixteens

Hmm, interesting observation. I do hate it when they make different bottlings for different markets. It could make buying by the review harder as reviews are universal and read by all nationalities. One would have to start making separate reviews then for different nations. I am just wondering how c...
by Count Silvio
Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: An Official Welcome Back to the Count!
Replies: 1
Views: 8574

Re: An Official Welcome Back to the Count!

Thanks Jimbo. I appreciate your kind words and I am sure there will be more of those intelligent examinations and interchanges soon.

:pith:
by Count Silvio
Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Show off your rum collection
Replies: 68
Views: 61179

Re: Show off your rum collection

My current holdings of rum is listed below. This is from my 31 January 2010 liquor inventory. I have since added a few more bottles but have also drained a few. These are cached around the house so getting a pick of them in one place would be hard but we can use out imagination.....! :hsugh: :hsugh...
by Count Silvio
Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Rum Review: Havana Club Anejo Blanco
Replies: 5
Views: 11607

Re: Rum Review: Havana Club Anejo Blanco

Hmm, it must be a character limit of the forum software. I will see to it that it will be increased immediately.

Edit: It is done. No need to worry about hitting a limit anymore. Apologies for any inconvenience.

:tippin:
by Count Silvio
Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Rum Review: Maui Platinum, Gold & Dark Rum
Replies: 0
Views: 13447

Rum Review: Maui Platinum, Gold & Dark Rum

http://www.refinedvices.com/newsimages/rum/maui/mauiplatinumt.jpg Maui, the second largest island in Hawaii measuring 1883.5 square kilometres, has a variety of landscapes ranging from the arid volcanic terrain to lush jungles and has equally diverse climatic conditions. Maui also happens to be the...
by Count Silvio
Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Will Venezuela go sour on whisky?
Replies: 2
Views: 7792

Re: Will Venezuela go sour on whisky?

I know exactly what you're talking about as a lot of people in Finland view rum as a harsh uncultured drink, as some kind of vile moonshine. However, I've never encountered anyone who would order something to make the table "look right" haha! What I like to do is to pour some fine rum into a Cognac ...
by Count Silvio
Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Rum Review: Havana Club Anejo Blanco
Replies: 5
Views: 11607

Re: Rum Review: Havana Club Anejo Blanco

Excellent tasting notes there MJL.

Havana Club Anejo Blanco is one of my staple rums as it makes EXCELLENT Mojitos. It has just the right amount of flavour to come through perfectly in the Mojito as well as other drinks. Hell, even the basic rum and coke tastes good with the Blanco.
by Count Silvio
Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 115
Views: 68259

Re: Introduce yourself.

First of all, it's nice to see the site back online! My account was lost with the crash, so here I am again. My name is Pieter, 24 years old from the Netherlands. A year of 3 ago i had my first encounter with some nice rum. I believe it was the Bacardi 8 anos. since that time I've been in and out l...
by Count Silvio
Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:40 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Review: Johnnie Walker Green Label Blended Malt
Replies: 9
Views: 13618

Re: Review: Johnnie Walker Green Label Blended Malt

I have to agree with you MJL, though I have not yet tried the Gold or Swing and the others that are not in the standard selection.
by Count Silvio
Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:37 am
Forum: The Humidor
Topic: Favorite Bundled Cigars.
Replies: 6
Views: 9443

Re: Favorite Bundled Cigars.

Delicious! This thread reminds me I have to purchase a humidor. I live in Australia now by the way!

Welcome back!
by Count Silvio
Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: The Beard Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 12796

Re: The Beard Thread

I saw a Wolverine leather jacket at the convention Marie was at in Melbourne and I thought of you.
by Count Silvio
Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Refined Vices is back!
Replies: 4
Views: 8807

Re: Refined Vices is back!

Thank you! About time wouldn't you say!

Also I would like to welcome you and everyone else back as well. :poppin:
by Count Silvio
Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:33 am
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Antarctic Whisky
Replies: 0
Views: 10648

Antarctic Whisky

EXPERTS believe they have uncovered a secret drinker on Sir Ernest Shackleton's polar expedition after opening a crate of whisky buried under Antarctic ice for 100 years. The whisky, bottled for the renowned British explorer's 1907 expedition, was excavated from beneath his Antarctic hut earlier th...
by Count Silvio
Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:16 am
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Black Tot Rum - Last Consignment
Replies: 2
Views: 9714

Black Tot Rum - Last Consignment

http://www.refinedvices.com/newsimages/blacktot/blacktotrumt.jpg 31st July 2010 will see the launch of a limited edition piece of Royal Naval history, the very last remaining stocks of Royal Naval rum from 1970. On July 31st 1970 a 300 year old Royal Naval tradition ended at precisely 6 bells in th...
by Count Silvio
Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:52 am
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Refined Vices is back!
Replies: 4
Views: 8807

Refined Vices is back!

Hello everyone. After many months of downtime Refined Vices has risen from the ashes of the old server that was destroyed in a fiery inferno. Whats back? All the old reviews are back alongside the popular Gentleman's Guide. A few news articles are missing and the Distillery maps is gone. A year old ...
by Count Silvio
Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Sydney Barshow 21-22 Sept 2010 Horde Pavilion - Moore Park
Replies: 0
Views: 9924

Sydney Barshow 21-22 Sept 2010 Horde Pavilion - Moore Park

Sydney Barshow will return this year to the Horden Pavilion at Moore Park on the 21st and 22nd of September 2010. One of our members Ian Burrel, also known as the UK Rum Ambassador, will be taking care of the Rum Shack and will host a few seminars. The exhibitors list also lists a few rum brands suc...
by Count Silvio
Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:54 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Show off your rum collection
Replies: 68
Views: 61179

Re: Show off your rum collection

nice one, Count! i heard on the grapevine (no pun intended) that you shipped overseas...something about an unpaid debt and a man with a purple face was it? lol I hope you're settled in down under and there DOES seem to be a glitch or two with the old website but no matter. Are you as fond as whisky...
by Count Silvio
Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:50 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Blackbeard's Reserve Rum 24,25,26 Year?
Replies: 4
Views: 14654

Re: Blackbeard's Reserve Rum 24,25,26 Year?

I am now completely sure this rum was never produced/bottled by the cayman islands based rum company that we now know as Blackbeard's Trading Company. Blackbeard's DEMERARA rum appears to have been sold out 10 years ago! It was also a single cask product, which might explain the different experience...
by Count Silvio
Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Blackbeard's Reserve Rum 24,25,26 Year?
Replies: 4
Views: 14654

Re: Blackbeard's Reserve Rum 24,25,26 Year?

The more I think about it, I think this may have been a Private Label rum.

Current Blackbeard Rum Company website: http://www.blackbeards.ky/

Probably a different product.
by Count Silvio
Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:48 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Show off your rum collection
Replies: 68
Views: 61179

Re: Show off your rum collection

Things have got a little messed up here after the server died and I couldn't produce a backup copy. My rum collection also pretty much reset itself to 0 after I had to leave it to Finland. I have been able to start a small rum collection in Australia with some goodies: http://www.refinedvices.com/im...
by Count Silvio
Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Seven Fathoms Gets Silver Medal
Replies: 3
Views: 9118

Re: Seven Fathoms Gets Silver Medal

Seven Fathoms Rum has a new improved website with pictures and more info. http://www.sevenfathomsrum.com
by Count Silvio
Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Here again!
Replies: 1
Views: 8764

Re: Here again!

Yes, it is a shame what happened to my server and even a bigger shame I had no recent backup copies, even though I'm sure I made one before I embarked on the journey to Australia. The website/forums is not officially running yet so it might be a little quiet here for a while but it shouldn't be too ...
by Count Silvio
Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Pre-2006 El Dorado 15yo?
Replies: 3
Views: 9856

Re: Pre-2006 El Dorado 15yo?

Well I haven't been drinking El Dorado long enough to have noticed anything except in the Superior Demerara Rum rums. One of the bottles I have is lighter in colour and has a different kind of aroma when comparing to two other bottles I have. Though it could be one of the bottles have been exposed t...
by Count Silvio
Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Pre-2006 El Dorado 15yo?
Replies: 3
Views: 9856

Re: Pre-2006 El Dorado 15yo?

Hmm, Tiare's article only mentions the 12 year old being reformulated in 2006 or have I completely lost the plot? The 12 year old, used to be known as King of Diamonds , came in a tall bottle similar to the El Dorado Superior Demerara Dark rum sold over here. Unfortunately I can't find any European ...
by Count Silvio
Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Very old rums
Replies: 1
Views: 8833

Re: Very old rums

I tasted some Barbancourt from the 1930s in Floridita with RumDood when we were in London. It had started to "disintegrate" as there were particles floating in the rum, Paul explained this to me at Floridita but I don't recall the exact explanation right now. This disintegration didn't affect the ta...