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by Count Silvio
Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Review: Mount Gay Extra Old Rum
Replies: 6
Views: 14532

Re: Review: Mount Gay Extra Old Rum

Probably reserved some of the older stocks for the 1703 or increased production due to high demand required changes. This happened to Angostura 1919 as well.
by Count Silvio
Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:35 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: St. Louis Homeowner Gets Surprise During Home Renovation
Replies: 1
Views: 7642

Re: St. Louis Homeowner Gets Surprise During Home Renovation

Thanks for the post and welcome to the forums.

Below is a link to some more info on the subject as well as pictures: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... l?ITO=1490
by Count Silvio
Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Legacy by Angostura - $25,000 RUM
Replies: 0
Views: 11213

Legacy by Angostura - $25,000 RUM

http://www.refinedvices.com/images/articles/angostura/legacy/legacybyangosturat.jpg Angostura has released for auction one of the most exclusive blends of rum in the world. With only twenty 500ml bottles available worldwide, Legacy by Angostura is expected to go for AUD$25,000 within the next few d...
by Count Silvio
Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Appleton Estate 50 Year Old Jamaica Rum
Replies: 2
Views: 10776

Appleton Estate 50 Year Old Jamaica Rum

http://www.refinedvices.com/newsimages/appleton/ae50yot.jpg Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum is proud to announce the release of a world first in Rum, the very rare Limited Edition Appleton Estate 50 Year Old Jamaica Rum - Jamaica Independence Reserve In 1962 just before Jamaica received its independenc...
by Count Silvio
Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Kentucky distilleries sued for ‘whiskey fungus’ damage
Replies: 0
Views: 10603

Kentucky distilleries sued for ‘whiskey fungus’ damage

A group of Louisville residents have filed a class action lawsuit against Kentucky distillers Diageo Americas Supply, Brown-Forman and Heaven Hill for allegedly damaging nearby property and homes with “whiskey fungus” or “Angel’s Share”. The whiskey and bourbon distilleries and warehouses are accus...
by Count Silvio
Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: A new tasting
Replies: 2
Views: 8915

Re: A new tasting

I've heard of this rum but I haven't tried it. What do you generally mix it with?
by Count Silvio
Mon May 21, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Caroni Trinity - single cask rum
Replies: 2
Views: 9573

Re: Caroni Trinity - single cask rum

Just purchased two bottles of this rum and will post my notes once I get it to Australia. It looks very interesting and if the quality is anything like the previous Caronis I've tried I'm sure I won't be disappointed.
by Count Silvio
Sat May 19, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Bacardi Wins the Battle for Havana
Replies: 0
Views: 10697

Bacardi Wins the Battle for Havana

http://www.refinedvices.com/newsimages/rum/havana.jpg U.S. courts allow Puerto Rican rum to be sold under Havana Club brand. Rum producer Bacardi has won its battle to sell "Cuban" rum made in Puerto Rico in the United States. On Monday (May 14) the Supreme Court refused to hear arguments from riva...
by Count Silvio
Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Tobacco infused rum
Replies: 16
Views: 21845

Re: Tobacco infused rum

Has anyone ever tried this? Jade Liqueurs' Perique Tobacco Liqueur was released in 2006 following many months of careful development. Louisiana Perique is the rarest and more precious tobacco in the entire world. Early French settlers learned the secrets of Perique cultivation from the native people...
by Count Silvio
Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:59 am
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Win a bottle of rum! - Havana Club Añejo 3 Años
Replies: 0
Views: 11929

Win a bottle of rum! - Havana Club Añejo 3 Años

http://www.refinedvices.com/images/rotm/havanaclub/hc3at.jpg Ladies and Gentlemen, for the first time ever Refined Vices is proud to present to you the Rum of The Month competition featuring the very special Havana Club 3 Años yet to be released in Australia! Those of us who were lucky enough to ma...
by Count Silvio
Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:46 am
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Mexican Distillers Fight Over the Word ‘Agave’
Replies: 0
Views: 10998

Mexican Distillers Fight Over the Word ‘Agave’

Who owns the word “agave”? A select group of tequila and mezcal producers would if a controversial piece of legislation in Mexico wins approval. Both tequila and mezcal — tequila’s older, smokier cousin — are made from agave, a breed of succulent that has been grown and distilled in Mexico for cent...
by Count Silvio
Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Growing a herb garden
Replies: 0
Views: 10498

Growing a herb garden

Of course said herbs will be used as ingredients in cocktails... Does anyone here or know of anyone growing their own herbs for the purpose of using them in cocktails and drinks? I recently planted a two types of mints one of them which unexpectedly sprouted new life. The mint that I planted from se...
by Count Silvio
Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:00 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Show off your rum collection
Replies: 68
Views: 61178

Re: Show off your rum collection

Thought I'd revive this thread with a new update. I've moved houses again and even purchased a new shelf for my rums. Majority of my collection is still in Finland but my Australian collection is slowly increasing. I might have to buy a new shelf or get rid of the books on another shelf I have. So t...
by Count Silvio
Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Bacardi Celebrates 150th Anniversary
Replies: 1
Views: 8328

Re: Bacardi Celebrates 150th Anniversary

I won't be able to afford the 2000 dollar price tag anytime soon but I'd be very interested in trying out this Cognac cask finished rum. I'm not sure they've previously produced a Cognac cask finish?
by Count Silvio
Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Bacardi Celebrates 150th Anniversary
Replies: 1
Views: 8328

Bacardi Celebrates 150th Anniversary

http://www.refinedvices.com/newsimages/bacardi/bacardivintaget.jpg In 2010 Bacardi celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the Bacardi Daiquiri, which also marked the launch of the Superior Heritage Limited Edition Rum produced to commemorate the event. Now the spirits company has declared 2012 to be i...
by Count Silvio
Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Other liquors and beverages
Topic: Licor 43
Replies: 3
Views: 11329

Re: Licor 43

Nice review Colonel, I haven't tried this but you make it sound good. Have you tried mixing any cocktails with it?
by Count Silvio
Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Toasts
Replies: 32
Views: 25072

Re: Toasts

Cheers Cobbie and welcome to the forums!

:tippin:
by Count Silvio
Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Price of Angostura Bitters set to skyrocket?
Replies: 0
Views: 10076

Price of Angostura Bitters set to skyrocket?

A lawyer friend of mine (yes, it is technically possible) asked my opinion back in August for a document he was preparing to challenge a proposal to lift the exemption from excise duty on Angosura Bitters. Angostura is actually 44.7% ABV, so it technically a booze, but since 1970 it has been exempt...
by Count Silvio
Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Forum updates!
Replies: 22
Views: 15242

Re: Forum updates!

Hello everyone! Simple updates again but I'm sure you'll find it more pleasing to the eye. Forum header updated. The forum background is now rich brown suede (or leather) instead of the old solid brown background. I felt the old background was bit stale. I've done the same update for the frontpage. ...
by Count Silvio
Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Feedback & Help
Topic: Internet Explorer 6 and 8
Replies: 1
Views: 14148

Re: Internet Explorer 6

IE6 is no longer supported. If anyone is still using IE6 I recommend you update it to IE9 or download Firefox or Chrome for optimal website experience.

IE8 will be forced into compatibility view mode automatically if loaded on IE8 due to CSS issues with the browser.
by Count Silvio
Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Other liquors and beverages
Topic: Tequila info
Replies: 2
Views: 7148

Re: Tequila info

I've always been fascinated about tequila but unfortunately in the regions I've lived in the selection has always been so small, not exceeding far beyond Sierras or Cuervos basic selection, it has not really been an awarding experience for me. Here in Australia the selection is significantly larger ...
by Count Silvio
Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 1
Views: 8172

Re: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Jimbo and thanks for your continuous support! While the forums have remained quite slow we are growing in another front at facebook where regular updates are posted almost on a daily basis: http://www.facebook.com/refinedvices Having said that I do wish to get the old fire going here ...
by Count Silvio
Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Master of Malt Releases (double bill)
Replies: 0
Views: 10949

Master of Malt Releases (double bill)

http://www.refinedvices.com/newsimages/rum/thumb/glenrumt.jpg Master of Malt recently participated in the increasingly popular Movember charity event by not only growing a handsome moustache, but by launching special edition bottlings including the Glenfarclas Movember 2011 bottling with £10 from t...
by Count Silvio
Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:14 am
Forum: News Repository
Topic: RumXPs sweep Golden Barrel Awards in UK
Replies: 2
Views: 8681

RumXPs sweep Golden Barrel Awards in UK

http://www.refinedvices.com/newsimages/rumxp.jpg Members of the International Rum Experts Panel (RumXPs) dominated the nominations and the social media awards given out recently at the annual dinner ceremony that is part of the RumFest UK experience in London. All the outstanding social media sites...
by Count Silvio
Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: The right glass?
Replies: 3
Views: 9157

Re: The right glass?

I generally prefer the smaller style tulip shaped glass or a copita style glass and recently I've been drinking from Glencairn glasses. I haven't really been drinking out of those huge cognac balloons so I can't say what the difference is compared to the other ones apart from the more convenient siz...
by Count Silvio
Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Which Rum should I to try next?
Replies: 11
Views: 14201

Re: Which Rum should I to try next?

I wouldn't say the 5 year old English harbour is lighter in flavour than the 10 year old, in fact I prefer it over the 10 year old. I find it's more vibrant. Matusalem 15 is a solera aged rum so it is not actually 15 years old but contains some 15 year old rum in it. Having said that it is one of my...
by Count Silvio
Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Which Rum should I to try next?
Replies: 11
Views: 14201

Re: Which Rum should I to try next?

Hi Ricky, welcome to Refined Vices! Your friend picked a very nice rum to introduce you to the world of rum! I also like the 15 year old El Dorado very much, which is one of the heavier style rums out there. I could recommend English Harbour 5 year old, Plantation Rum Barbados 5 year old. Ron Pamper...
by Count Silvio
Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: News Repository
Topic: The lost Book of Alchemy Released
Replies: 1
Views: 7258

Re: The lost Book of Alchemy Released

Unless your trinket is capable of producing rum or whiskey I think you're wasting your time here.
by Count Silvio
Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: Events
Topic: October is a RUM and WHISKEY fuelled month!
Replies: 0
Views: 20093

October is a RUM and WHISKEY fuelled month!

If you haven't seen them already, I've put up a few banners on rotation on top of the page advertising some of the hottest rum and whiskey events coming this October! So What's On? October 2011 is filled with tons of fabulous events for the rum and whiskey connoisseurs alike who can't wait to dip t...
by Count Silvio
Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Review: Mount Gay Extra Old Rum
Replies: 6
Views: 14532

Re: Review: Mount Gay Extra Old Rum

Well that is good. The price here for a bottle of XO is about 50 bucks, which I think is very good considering the high tax rate on alcohol. Most other spirits aged less than XO have a beginning price of 80 dollars. Bear in mind that the AUD is stronger than the USD at the moment. :cry: However if I...