Search found 758 matches

by Count Silvio
Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Review: Mount Gay Extra Old Rum
Replies: 6
Views: 14531

Re: Review: Mount Gay Extra Old Rum

Thanks Jimbo, I think it is complex enough to keep one interested and I agree that it is one of the first rums one should buy and he is probably going to buy considering its price and global availability. Is it still 50 dollars in the states?
by Count Silvio
Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:28 am
Forum: Feedback & Help
Topic: Links
Replies: 0
Views: 9845

Links

The links section has been updated as the old links section for some reason did not show the menus or banners once you clicked one of the categories.

The new links section incorporates a drop down list for each category.

http://www.refinedvices.com/web-links
by Count Silvio
Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:04 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Review: Mount Gay Extra Old Rum
Replies: 6
Views: 14531

Review: Mount Gay Extra Old Rum

http://www.refinedvices.com/newsimages/rum/mountgayextraoldanglet.jpg The Mount Gay Estate is one of the oldest estates in the Caribbean, and definitely the oldest on Barbados. Many believe rum has been produced on the estate as early as 1663, which is the year William Sandiford bought the estate. ...
by Count Silvio
Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Coruba 25 year old Jamaican Rum
Replies: 5
Views: 12810

Re: Coruba 25 year old Jamaican Rum

As I write my Jamaican friend may be returning with her mystery purchase. I wasn't sure what she might be able to find or transport so I asked for: Coruba 25, Appleton Master Blender's Legacy, Sangster's Rum Cream and - are you ready - Rum Nation Jamaica Supreme Lord IV 21 Year!! I pray she finds t...
by Count Silvio
Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Mount Gay Rum Club
Replies: 0
Views: 11056

Mount Gay Rum Club

May 2nd Golden Monkey - Every now and then my local Rum Club comes up with something a little different to the usual rum tasting seminars that is both innovative and an interactive way to present a product to the rum connoisseurs and hobbyists alike. The standard releases, Eclipse and Extra Old fro...
by Count Silvio
Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: Cocktails
Topic: Kiwi Daiquiri... and more...
Replies: 1
Views: 7022

Re: Kiwi Daiquiri... and more...

I can imagine the Kiwi creating a froth like that. By the way where is the rum?!
by Count Silvio
Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:16 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: My latest tasting
Replies: 3
Views: 9489

Re: My latest tasting

I've swapped around the buttons so you should now have Submit, Preview and Save. :tippin:
by Count Silvio
Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:29 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: My latest tasting
Replies: 3
Views: 9489

Re: My latest tasting

Oops! Sorry to hear that GeoD, I hate it when that happens! I'll see about switching the buttons around if it is possible.

Matusalem 15 is one of my favorite rums of all time, I look forward to hearing what you've got to say about it. Can't wait to try the 18 and the 23!
by Count Silvio
Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: The Booze Test: Name That Alcohol
Replies: 9
Views: 10957

Re: The Booze Test: Name That Alcohol

Welcome to the forums daff. :tippin:
by Count Silvio
Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Tiki 'n' Toxica
Replies: 0
Views: 10711

Tiki 'n' Toxica

http://www.refinedvices.com/images/articles/tikintoxica/tikipt.jpg Sunday the 8th of May saw the opening of a Tiki exhibition at the Kustom Lane Gallery in Hawthorn and I had got word about some rum and tiki thing happening at the show. I was sold after rum was mentioned and I've been known to even...
by Count Silvio
Sun May 22, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: REVIEW: Old Crow Reserve 4 Year Old 86 Proof Bourbon
Replies: 3
Views: 15966

Re: REVIEW: Old Crow Reserve 4 Year Old 86 Proof Bourbon

Unfortunately no as it is not available where I am at the moment. I have to say I've never been a big fan of Jim Beam products and have experienced similar "incidents" as you described.
by Count Silvio
Thu May 19, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Drinks with Lorena Vasquez at the Black Pearl
Replies: 0
Views: 12106

Drinks with Lorena Vasquez at the Black Pearl

http://www.refinedvices.com/images/articles/zacapa/jamiet.jpg When you first step inside the Black Pearl you immediately feel right at home, drawn in by the warm, relaxed interior design and welcomed by the friendly staff member behind the bar. I waste no time and walk straight to the bar to order ...
by Count Silvio
Mon May 16, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Cocktails
Topic: Langham Cobbler by Alex Kratena
Replies: 0
Views: 10075

Langham Cobbler by Alex Kratena

One of my favorite bars in London is the Artesian at Langham and one of the best bartenders I know works there. See Alex Kratena create one of his signature cocktails, the Langham Cobbler.
by Count Silvio
Sun May 15, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: News Repository
Topic: 10 Cane Rum Club
Replies: 0
Views: 11177

10 Cane Rum Club

http://www.refinedvices.com/images/articles/rumclub/10cane/10canet.jpg I wasn't sure what to expect from the April 10 Cane Rum Club when I received the invitation that read I would be guaranteed to regret if I missed out on the session and sure enough I found myself making my way to the Golden Monk...
by Count Silvio
Fri May 06, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Rum worth thousands drank in one night!
Replies: 0
Views: 10317

Rum worth thousands drank in one night!

Pub staff unwittingly drank Whitehaven rum possibly worth thousands. A vintage stoneware flagon of Jefferson’s Whitehaven rum which was unwittingly downed by workers at a Sheffield pub might have been worth thousands of pounds. The pub, The Bowery, belongs to Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders and...
by Count Silvio
Thu May 05, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Cuban cigar tsar on a roll
Replies: 1
Views: 7309

Re: Cuban cigar tsar on a roll

How many people does it take to smoke a 70-metre cigar?
by Count Silvio
Thu May 05, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 115
Views: 68259

Re: Introduce yourself.

Fine post sir, I shall raise a toast! :cheers:

:tippin:
by Count Silvio
Thu May 05, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Drinks by the Dram
Replies: 5
Views: 12441

Re: Drinks by the Dram

Dacaqa, I am glad you liked the service. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the whiskies, especially the Japanese one!

Jimbo, they're definitely glass bottles with real wax used to seal it. It's all class. :poppin:
by Count Silvio
Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Mount Gay Rum Eclipse Black
Replies: 0
Views: 10787

Mount Gay Rum Eclipse Black

The new Mount Gay bottle will be rolled out in selected airports worldwide Liquor supplier Rémy Cointreau Global Travel Retail has launched a "boat" to celebrate its new Mount Gay Rum Eclipse Black bottle, the latest edition to its premium product portfolio. The Mount Gay Rum Eclipse Black 100 Proo...
by Count Silvio
Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:34 am
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Gosling's Rum Club
Replies: 0
Views: 10618

Gosling's Rum Club

http://www.refinedvices.com/images/articles/rumclub/goslingsoldrumt.jpg It's always a mad rush to get in time to the Rum Club straight after work but if I can't do it, then someone else is going to drink my complimentary cocktail and we damn well can't have that now can we? Besides, what kind of a ...
by Count Silvio
Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: New Trends in Honey?
Replies: 0
Views: 10625

New Trends in Honey?

It wasn't long time ago when Wild Turkey launched their American Honey bourbon based liqueur and I just got wind that Jack Daniel's is soon launching their Tennessee Honey Whiskey to the market, which to me looks like a direct response to Wild Turkey's American Honey. Does anyone else think there ma...
by Count Silvio
Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Drinks by the Dram
Replies: 5
Views: 12441

Drinks by the Dram

Ever faced a problem when you couldn't decide between two or more whiskies to buy and when the only thing stopping you from buying both is the price? http://www.refinedvices.com/newsimages/whiskey/drinksbythedram/drinksbythedramt.jpg I bet it happens to you all the time, unless of course you're som...
by Count Silvio
Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Black Tot Rum - Last Consignment
Replies: 2
Views: 9714

Re: Black Tot Rum - Last Consignment

I've just spotted this rum in Australia! Price is a bit steeper than in the UK though.

http://nicks.com.au/Product/View/Black- ... %29/485291
by Count Silvio
Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Johnnie Blue, experiences?
Replies: 1
Views: 7302

Re: Johnnie Blue, experiences?

I have tried the Blue Label on a couple of occasions at Theodore S. Maul, Esq' place and I do find it enjoyable and extremely mellow on its own without the addition of any ice or water. If you're planning on having other drinks or food during the weekend I do suggest beginning with this one as the f...
by Count Silvio
Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Ron de Jeremy
Replies: 2
Views: 8881

Ron de Jeremy

http://refinedvices.com/newsimages/rondejeremy/ronportraitt.jpg Years of exploiting Ron's name are finally over - now there finally is a rum with his name on the label! Ron de Jeremy, undoubtedly one of the most controversially marketed and thought provoking spirits we've so far seen, will finally ...
by Count Silvio
Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Review: Jameson Irish Whiskey Spectacular Double Bill
Replies: 28
Views: 21995

Re: Review: Jameson Irish Whiskey Spectacular Double Bill

Great post JaRiMi and a good point about ice. I personally do not like my spirits cold, I find the taste is best when warm. Jimbo, very interesting you should say that as I've noticed the same thing about the level of liquid in the bottle. I call it the Golden Middle Age, when the level is halfway d...
by Count Silvio
Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Review: Jameson Irish Whiskey Spectacular Double Bill
Replies: 28
Views: 21995

Re: Review: Jameson Irish Whiskey Spectacular Double Bill

I just received this piece of information from one of my readers named Eli Baskin who found an answer for the JQ code stating the following: "A number on the neck of every bottle (JQ058548) refers to a cask opened by John Jameson in 1806 which he found to be perfect. It became the Jameson standard a...
by Count Silvio
Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Help needed with Dominican Republic Rums
Replies: 12
Views: 15846

Re: Help needed with Dominican Republic Rums

Very nice explaination Capn Jimbo. How about some names of rums that are non-tweaked/unaltered/unmolested? As mentioned in another thread, anything from Richard Seale aka Foursquare Distillery is a safe bet. St. Nicholas Abbey and Bristol Spirits Classic Rums as well. Edit: +Rhum Agricole ie Clément.
by Count Silvio
Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Help needed with Dominican Republic Rums
Replies: 12
Views: 15846

Re: Help needed with Dominican Republic Rums

I also found Brugal to be very musty in flavour. I didn't find it horrible but it didn't really "do it for me" in any case. A lot of people I know love Brugal, however. :hsughw:
by Count Silvio
Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:27 am
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Ron Matusalem: New top shelf Rums hits the Markets
Replies: 2
Views: 9993

Re: Ron Matusalem: New top shelf Rums hits the Markets

Hi Jimbo, here is an official response to your post directly from Matusalem that was mailed to me today. •It is important to also understand that it is not just a mathematical equation to handling & managing the Solera System, there's a craft, there is talent, there is ability, there is experience…b...