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by Capn Jimbo
Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:42 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Show off your rum collection
Replies: 68
Views: 82132

Re: Show off your rum collection

I find that Victoria Secret wearing, seductive and stunning women serving the rum, and lighting our cigars is much more relaxing (well maybe not so relaxing) than any bar or music, lol...

by Capn Jimbo
Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Toward an Authentic Rum Profile
Replies: 8
Views: 18456

Re: Toward an Authentic Rum Profile

Count, thanks for the contribution. Naming the pure and unaltered rums is a great idea, as then we know the source of the characteristics noted. I've long been after Seales' cane juice rum without success; it's simply not available in south Florida. I've known Richard Seale for a few years and can s...
by Capn Jimbo
Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Favo(u)rite Whisk(e)y?
Replies: 41
Views: 43905

Re: Favo(u)rite Whisk(e)y?

Time has passed and I'd make the following additions: Cragganmore 12 Year: floral and light, even Sue Sue (who hates whisky) loves this one. Bowmore 12 Year: a modest Islay peat with fruity overtones, nice, much improved over the Legend. Speaking of blends, I've discovered some terrific options: The...
by Capn Jimbo
Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Toward an Authentic Rum Profile
Replies: 8
Views: 18456

Toward an Authentic Rum Profile

With the goal of encouraging posting - and to explore an authentic profile - I'd ask the following: With regard to rums that you consider pure and authentic (no hidden flavorings, sugars, sherry, or additives) what are the aromas, flavors, finish and aftertaste that you associate with: 1. young rums...
by Capn Jimbo
Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: The Humidor
Topic: My Personal Cigar Statement! Please Add Your Thoughts!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 13843

Re: My Personal Cigar Statement! Please Add Your Thoughts!!!

The cigars I smoke most often are either Padron's or La Gloria Cubana seconds. There are plenty of cigars for well under $5 a piece that are superb...
Nice post, care to share some of the sub $5 superbos?
by Capn Jimbo
Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: The Humidor
Topic: Sancho Panza Double Maduro Lancero Review
Replies: 3
Views: 11206

Re: Sancho Panza Double Maduro Lancero Review

The Sancho Panza Cabellero is widely respected, and pretty well rated for a $5 smoke. I like them, and so do the many folks with whom I've shared them. Personally, I've found the notion that Maduro wrappers are bitter or somehow strong, to be untrue for us. The smokes we liked the most though, have ...
by Capn Jimbo
Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: The Humidor
Topic: Rocky Patel
Replies: 3
Views: 10499

Re: Rocky Patel

Looks like a great tasting, thanks for the pics... btw, what'd you think of the Seven Tiki? Does the spicing taste artificial or nature's own? Vanilla?
by Capn Jimbo
Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Review: Cruzan Single Barrel Estate Rum
Replies: 13
Views: 21527

Re: Review: Cruzan Single Barrel Estate Rum

Yes, I would continue to say that rain water can reduce ferment times and or get the ferment closer to a lower FG. I assume rain water is really really well aerated too. Very helpful before the yeasty beasties go anerobic. Actually the rainwater harvesting systems used commercially take steps to mi...
by Capn Jimbo
Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Whisky review: Whisky review: Bruichladdich The Sixteens Bou
Replies: 16
Views: 22468

Re: Whisky review: Whisky review: Bruichladdich The Sixteens

They don't call me the Compleat Idiot of rum for nothing. My sincere apologies if I have offended you, MJL, in any way. If you are the same MJL who used to post at my forum, let me publicly thank you for some great and colorful reviews, and a fantastic tribute to Captain Tony in Key West ( link ). A...
by Capn Jimbo
Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: 15yo Pussers rum review
Replies: 16
Views: 36144

Re: 15yo Pussers rum review

"IMHO, the rancino notes within the younger rums are due to the addition of the aged dunder..... Or more specifically the dunder that has been infected/cultivated with Saccharobutyricum." The only reference I can find to the Saccharo.. is from Gomez' fine thesis on rum. In it, he/she shows no corre...
by Capn Jimbo
Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Review: Cruzan Single Barrel Estate Rum
Replies: 13
Views: 21527

Re: Review: Cruzan Single Barrel Estate Rum

"Marketing indeed, as everything seems to come down to marketing and perception these days. Often, distilleries rely old world methods to insure that the flavor profiles that their customers have grown accustomed to do not change (think New Coke)." Let's not think New Coke, ugh. I'd agree that alth...
by Capn Jimbo
Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:26 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Favo(u)rite Whisk(e)y?
Replies: 41
Views: 43905

Re: Favo(u)rite Whisk(e)y?

After reviewing over 120 rums at The Rum Project, Sue Sea and I came to the unfortunate conclusion that truly and unadulterated rums are few and far between. Still, the ones that are pure are magnificent, and among these we'd have to include Doorly's XO, MGXO, Seales Ten Year, Barbancourt, Pussers B...
by Capn Jimbo
Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:11 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Review: Cruzan Single Barrel Estate Rum
Replies: 13
Views: 21527

Re: Review: Cruzan Single Barrel Estate Rum

Look forward to what you find out Count, but really, isn't this much ado about very little? So called "rainwater harvesting" is not really new and is done by a number of wineries already. It is well to reflect on the fact that rainwater is close to the purest water available with no real minerals or...
by Capn Jimbo
Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:58 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Whisky review: Whisky review: Bruichladdich The Sixteens Bou
Replies: 16
Views: 22468

Re: Whisky review: Whisky review: Bruichladdich The Sixteens

If someone cannot describe to me the mechanism at play that allegedly causes some portion of the population to be more attuned to tasting than to the rest of us then I am going to have to cast serious doubt on the so-called science of this claim. Indeed, taste is affected by so many environmental v...
by Capn Jimbo
Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Whisky review: Whisky review: Bruichladdich The Sixteens Bou
Replies: 16
Views: 22468

Re: Whisky review: Whisky review: Bruichladdich The Sixteens

I agree completely. To those so affected the sensation of "bitterness" is quite real, and it is perfectly honest and understandable if they note or report it. The studies are not cast in stone, and it is well to note that the "25%" who exhibit this sensitivity was "... to a greater or lesser degree"...
by Capn Jimbo
Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Whisky review: Whisky review: Bruichladdich The Sixteens Bou
Replies: 16
Views: 22468

Re: Whisky review: Whisky review: Bruichladdich The Sixteens

Let me be more specific. One of the phenols that may result from either fermentation or distillation is phenol-thiol-urea (yes, I know). A number of studies have shown that in most populations about 25% of the tasters interpret this phenol as "bitter" to a greater or lesser degree. The vast majority...
by Capn Jimbo
Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Whisky review: Whisky review: Bruichladdich The Sixteens Bou
Replies: 16
Views: 22468

Re: Whisky review: Whisky review: Bruichladdich The Sixteens

I won't pretend to know about alteration of whisk(e)ys, but I can speak to rum. The evidence is overwhelming that rogue rum is frequently "tweaked" with sugar, sherry, glycerol, artificial flavors and spices and the like. Sugar and baking (not spirit) caramel is frequently used as sugar can make a y...
by Capn Jimbo
Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: An Official Welcome Back to the Count!
Replies: 1
Views: 11204

An Official Welcome Back to the Count!

Before we all just jump back into things, it's more than appropriate to express a big welcome back to our dear Count. Personally this forum has always been one of my favorites, one of the few where an honest and intelligent examination of things rum have taken place. I won't soon forget some of the ...
by Capn Jimbo
Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Show off your rum collection
Replies: 68
Views: 82132

Re: Show off your rum collection

What?! You mean you actually save rum? Here's where my 150 bottles are stored...

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BTW, welcome back Count and a big hello to some of my favorite people: the inimitable JaRiMi, the Dood, Scottes, MJL, and Paulipbartender.
by Capn Jimbo
Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Ron Zacapa 23 as a benchmark
Replies: 20
Views: 32776

Re: Ron Zacapa 23 as a benchmark

J, with all due respect I fail to understand the point you are trying to make. I really dislike parsed responses as they are unnecessarily confrontational and I'd sure to like to avoid that. But since you have done so, I guess I need to run you through the e-wringer a few turns myself. But first let...
by Capn Jimbo
Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: WIRSPA: Unplugged
Replies: 10
Views: 18136

Re: WIRSPA: Unplugged

This sounds like branding to me. I am uncertain where the problem lays? Coke brands. Pepsi brands. Oreos brands. Burgundy, Chianti, Parmesan cheese and Bourbon all brand. Why can't Rum define its brand as well? What is the difference between Champagne and the exact product made in California or Sou...
by Capn Jimbo
Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: WIRSPA: Unplugged
Replies: 10
Views: 18136

Re: WIRSPA: Unplugged

http://www.rumproject.com/images/caribbean%20sea.jpg The "Caribbean" is actually pretty well defined geographically as shown. This region is defined on the north and east by the Antilles (Greater and Lesser), to the south, southwest and west by the shores of Mexico, Central and South America. The B...
by Capn Jimbo
Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Traveller's 1 Barrel (Belize)
Replies: 9
Views: 15557

Re: Traveller's 1 Barrel (Belize)

Honestly, 1 Barrel is a very difficult rum to place. It's really way too young to be considered a sipper, and as a flavored rum I perceived it as way too single-minded (artificial maple syrup) and overpowering. I suppose it might make a mixer, assuming you are in love with faux maple.
by Capn Jimbo
Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:55 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: WIRSPA: Unplugged
Replies: 10
Views: 18136

Re: WIRSPA: Unplugged

Ouch! I never said I was a good typist! Quoting: " Under this ridiculous legislation, only the Caribbean Commonwealth will be able to sell rum labelled as Caribbean in Canada. Nuttier yet, WIRSPA's ACP Caribbian Region includes countries in the Pacific and Africa! " What do you mean here please by A...
by Capn Jimbo
Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:59 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Traveller's 1 Barrel (Belize)
Replies: 9
Views: 15557

Re: Traveller's 1 Barrel (Belize)

I found several references to the adding of "Belizean juices and flavorings" to this rum. My sources included direct quotes from the distiller, the importer and a very long article in a local Belizian newspaper who interviewed and quoted the distiller in what amounted to a homeboy does good kind of ...
by Capn Jimbo
Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:44 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: 15yo Pussers rum review
Replies: 16
Views: 36144

Re: 15yo Pussers rum review

J... this is an amazing post, really brilliant! Many thanks. Oddly enough, as a result of my interest in "rancio", I started to develop a file of snippets and found many of the same as you. You found quite a few more though, and I will add them to my file until I have more time to consider these. Bu...
by Capn Jimbo
Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: 15yo Pussers rum review
Replies: 16
Views: 36144

Re: 15yo Pussers rum review

Sounds delicious. Perhaps the day will come when I will acquire the 15 year. In the meanwhile, I'd like to comment about "rancio" which may have been described above as " Rancio is a flavor found in old cognacs, best described as earthy, mushroomy, lactic, and perhaps a hint of soy sauce ". I found ...
by Capn Jimbo
Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Rum review: Ron Zacapa Centenario 23
Replies: 31
Views: 100187

Re: Rum review: Ron Zacapa Centenario 23

Would you agree that the terminology should be defined & improved for clarity's sake, and that certain terms such as cane honey should be dropped? I am also curious to know what you feel about my comment regarding how it seems at least to me that many "official" rum writers do not seem to really pr...
by Capn Jimbo
Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: WIRSPA: Unplugged
Replies: 10
Views: 18136

Re: WIRSPA: Unplugged

Good stuff. In the Texas case, the company went to great expense to trademark "Basmati", which would have denied any other country or entity from using the name! This is amazing, and fortunately, it lost! In the instant case, WIRSPA succeeded in capturing the generic terms of "Caribbean rum" insofar...
by Capn Jimbo
Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: WIRSPA: Unplugged
Replies: 10
Views: 18136

Re: WIRSPA: Unplugged

Excellent points J, and I am so thankful you have highlighted the sources and conditions of rum production in the Carib. Now I know my article is of my usual long-winded type, so allow me to highlight some important points. WIRSPA promotion of "true rum" from the Caribbean is superficial. Their effo...