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by Count Silvio
Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:04 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Macallan sells for $54,000
Replies: 5
Views: 15611

Re: MaCAllan sells for $54,000

Oldest single malt, hmm... It was a Laphroaig but I cannot recall which one and how old it was. Ted Maul can probably remind me what it was as he owns the said product. I'm afraid my single malt experiences are very limited. I have been concentrating on the more affordable rum recently.
by Count Silvio
Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Macallan sells for $54,000
Replies: 5
Views: 15611

Macallan sells for $54,000

Read the entire article on the frontpage. Rare spirits went for record high prices at Christie's New York auction house on Saturday with one bottle of 1926 Macallan Scotch selling for $54,000. It became the most expensive bottle of Scotch whiskey ever sold by the auction house, said Christie's, whi...
by Count Silvio
Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:39 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Forum updates!
Replies: 22
Views: 20941

Re: Forum updates!

I wont be able to recreate the old template for now because it wont work with this version of phpbb3. I installed it and tried it out and I could not access the admin control panel anymore. I will have to wait for an update for the template.
by Count Silvio
Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: Brandy Cellar
Topic: Hennessey
Replies: 4
Views: 22753

Re: Hennessey

Ahh, I see you got your account working again Paul! :poppin:

Lord Neville, I would first try it from a cognac glass and then mixing with cola as suggested.
by Count Silvio
Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Forum updates!
Replies: 22
Views: 20941

Re: Forum updates!

The quick reply can be arranged and you should be seeing some subforums you wanted pretty soon. First things first though. I need to sort this e-mail tomfoolery and recreate the old template. I will be keeping this template as an option as well and will probably create changes to it that will make i...
by Count Silvio
Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:57 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Forum updates!
Replies: 22
Views: 20941

Re: Forum updates!

Problems with the activation e-mails persist so I will have to activate all new accounts manually till I get this thing fixed. The board will not send any PM notifications either.
:hsughw:
by Count Silvio
Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Forum updates!
Replies: 22
Views: 20941

Forum updates!

I've updated the forum software to the latest phpbb. While the current template may look weird please be patient while I will recreate the old one. If all goes well it should be up by the weekend. Problem solving : If you experience any problems drop me an e-mail using the contact form on the frontp...
by Count Silvio
Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Johnny Walker explained
Replies: 36
Views: 56621

Interesting, I've never heard of them. Have you personally sampled any of these?
by Count Silvio
Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 115
Views: 93835

Ahh I see you are using Joomla, Angel Sword. Is that the Lush template?
by Count Silvio
Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:43 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 115
Views: 93835

Welcome to Refined Vices, Baron. I rarely use any ice in my drinks although I might on some occasions use a cube or two. Atleast in whiskey and coke. In my opinion the flavour is the best in whiskey and rum when it is room temperature.
by Count Silvio
Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:56 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Rum Review: Temptryst Mesquite
Replies: 8
Views: 3937

So are any of these actually available for purchase anywhere?
by Count Silvio
Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Rum Review: Temptryst Mesquite
Replies: 8
Views: 3937

:clap:
by Count Silvio
Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:50 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Rum Review: Temptryst Mesquite
Replies: 8
Views: 3937

The Temptryst rums seem like an interesting pair.
by Count Silvio
Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:45 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Brugal Siglo de Oro
Replies: 5
Views: 3746

Thank you for the short review. I would find banana a very pleasant surprise in a rum. Many people have reported banana in those little heavier rums but I am yet to find any banana in my rums though.
by Count Silvio
Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:57 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Review: Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage 1996
Replies: 9
Views: 14731

I'm afraid I haven't tried Elijah Craig. I guess I will have to keep an eye for it next time.
by Count Silvio
Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Rum from the Islay
Replies: 18
Views: 24189

We once swam accross the English Channel. If it looks like he will start to sink you just smack him in the buttocks with that rapier of yours and he will be ok.
by Count Silvio
Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:56 am
Forum: Brandy Cellar
Topic: St Aubin
Replies: 9
Views: 13857

Interesting aging method. I don't know much about ships but do the temperatures in cargobays usually change a lot? Or perhaps it is a wooden ship they use. Hmm, now theres an article idea... Different aging methods.
by Count Silvio
Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Rum from the Islay
Replies: 18
Views: 24189

It is a fine rapier. You may take my horse when you go out to search for that blogger. I will tell the stable master to leave the gate open for you.
by Count Silvio
Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Rum from the Islay
Replies: 18
Views: 24189

Ermm... You quote the wrong man dear AngelSword. Even if that quote was made by me it would be quite contradictory as I am the man responsible for the rum reviews on the frontpage. If you take a closer look you notice it is a quote from the article IslayBlog.com wrote. I love rum.
by Count Silvio
Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Review: Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage 1996
Replies: 9
Views: 14731

It is complicated. Both of them were priced very nicely at the place where I bought them (surprisingly neither are available here :roll:). Price aside I like the taste of both but the Wild Turkey is more easily approachable and makes an excellent whiskey cola, not that I've tried the Evan Williams w...
by Count Silvio
Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Brugal Siglo de Oro
Replies: 5
Views: 3746

Brugal Siglo de Oro

I know a bar that sells this rum for 11 euros a glass. I would like to know if this is worth the money and more importantly if anyone has any specific cigar recommendations for this rum. This rum is not available for purchase here but I think either Extra Viejo or Añejo might be which brings me to t...
by Count Silvio
Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:04 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Review: Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage 1996
Replies: 9
Views: 14731

The standard 8 Year old. It doesn't require me to be in any mood for it like the Evan Williams might.
by Count Silvio
Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Review: Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage 1996
Replies: 9
Views: 14731

I appreciated this whiskey but I don't think it is still quite as good as Wild Turkey. Theres something about that Turkey...
by Count Silvio
Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:05 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Review: Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage 1996
Replies: 9
Views: 14731

Review: Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage 1996

Read the full article on the frontpage. Evan Williams is bright brown with core highlights that are nearly red in this refined decanter. The cork is protected by a black rubber seal that goes all the way down to the end of the bottles bubbled neck. Markings on the front label clearly indicate the w...
by Count Silvio
Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Rum from the Islay
Replies: 18
Views: 24189

Rum from the Islay

Frontpage article with source. Renegade Rum, that was the title of the mail from Bruichladdich I received yesterday. Rum? I thought Bruichladdich was a whisky distillery? What do they have to do with rum? Most people will associate Islay with the famous Islay Single Malt Whiskies, not rum. But it c...
by Count Silvio
Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:38 am
Forum: Brandy Cellar
Topic: St Aubin
Replies: 9
Views: 13857

Perhaps it is possible it is so good it simply does not need words to describe its opulence.
by Count Silvio
Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Show off your rum collection
Replies: 68
Views: 83922

AngelSword wrote:Very nice selection there!
Still expecting to see your mighty collection. :)
by Count Silvio
Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:45 pm
Forum: Feedback & Help
Topic: Done! Forum update!
Replies: 0
Views: 10128

Done! Forum update!

I will quite possibly be updating the forum to the latest phpbb sometime this month. Quite possibly this week or the next. This might cause some disturbance.

Edit: Done
by Count Silvio
Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:18 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Your favourite rum
Replies: 19
Views: 9193

Dood wrote:Temptryst Cherrywood
Where could one acquire this rum? Is it even on sale yet?
by Count Silvio
Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: Feedback & Help
Topic: What would you like to see?
Replies: 2
Views: 10689

What would you like to see?

What features would you like to see on Refined Vices? Taking in any suggestions.