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by Count Silvio
Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:56 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Single Barrel or Gentleman?
Replies: 13
Views: 53332

Quite so dear chap, quite so. I'm sure it would make a wonderful christmas gift wouldn't you agree?
by Count Silvio
Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:14 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Rum presentations
Replies: 2
Views: 2341

So, how was it?
by Count Silvio
Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: The Humidor
Topic: Cigars - Where to begin?
Replies: 1
Views: 10383

I've actually been meaning to write an article about this subject. There is no particular brand you should be looking as everyone has their own favorite brand. A recommendation for someone who has not been smoking cigars very often is a light coloured cigar. What does the color matter you ask? Light...
by Count Silvio
Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Review: Angostura 1919
Replies: 14
Views: 9072

Did you yourself find any flowery aromas and flavours from this rum?
by Count Silvio
Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Review: Angostura 1919
Replies: 14
Views: 9072

Quite so. I would hate to have other reviews affect my own. I do read reviews but only before I buy a rum and after my own review is finished. However if I remember some details about that review I read before buying the rum I may look if I find the same details in my rum but if it is not there then...
by Count Silvio
Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: The Humidor
Topic: A good cigar on a budget
Replies: 8
Views: 14194

A fine choice and welcome to the forums Mr Murphy :tippin:. Might I also recommend Rome Y Julieta, a tad more expensive but very nice.
by Count Silvio
Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:38 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Review: Angostura 1919
Replies: 14
Views: 9072

Definitely a flowery aroma and taste. Can't say which flower though as I am not a botanist.
by Count Silvio
Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:39 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Review: Angostura 1919
Replies: 14
Views: 9072

Thank you Rum Runner. I have to admit I am a bit disappointed in my experience though because it wasn't such a smooth experience most other reviewers have had. They had described it almost candylike which it was at times but none of the reviewers mention the strong floral tones and that had me consi...
by Count Silvio
Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:16 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Review: Angostura 1919
Replies: 14
Views: 9072

Review: Angostura 1919

Read the full review of Angostura 1919 on the frontpage. This is a bottle that makes you think you're in for something really special. A uniquely numbered square bottle with rounded shoulders and a big black wooden cork that distinguishes it from a crowd of other bottles. The box itself, that Angos...
by Count Silvio
Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Cork vs Screw Cap
Replies: 24
Views: 30751

I received this link in a thread I created at another forum and I found it interesting and informative.
by Count Silvio
Sun Nov 25, 2007 2:33 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Rum presentations
Replies: 2
Views: 2341

Interesting. In my hungover state I am unable to think of any "proper" questions but I'd like to know the official version of why they named their product 'El Dorado.' Is this meeting photographed or filmed by the way?
by Count Silvio
Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:12 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Rating system
Replies: 45
Views: 42139

Cheers! I've just finished creating the whiskey section in history and production page. The articles are missing some images so if you guys just happen to have any good images of Highland/Speyside, Lowlands, Campbeltown and Islay I could use them in the articles. Edit: Awards are now in the reviews.
by Count Silvio
Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Your favourite rum
Replies: 19
Views: 9174

I'd love to get one Cask 1623 next to my Pyrat Planters Gold, too bad its very expensive.

Paul, does Zacapa XO ever enter competitions? I don't think I've ever seen it on any lists.
by Count Silvio
Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Your favourite rum
Replies: 19
Views: 9174

Your favourite rum

I don't see a reason why we can't have a favourites thread in the rum section as well if we have one in the whiskey section. With this thread I hope to conjure some discussion about various rums. Currently my favorite rum is El Dorado 15 year old. I like it because of the robust aromas and the compl...
by Count Silvio
Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:02 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Rating system
Replies: 45
Views: 42139

The awards has been created. The Rating System page is still under construction as I am trying to find the proper words how to describe my reviewing methods. I must apologize that I have not reviewed a new rum or updated the site much. Time has been a luxury that I haven't been able to afford this w...
by Count Silvio
Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Rating system
Replies: 45
Views: 42139

You should be seeing fancy looking medals on the reviews pretty soon. I've finished creating the gold award so far. I'll create a section on the frontpage explaining the rating system as well.
by Count Silvio
Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:37 pm
Forum: Feedback & Help
Topic: Solved! Small point
Replies: 2
Views: 10342

This is alpha one niner, the target problem has been eliminated, over. The creation of the button was easy but it took me a while to figure out the correct lines to add into the code. I've never done anything like this before with html so I am proud I managed to do it all on my own. I'll drink to th...
by Count Silvio
Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: Feedback & Help
Topic: Solved! Small point
Replies: 2
Views: 10342

Moved this topic to Feedback.

There is no such thing yet but I am planning to add a link to the front page from here. I just need to figure out how its done (I have to edit this template to do that).

Edit: I'll try to add a home link tonight if I have time.
by Count Silvio
Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: UK Rum Fest Tasting Competition
Replies: 7
Views: 3922

Bargain! I'd also like to see the glass.
by Count Silvio
Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: News Repository
Topic: News: Remarkable cache of rare Jamaica Rum found
Replies: 3
Views: 3661

The link is in the article right below the tasting notes on the frontpage and above the link to this thread. I always include a link to the source in my news post.
by Count Silvio
Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Rating system
Replies: 45
Views: 42139

You may suggest and I find your reasoning for your suggestion simply excellent. I have once again changed my mind thanks to you and the venerable Lord Neville Crispin.
by Count Silvio
Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: UK Rum Fest Tasting Competition
Replies: 7
Views: 3922

Sure sounds like it. I recently sent a letter to Khukri asking locations near Finland that sell it. I hope they answer.
by Count Silvio
Sun Nov 18, 2007 3:42 pm
Forum: News Repository
Topic: News: Remarkable cache of rare Jamaica Rum found
Replies: 3
Views: 3661

News: Remarkable cache of rare Jamaica Rum found

Original frontpage post Judging from the labels and bottles, these rums were bottled around 1900-1910, and had likely 20 to 30 years in cask prior to that. It's clear from the packaging that this was regarded as a superb quality rum even at the time it was bottled. This is an exceptional discovery ...
by Count Silvio
Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:54 am
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Rating system
Replies: 45
Views: 42139

To give more range I've considered: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum awards. Platinum given only to the most exquisite of rums. Although I'm not sure if I should have one more lower category as some products don't deserve even bronze.
by Count Silvio
Sat Nov 17, 2007 7:49 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: UK Rum Fest Tasting Competition
Replies: 7
Views: 3922

The Khukri has been quite succesful in the recent competitions.
by Count Silvio
Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:52 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Favo(u)rite Whisk(e)y?
Replies: 41
Views: 44980

Can you notice any Havana Club "remainders" in the taste?
by Count Silvio
Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:08 pm
Forum: Cocktails
Topic: Appleton Cocktails
Replies: 10
Views: 13979

Excellent. I will credit you on the frontpage for this. I'll send my e-mail address to you via PM.
by Count Silvio
Wed Nov 14, 2007 5:25 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Show off your rum collection
Replies: 68
Views: 83751

Impressive! I noticed you have some nice vintages there.
by Count Silvio
Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: Cocktails
Topic: Appleton Cocktails
Replies: 10
Views: 13979

Some of the drinks will have been specifically crafted using VX, but in a lot of cases you could swap for Extra. I forgot to mention, the 10 bartenders in our comp will be competing over 6 more rounds including each doing a 10 minute presentation on rums from a selected caribbean island. I'll post ...
by Count Silvio
Wed Nov 14, 2007 12:13 am
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Show off your rum collection
Replies: 68
Views: 83751

Ahh yes Rodney. I always confuse the admirals.