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by Count Silvio
Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:36 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 115
Views: 93583

Would it be presumptuous to ask if I may make a contribution to your forums with a little cocktail lore? I find it a most interesting topic of conversation. Not presumptuous at all m'lady. Infact I encourage you all to make contributions that you think would make an interesting topic of conversatio...
by Count Silvio
Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:22 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Cork vs Screw Cap
Replies: 24
Views: 30751

I believe my Ron Pampero Aniversario has a synthetic cork. I had to replace it with a real cork because the original cork left some small pieces on the bottle neck when I pulled it out. I had to scrape them out and carefully avoid not to drop them in the bottle. It appears my El Dorado 15 Year has a...
by Count Silvio
Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:22 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Recommendations for a rank neophyte in the realm of rum?
Replies: 40
Views: 18382

They used to sell Flor de Cana 12 year here but since then they have withdrawed it from the market. We have both Angostura 1919 and 1824 on sale over here and Brugal. I am not sure if it is the Extra Viejo or something else. I doub't we can get any of the above mentioned with less than $20 or even l...
by Count Silvio
Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:30 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Sub-forums
Replies: 8
Views: 14348

While I think the name you suggested for such a forum is excellent I don't believe there is need for such a subforum. Venerable Lord Neville Crispin has made an excellent reasoning for why not. :tippin:
by Count Silvio
Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:08 pm
Forum: Cocktails
Topic: rum drinks of yore lore
Replies: 7
Views: 13803

Ahh ye olde flip. I remember reading about this from Wayne Curtis' and A Bottle of Rum book. Here is the recipe from the book: "Mix one cup beer (a stout like Guinness works best), two tablespoons of molasses, and one ounce Jamaican-style rum into a mug or tankard. Heat loggerhead to red hot in an o...
by Count Silvio
Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:25 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Recommendations for a rank neophyte in the realm of rum?
Replies: 40
Views: 18382

Re: A Post Scriptum

The exception here is in the rums. There are quite a number of excellent rums available a very low price. But since I am blessed by having several hundred rums on my shelf, I feel hard pressed to decide what to recommend. Tell me what is available in your localities. Several hundred?! My god, that ...
by Count Silvio
Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:00 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 115
Views: 93583

Pleasure to have a professional among us. Welcome sir.
by Count Silvio
Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 115
Views: 93583

A very warm welcome to all the new gentlemen and ladies who have registered today. I propose a toast! Your reputation indeed precedes you Lord Stirling. There are already a few emoticons in our selection that fit your criteria but of course if any of you gentlemen or ladies can provide better ones I...
by Count Silvio
Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:32 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Recommendations for a rank neophyte in the realm of rum?
Replies: 40
Views: 18382

While I am not aware which brands are available over there I will recommend Cruzan Single Barrel Estate Rum which I believe is perfect for beginners. It is not too complex and does not require one to be a connoisseur to enjoy its simple yet magnificent flavor. At 40% ALC it is quite smooth as well. ...
by Count Silvio
Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 115
Views: 93583

Actually I think it is, however I am more of a cigar man these days. Señor Juan Pablo de Español probably has some ideas for making your wife go "native." I will notify him of your little obstacle. :pith:
by Count Silvio
Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 115
Views: 93583

Happy to have you here. Tell me, is your homemade rum similar to the other rums in West Indies? I would be most interested in hearing more about your rum.
by Count Silvio
Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Cork vs Screw Cap
Replies: 24
Views: 30751

I'm not sure if the cork gives wine any taste but I know it allows the wine to breathe which might affect the wine. However the breathing has no effect on stronger alcohol as far as I understand.
by Count Silvio
Sun Oct 28, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Cork vs Screw Cap
Replies: 24
Views: 30751

Cork vs Screw Cap

Read the Cork vs Screw Cap article on the front page.

I created this thread because I believe some people might want to give their own opinions about the subject.
by Count Silvio
Sat Oct 27, 2007 7:33 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Review: Havana Club 7 años
Replies: 6
Views: 6617

I try to keep the reviews as international as possible so I leave the price out. You are absolutely right about the price in our country, however. Some rums like the Zacapa Centenario are very well priced. Cheaper than in most european countries. :!: Edit: I still have not developed a ranking system...
by Count Silvio
Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:22 pm
Forum: Rum Cellar
Topic: Review: Havana Club 7 años
Replies: 6
Views: 6617

Review: Havana Club 7 años

Read this review on the front page. The rum I am reviewing today is one of the first rums that introduced me to the world of rum and really made me appreciate it. The introduction happened at a cigar bar where the owner suggested rum, rather than whiskey, to be had with a cigar. I was intrigued by ...
by Count Silvio
Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:50 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Johnny Walker explained
Replies: 36
Views: 56478

Welcome to the forums and a fantastic first post might I add! I had always wondered the differences between the labels. I've only tasted the red label a few times and I didn't think much of it. Infact I didn't like it very much at all. After reading your post I have decided that I must try the black...
by Count Silvio
Sun Sep 30, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 7
Views: 13270

Last night to celebrate Mr Daniels' birthday fellow connoisseurs. :(
by Count Silvio
Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:03 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Keep to the code (General Posting guidelines).
Replies: 0
Views: 48545

Keep to the code (General Posting guidelines).

"I feel the time has come for the establishment of a society which would gather and dismiss modern trends whilst wearing the whale skin fez of the order. Diamond buttoned wing chairs and cigars would be mandatory. - Sir Prospero Lext" 1) The forums 1.1) The Drawing Room: This is the place for gener...
by Count Silvio
Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 115
Views: 93583

It appears the spaniards have got to Lord Billingsworth. It has been more than a fortnight now since his last letter. I will post him a copy of The Count of Montecristo to the prison he is being held at after I've found out which prison it is. :handshake: I'm sure he will find it very helpful.
by Count Silvio
Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Single Barrel or Gentleman?
Replies: 13
Views: 53332

I almost bought Gentleman Jack from Estonia. It is a hard decision but what I've come to understand is that the Single Barrel is the superior product. I have not had the pleasure of sampling either yet.
by Count Silvio
Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:59 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Laphroaig
Replies: 13
Views: 17676

Quarter Cask is nice stuff despite the smokiness Señor Pablo mentioned I don't like. If I recall correctly the 10 year old was smokier than the Quarter Cask.
by Count Silvio
Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:20 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 7
Views: 13270

Festivities shall continue on thursday. :pith:
by Count Silvio
Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:06 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 7
Views: 13270

Last night was a mad frolic. I was celebrating Jacks birthday by drinking Jack and Coke all night. I got them for half the usual price thanks to a gold member discount at the public house :poppin:. Happy birthday old chap!
by Count Silvio
Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: Feedback & Help
Topic: Solved! Guthenberg made an error with his typography machine
Replies: 1
Views: 10154

Good deal thanks! Fixed. If anyone else spots any typing errors, post them here.
by Count Silvio
Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:58 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 115
Views: 93583

Not at all dear baron. These days rum is comparable to whiskey and it is gaining more respect each year. Welcome to Refined Vices :tippin:.
by Count Silvio
Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:49 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 115
Views: 93583

Greetings Lord Billingsworth :tippin:. You arrive precisely at the right time as it appears I've just run out of rum and I am in dire need of more. I wouldn't normally need to buy rum but my dastardly plantation slaves have vanished in thin air leaving the plantations without proper care. How much w...
by Count Silvio
Sat Aug 25, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Favo(u)rite Whisk(e)y?
Replies: 41
Views: 44980

At the moment I'm going to have to go with Wild Turkey No. 8. This might change though as soon as I open the Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage 1996. I suspect it is absolutely delicious.
by Count Silvio
Sat Aug 25, 2007 10:06 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Vote for site name!
Replies: 10
Views: 16270

Not anymore... And if someone can't spell or type it then thats tough luck.
by Count Silvio
Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:28 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Vote for site name!
Replies: 10
Views: 16270

Registered. :poppin:
by Count Silvio
Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Vote for site name!
Replies: 10
Views: 16270

I assure you it is necessary as rumsmuggler.com is sadly taken. Aficionado.com, connoisseur.com or (the)rumdiary.com would have been perfect if they weren't all registered. :(