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  1. Thread: Rum Forum

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    Some thoughts on Brugal after attending a recent company tasting promotion: http://www.beeretseq.com

    The company stresses the dry nature of the rum, and indeed it has a restrained but elegant...
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    Re: Whoo hoooo 'but time

    Toronto aka The Big Smoke (old aboriginal name for the city) aka T-O aka "Cherahno/Tronah" aka Hogtown. I never checked on the origin of Hogtown but all Americans know Canadian bacon, right, the...
  3. Re: I guess I'll probably be the 1st Kentuckian on these boards 😉

    Welcome friend. There have been numerous distinguished Kentucky residents on the board, and some non-residents who are Kentucky Colonels. Lots of us know the state pretty well even though we don't...
  4. Re: After drinking Makers Mark, Is it worth trying the Jim Beam white label?

    I would say so, they are really quite different. After that I'd try Bulleit, and that way you would get three different palates in bourbon. My suggestion is to go for the Black Label Beam. It is a...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 6/14: Jim Beam White

    I know but they still have a close "family" resemblance in flavor.

    Gary
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 6/14: Jim Beam White

    Well, that's a good question. Jim Beam is probably generally mixed with Coke or another soda, so in that form, the "neat" flavor is quite altered. Same thing with Jack Daniel (although I like the...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 6/14: Jim Beam White

    I agree with Ethan that it is not correct to describe it as a whiskey unworthy of attention, but considering its position in the market, it should be a lot better, IMO. That funky taste appears in...
  8. Thread: Rum Forum

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    El Dorado, 12, 15 or 21 are all excellent, deep-flavored rums that bespeak the true taste of old Caribbean rum. They leave in the rubbery chemical notes to be slowly altered by the long slumber in...
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    Re: BOTM 3/10: Evan Williams Black Label 86 proof

    I agree. However, the brand is tasting very good in recent years, and is a great value.

    Gary
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    A friend brought back from St. Lucia Chairman's Reserve The Forgotten Casks, a blend of pot still and column still rums between 5 and 11 years old. Really top stuff, smooth as glass but redolent of...
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    Re: 1912 Old Jim Gore

    I would buy a current BIB (or 100 proofer, close enough), say Old Forester Signature, and compare the two.

    Is the old one "recognizably" bourbon? Is it different to the typical modern bourbon...
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    Bruce that is extremely interesting and your taste notes will be gratefully received here be assured.

    Gary
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    On the 12 to 15, about 4:1.

    I fully agree viz. those Angosturas by the way. One is vanilla/rubbery so to speak (the 1919), the other has deep aged pot still notes that seem best on their own.
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    Well, my blend (I actually have two) of the 12 and 15 would probably be considered, um, unorthodox by the company given this fascinating matrix of distillations from which its brands are carefully...
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    That is very interesting, thanks for that.

    Despite that the 15 includes make from the wooden pot still and the 12 doesn't, I find them quite similar except the 15, well, older.

    What is the PM...
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    I'm not trying to be facetious in saying, I used to find the 15 noticeably drier than the 12, and now I find it sweeter! I do believe these drinks change over time. As a natural product produced...
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    That is a good question. Really there is no absolute answer. Most would say, and I would agree, that the spirits to be vatted should be of the same type. But eg some places allow spirit caramel to...
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    I agree viz. Wild Turkey, that bird is not of a feather with very much else, except Coke maybe. :)

    Excellent notion to mingle rum and rye or other straight whiskey. Just a little is enough I...
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    Re: The infamous search for Pappy Van Winkle

    I didn't call the store and didn't buy any of these. I am not a fan of super-aged whiskey. I'll save my 100+ for Masterson's.

    Gary
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    Re: The infamous search for Pappy Van Winkle

    Well, there's a couple of Pappy 20's in Burlington, ON for $120 per, if anyone is in the area:

    http://lcbo.ca/lcbo-ear/lcbo/product/inventory/searchResults.do?language=EN&itemNumber=923367

    Gary
  21. Thread: Rum Forum

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    I'll have to try that Randy. Old rum and orange seem to have a complementary relation. I believe ED 12 and 15 (at least) are flavored with something of a fruity nature too, some kind of fruit...
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    Re: BOTM 5/11: Four Roses Yellow Label

    I agree and it's price point is unbeatable IMO for the value. Beam White label and WT 80 go for about the same price in our market but I'd rate Four Roses much higher than those. It's not a great...
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    I like the Havana Club rums, I'm based in Canada so we get these here.

    I used to like the Anejo best but now I add a dash of the 7 year old to it, which seems a perfect mingling.

    They have the...
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    Not directly on point I know, but I bought a bottle of Knob Creek in Toronto yesterday and noted it has the synthetic cork closure, first I've seen of it amongst the Beam range.

    Gary
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM: 5/12 Evan Williams Single Barrel

    I have to agree with the last post. I preferred the old EW Black Label in fact, i.e., when it was 7 years old. It had a rummy complexity I liked. Certainly EWSB is a respectable shot of whiskey,...
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