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  1. Re: Hello from the frozen tundra of Rhode Island!

    Welcome zpenci - just north of you here. At least this weather gives us an excuse for a hot toddy or two!
  2. Thread: Rum Forum

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    Thanks - my error - I thought the only difference was fermenting cane juice vs. molasses. Need to look into this more ...
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    Impulse buy of a Barbancourt 15 (wanted to try a rhum agricole) and an El Dorado 15 (liked the 12, so ... why not) - the pricing on these things makes it easy to impulse buy. Let's hope it stays...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 10/13: Henry McKenna Single Barrel BIB

    I prefer the HMcK BiB over EC12, but it is splitting hairs. I've had three McKenna BiB store selects and at least 5 other bottles purchased up and down the east coast, and there is less variability...
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    Re: Hello from Connecticut, soon to be Kentucky

    Not sure what type of engineer you are, but here's one that will tick a couple of boxes: :)...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 6/14: Jim Beam White

    Well, good to know, Joe, thanks! I never knew that is what folks were referring to! You are correct that every time I read "funk", I read it as a negative. JB's style is distinctive, and when the...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 6/14: Jim Beam White

    Enoch - thanks. Very interesting. I don't have any "old" (70's, 80's) JB products to compare to, that would probably help me "get it". If it seems to lessen with age, perhaps a JBW is a good one...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 6/14: Jim Beam White

    I confess, same here. JBW, JBB, JB Single Barrel, OGDs, Basil, Baker's, Booker's, KC and KCSB - I'm not sure what is referred to as "funk", which I translate into something perhaps musty, dank,...
  9. Re: Hello from the backawaters of Massachusetts

    Hi Gerry, welcome -

    Given most Bostonians view the backwaters starting somewhere around Cambridge to Rte 128, I guess we are all part of the same woods! :)

    Look forward to your posts - if you...
  10. Thread: Rum Forum

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    Funny you mention the cork - mine completely crumbled when I opened it; luckily most of it stayed in my hand.

    Good point on the over-ripe fruit note - I'll keep that in mind next time around. ...
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    It has certainly calmed down since first opened ... but is still there especially on the palate, not as obvious on the nose but more in the background. Would be interested in reading your notes,...
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    A week later and the acetone notes in the Port Mourant El Dorado SB have blown off to a degree, but are still there on the nose and more importantly on the palate. Not as obtrusive, but still a...
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    Just opened it and poured a small sample - since these are a bit expensive I wanted to get a quick note out - but there seems to be a very prominent acetone/nail polish remover component in the nose,...
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    Will do - It was the last one on the shelf, so I don't know if they were looking to move it out. From what I've read it is a bit woody with a bitter finish, but I couldn't pass up a wooden pot still...
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    Picked up an El Dorado 12 yr for $26. There was an El Dorado Port Mourant Single Barrel next to it for $45, so an impulse buy to compare and maybe mix/mingle ...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 2/14: Smooth Ambler Old Scout

    Had my first pour of an Old Scout 7 year 99 proof. I can see some similarity to FRSB and WT101, but the FRSB seems "brighter" to me on the palate, while there was a sandalwood note on the nose of...
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    Re: Back afer a Verl Long Absence.

    Welcome back Craig ... you must feel a bit like Old Rip himself waking up after a 20 year nap! :grin:
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    Re: New Member in Maine

    Welcome aboard, Keith!
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    Re: 1912 Old Jim Gore

    Given the ullage in that bottle, I'm not sure you would get much for it - if at one point it was the nectar of the gods, it may not be any longer. I still suggest opening it and giving it a go on...
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    Re: Hello From Mass

    Welcome aboard, upStomp! Nice to see another local - Julio's has some great store selections as well; Ryan does a great job there.
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    Re: 1912 Old Jim Gore

    Definitely drink it .... tonight.
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    Re: Update to the Acronym list?

    Right - and there is a good example of having to read it in context ... I could have guessed better given the previous acronyms!
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    Re: Update to the Acronym list?

    :grin: OBSF - this is one of the 10 "formulas" for the Four Roses' bourbons. I think this one is high rye mashbill, herbal essence yeast - all 10 are detailed somewhere on here and also on Four...
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    Re: Greetings from Lakeview, Chicago

    Welcome Guy ... I enjoyed your narrative!
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 9/13: 1792 Ridgemont Reserve

    I've been exploring the TPS 1792 barrel selection - I like it well enough, but at 2X the cost of VOB BiB and trading oak influence for the nice fruity balance in the VOB, I don't get it at this...
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