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Marekv8

Never seen this RHUMB RUNNER series (from 359 Spirit Purveyors/Glass Revolution Imports), but the proofs are crazy steep i.e., the 8yo Fernandes is 75.8% ABV. Only two bottles of each came into the state, so I took a gamble.

 

 

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kevinbrink

Grabbed the last two bottles I know of it's a shame Mt Gay doesn't bottle this one anymore.

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Kpiz
27 minutes ago, kevinbrink said:

Grabbed the last two bottles I know of it's a shame Mt Gay doesn't bottle this one anymore.

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I don't think I've ever seen this 100-proof version. Time for a little dusty hunt!

 

Do you know when they stopped producing it?

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kevinbrink
4 minutes ago, Kpiz said:

I don't think I've ever seen this 100-proof version. Time for a little dusty hunt!

 

Do you know when they stopped producing it?

Pretty sure it was replaced by Black Barrel in 2014, aside from being higher proof than Eclipse the Eclipse Black was a higher percentage of Pot Still Rum in the blend, even brought down to the proof of Eclipse I like the black better.

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The Black Tot

The higher proof eclipse was one of my dusty hunting daze targets.

 

I probably have 20 of 'em. I aim to develop an ideal cocktail use for them.

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kevinbrink
46 minutes ago, The Black Tot said:

The higher proof eclipse was one of my dusty hunting daze targets.

 

I probably have 20 of 'em. I aim to develop an ideal cocktail use for them.

It makes for a nice Rum Manhattan!

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NDN98
4 hours ago, Marekv8 said:

Never seen this RHUMB RUNNER series (from 359 Spirit Purveyors/Glass Revolution Imports), but the proofs are crazy steep i.e., the 8yo Fernandes is 75.8% ABV. Only two bottles of each came into the state, so I took a gamble.

 

 

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Nice finds and nice looking home bar selection behind it!

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Marekv8
27 minutes ago, NDN98 said:

Nice finds and nice looking home bar selection behind it!

 

Thanks-- but that's actually the bar set-up at the office. I only keep sacrificial bottles for my wife at home.

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Kpiz
Never seen this RHUMB RUNNER series (from 359 Spirit Purveyors/Glass Revolution Imports), but the proofs are crazy steep i.e., the 8yo Fernandes is 75.8% ABV. Only two bottles of each came into the state, so I took a gamble.
 
 
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Hmm that’s the first I’ve seen of the Rhumb Runners. The high proofs are really interesting - I wonder what their entry proofs are.

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Marekv8

First I've seen of this Bacardi 10-- I'll have to try it SBS with the Eximo X

 

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tanstaafl2

Bacardi has really been moving into the "upscale" market a good bit of late. Hope it proves to be a step up.

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NDN98

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Marekv8

Nick Palazzi's take on well/house spirits… a 42% ABV Panamanian white rum which is really quite nice.

 

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kevinbrink

Stopped in my old neighborhood liquor store from my early 20's and saw this sitting on the shelf, don't recall ever seeing this 10 year R.L. Seale on the shelf. Apparently the label used to light up and there is a speaker on the bottom that used to play music when you picked up the bottle, battery is long dead I would imagine. Cursory google research looks like this was from about 2002-2003 .

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NDN98

I saw this bottle sitting by itself on the shelf and felt like it needed a good home. Now I have 2 back-ups when my current bottle is finished.

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On 4/8/2018 at 1:16 PM, tanstaafl2 said:

Bacardi has really been moving into the "upscale" market a good bit of late. Hope it proves to be a step up.

In trade publications Bacardi have mentioned that they have identified premium bottlings as an area that they can move into in a big way. Unfortunately they will likely not get the concept of a premium product in said bottle. 

When authenticity is gone and their product line is dominated by flavored (both disclosed and undisclosed) products it's hard to anticipate what they will consider premium juice.  

Personally I would be much more likely to give my "premium" dollars to an indy bottler who is clear about the source of the product that I would to Bacardi.  From Bacardi the best you could hope for is a somewhat different cocktail in a bottle.

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tanstaafl2
3 hours ago, sailor22 said:

In trade publications Bacardi have mentioned that they have identified premium bottlings as an area that they can move into in a big way. Unfortunately they will likely not get the concept of a premium product in said bottle. 

When authenticity is gone and their product line is dominated by flavored (both disclosed and undisclosed) products it's hard to anticipate what they will consider premium juice.  

Personally I would be much more likely to give my "premium" dollars to an indy bottler who is clear about the source of the product that I would to Bacardi.  From Bacardi the best you could hope for is a somewhat different cocktail in a bottle.

Yes, one can always hope but I suspect much the same so it would be hard to convince me otherwise.

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kevinbrink

Intrigue got the better of me:

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All of these were too interesting for me to pass them up, Oaxacan Sugar Cane Rum, A Worthy Park 6 year old imported by an American Craft and finished in Moscatel Sherry Casks bottled at 100 proof, A Coastal Agricole and of course a 6 Year old Jamaican I already know I love. 

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Ravensfire

My local store (TWCP) announced that they just got the Foursquare Exceptional Casks 2005, Dominus and Premise.  After the bottles from last year that were utterly fantastic (my friends durn near killed the Criterion when I brought that out!), so I've ordered one of each.  Picking them up tomorrow on the way home.  Debating about more, will have to taste them first though.

 

Cannot WAIT for tomorrow!

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12 hours ago, Ravensfire said:

My local store (TWCP) announced that they just got the Foursquare Exceptional Casks 2005, Dominus and Premise.  After the bottles from last year that were utterly fantastic (my friends durn near killed the Criterion when I brought that out!), so I've ordered one of each.  Picking them up tomorrow on the way home.  Debating about more, will have to taste them first though.

 

Cannot WAIT for tomorrow!

Looking forward to hearing more opinions on these, I myself put all three in the cart and then decided to pass, I have plenty of Bajan Rum at the moment and truth be told I don't find myself gravitating towards it often enough. When I find myself craving Rum/Rhum I more often than not find myself grabbing a bottle from Jamaica or St Lucia. 

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callmeox

Sampled quickly in Bardstown last weekend but really dug into it last night. Definitely a repeat buy if I have a chance.

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Charlutz
On 5/5/2018 at 9:07 AM, callmeox said:

Sampled quickly in Bardstown last weekend but really dug into it last night. Definitely a repeat buy if I have a chance.

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I don’t see much discussion of Clement. Anything to know about this distillery? The TW website shows a $43 price for Clement VSOP near me and I am curious. 

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Guss West

I like Clement agricole, although the JM is still tops for me. 

 

State Line has a 4.5 year old private selection of Clement as well. 

I enjoy the VSOP for that price.  Spirit driven, complex, light and bright. 

The PS bottling reminds me of Orange Cream-cicle.   

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Marekv8

This makes next weekend seem very far away…

 

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lcpfratn
This makes next weekend seem very far away…
 
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Sweet! I wish we had seen those yesterday where we were shopping!

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