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Figured I'd post a two-for-one:

 

Passed on ED 5yr, 15 yr, and the new Plantation special release due to their crimes against humanity.

 

I did purchase a 27yr Hampden + 16yr Versailles Diamond Estate + 12yr Hampden.  Burnt a hole in my pocket for sure but looking forward to trying them all.

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Was reminded of why I do this whole "go to work" thing today...

Recently, I ordered three bottles of rum. When they showed up, only two had survived the journey.  Well, I reached out to the vendor and they assured me a replacement would be sent. As grateful as I w

Some new, some repeats… been in a rum mood for a while. Can't get over how opaque the Holmes Cay Belize 15yo is… have my sample poured for tonight.  

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I am fully smitten with Rhum Agricole.  As I've been working down some of the open rum this year, I made room for a bottle I've wanted for a few years now.  I loved a four year old PS Clement several years ago (State Line), love the 6 year Clement, so finally splashed the $80 for the 10 year old Clement Rhum Agricole!  

 

Looking forward to some SBS "educational" tasting when the next whim to Rhum strikes.  

 

Add Martinique to the bucket list.  

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20 hours ago, Guss West said:

I am fully smitten with Rhum Agricole.  As I've been working down some of the open rum this year, I made room for a bottle I've wanted for a few years now.  I loved a four year old PS Clement several years ago (State Line), love the 6 year Clement, so finally splashed the $80 for the 10 year old Clement Rhum Agricole!  

 

Looking forward to some SBS "educational" tasting when the next whim to Rhum strikes.  

 

Add Martinique to the bucket list.  

Fwiw, I find Clement to be its own (amazingly tasty) thing but not necessarily representative of the category. That said my experience with agricole is limited and data points few. Let the experts chime in!

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Rhum JM VSOP was the first Rhum Agricole that really caught my attention!  

Sadly, I can no longer get that or any of the older Rhum JM bottlings I covet.  

 

Unaged white Rhum isn't for me. Looking for older age-stated Barbancourt bottlings.  I also want to try Neissen.  

 

Always open to suggestions of Rhum to look out for, as well as specialty shops in NYC metro with a wide selection of Rhum Agricole (or Armagnac)!!!  

 

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My first purchase of rum in quite a few years. Had a friend asked if I could help find a bottle for him, and thought I would grab one for myself to help give my bottle hoard a slightly different flavor.

 

 

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14 hours ago, Radioyada said:

My first purchase of rum in quite a few years. Had a friend asked if I could help find a bottle for him, and thought I would grab one for myself to help give my bottle hoard a slightly different flavor.

 

 

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Cool!  Any idea how old it is?

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2 hours ago, PhantomLamb said:

Cool!  Any idea how old it is?

On the bottle it says 7 to 12 year. Online it says it is a mix of 7 to 12 year old column distilled rum. 
 

My friend and his wife love it, and I will have a sample from their bottle after this weekend to try. Will follow up with my thoughts. 

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15 hours ago, Marekv8 said:

Couple of bottles from my road trip-- both had been sitting for years in bourboncentric shops.

 

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I have a 1996 that is not open yet. I first had a 1994 which I eventually finished and have since moved on to a 1999, skipping over the 1996 for reasons lost to the vagaries of time. Probably because I forgot I had it! That was back in “BS” times! (Before Spreadsheet)

 

Tried that bottle of 25yo liquified Werthers candy yet? ?

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8 hours ago, tanstaafl2 said:

Tried that bottle of 25yo liquified Werthers candy yet? ?

 

I knew that was coming.

 

Sometimes I have a hankering for rum liqueur-- especially for breakfast. I'll open it tomorrow and report back.

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I like the Three Star quite a bit and was intrigued by this one, although I'm sure to be ridiculed by Bruce…

 

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Bruce deserves some holiday rest - I'll ridicule you instead.

 

I know you'll enjoy it in good health. Happy holidays.

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Lol, when the going gets tough, Paul or Bruce are there to tell you straight.  I still haven't gotten into "Rhum" just yet, curious to see the differences between what I already have.

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On 12/23/2020 at 12:41 PM, Marekv8 said:

I like the Three Star quite a bit and was intrigued by this one, although I'm sure to be ridiculed by Bruce…

 

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I love the packaging...don’t know anything about the contents. 

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7 hours ago, lcpfratn said:

I love the packaging...don’t know anything about the contents. 

I don’t think anyone knows about the contents— I’m probably the only idiot to buy a bottle. 

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On 12/23/2020 at 1:41 PM, Marekv8 said:

I like the Three Star quite a bit and was intrigued by this one, although I'm sure to be ridiculed by Bruce…

 

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On 12/23/2020 at 7:13 PM, The Black Tot said:

Bruce deserves some holiday rest - I'll ridicule you instead.

 

I know you'll enjoy it in good health. Happy holidays.

If you are going to drink PR rum it might as well be one of the better rums available.

 Enjoy!

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55 minutes ago, tanstaafl2 said:

 

If you are going to drink PR rum it might as well be one of the better rums available.

 Enjoy!

My mother and grandfather were born in Puerto Rico— so I certainly wish to support.

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On 12/22/2020 at 8:34 AM, Marekv8 said:

Couple of bottles from my road trip-- both had been sitting for years in bourboncentric shops.

 

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That El Dorado 25y looks very dark and good.  

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11 hours ago, LCWoody said:

That El Dorado 25y looks very dark and good.  

 

Roasted muscovado sugar molasses will do that to a spirit's color.

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21 hours ago, LCWoody said:

That El Dorado 25y looks very dark and good.  

It's certainly loaded with sugar-- but great paired with coffee in the morning.

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I typically don't buy back-up bottles, but at $33.99 this was a no-brainer. I guess the price could be attributed to the "James" vs. "Sarah" signature.

 

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1 hour ago, Marekv8 said:

I typically don't buy back-up bottles, but at $33.99 this was a no-brainer. I guess the price could be attributed to the "James" vs. "Sarah" signature.

 

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Wow, that's been sitting on the shelf for a while.  Nice find though!  Those were 50 or 60 when they came out.

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On 12/27/2020 at 2:16 PM, Marekv8 said:

I typically don't buy back-up bottles, but at $33.99 this was a no-brainer. I guess the price could be attributed to the "James" vs. "Sarah" signature.

 

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On 12/27/2020 at 3:46 PM, Ravensfire said:

Wow, that's been sitting on the shelf for a while.  Nice find though!  Those were 50 or 60 when they came out.


If I saw that bottle in the $35 range I might buy several! Presuming they had several to sell of course.

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I didn’t find very many LE bourbons this year, so I’ve been eyeing this for awhile and decided to pick it up. I hope its a pretty good one. 
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