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Nomad
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Finally cracked the Paranubes... there is no way that I'd guess that this is rum in the blind, but it is very nice... as a Mezcal ????

If you enjoy green olives and brine (i do) its fabulous. I'll definitely buy a second bottle.

 Finished the evening much later with some Foursquare Premise, which confused me early, but as the bottle nears its end, I am really enjoying.

 

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jshleffar
On 7/7/2018 at 8:44 AM, lcpfratn said:
1 hour ago, Nomad said:

Finally cracked the Paranubes... there is no way that I'd guess that this is rum in the blind, but it is very nice... as a Mezcal ????

If you enjoy green olives and brine (i do) its fabulous. I'll definitely buy a second bottle.

 Finished the evening much later with some Foursquare Premise, which confused me early, but as the bottle nears its end, I am really enjoying.

 

Thanks for this, I'd wondered about the paranubes. I wanted tasty and not challenging tonight so I went to the Foursquare smugglers cove SE 12 year.

 

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Nomad

The Paranubes is vastly different from most rums. It's not an everyday sipper but, I could see where it can scratch an itch.

 

How does the Smugglers compare to the regular Real McCoy? I know it is at 46% so that's a nice start and since I can't get it shipped to me, I probably won't get to try it. The RM12SE is a favorite of mine, but that has a finish

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NDN98

Enjoying this one tonight and glad I brought back a few bottles from my trip to the Caribbean!IMG_8801.JPG

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Nomad
On 8/7/2018 at 10:10 AM, Nomad said:

The Paranubes is vastly different from most rums. It's not an everyday sipper but, I could see where it can scratch an itch.

 

How does the Smugglers compare to the regular Real McCoy? I know it is at 46% so that's a nice start and since I can't get it shipped to me, I probably won't get to try it. The RM12SE is a favorite of mine, but that has a finish

edit- While the regular twelve year is aged entirely in ex-bourbon, approximately ninety percent of the Limited Edition spent its twelve years in ex-bourbon barrels. The remaining ten percent spent its twelve years in casks previously used for Portuguese Madeira.

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RWBadley

Finally got to spend some time with some friends. Wowza what a lineup. Lots of notes and impressions from these. They were tasted over the course of 45 minutes to an hour, and the evolution was interesting. Favorites at first may not have held through to final. Some small water additions came into play over the time spent. Blind tasting. 

 

For now, the notes show the Principia at 124 proof showing tremendous balance and complexity with some really deep dark fruit flavors emerging. A clear winner for long intriguing mouth filling deliciousity. 

 

The Hamilton 9 batch 90115 at 134.4 proof displayed some lovely funk along with complex cinnamon and incredible finish. 

 

The Criterion surprised with a come from behind richness that took a while to emerge. At 112 proof it was on the lighter side in this crowd but no matter. It did take more time to show its fullness. 

 

The 2005 started off really strong with clear cinnamon vanilla notes. The 2004 ended up taking the finish here tho. The 2004 held up somewhat better over time. Both at 118 proof. These were somewhat similar but still different, and each one showed great character. 

 

The Dominus at 112 proof was a strong contender with a big brown sugar fruity cognac nose and flavors. Not as complex maybe. The one note of interest was a somewhat more bitter finish that distracted a little. 

 

Not a dog in the group, with each one showing a strong and well tuned personality. Yum. 

 Cheers- 

 

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