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Steven C
On 10/12/2019 at 9:45 PM, Kane said:

It's apples vs oranges vs potatoes, but wanted some variety today.

Did an SBS tonight with the Foursquare 2004 and the Port Cask.  Both are wonderful, but the 2004 is truly over the top. 

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The Black Tot
8 hours ago, Kane said:

IOFTD was the low point of the night. In the category I prefer Smith & Cross by a wide margin. This bottle may finally "inspire" me to make tiki cocktails at home.

 

To be fair to OFTD, it is not blended to be a sipper. It is blended for use in cocktails where overproof dark rum floats are called for. And in the category for which it was designed, it excels.

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Marekv8
On 10/12/2019 at 7:37 PM, lcpfratn said:


I think I have a bottle of that, but I still haven’t opened it. How is it?


Quite nice—  I wish that I had more from Fiji, it has a mind of its own.

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Kane

Found a healthy dose of Mount Gay XO sample from times long forgotten. Going back in these forums this is the 3rd time I'm finding a MG sample in the stash, and I have no idea how that happened. Probably stashed away from every bottle I bought without realizing it.

 

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fishnbowljoe
38 minutes ago, Kane said:

Found a healthy dose of Mount Gay XO sample from times long forgotten. Going back in these forums this is the 3rd time I'm finding a MG sample in the stash, and I have no idea how that happened. Probably stashed away from every bottle I bought without realizing it.

How old are you Kane? Wanna join the CRS Club? 🤣

 

Biba! Joe

 

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HoustonNit

The rhum agricole is interesting but to young. Blending equal parts with Doorly 12 makes for a very nice blend.

The Doorlys while only 80 proof is very good and less than $30 at Total Wine.

I next need to find some Hampden.

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HoustonNit
The rhum agricole is interesting but to young. Blending equal parts with Doorly 12 makes for a very nice blend.

The Doorlys while only 80 proof is very good and less than $30 at Total Wine.

I next need to find some Hampden.

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Yeah revisited the Doorly’s it’s really muted by the low proof. I wish I could get this at cask strength or even 100 to 90 proof and at a close to similar price.

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Kane
On 10/20/2019 at 1:26 AM, fishnbowljoe said:

How old are you Kane? Wanna join the CRS Club? 🤣

 

Biba! Joe

 

I'm guessing one of the younger folks here at ~35 :) But CRS member with good standing since 20. I blame my 3 hour/day sleep routine.

 

After 12 hour shifts at work back to back since Monday, kicking back with two pours tonight: FS Criterion and 2005.

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tanstaafl2
On 10/21/2019 at 12:48 AM, HoustonNit said:

 


Yeah revisited the Doorly’s it’s really muted by the low proof. I wish I could get this at cask strength or even 100 to 90 proof and at a close to similar price.

 

Good news is you can! It's called Foursquare.. :D

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kevinbrink
On 10/25/2019 at 2:11 PM, tanstaafl2 said:

Good news is you can! It's called Foursquare.. :D

The other option would be the Limited release Real McCoys which are all IIRC over 90 proof, in some areas they are easier to find.

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HoustonNit
Good news is you can! It's called Foursquare.. 


Oh yeah I have the 2007 behind this on the shelf. I guess I wish I could get a higher proof at like 50% more costs and not 250%.

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HoustonNit
Better yet it looks like a place in Houston has it, this may just be a WSpro result but might be worth calling this place:
Houston Wine Merchant
2646 South Shepherd Drive,
Houston,
TX 77098

Smith and Cross is around in Houston; I've bought it before and know I've seen at a store recently just can't recall where.  Have you tried Stolen Rum is the 375ml bottle?  6 year Hampden for $18 and some of the Total Wine have is stock.  But once it's gone, there is no more of it.


Thanks to you guys and everyone on this great site. Finally made to Houston Wine Merchants. This stuff while it does taste a tad bit young is great, has some really great funk. Hampden at a slightly higher age is next on my rum buy list.

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Marekv8
On 11/3/2019 at 6:37 PM, HoustonNit said:

 

 


Thanks to you guys and everyone on this great site. Finally made to Houston Wine Merchants. This stuff while it does taste a tad bit young is great, has some really great funk. Hampden at a slightly higher age is next on my rum buy list.

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If you can find one of these, it will certainly do the trick. This was the first rum that made me use foul language-- having a pour now and it still does.

 

 

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lcpfratn
 
If you can find one of these, it will certainly do the trick. This was the first rum that made me use foul language-- having a pour now and it still does.
 
 
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I’ve got bottle 120 of that barrel!
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Marekv8

Cheap and well-proofed, but it seems to have picked up a bit of sweetness along the way. Bottle shattered shortly after this photo, but I was able to save about half. 
 

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