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Marekv8

Back to Jamaica for Super Funk Friday…

 

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tanstaafl2
49 minutes ago, Marekv8 said:

Back to Jamaica for Super Funk Friday…

 

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Now that one I know and have had! Indeed I have had a lot of it...

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PhantomLamb
35 minutes ago, tanstaafl2 said:

Now that one I know and have had! Indeed I have had a lot of it...

Sheesh, I can't imagine the profile on this one.

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2 hours ago, PhantomLamb said:

Sheesh, I can't imagine the profile on this one.

Worthy Park's version of Hampden Estate's Rum Fire except it is at a more approachable proof for the more delicate rum drinker at 100 proof.

 

And oddly it is bottled in Bardstown, KY. Heaven Hill doing the bottling perhaps? They do bottle a lot of brands!

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Marekv8

As expected, the vintage bottle took the win. The modern release, although with a lower ABV-- was hotter, thinner, and sweeter. Although the delivery on the vintage liquid is very slow and the flavors are subtle-- it's far more complex and satisfying.

 

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21 hours ago, Marekv8 said:

As expected, the vintage bottle took the win. The modern release, although with a lower ABV-- was hotter, thinner, and sweeter. Although the delivery on the vintage liquid is very slow and the flavors are subtle-- it's far more complex and satisfying.

 

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I had forgotten that the 2 base rums from Appleton are now called J. Wray for reasons only Campari can explain I suppose.

 
But not surprising the older version was better!

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Marekv8

I traditionally pick up a 50ml El Dorado at my favorite NYC liquor store to drink during the 30+ block walk back to the hotel-- and have never bought a large bottle until today. I hope to see those guys soon.

 

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DeepCover

Day drinking at the neighbor’s house, I decided to bring this over there to crack open. I’m really happy with this one. It’s got a great deal of spice on it.

 

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Marekv8

Picked this up today to test against the dusty "21 Centuria"  I found a couple of weeks ago… right now I'm just breaking it in…

 

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Marekv8

The "official" version doctored up in proof with a wee bit of Velier…

 

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PhantomLamb

Pretty funky stuff?

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Marekv8
2 hours ago, PhantomLamb said:

Pretty funky stuff?

 

As an early-morning Malört drinker, I'm probably the wrong guy to make a ruling on funkiness.

 

Do Hidden Harbor and/or Tiki Lounge have diverse back bars-- where you could try a few things?

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flahute
7 hours ago, Marekv8 said:

 

As an early-morning Malört drinker, I'm probably the wrong guy to make a ruling on funkiness.

 

Just made me laugh out loud. Well done.

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PhantomLamb

Gee thanks.

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tanstaafl2
On 6/8/2020 at 12:27 PM, PhantomLamb said:

Pretty funky stuff?

The Velier is solidly funky. The OB from Worthy Park, while having a degree of grassy funk goodness, is less so and as noted is a bit thin at only 90 proof. But it is relatively affordable ($60's I think?) and likely much easier to find.

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Kane

My shifts are messed up so this counts as a late night drink. Sad to see this one go. 
 

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Marekv8

I found this one earlier today hiding in the back of the shelf…

 

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On 6/18/2020 at 4:34 PM, Marekv8 said:

I found this one earlier today hiding in the back of the shelf…

 

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If you are like me you may not be able to put it back!

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JCwhammie

This is absolutely outstanding. 

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tanstaafl2
On 6/21/2020 at 9:01 PM, JCwhammie said:

This is absolutely outstanding. 

 

Indeed it is!

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Marekv8

My first ever rum from Reunion. Nosing it immediately brought me back to my youth; opening a fresh pouch of Big League Chew. Can't say that I've tasted another rum like it-- gotta keep supporting Velier.

 

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Marekv8

Can't go wrong with a leather label and 17 years in the cask…

 

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Marekv8

I think someone failed to completely empty the Cognac casks before the finishing process took place. This came across as so sweet that I pulled a "palm test" to check fo sugar-- it passed.

 

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PaulO

I tried to look up "palm test" to check for sugar.

I couldn't find it.

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Kane

Unfortunately this is not coming back.
 

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