Rums

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  1. pink poodle

    pink poodle Clinically Inane

    It has become hard to get all of a sudden. First time I opened a bottle I was blown away by the aroma. It literally smelt like a Christmas cake. Speaking of...four pillars apparently have an amazing g Christmas cake gin. Anyway the goslings team also do an aged version that I haven't tried yet. It costs many pennies.

    If your local won't look after you, order it online. I've used Nicks before and the service is exceptional. Free delivery if you hit $200 also helps. Grab a few of those huge sales and you'll be laughing while sitting by the fire smoking your cigars.
     
  2. cokeonspecialtwodollars

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    Have you tried the 151 proof?
     
  3. pink poodle

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    I haven't yet. Very curious given the quality of their entry level product. I'd also like to try their higher end matured product. It has some strong reviews.

    I have tried spirytus though. It tastes like burning.
     
  4. cokeonspecialtwodollars

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  5. pink poodle

    pink poodle Clinically Inane

    I'm currently avoiding buying things. But I did buy this the other day.
     

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  6. pink poodle

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    Gave El Dorado 12 year a taste last night. If you want to spend up on a really tasty spirit this will deliver the goods. While it isn't an over complex assault of divergent flavours, it is quite smooth and rich with what it has. Then smooth, medium sweet, a little oak + mild spices, some sugary caramel (perhaps brown sugar) and vanilla notes. Did I mention smooth? I palmed it for a bit and as it warmed it opened up nicely. But at $17 for a serve it is probably not an every day thing! On sale at nick's for about $80/bottle though. Now I'm curious about the 15 year version.

    https://www.nicks.com.au/el-dorado-12-year-old-rum-700ml
     
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  7. cokeonspecialtwodollars

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    Nicks came through with the goods today, I can't see this ending well... I blame Poodle.

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  8. pink poodle

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  9. cokeonspecialtwodollars

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    I'm intending on doing some back to back testing tomorrow night while entertaining myself with the live feed from Andorra.
     
  10. The Dude

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    Stroh. That is all
     
  11. cokeonspecialtwodollars

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    Spent some time in Austria... now show me on this picture where the nasty rum hurt you.
     
  12. pink poodle

    pink poodle Clinically Inane

    I plunged my hand so deep into the dude stash jar (no idea why I have one...i live alone) over the last few days that I could see the bottom...on the plus side I can now review a pair rums from the deep end of the pool.

    First up is this:
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    That is what the Black Tot looks like when it is served. The rum exceeds my ability to describe it, so let's settle on it was sensational and easily scored 11/10. Coming in at 54.3% I had expected a bit of a punch, but it was smooth with barely a noticable hint of alcohol on the nose or in the mouth. The aroma is potent; I was able to smell it from about 1m away when the bar tender opened it and once it had breathed for about 10 minutes it could be smelt by people as they approached. For me the nose was rich - caramel, toffee, maple syrup, golden syrup, apple, hazelnut, banana, coco...evolving more as I went along. Interesting there was no strong vanilla to it. The palate was all encompassing with a lot of the usual sweet rum flavours being supported by a spice, wood, leather, berry and crisp apple. It had a very long lingering presence and my empty glass smelt a little like a cigar as the rum aroma subsided.

    I was glad to have given it a try and would happily put a bottle on the shelf, never to open but to appreciate. I love the story of the rum and the history attached and it's rarity makes for a great collectible. For the $110 the shot cost me though...I know there are a lot of very good rums I could buy a bottle of and be almost as happy. If you have some money to burn live it up!

    Ref;
    https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/p/12109/black-tot-last-consignment-royal-naval-rum

    I also had the Zacapa XO. There is a lot of talk about this rum not being worth the extra $$$ over the Zacapa 23, I disagree. This rum was sensational - rich deep flavours and strong aroma, well worth it. But don't think I am writing off the 23. That is still one of the best bang for buck options around.

    Ref:
    https://www.nicks.com.au/ron-zacapa-centenario-x-o-rum-750ml
     
  13. creaky

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  14. pink poodle

    pink poodle Clinically Inane

    I've seen that one. It doesn't have any strong interest to me because it doesn't have the history of the original black tot. I'd be certain that is an amazing rum though, demerara rums are excellent.
     

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