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post #13561 of 14192
Marques de Dospalacios Vino de Mesa, a lovely rosé, I just found in my 'cellar'.
Edited by IndianBoyz - 3/26/14 at 4:58am
post #13562 of 14192
Aviation
Two different pictures, realizing that the second one looks like grape soda. That's lighting and angle for you. I suppose I never claimed to be a photographer.


post #13563 of 14192
A bottle of Gosling's 80 proof is 20 €. A bottle of Gosling's 151 proof is 30 €. Is there any reason why I shouldn't buy the 151 proof, dilute it to 80 proof and save money?

Edit: According to eGullet, diluting overproof rum all at once doesn't have the same effect as adding water slowly over time, letting the rum rest for a good while, which is what the distilleries do. True?
Edited by b1os - 3/26/14 at 3:44am
post #13564 of 14192
i highly highly doubt it. the only difference would be if you didn't mix it well enough to begin with.
post #13565 of 14192
Hmm. They said the flavour was different--but why would they make two different rums under the same lable? I think I'm gonna try it out, I don't think that slow or quick dilution has much of an effect either.
post #13566 of 14192
plenty of brands sell things pre-diluted and also release a cask strength. some people prefer one or the other
post #13567 of 14192
Yeah, but they stated that the diluted 80 proof tastes quite different than the 151 proof diluted to 80 proof at home.
post #13568 of 14192
well they're not exactly the same. there's a lot of mixing of barrels going on. i wouldnt be surprised to find out that they use different barrels to make the cask strength and the 80 proof to better accommodate the different proofs.
post #13569 of 14192
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

Yeah, but they stated that the diluted 80 proof tastes quite different than the 151 proof diluted to 80 proof at home.

I think they are different products. I talked to the Gosling's rep last week and the 151 came up.
post #13570 of 14192
Huh, interesting. Then it's extremely confusing to use the same lable (Gosling's Black Seal) for two different rums. Now I'm even more curious. I'm gonna pick some up.
post #13571 of 14192
I suspect they're expecting frat boys to buy the 151, and that crowd's not gonna notice or care if it's different. Generally, the people who buy 151 proof rum want to get hammered really fast, or want something flammable to play around with. In either case, taste is a secondary concern.
post #13572 of 14192
Now I'm less curious. frown.gif

But really, IME if you want to get hammered fast, you buy plonk or cheap vodka and use it to mix a sweet concotion. Then again, other than a Zombie cocktail, whose sole purpose is, as per your theory, to get you hammered, I can't think of a cocktail that uses a float of overproof dark rum.
Edited by b1os - 3/27/14 at 2:54am
post #13573 of 14192
Scorpion bowls.
Lots of tiki drinks use overproofed floats. Well maybe lots is an exaggeration. I like demerera rum for floats.
post #13574 of 14192
The only overproof rum I have is Wray & Nephews, which I use for Ranglums. Do you have some cocktail recs for white overproof rum?
post #13575 of 14192
Four Roses Single Barrel

Later, a Mint Julep and a Whiskey Soda with Buffalo Trace.
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