Bought a bottle of Brugal Anejo for Cuba Libres/Rum n Cokes. Not a fan. Very musty/muddy (?).
Also forgot to report back on multiple things lately:
The Martini Gran Riservas are pretty great. I refer to the reviews on Difford's Guide for both the Rubino
. Aside from the more exotic descriptors, they're pretty spot on.
First time I've had Dubonnet rouge and I like it. Nothing super exciting. But also quite cheap.
The Palènt Génépi is great. Full of flavour.
The Palènt Achillea is pretty good but lower in alcohol and sweeter than the Génépi and the Achillea doesn't add much complexity (it's a blend of Achillea and Génépi).
The Palènt Amaro is the first amaro I've had that really lived up to its name. It is bitter
. And has a bunch of greenish notes (been a while since I'ved tried it though). I'd go so far as to say it's too bitter. Not quite balanced. Interesting for sure but I probably wouldn't cop again.
The Nardini Amaro is great! If you ever had a high quality nocino, this amaro tastes like a cross between a nocino and "regular" amaro. It has those dark, liquorice-y, slightly malty flavours.
And a bunch of other stuff that I'll have to revisit, like the Star of Bombay (sorry, @indesertum
), or the Riserva Carlo Alberto Bitter Rogue.Edited by b1os - 5/18/16 at 5:37pm