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post #1846 of 2027
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Anyone try this?

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Plus Cointreau, Appleton white rum. Nearly final haul.. just need some Dolin dry, Carpano Antico and Falernum.
post #1848 of 2027
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How is it? I'm looking for a Barbados rum for a few "tiki drinks" like Royal Bermuda Yacht Club (well, mostly for that). I thought about getting the Mount Gay Extra Old. Which do you prefer (for reference, the Mount Gay costs 5€ more/liter than the Plantation 5). Edit: Just saw that the local liquor store has another cheaper Barbados rum in stock -- Doorly's 5. Is this a well rum (it looks like it's amber though.... -- so if that one would work, Mount Gay Eclipse should, too)?

The Plantation 5 is very satisfying as a sipper, just give it a few minutes in the glass to settle a bit. The wife liked it as a mixer as well. I have no experience with the Mount Gay but I think Gnatty liked it which is a good sign.
post #1849 of 2027
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The Plantation 5 is very satisfying as a sipper, just give it a few minutes in the glass to settle a bit. The wife liked it as a mixer as well. I have no experience with the Mount Gay but I think Gnatty liked it which is a good sign.

Plantation 5 is good enough to sip or mix. I have it at home for a mixing rum mostly, but I'd drink it straight too.

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This stuff is awesome. I heartily recommend buying some if you come across it.

post #1850 of 2027
Velvet Falernum, Gosling's, Cragganmore 12.
post #1851 of 2027
Thread Starter 

I'll be interested to know if you make a Royal Bermuda that you enjoy. Velvet makes a very decent Corn'n'Oil, and is an even better modifier for a Rum Old Fashioned.

 

~ H
 

post #1852 of 2027
Anyone know where I can get a bottle of Hibiki Suntory 21 year old whiskey?
post #1853 of 2027
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Anyone know where I can get a bottle of Hibiki Suntory 21 year old whiskey?

Paris, England, Japan...
post #1854 of 2027
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Paris, England, Japan...

In California or the US?
post #1855 of 2027
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In California or the US?

No

http://www.wine-searcher.com/find/suntory+hibiki+21+years+old

http://www.wine-searcher.com/find/suntory+hibiki+21+years+old/1/usa
post #1856 of 2027
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Plus Cointreau, Appleton white rum. Nearly final haul.. just need some Dolin dry, Carpano Antico and Falernum.

Impressive, but why'd you choose Woodford, Maker's, and Four Roses, specifically?

Hibiki 21, I've never had, but I think of it as the Blue Label of Japanese whiskies. I don't know why one would want to spend that much on something like that.
post #1857 of 2027
Well, Four Roses, I thought it's a little boring, but very smooth, so sometimes I want just that. Woodford is recommended often, for example by Hunts. And Maker's Mark - never had it, wanted to try. smile.gif
post #1858 of 2027
I've been off the bourbon for awhile, been on a rum kick the past couple months. Bought a new bottle of Havana Club 7 today at the supermarket. Finished a bottle of Zacapa 23, Barbancourt, and Bundaberg each and some HC's this summer.

I will probably start drinking bourbon again in the next month or so. I haven't really touched Scotch in a year or something, I think I'm done with scotch. I have a bottle of Eagle Rare 10 as my standard bourbon, and I might pick up something smoother like Blanton's and the I.W. Harper 12, and then a low-brow bottle like Four Roses or something.

Having a party at my house on Sunday so I might go buy a bunch of standard bottles for well drinks.
post #1859 of 2027
I just came in touch with bourbon a couple months ago, and I like it a lot so far. I think it's my preferred mixer now. But rum has it's upsides too (equally neat and as a mixer). I'll try to make a Ranglum and/or Royal Bermuda Yacht Club (and report back to you, Hunts) tonight. Both are great if done right. Will see whether Gosling's does the job.
post #1860 of 2027
Nothing exciting for the masses, but I picked up some Fat Tire and Ranger IPA yesterday. It's only noteworthy because this is the first time New Belgium beers are available to purchase in Michigan.
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