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Plowboy221 Offline
#251 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
sounds like a sure thing.



I hope so… an I'm blaming my rum addiction on you!
ZRX1200 Offline
#252 Posted:
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Me too.

FYI the Plantation 5 year Barbados is actually OK as a sipper, just nowhere near the funk/complexity of the Jamaican.
frankj1 Offline
#253 Posted:
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ZRX1200 wrote:
Me too.

FYI the Plantation 5 year Barbados is actually OK as a sipper, just nowhere near the funk/complexity of the Jamaican.

sometimes I sip the 5 yr...pretty good steal at the price.

glad you two drunkards blame me for adding one more alcohol to your shopping list! HA!

When youse guys gonna post on Conan's Sake thread?
Plowboy221 Offline
#254 Posted:
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long story gf's uncle and gf, hetro life mate or whatever are real good with sushi chef and his wife that run a restaurant in St. Louis, tried sake there. Not for me, an something about it being warm made it even worse.
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#255 Posted:
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Plowboy221 wrote:
long story gf's uncle and gf, hetro life mate or whatever are real good with sushi chef and his wife that run a restaurant in St. Louis, tried sake there. Not for me, an something about it being warm made it even worse.

chilled is the way to go.
Palama Offline
#256 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
chilled is the way to go.


+1

I used to only order hot sake at the sushi bar but once I tried a good cold sake, it's been the chilled stuff almost exclusively.
Palama Offline
#257 Posted:
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Zaya Gran Reserva
frankj1 Offline
#258 Posted:
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Cachaca Seleta (Brazilian Rum)
truly an acquired taste...
ZRX1200 Offline
#259 Posted:
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Is it funky?
SmokeMonkey Offline
#260 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
Cachaca Seleta (Brazilian Rum)
truly an acquired taste...


I keep a bottle of cachaca on hand in case caipirinhas break out. Straight up, I'll pass.
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#261 Posted:
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ZRX1200 wrote:
Is it funky?

It is funky. The Monkey nailed it between our posts, but I am drinking it on the rocks.
this one is amber, many prefer LeBlon which is white.
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#262 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
It is funky. The Monkey nailed it between our posts, but I am drinking it on the rocks.
this one is amber, many prefer LeBlon which is white.


Haven't tried the Amber, but it's got to be better otr than the white.
frankj1 Offline
#263 Posted:
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Rumble. Might have to post it on the whiskey thread too.
Palama Offline
#264 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
Rumble. Might have to post it on the whiskey thread too.


Frank, are you a Gemini by any chance?
frankj1 Offline
#265 Posted:
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Cancer...I do have twins but they aren't Gemini either.
Plowboy221 Offline
#266 Posted:
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Samaroli Fiji 2001, bout a 1/4 way into the bottle and seems it's changed (not sure I like it now), or my palate is just off tonight.
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#267 Posted:
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zacapa 23

i think this is my first post in this thread
Plowboy221 Offline
#268 Posted:
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Pussers (blue label), actually not terrible for 27 bucks.
ZRX1200 Offline
#269 Posted:
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^ decent pot stilled rum.
MACS Offline
#270 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
Cancer...I do have twins but they aren't Gemini either.


My mom was a cancer. Wife is a gemini... and showing it today. d'oh!
frankj1 Offline
#271 Posted:
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I'm just a crab.

Rumble again tonight.
Plowboy221 Offline
#272 Posted:
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Plantation 20th Anny
Plowboy221 Offline
#273 Posted:
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About to finish my bottle of Plantation 20th Anny off, kind of starting to grow on me…
frankj1 Offline
#274 Posted:
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Pampero Anniversario Reserva Exclusiva
Plowboy221 Offline
#275 Posted:
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Diplomatico Single Vintage 2000
Plowboy221 Offline
#276 Posted:
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Get ya some
Plowboy221 Offline
#277 Posted:
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Diplomatico Single Vintage 2000
frankj1 Offline
#278 Posted:
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ZRX1200 wrote:
Me too.

FYI the Plantation 5 year Barbados is actually OK as a sipper, just nowhere near the funk/complexity of the Jamaican.

well you sure are a fast learner.

the back label mentions banana notes on the nose, though the website does not, but they are there for sure.

and you are the only place mentioning the funk, and that is there as well. nice catch.

this is very fine sipping rum and it is going right to my head, the big one. I sense that I will pick out something slightly different in subsequent sessions.

So I see how much you like that funky thang, it's in this, it's in Lost Spirits. So I am no longer afraid to suggest you try an amber/gold Cachaca. price almost doesn't matter. Currently I have a bottle called Seleta, gifted from a fine Brazillian fellow who works for me. Blesses me every day.Too rough for most rum lovers, too funky for neat drinkers, might find a spot in your rotation, maybe not. Let me know if you can't find, but don't worry cuz it is not elite stuff.
ZRX1200 Offline
#279 Posted:
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Well instead of the Knob Creek, poured 3 fingers of Plantation 2001.
frankj1 Offline
#280 Posted:
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Plantation 2001
Jesus, there is so much going on in there.
Plowboy221 Offline
#281 Posted:
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Pussers (blue label)
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#282 Posted:
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Fixing to break the seal on some Havana Club... Laugh
frankj1 Offline
#283 Posted:
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did you have some during the cruise?
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#284 Posted:
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Bacardi 151 and coke (coca-cola).
Palama Offline
#285 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
Plantation 2001
Jesus, there is so much going on in there.


Good or bad?
frankj1 Offline
#286 Posted:
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for me...GOOD
vanilla, banana, very lightly funked...
Plowboy221 Offline
#287 Posted:
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Samaroli Caribbean 2003
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#288 Posted:
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Pussers in a failed attempt at an El Padrino
frankj1 Offline
#289 Posted:
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Plantation 2001

loving that vanilla.

Thank you Jamie. Great sipper.
corey sellers Offline
#290 Posted:
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Jonah curse
frankj1 Offline
#291 Posted:
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ZRX1200 wrote:
Me too.

FYI the Plantation 5 year Barbados is actually OK as a sipper, just nowhere near the funk/complexity of the Jamaican.

picked up a bottle today, first one I have even seen around here, and it was $20...and I love it.

Your assessment compared to the Jamaican could not be more accurate, but I love this Barbados version.

I'd go so far as to say zero funk factor. The range that exists in the rum category is astounding. When someone tells me they do not like rum, I want to say that it's like saying they don't like vegetables or fruit...the choices are too vast to not find an agreeable expression.
SmokeMonkey Offline
#292 Posted:
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Zacapa 23. Like drinking brown sugar. A little too sweet for me, but exceptional nonetheless.
frankj1 Offline
#293 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
picked up a bottle today, first one I have even seen around here, and it was $20...and I love it.

Your assessment compared to the Jamaican could not be more accurate, but I love this Barbados version.

I'd go so far as to say zero funk factor. The range that exists in the rum category is astounding. When someone tells me they do not like rum, I want to say that it's like saying they don't like vegetables or fruit...the choices are too vast to not find an agreeable expression.

I should point out that it is a 5 year "signature blend" not Vintage...
frankj1 Offline
#294 Posted:
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SmokeMonkey wrote:
Zacapa 23. Like drinking brown sugar. A little too sweet for me, but exceptional nonetheless.

but a great one in it's category

maybe not the right one to pair with a smoke, however.
Plowboy221 Offline
#295 Posted:
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Rumble, still trying to figure out wth this stuff is. I like it though
frankj1 Offline
#296 Posted:
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Plowboy221 wrote:
Rumble, still trying to figure out wth this stuff is. I like it though

picked up a bottle to take on Wild Man Weekend starting Thursday. That'll be the drink with cigars on the terrace after dinner, I'll try to remember what I get at the bar before/during dinner
Plowboy221 Offline
#297 Posted:
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Diplomatico Single Vintage 2000
Palama Offline
#298 Posted:
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Zaya
Palama Offline
#299 Posted:
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Zaya
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#300 Posted:
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Pyrat XO (with Coke)
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