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Originally posted by cuffthis:
That is the best aged rum in the market now, IMHO. It's delicious.

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Originally posted by thelostverse:
Sipping on some Plantation XO right now. Cool


I agree.
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
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Originally posted by Rothko:
The Plantation XO: Is that the 20th Anniversary Extra Old?


That's the one.


Seems like a good price. And Total Wine carries it. I will pick some up.
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Originally posted by Rothko:
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
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Originally posted by Rothko:
The Plantation XO: Is that the 20th Anniversary Extra Old?


That's the one.


Seems like a good price. And Total Wine carries it. I will pick some up.


Not sure if I have that precise one, but I have enjoyed all the Plantation Rums. First had them a number of years ago at the Rum Bar in Key West. Bahama Bob knows his sh*t

Bahama Bob's Rum Blog
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Originally posted by Rothko:
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
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Originally posted by Rothko:
The Plantation XO: Is that the 20th Anniversary Extra Old?


That's the one.


Seems like a good price. And Total Wine carries it. I will pick some up.


Binny's carries it locally for about $45, although I've seen it for less online.
D'ussé vsop. After I bought it, I learned this is jay-z's official cognac. I'm sure that's meaningful to some. I like it. Sweet and smooth. Not complex but still delicious.
So I went and bought a bottle of the Plantation XO and tried some on Saturday night. Really, really, really good. What an aroma.

Thanks for the recommendation. This is the best rum I have ever had.
Had a 5 whisky flight of Speyside's tonight:

Aberlour 10 yr
Speyburn 10 yr
Glenlivet 1977 Scotts Selection
Glenfiddich 15 yr Solera
Cragganmore Dewar 12yr

I loved the Cragganmore and the Glenlivet. The Aberlour is a little too intense for my tastes.
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Originally posted by Rothko:
So I went and bought a bottle of the Plantation XO and tried some on Saturday night. Really, really, really good. What an aroma.

Thanks for the recommendation. This is the best rum I have ever had.


Had some at the Rum Bar on Friday. Really excellent
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Originally posted by PD2K:
Johnny Walker Blue


I know that some people look down on JW Blue, but I had it a couple years ago, and while I am not a big Scotch drinker, I thought it was really quite good.

Of course, maybe since I am not a big Scotch drinker, I don't really know what I am talking about...
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blended scotch is blended scotch, single malt scotch is single malt scotch, two different worlds really, allthough blended scotch (grain + malt) contains a certain amount of malt.

malt is like the spice that provides most of the flavours for the blended scotch...
malt whisky is like drinking 100% spice undiluted
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Originally posted by MoselleLuxemburg:
Caol Ila "smoke on the water" 1996/2008 bottle issued for whisky fair "whisky live Verviers"

wow... impressive bottle. one i would LOVE to try. nicely done.
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Originally posted by MoselleLuxemburg:
Caol Ila "smoke on the water" 1996/2008 bottle issued for whisky fair "whisky live Verviers"

wow... impressive bottle. one i would LOVE to try. nicely done.


yes, lovely bottle i found in a nearby shop, along with two other funny musically named whisky fair bottles, Longmorn "walking on the moon" and Strathisla "here come the rain again"
I'm (i was) not even a particular fan of Caol Ila, but this one, nomen est omen, is fascinating. Even though cask strength at 56.6%vol , this doesn't need a single drop of water. Smoky yet very balanced.
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I don't drink rye, but I really enjoy Dillon's small batch gin (and vodka, but I rarely drink it). Usually available at the LCBO and make just down the QEW in Beamsville.
while sipping some Ardbeg Supernova...

ok this is not quite the same thing as that huge bourbon distillery, but it is quite common some big distillery is marketing some seemingly smaller brands. I am thinking of Irelands Cooley distillery for instance, that is marketing various different labels, such as Connemara peated Irish whiskey, that has no real relationship to Irelands Connemara region. Well at least the whisky is not bad at all, same as the whisky from that huge Bourbon distillery.

I'd not be surprised either, to find a mix of whisky distilled at some huge distillery, but aged in casks at some local "producer", not far from the concept of independent scotch malt bottlings. Some newly opened distilleries should not be blamed buying some stuff from a distillery imho, but they should correctly inform the consumer.
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
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Originally posted by cuffthis:
That is the best aged rum in the market now, IMHO. It's delicious.

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Originally posted by thelostverse:
Sipping on some Plantation XO right now. Cool


I agree.

Ok, you guys got me curious, so I picked up a bottle. Haven't had much rum in recent years that wasn't in a daquiri, so how do you guys take it? Straight? Rocks? Coke? Wink
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
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Originally posted by cuffthis:
That is the best aged rum in the market now, IMHO. It's delicious.

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Originally posted by thelostverse:
Sipping on some Plantation XO right now. Cool


I agree.

Ok, you guys got me curious, so I picked up a bottle. Haven't had much rum in recent years that wasn't in a daquiri, so how do you guys take it? Straight? Rocks? Coke? Wink


I prefer it straight - no rocks needed IMO.
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
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Originally posted by cuffthis:
That is the best aged rum in the market now, IMHO. It's delicious.

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Originally posted by thelostverse:
Sipping on some Plantation XO right now. Cool


I agree.

Ok, you guys got me curious, so I picked up a bottle. Haven't had much rum in recent years that wasn't in a daquiri, so how do you guys take it? Straight? Rocks? Coke? Wink


I prefer it straight - no rocks needed IMO.


Yes normally neat. Unless outside in summer then on the rocks
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
Ron Zacapa Solera 23 Rum, drunk neat with a few drops of water like a scotch.

Great rum for the money.


as if being a Cognac and Malt fan wasnt't enough, that gift from friends was my eye opener into the world of good Rum
The last few drops of a bottle Cognac Pierre Ferrand Selection des Anges, as Sunday-afternoon after-lunch-digestif. Clearly a bottle i'll seek again, despite it's price. 2 years of high class culinary pleasure, at 100€ a bottle, hard to beat with bottles of wine.
0ne of my personal top Cognacs,
#1 Frapin Extra
#2 Frapin VIP XO
#3 Pierre Ferrand Selection des Anges
#4 Camus Borderies XO
#5 Frapin Chateau de Fontpinot XO
#6 Delamain Pale & Dry
#7 Raymond Ragnaud fine Champagne
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Originally posted by steve8:
Ardbeg Corryvreckan
Bowmore 12 Year
Cragganmore 12 Year


Now that's a very good combo Smile , well done.
Ranking ?
My guess Corryvreackan #1 (absolute class), Cragganmore 12 #2 (subtle), Bowmore 12 #3 (less subtle than the Cragganmore, still absolutely delicious) ?
What's your ranking Steve8 ?
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Moselle, your guess was spot on. I was the only one of the four people who liked the Corryvreckan. The others all found it too strong (alcohol).
Plantation 5 yr old

I have a friend who loves rum. So I picked up a bottle for $20 and gave it to him in the middle of a round on his course last week. Sampled it on the rocks. Smooth.....

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