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02-17-2010, 02:52 PM
This article has a MOR flavor to it...
I think the 21-year rum that is referenced may be El Dorado's 21 year. I don't think the others are in that price point ($70-$80)...at least not it my area.
02-19-2010, 03:26 PM
ya actually martin cate is a member here. Extremely knowledgable fellow. If I ever make it out to San Fran. I'll have to send everyone else to Napa while I set up a cot in that bar. The pictures from the article are nice.
02-19-2010, 04:09 PM
Martin is a very knowledgeable that has traveled to the Caribbean and learned first hand how to decipher some of the marketing bs from the actual rum making. A good skill to have when you're running a bar with one of the widest selections of rum in the country.
We often talk about the diversity of rum, after all rum is the most diverse of all the distilled spirits. And with the exception of this little corner of the internet, one of the most under-appreciated.
02-24-2010, 02:54 PM
The good news for rum (and for me!) is that this little article keeps on going and going- it's running all over the world. Here's looking at you, Moose Jaw!
Spreading the good word about rum! (and Ed's excellent quote about the clean glass!)
02-24-2010, 04:55 PM
My comment about the glass was in order to fit into the square peg into the round hole. Most writers and every editor wants a short (less than ten word answer to any question).
To say, "I use several glasses depending on the rum I'm drinking and how I'm drinking it. Rum, after all, is the most diverse of all the distilled spirits," wouldn't fit in the round hole for the writer's question.
To say,"I like to use a clean glass." fits into their programmed response filter nicely. Most writers don't care nearly as much about the subject as getting your response to fit into their questionaire boxes. The easier you make it for them the easier it is to continue the interview.
I went on to say that if I'm enjoying my last sip of the night I'm not going to use a 14 oz tumbler for 1/2 oz of my best dark aged rum. On the other hand, I'm going to reach for that 14oz tumbler for my special, secret rum punch that I mix at the end of a hard day at work.
I'd be happy to tell you the recipe but then I'd have to kill you and you wouldn't get your article out to your editor and your spouse would hate you for not bringing home the money to pay the bills, but that's another story for another time.
Anyone have a clean glass handy?
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