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Old 10-06-2008, 06:17 PM   #10
Hank Koestner
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Yes, the Cuvee comes in at 88 proof, which gives it a bit of an edge. It is not as smooth as the VSOP, but once you get past the edginess, is has a great profile. I could say that the Cuvee is a little more raw, allowing the cane juice flavor to really come through, while the VSOP is a touch more polished. A 90 proof version of the VSOP would be interesting.
I like to make a modified Punch Vieux with the Cuvee, using a very small amount of cane syrup, and a very small wedge of lime.
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