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Old 10-02-2009, 03:30 PM   #1
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Hello I am Count Silvio, I run the website Refined Vices where I review rum and whiskey and post related news stories and user submitted articles.

I come from Finland, also known as the Rum Sahara, though I will soon be moving to Australia.

My passion for rum and other fine spirits began at my brothers bachelor party where I sampled a very fine 12 year old rum, port wine and a cigar, though I guess I had been loving these for a long time before this...

Nevertheless having indulged in these fine spirits and cigars for a few years I started to realize Finland does not have much to offer, hence the term Rum Sahara, which is when I started bringing more and more rum and whiskey from my holidays abroad. Having amassed a small collection of exotic booze I launched the website dedicated for these refined vices and regrettably this collection that is finally in a pretty good shape has to be left to Finland when I move to Australia. Another kind of rum sahara as it appears.

I still don't have a walk in humidor, however!

Any questions about me or anything, feel free to ask.
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Old 10-02-2009, 07:09 PM   #2
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Count, It's great see you slouching in the recliner here in the Cabinet. Your site remains a "go to" for those who seek the more refined vices of life.

Re-locating halfway around the World from one Rum Sahara to another is truly an admirable task...And chasing a skirt there is as good a reason as any.

You have my full support. I look forward to reading of your continuing adventures and reviews.

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Old 10-04-2009, 10:55 AM   #3
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I`m looking forward to hear about your adventures in Australia!

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Old 11-23-2009, 10:04 PM   #4
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Things should get up and running again soon as I have organised new hardware for myself to be delivered this week. Sorry about the delays in reviews and articles.
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:32 PM   #5
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No apologies needed Count. Happy to hear you have landed safe and sound in OZ.

We look forward to seeing you up and running at full tilt again. And I imagine you are looking forward to a Summer season that lasts more than 3 weeks!

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Old 11-24-2009, 02:09 AM   #6
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Definitely RumRunner, it is only spring here and it has already peaked at 38 Celcius in Melbourne averaging 35 C and 25 C in the last two weeks. This is already more of a summer than it was ever in Finland this year. I hear this summer is going to be a really hot one over here.
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Old 11-24-2009, 11:40 AM   #7
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Definitely RumRunner, it is only spring here and it has already peaked at 38 Celcius in Melbourne averaging 35 C and 25 C in the last two weeks. This is already more of a summer than it was ever in Finland this year. I hear this summer is going to be a really hot one over here.
If you're in Melbourne you're in a heck of a city. Enjoy it, but make sure you got sun screen. Looking forward to refined vices updates.
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All the best to you Count. I look forward to hearing from you often both here and on Refined Vices. I hope your rum collection can slowly make its way to you. It seems such a shame you had to leave so much behind.
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Tatu, good to talk to you. Hopefully you can rebuild your site very soon. Enjoy your new job, shame you won't be in Miami with the rest of us.
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Won't be long now guys!
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