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Old 03-28-2008, 06:10 PM   #1
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Default The Scarlet ibis rum

Has anyone tried it yet? i wonder how this rum tastes? how does it mix and how is it neat?

I`m lucky to have found someone, (or rather, someone found me) to swap rums and other things..and i`m now awaiting the Scarlet ibis and some other of Haus Alpenz wonderful stuff.
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Old 03-29-2008, 03:21 AM   #2
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Scarlet Ibis?
They better be using Trinidad rum or I'm going to have to write them an angry letter.
It's our national bird and all.

*goes of to research*
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:16 PM   #3
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Has anyone tried it yet? i wonder how this rum tastes? how does it mix and how is it neat?

I`m lucky to have found someone, (or rather, someone found me) to swap rums and other things..and i`m now awaiting the Scarlet ibis and some other of Haus Alpenz wonderful stuff.
You have prompted me to open my bottle. Since I read your post a hour or so ago, I open my bottle that I've had for several weeks now but haven't gotten around to try until now... thanks!

It is a wonderful rum! Excellent taste neat - quite strong finish, due to 98 proof. Now I am sipping a cocktail now it is superb mixed - it is really a high quality rum and I am quite please I was able to pick it up! I hope you enjoy yours as much!
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:26 PM   #4
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I open my bottle that I've had for several weeks now but haven't gotten around to try until now...
Oops..but how on earth do you manage to NOT open a new bottle...? i must suffer from bad character..i have never been able to save an unopened bottle..

That rum sounds real nice! i`m sooo looking forward to it arrives! and then i know i will open it right away! .............. I`ll let you know how i find it.
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Oops..but how on earth do you manage to NOT open a new bottle...? i must suffer from bad character..i have never been able to save an unopened bottle..

That rum sounds real nice! i`m sooo looking forward to it arrives! and then i know i will open it right away! .............. I`ll let you know how i find it.
Ahhh... yes, but my problem was that I just got back from a trip to the islands in Feb and have 15 new bottles of rum to taste... Since I am only doing my 'research' on weekends, lest my wife reclassify my 'hobby' to a 'problem'..., I am still working through them. And... very much enjoying the wonderful journey!

Yes, it is an excellent rum - enjoy it!
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Since I am only doing my 'research' on weekends, lest my wife reclassify my 'hobby' to a 'problem'...:confused
That is something i can relate to...i try to mainly educate myself on weekends too..but i can`t say i manage always..
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Ahhh... yes, but my problem was that I just got back from a trip to the islands in Feb and have 15 new bottles of rum to taste... Since I am only doing my 'research' on weekends, lest my wife reclassify my 'hobby' to a 'problem'..., I am still working through them. And... very much enjoying the wonderful journey!

Yes, it is an excellent rum - enjoy it!
You should delegate some of your 'work' to me . I only have a problem with opening bottles because they look so nice when they're full plus I am never sure if I have a good photograph (for the reviews) of them so I wait till the absolute last moment before I open them.
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Got my Scarlet ibis today! and yes..i had to open the bottle..
Its a real nice rum, with a strong finish.

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Scarlet Ibis?
They better be using Trinidad rum or I'm going to have to write them an angry letter.
On the label on the back it says blend of three to five year aged Trinidad rums produced in copper pot stills and aged in white oak.
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On the label on the back it says blend of three to five year aged Trinidad rums produced in copper pot stills and aged in white oak.
I don't want to disappoint anyone, but it appears that the people who designed the label got a little ahead of themselves in calling Scarlet Ibis copper pot still rum. It has a medium to heavy body but it wasn't distilled in copper pot stills as there hasn't been one of those stills operating in Trinidad for some time, it was however aged in white oak.
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I just discovered that a few bottles of Scarlet Ibis rum are available at Lush Wines and Spirits in Chicago. There isn't much so if you want it I'd check with Jane asap.

LUSH Wine & Spirits
2232 W. Roscoe St.
Chicago, IL 60618
773-281-8888

BLOG: http://www.lushwine.wordpress.com/
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