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Old 09-04-2011, 02:17 PM   #131
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Default Lost Soldiers!

I put three soldiers to their final resting place last night. I had been nursing them for about a year and they just didn't have much of anything left.

The first soldier was Appleton Master Blenders Legacy, I sipped some on ice and then added a splash of cola when I got to the last ounce. Love this one, for me it is by far the best Appleton.

Next I put down the Last of my Cubaney 25 Year Solero. I named this one "Rum of the Year' on my blog last fall and the last dram did not disappoint. (Pavol if you are reading this you must help out a friend in need and find a way to get me another bottle of Cubaney, this stuff is awesome.)

The last Soldier was a bottle of Cruzab Double barrel, from the older batch with the old style bottle. I mixed the last two ounces into a Mandeville and lamented that all three bottles were gone. But at least they went to a good place.

(Tonight I think I will sip on some Havanna Club Barrel proof!)
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:23 AM   #132
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I put three soldiers to their final resting place last night. I had been nursing them for about a year and they just didn't have much of anything left.
i love cleaning out the cabinet, but mine is now to empty.....

MBL is a Gem, for sure. . .
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:48 AM   #133
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i love cleaning out the cabinet, but mine is now to empty.....

MBL is a Gem, for sure. . .
How can your cabinet be empty? You work for Hi Times...
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Old 09-05-2011, 02:44 PM   #134
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How can your cabinet be empty? You work for Hi Times...
Poverty crosses all boundaries... i have drank so much--- lets leave it at that! in the last few months that i am amazed at the 'tasty' factor in my drinks... every time i taste them (in simpler terms, it is a miracle that i can make some of this . . . taste "acceptable".. I guess it is a testament to my skill as a mixologist, but i would not mix most of the things i have 'recently' unless i 'had' to....
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:50 AM   #135
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Default Tonight I opened some new bottles:


St. Nicklaus Abbey
(My Father's Day Present this Year) with just a smidgen of ice. After I waited about 15 minute the rum had a most spectacular nose. full of rich baking spices, tobacco and dried fruit. I am not saying the Abbey was disappointing, but only a fraction of that nose translated to the palate. (Still tasted wonderful.)

I also cracked one of my bottles of Bruichladdich Redder Still. Every bit as good as the St. Nick, maybe even more so. Sometimes a really nice Scotch is a good way to finish an evening.

In about a year I will probably put those soldiers down too.!

Hope everyone had a nice Labour day!
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:57 AM   #136
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St. Nicklaus Abbey
(My Father's Day Present this Year) with just a smidgen of ice. After I waited about 15 minute the rum had a most spectacular nose. full of rich baking spices, tobacco and dried fruit. I am not saying the Abbey was disappointing, but only a fraction of that nose translated to the palate. (Still tasted wonderful.)
Isn't that St. Nicholas Abbey, or were you punning on Jack Nicklaus? Also - was it the 8, 10 or 12 yr old?
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I guess was punning a little seeing as how it was a present and all, (although truthfully I just misspelled it).

The St Nicholas Abbey I was gifted was the 10 Year Old , I was unaware that the 12 was in Alberta but I see on the Liquor Connect site that the 12 is listed as well. What did you think of the Abbey Lance?
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I guess was punning a little seeing as how it was a present and all, (although truthfully I just misspelled it).

The St Nicholas Abbey I was gifted was the 10 Year Old , I was unaware that the 12 was in Alberta but I see on the Liquor Connect site that the 12 is listed as well. What did you think of the Abbey Lance?
The eight wasn't as good, the 12 was soft and lekker as anything, but I really do believe that the 10 is the standard. Unfortunately, all are pricey, starting at $120 for the 8 yr in Calgary. Just posted the reviews last week, if you don't mind the crass plug.
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Just posted the reviews last week, if you don't mind the crass plug.
Why do you think I asked?

I am finding the St. Nic to be great when compared against rums of similar age, not so great when I compare against the Ultra High End rums with which it competes in its price bracket. (For the $145 my wife paid she could have got me an ED 21 and a Zacapa 23 and still had money left over to buy the snacks for the next tasting.)
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Why do you think I asked?

I am finding the St. Nic to be great when compared against rums of similar age, not so great when I compare against the Ultra High End rums with which it competes in its price bracket. (For the $145 my wife paid she could have got me an ED 21 and a Zacapa 23 and still had money left over to buy the snacks for the next tasting.)
My sentiments exactly: you really gotta want the thing, and you can get twice the age for the same price. But if you think that's bad, wait until they come out with the 15 yr old in 2013 and the 20 yr old in 2018...can you just imagine the prices? Ouch.
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