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by BSinTX
Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Whisky and Bourbon
Topic: Aberlour Darkness 20yo oloroso finish (53.4%)
Replies: 2
Views: 987

Re: Aberlour Darkness 20yo oloroso finish (53.4%)

I'm just not all that fond of Scotch and the peated stuff is downright disgusting. When I was young, my mother always kept a bottle of Campo-Phenique in the medicine cabinet for cold sores. It has a VERY distinct smell and taste (both are quite nasty). The first time I smelled peated Scotch (Laphroi...
by BSinTX
Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Brand new to the hobby of Cognac!
Replies: 5
Views: 1307

Re: Brand new to the hobby of Cognac!

Pierre wrote:True, I was thinking about aquiring that ! However I delayed my purchase because of my cigar replenishing :mrgreen:




Good move!!



Welcome to the forum! We all like looking at pictures, so feel free to post any pics you may have of whatever.
by BSinTX
Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: Questions and general subjects about Cognac
Topic: Q: How much does cork affect cognac?
Replies: 4
Views: 1427

Re: Q: How much does cork affect cognac?

Typically, an open bottle is good for about a year after it is opened. This is not to say that it "goes bad" but the flavor profile certainly changes. Cork is a natural product and is used because it's typically flavor neutral. Really, all you would need to do is filter your Cognac through...
by BSinTX
Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: All other delights
Topic: Bolivar Corona Gigante
Replies: 3
Views: 1489

Re: Bolivar Corona Gigante

Great idea Pierre!! One of the best aspects of a fine Habano is the complexity....the cigar does not stay the same from start to finish. I agree that spirits that are too sweet don't usually go well with a good cigar. Despite being told so by many distillers, I just don't mix cigars and Calvados. I ...
by BSinTX
Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Armagnac Reviews and descriptions
Topic: Choosing an Armagnac for Charity
Replies: 3
Views: 1590

Re: Choosing an Armagnac for Charity

Although I am a huge fan of Armagnac, I don't know too many people who drink $650 bottles of anything (not regularly.) When it comes to vintages such as those, they will probably both be fantastic, although if you do not drink Armagnac regularly, you may not be able to tell the difference between th...
by BSinTX
Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:25 am
Forum: Cognac Reviews and descriptions
Topic: Camus XO Chunghwa
Replies: 0
Views: 1292

Camus XO Chunghwa

While I was working in California last year, I picked up a bottle of Camus XO "Chunghwa" at an Asian food store for $125. I broke it out a few weeks ago and have been very impressed with this bottle. Chunghwa is a well known brand in China, although they do not make much of what they sell....
by BSinTX
Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Questions and general subjects about Cognac
Topic: Barrel making
Replies: 5
Views: 1212

Re: Barrel making

California wine isn't too shabby. One thing about Amerikan wine drinkers is that they "tend" to be snobs. When I was in Florence (yes, Italy), I went into a wine shop to purchase a few bottles to bring back to my Italian friends here in the states. I was surprised that I couldn't find too ...
by BSinTX
Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:40 am
Forum: Questions and general subjects about Cognac
Topic: Barrel making
Replies: 5
Views: 1212

Re: Barrel making

Well, understanding Amerikan mentality, I would say that new barrels are required for two reasons. First would be to keep the barrel makers, tree growers, and transportation aspects valid. If you use less barrels, you need less barrel makers, etc....Money has a tendency to drive most of the laws in ...
by BSinTX
Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:39 pm
Forum: Whisky and Bourbon
Topic: Four Roses Single Barrel, OBSO
Replies: 1
Views: 918

Four Roses Single Barrel, OBSO

Okay Pierre, it's over 100 degrees (F) outside, so drinking spirits straight is typically not something done very often with this weather. Having read a few of your Bourbon posts, I decided to break into a bottle of Four Roses which I purchased at the distillery. You can purchase "Private Selec...
by BSinTX
Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Questions and general subjects about Cognac
Topic: Barrel making
Replies: 5
Views: 1212

Re: Barrel making

Wow, that is quite different from the barrel making for Amerikan whiskey.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq1a6uWH21U


Not nearly the art form (coopering) but helps to keep costs down. Not to mention that most if not all Bourbon barrels are resold; cannot re-use them for Bourbon.

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