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Sea Wynde: Is it really THIS good?
martiki
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From: http://www.smugglerscovesf.com
Posted: 2005-02-01 3:07 pm   Permalink

I think Sea Wynde is a great sipping rum. Mellow, smooth, lots of character. But does it really have this much character:

(From Internetwines.com)

The unmistakably juicy and unique aroma of jack fruit is the first to show, underlining the trademark pungency of traditional naval pot still rum. This fruitiness is lifted by a sweet oiliness not only molassed, but possessing a slightly sharp toffee-apple complexity. Meanwhile, the oak, revealing some good age, offers a subtle bourbony feel. All these aromas are layered, yet so vivid that they intertwine for a truly beguiling three-dimensional complexity. Unquestionably the most complex nose to be found in any commercial rum in the world. Fat, fulsome and sweet from the very moment it hits the mouth, the oils coat and lubricate every tastebud. An enormous raisiny, Christmas pudding fruitiness ensures a mouth-watering start before the most delicate medium roast Jarva/Blue Mountain coffee richness formulates as well as soft honey and licorice. In the background, a controlled explosion of pepper spice adds even further depth. Some hints of vanilla and vaguely bourbony oak remind you of the age while that soft but limpet-like oiliness guarantees a finish of almost unbelievable length and unfathomable complexity. As the intensity fades slightly, the jack fruit reappears with the toffee-fudge and dovetails with the honey and vague saltiness. A sweet finale in keeping with the nose and main thrust of rum, but the oak ensures the bitter-sweet balance that the complexity that has gone before demands. Though there is a pungency on both the aroma and the palate, the honeyed backbone and weight of oaky coffee guarantees extraordinary depth and complexity. A connoisseur's tot that will re-define people's perception of rum.


I mean, really.


 
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dangergirl299
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Posted: 2005-02-01 3:20 pm   Permalink

Posts like this make me miss the 6 months I was "working from home..."

*I* want to sample fine rums all day! AND sleep in! *pout*


 
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Trader Tiki
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Posted: 2005-02-01 3:26 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-02-01 15:20, dangergirl299 wrote:
Posts like this make me miss the 6 months I was "working from home..."



I'll drink (before noon) to that!

[ This Message was edited by: tikimonkey on 2005-02-01 15:26 ]


 
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JTD
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From: J'ville
Posted: 2005-02-01 3:56 pm   Permalink

Ha ha ha! Jeezus, I think I'd finish a whole bottle by the time this reviewer gets done with his first sip & savor. I like sippin' rum, but he's gone overboard. Wouldn't surprise me if that review was a put-on.

TD


 
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Kono
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Posted: 2005-02-01 5:24 pm   Permalink

Sounds like the reviewer just got back from an abstinent couple of years in Saudi Arabia.

 
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ZebraTiki
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From: Enchanted Bay Area, CA
Posted: 2005-02-01 8:54 pm   Permalink

I think the "unbelievable length and unfathomable complexity" of the review reveals the subtle nuances of what he was smoking before he wrote it.

The truly lucky are those who can work their own schedule. Who invented this gettin' up before the crack of noon nonsense, anyway?


 
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martiki
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From: http://www.smugglerscovesf.com
Posted: 2005-02-02 09:42 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-02-01 15:20, dangergirl299 wrote:
Posts like this make me miss the 6 months I was "working from home..."

*I* want to sample fine rums all day! AND sleep in! *pout*




Yeah, it was a hell of a lot of fun until the money ran out. Now it's just depressing. But there's still rum here, so that helps a lot.


 
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Helz
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From: Westminster, CO
Posted: 2005-02-03 4:27 pm   Permalink

Amen, Martiki, amen.

(That's a non-religous, non-denominational amen.)


 
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Trader Woody
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Posted: 2005-02-04 11:12 am   Permalink

Oh boy, that's wonderful!
There's a magazine over here called Private Eye that has a little section called 'Pseuds Corner' that specialises in overblown pieces like that. It's essential that they get to see that!

Trader Woody


 
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martiki
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Posted: 2005-02-04 5:40 pm   Permalink

I especially like that not only does it have a slight hint on coffee in the taste, but specifically a "medium roast Jarva/Blue Mountain coffee". So he can taste the origin of the coffee and how it was roasted as well? C'mon. That's just plain stupid.

 
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Trader Woody
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Posted: 2005-02-05 12:35 am   Permalink

I love the phrase "soft, but limpet-like oiliness"! It's somehow unsettling....

I did actually forward it to Private Eye, so it would be interesting to see if it gets printed.

Trader Woody


 
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Unga Bunga
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2005-02-05 01:22 am   Permalink

So Martiki,
Have you found where we can buy this to try?


 
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Trader Tiki
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From: Portland, OR
Posted: 2005-02-06 8:29 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-02-05 00:35, Trader Woody wrote:
I love the phrase "soft, but limpet-like oiliness"! It's somehow unsettling....



Mmm.. reminds me of my college days. Hanging out with Don Knotts, slurping limpets... he was never the same after that movie.

Quote:

On 2005-02-05 01:22, Unga Bunga wrote:
So Martiki,
Have you found where we can buy this to try?


Shop BevMo! They have it there, and in a glass case no less! Well, plexiglass, but still. It's locked.
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martiki
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Posted: 2005-02-07 10:29 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-02-05 01:22, Unga Bunga wrote:
So Martiki,
Have you found where we can buy this to try?




So very glad you asked!! Why BevMo of course!

In store and online.

Not in a glass case at my store, but tikimonkey lives in the hood, so they have to protect the Sea Wynde.

Plus...if you break into my house and kill me in my sleep, I have the keys to the BevMo glass cases! With great power comes great responsibility.

By the way, the BevMo write up online is considerably more restrained:

96-100 PTS, TOP SPIRITS FOR 2003, WINE ENTHUSIAST. Has seductive fragrances of paraffin, oak, maple and brown sugar; palate entry has sweet, maple and almond butter; succulent; clove, oak resin.


Isn't it interesting that review one found this rum to taste like a 112 different things like coffee, fertilizer and crank case oil, but review two only finds a few select flavors including three (maple, almond, clove) that the first review didn't even mention?

Can you smell the hoo-ha?



 
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Trader Tiki
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Posted: 2005-02-07 12:00 pm   Permalink

Quote:

Not in a glass case at my store, but tikimonkey lives in the hood, so they have to protect the Sea Wynde.



Victorian ghetto. West Side!

Quote:

Can you smell the hoo-ha?



For a dollar!
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