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Velvet Falernum vs. Falernum Mixer/Syrup
djmont
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Joined: Aug 03, 2011
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From: Potomac Falls, VA
Posted: 2011-08-03 6:14 pm   Permalink

Jeff Berry says Fee Brothers Falernum is the best. But one of the liquor stores I buy from stocks John D. Taylor's Velvet Falernum. Can it be substituted?

Thanks for your help,
David


 
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Joined: May 12, 2011
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From: Southern Cailifornia
Posted: 2011-08-03 6:29 pm   Permalink

The "Rum Guy" at High-Times liquor says the "Velvet Falernum" is superior.
Since I can not find the "Fee Brothers" here I have only used the Velvet myself.


 
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djmont
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From: Potomac Falls, VA
Posted: 2011-08-03 6:41 pm   Permalink

I like the idea of using a liquor rather than a syrup -- that way I won't have to worry about it going bad.

 
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rev_thumper
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From: Koala Kabana, New England
Posted: 2011-08-03 7:39 pm   Permalink

It is excellent.

Buy it and compare for yourself.



 
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thePorpoise
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Joined: Jan 23, 2011
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From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2011-08-03 7:46 pm   Permalink

I've only seen the Velvet brand of falernum, and only in one store at that.

I like it.


 
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heylownine
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From: Agoura Hills, CA
Posted: 2011-08-03 9:10 pm   Permalink

I've purchased both and much prefer the Velvet Falernum. Even better: homemade.

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CucamongaChango
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Joined: Jul 13, 2008
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From: Denver, CO
Posted: 2011-08-04 7:49 pm   Permalink

The Velvet is delicious.
I want to make my own... but until I do, the Velvet is the goodness.


 
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phinz
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Joined: Dec 30, 2007
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From: Southeast of Disorder
Posted: 2011-08-04 8:18 pm   Permalink

I have both and prefrontal the velvet.


 
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djmont
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From: Potomac Falls, VA
Posted: 2011-08-05 10:27 am   Permalink

I know it's best to make your own...But since I can barely manage to make dinner half the time, I figure I need to save time where I can. Otherwise I might not eat and won't have the strength to drink.

 
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Brandomoai
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Joined: Mar 05, 2008
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From: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Posted: 2011-08-05 10:29 am   Permalink

This has been hashed out so many times. Here's one of the more recent discussions on the subject:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=33912&forum=10&hilite=Falernum

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CincyTikiCraig
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Joined: Mar 31, 2009
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From: Cincinnati, Ohio USA
Posted: 2011-08-05 8:16 pm   Permalink

While I personally think that the VF is better, the Fee Bros Falernum isn't bad at all. Keep in mind that The Bum and none other than Dr Cocktail himself, Robert Hess, personally created Fee's Falernum and designed it specifically to work with Don The Beachcomber's recipes.

 
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