Sunday, January 29, 2012

Truly the Envy of Angel's . . .

Angel's Envy is the blossoming vision of a Whiskey Icon--Lincoln Henderson. Lincoln, after his long and illustrious tenure at the top of the Whiskey world, wanted to do something different, something new, something special enough for him to put his signature on the bottle.
Cue Angel's Envy:
Angel’s Envy begins as Bourbon, aged between 4 - 6 years, hand selected and blended by Lincoln then placed into a port cask to secondarily age for 3 - 6 months utilizing a technique from the Old World that is amplified by Kentucky's fluctuating climate. The times vary. This is again where the touch of the master is shown. It isn't ready, until it is ready and Lincoln has the final say. The aromas of this whiskey begin at caramel, fruits stewed with maple, chocolate drizzled berries and candied nuts then carry on into a maze of lucullan oak niceties. The scents are where you begin to see the vision for this whiskey--BALANCE. Every nuanced characteristic checks against another, which in turn is checked by another nuance that ultimately results in a equilibrium that is deeply impressive. The flavor starts by demonstrating the aromas and build to include cinnamon, clove, nutmeg along with fresh plums, quince and syrupy berries including the dried/candied fruits found in the scents. The finish shows lingering, daedal flavors of maple, supple spice, chewy treacle, vanilla and creamy caramel. This delectable whiskey is opulently unfiltered and perfect to relish; try it neat, with a splash of water or with an ice cube.
So that's the great whiskey, now about the man. . . Words fail.
Lincoln hard at work . .;)
I had the privileged of meeting and sharing a meal with this noble statesman and his intellect, charm, affability were only overpowered by his kind friendliness and incomprehensible humility. His character shows in his whiskey, have one and toast with me a truly great champion of whiskey.
At this lunch were a couple of Lincoln's partners in crime: Samira Seiller, "Sam"--is a gem, her knowledge of whiskey is startling. My pal Dave spent our whole lunch together grilling her for secret information (which she is a fount of) while I hung out with Lincoln. And then there is Lincoln's local partner, and all around good guy, my buddy Dan Hagendorn who spent lunch trying to soak up both conversations.

Monday, January 23, 2012

This is an amazing deal . . i had to share it.. act fast ONLY 1 week...

Fun for everyone!
I got notification of this sale in my e-mail today and this event is a DO NOT MISS RUM EVENT!!
I was going to blog about it as it approaches (i still am planning too...), but when i saw this... I had to share it.
Beginning 1.23.12

This week only: Get your VIP Passes for Miami Rum Renaissance Festival for half price.

Use the link above to get your VIP Passes at a special discount this week: 2 passes for the price of 1.

I am planning on going so I hope to see you there April 16-22.

You can buy me a drink for all the money i saved you :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

SOPA Sucks...PIPA is pathetic...

I would love to demonstrate my solidarity with this cause by blacking out my site in protest, but alas I do not have the technical prowess to do this.. Lame i know...
So the man sticks and a is trying to keep you.

Check this out for a vividly interesting point:

Friday, January 6, 2012

Panamonte 25 Year Old Rum.

Panamonte is an artifact created by world-renowned, Cuban born (and trained), Master Distiller Francisco “Don Pancho” Fernandez. Don Pancho personally selected and inspected each one of the American Oak Barrels used for the aging. The rum is made 100% from molasses fermented with a special yeast created and blended by Don Pancho himself. This 100% REAL 25 YEAR OLD RUM. It was monitored by Don Pancho every 3-6 months until it reached perfection. So since the very beginning Panamonte conception, Don Pancho envisioned it to be a very special product . . . A testament his life's work . . . A manifestation of his years of experience and skill utilizing the finest, specially selected Panamanian rum: One taste and you will know that his goal was wondrously achieved.

Aromas: The aromas are elegant, delicate sweet tea, honey, creamy - baked plantains, cinnamon, moist dates, sultanas, pecan, fig, overripe plum and mahogany. There is something so stately, regal and somehow inviting about the aromas.

Taste: The taste display the tea again but this time in the background along side, mild hints of lovely maple glazed, clove and nutmeg or caramels with sea salt, lightly roasted nuts leather and clean tobacco. Right at the back plate there is supple, bold  statement of peach that leads you into the finish.

Finish: The exquisite, gracious mouth-feel fades to finish clean exposing showing more of the peach with supple  demonstrations of each flavors ethereally restating themselves with a adorable addition of cocoa nib.

Panamonte has an elegance that lingers to reveals a sapidity that is luscious and leaves you with a kind invitation for more, this is a beautiful achievement and gorgeous rum.

This another excellent offering from PILSA and thanks to Don Pancho and my good friend Carlos E. Esquivel G [Executive Director at PILSA]... Here is a picture of both of them it was taken last year when they were visiting for Miami Rum Renaissance (which is coming up again on April 16th --April 22..and a great way to meat cool people like this, learn about Rum and have Rum emphasized fun!)

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

Well here is a New Year and another anniversary for 'a drink with forrest'.

It has now officially been 3 full years and over 170 blogs!

Thanks for joining me and keep posted because i will be posting a few reviews very soon!

You all are the best and i wish you the best New Year!

2012 Bring it!