Oct 30th 2009 11:30PM I feel that the use of such very obvious advert names should be, and in fact in practice is, reserved to two groups of products: the very exclusive and the very pedestraial. Now the rather common and alluring, both to drinker and maker, names can be classified by grading the actual potent nectar withing to bottle. Sadly this bottle, is, well, just rum. good rum, decent rum, but no more than that. Which can only mean that the name and the very up-to-date label, are only used to lure us to buy a sub standard potion. And indeed, having tried a sip, roughtly 50ml, of this rum, I must say that I cannot do little alse but concur.
in conclusin therefpre, what make me disdain, and even hate, this rum is not its tase, which is decent, perhaps above average even, slightly, but rather the blatant and foul advertising ploys used in pushing this spirit, that can only appeal to a certain call of america, and that I certainly cannot condone.
Oct 24th 2008 8:25AM I think it has been pointed out enough times above why this idea is absurd for wine. Regarding sake, like just me said, it does oxidize with time, but nowhere near the speed of wine. A bottle of sake can be stored open, in a fridge, for a week without any significant or noticable change in taste. Another thing to consider is that the palces that do offer this service offer it to regular custumers, who pop in several times a week, so a regular sized bottle wont have to be stored long at all.
The sushi place I go to in London does this for me: I usually buy the 1.5 liter bottle and have it stored which lasts me about a week, sometimes less depending on the company I share it with.
Anyway a vast majority of restaurants and bars that I go to will do the same for me with spirits that will actually keep, like wodka, whisky etc. I recently wne to a mayfair bar I havent been to in sevral months and they still had my half bottle of wodka waiting for me, which was a pleasant suprise indeed.
Jan 4th 2008 9:39PM I assure you this is real and it is also hardly news. Hermes have been making this suitcase (it two sizes) for quite a while now. My father has had the slimmer of the two since around (or even before ) 1990. They also turn up on eBay from time to time. Having seen, and an a few rare occasions used, it I must say it is a great suitcase but not (as with a lot of Hermes things) worth the price tag (if I remember correctly this is only made to order and the slimmer costs around $18,000.00). Certainly the best carbon suitcase there is by far though.