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Old 07-14-2008, 02:41 AM   #1
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I heard of a new rum coming soon from Venezuela named Castro with a big red star on the label. It's going to be controversial in Miami.

Robert Adams of Nashville, Tennessee is apparently working to import the product.
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Old 07-14-2008, 04:39 AM   #2
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Adams must have cajones bigger than Chavez if he thinks he is going to float that brand in Miami.

Does he have "Mao" beer and a "Khrushchev" vodka in the works too?
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:32 PM   #3
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From tastings.com

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Copper color. Coffee candy, dark chocolate, dried pineapple and peppery spice aromas follow through on a soft, silky entry to a dryish medium-to-full body with accents of oily nuts, wet stones, and oak. Finishes with a vibrant dry-yet fruity fade of dried tropical fruits and cherries, toffee, and tobacco. A nice flavor ride that will make to carefree sipping or serious mixing. (tasted on Jun-18-2008) rum.
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Castro Rum form Venezuela did well in the recent Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition in New Orleans. It's a dark (black), opaque bottle with a red star and red type running from top to bottom.
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picture of the Castro Rum Bottle from Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition in New Orleans, July, 2008

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I'm pretty sure Mao drank baijiu or some form of huagjiu (similar to sake), not beer.
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I heard of a new rum coming soon from Venezuela named Castro with a big red star on the label. It's going to be controversial in Miami.
I've got a bottle of rum called Ron Comandante Fidel, which is made in Spain in homage to the (ex) Cuban leader. On the front is a picture of the man himself - I'll have to remember to take a photo and post it here.
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OK... I gotta ask... what the hell does "wet stones" taste like. Taste notes of wet stones, hints of leather (what, like the inside of Catwoman's mask)?

I don't know what Michelle Pfeiffer would think of that!

Seriously... these guys at Tastings.com put so many flavor notes in some of their drink reviews, I'm starting to wonder if they just have a big wheel, like on wheel of fortune and they spin it, and throw in what comes up.

I've stood in a creek ankle deep on several occasions - I've not once been tempted to bend down, dip my hand in the water and pull up a stone to pop into my mouth.
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Wet stones would certainly be open for some interpretation. My guess is that they are referring to the mouthfeel, but then again, different stones are going to have different mouthfeels according to their texture so my guess is going to be as good as yours.
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I've got a bottle of rum called Ron Comandante Fidel, which is made in Spain in homage to the (ex) Cuban leader. On the front is a picture of the man himself - I'll have to remember to take a photo and post it here.
Do you know who produces this rum? I tried to find their website but with little luck.
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