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Old Oct 12, 22, 6:35 am
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Originally Posted by vancouver25k View Post
rumrunner.cowtool.com
I can't be the only one who actually tried to open that url
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Old Oct 12, 22, 6:50 am
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Originally Posted by canopus27 View Post
I can't be the only one who actually tried to open that url
Would this actually be a cowtool though? Is a tool a cowtool just because it was built by the cow, or does it have to have something to do with flying?
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Old Oct 12, 22, 7:16 am
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How do you keep track? Do you keep a rum database in the cloud with distilleries, rums, and ratings?
The possibility of a retailer keeping details consumption data on customers and rewarding them is a shock to you?

The real question is if they ever run out of Coke Zero.
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Old Oct 12, 22, 7:36 am
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Originally Posted by RangerNS View Post
The real question is if they ever run out of Coke Zero.
These aren't the kind of rums one mixes with Coke Zero...
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Old Oct 12, 22, 8:27 am
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Originally Posted by Adam Smith View Post
Would this actually be a cowtool though? Is a tool a cowtool just because it was built by the cow, or does it have to have something to do with flying?
The first Cowtool was created to assist a task Cow performs frequently, so one could argue that any tool with similar utility could be so named.

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The difference here being that new rums are being created all the time. New distilleries pop up, old ones change their product lineups, release limited/special editions, etc, so it's even easier to keep it fresh.
Certainly true, though I suspect CowRumConsumptionRate > NewRumReleaseRate.

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Old Oct 12, 22, 8:49 am
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Originally Posted by Adam Smith View Post
These aren't the kind of rums one mixes with Coke Zero...
When it isn't Fleet Week one still need a chaser.
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Old Oct 12, 22, 9:01 am
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Originally Posted by RangerNS View Post
When it isn't Fleet Week one still need a chaser.
If it's good enough not to need a mixer, why would it need a chaser?
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Old Oct 12, 22, 9:24 am
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If it's good enough not to need a mixer, why would it need a chaser?
So you can have more than 5 a night without dying.

Are we still talking about rum?
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Old Oct 12, 22, 10:08 am
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Originally Posted by RangerNS View Post
So you can have more than 5 a night without dying.
That just requires practice, not a chaser
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Old Oct 12, 22, 11:22 am
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That just requires practice, not a chaser
...which is why I'm now moving into the next phase of my training regimen for a week in Scotland in late November: Peat Sprints.
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Old Oct 12, 22, 11:55 am
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Originally Posted by YOWgary View Post
...which is why I'm now moving into the next phase of my training regimen for a week in Scotland in late November: Peat Sprints.
Stick to Speyside and you won't have to deal with much peat!
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Old Oct 12, 22, 12:25 pm
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Stick to Speyside and you won't have to deal with much peat!
I'm travelling with a mix of Speyside and Islay devotees, so both will be on the menu.
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Old Oct 12, 22, 12:43 pm
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Originally Posted by smallmj View Post
How do you keep track? Do you keep a rum database in the cloud with distilleries, rums, and ratings?
The bar keeps track. You can't just walk in and say "I drank 500 rums" and get a fancy plaque.

Originally Posted by RangerNS View Post
The possibility of a retailer keeping details consumption data on customers and rewarding them is a shock to you?

The real question is if they ever run out of Coke Zero.
They don't serve CZ. They do have a diet cola, and I have used it to try their in-house spiced rum.
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Old Oct 12, 22, 3:57 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
The bar keeps track. You can't just walk in and say "I drank 500 rums" and get a fancy plaque.



They don't serve CZ. They do have a diet cola, and I have used it to try their in-house spiced rum.
Do they also keep track of what you have and haven't tasted yet? I was more curious about tracking the varieties than the totals.
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Old Oct 12, 22, 4:03 pm
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Originally Posted by YOWgary View Post
I'm travelling with a mix of Speyside and Islay devotees, so both will be on the menu.
That's too bad.

When you're in Speyside, I highly recommend having lunch at the Mash Tun in Aberlour. The hot beef and cheddar baguette is excellent, although Mrs. Smith would tell you to have the Brie and cranberry one.
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