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This review is from: Rustins Methylated Spirit 250 ml RUSMS250 (Misc.)
Ignore the positive reviews - they must all be from shills of the Rustins company.
It was with great anticipation that I ordered this product; having read the glowing reviews here I thought I had chanced upon a rare find, a methylated spirit of refinement for the discerning bon-vivant. As soon as it arrived, I and a few companions cleared our schedules and convened at once in the congenial surroundings of my club. Barringdon, the head sommelier, was summoned and he quickly produced some crystal tasting glasses in the exquisite setting of the Japanese suite. With some ceremony, the container was opened and I had the honour of the first nosing of the cap. This was when I had my first inkling that all was not well. Where was the acrid aroma one expects from a fine methylated spirit? Where was the body and kick that one gets from a nosing of the cap from a premier cru? The purple liquid was poured into the glasses, and yet again I was to be sorely disappointed. The colour was thin and reedy, not a hint of the amaranthine splendour normally to be found. Finally, to the taste itself: words cannot express the structureless, base flavours I encountered. A petroleum, a paint thinner, even a white spirit (ugh) would be preferable to the harsh, bitter notes that lingered long on the tongue. No hints of oak or vanilla, no berries, no wet earth. I doubt this despicable excuse for a methylated spirit had even been aged at all. A very poor show.
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Initial post: 26 Dec 2013 04:50:43 GMT
Mr. W. H. Burbidge says:
Always use barretines
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2014 14:45:13 GMT
Indeed. As I said to my valet after the Rustins debacle, one lives and learns.
Posted on 16 Jan 2014 17:35:30 GMT
Don't know about all you Toff's but I found it made my bottom sore???
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jun 2015 18:47:27 BDT
Book worm Pixi says:
Boshy. It wasn't the methylated spirits that caused that particular issue. Be very careful who you drink with at club Barringdon
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