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Greetings and salutations, fellow toxophilites.

I have a tale to tell, about a parcel that arrived on the shores of Aotearoa. A fine brown box it was, with stickers adorning it, and mentioning that New Zealand Biosecurity had inspected the contents. The enclosed letter also indicated that a salami that Frank had enclosed had been held back, because of the risk of bio-terrorism that it posed to New Zealand. But not the rum potjie.

The clear glass bottle held a brew of note. It was full of seedy fruit collected now doubt in the deep, dark heart of the Black forest, and fortified in a brew of the strongest spirit that Frank could purchase on the black market (or distill in his back yard...)

Now, I must confess that I am a light drinker, especially of the stronger sprits. However, I rationalised, this was a fruit punch. More like a knockout blow, I have to say.

I took a jug (actually it was a teaspoon, but it felt like a jug) and filled it with the mixture. I should have heeded the warning signs - after all, I am a hazardous substances specialist by trade - and noticed small anomalies, like the glowing stainless steel, the movement in the fruit that could not have been caused by my shaking - although I was a tad nervous - when it came out of the bottle, and the way the spoon bent... these are not good signs!

Foolishly, I placed the mixture in my mouth, and was rewarded with a rather pleasant fruity aroma, for about 3 milliseconds - before the pungent alcohol laden blast took over and left me grasping for something to hold onto. To say that the brew is strong is an understatement! Wind in my sails, it was stronger than strong. You can power the space shuttle with a few drops of this stuff. It is no wonder there are no longer bears in Schwartzwald. I would also want to seek refuge in a zoo, if the hunters of the Rhine make this stuff - and call it a desert! For a second, I thought that I was going to end up dead - and I even had visions of David Koresh and his followers holding jars of a similar brew, smiling and welcoming me home...

To confirm my initial impressions, I took the bottle out the other night, when we had some company. I offered it to Tim, who would not (or could not) speak about the experience for days. Then another mate who politely informed me that he did not drink alcohol. When I pushed him and asked since when, he simply said, Since you took that bottle out of the cupboard!"

He did at least sniff it. The doctors believe he will be able to see again, in a few weeks time.

It does go well with ice cream. A spoon in 2 litres and you have an amazing desert!

Thanks Frank! And boy, I am really curious what that salami must have done to the sniffer dogs at Biosecurity!:shade:
 

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The right mixer is key....being a retired Navy guy, I've tried a spirit or two over the years. While in Peru, Confined to the dock area-due to recent kidnappings, I tried Pisco. Nastiest stuff that ever passed my lips, I'd rather brush my teeth daily with Tequilla! Well we go to Chile and end up in a ski resort, someone gives me a drink to try...won't say what it is or what's in it...I cautiously sip and it's muck like a whiskey sour, only it's a Pisco sour...never in a million years did I think it was possible to enjoy Pisco...it's all in the mixers!
 

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James, I must laughing a lot if I read you story.
This Rumpotjie is so much leker and have a legendary status by my friends and guests, that they by every meeting at my house longing to this stuff.
At now, the spring is here and the first fruits wait for me to collect them for the next 30 Liter of this ambrosia.
Two kilo of strawberries and 3 liter of my best rum are in the cask for now, next week the cinnamon will follow and the whole procedure begins again like last year.
At christmas time every friend around the world get this very private gift from me. It is a pitty that the elk salami not arrive you and my friends from Canada and USA.

Cheers

Frank
 

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James, It really is a pity that you never got that salami. I bet you the Bio-terrorist squad guys had it at tee. I ate mine it with my pocket knife in front of the campfire snarling at every person that came within ten feet of me. It is in cases like this that I am glad I stay in Africa with lazy sniffer-dogs.

The rumpotjie has become a special treat in my house. Myself and Heidi love to eat it with plain vanilla ice cream.

Thanks again Frank. It is a very special gift.
 

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Bossie,
Yesterday I book my flight for next year, from 27.January to 11.March, I promise you I have some Liter of rumpotjie and deer / boar salami along for my friends.
In six weeks my right arm is out of the plaster cast and then I try to hunt some deer and boars to make some salami again. Supply for next year :wink:
 

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Bossie,
Yesterday I book my flight for next year, from 27.January to 11.March, I promise you I have some Liter of rumpotjie and deer / boar salami along for my friends.
In six weeks my right arm is out of the plaster cast and then I try to hunt some deer and boars to make some salami again. Supply for next year :wink:
I can hardly wait. I just had the best Waterbuck curry for supper. Who said Waterbuck stinks? I will also start stocking up for your visit.
 

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I can hardly wait. I just had the best Waterbuck curry for supper. Who said Waterbuck stinks? I will also start stocking up for your visit.
As you know Bossie, I eat all what is eatable, from cow lips to rumen. Ruhan eat here by me the first time horse meat and I think he was very satisfied with the taste.
I hope we sit next year together at a camp fire and have a good tea and Waterbuck curry together.
 

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I must be honest, if you dont yet have any hair on your chest, our mate Frank's Rum Potjie will give you hair on your chest! WARNING!! TO BE TREATED WITH RESPECT!
 

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Thank you, Matatazela, for your entertaining and thorough review! i'm quite certain the hair on my chest would vanish quicker than the hair on my head has if I were to sip that concoction!

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Well, gentlemen. All I can really say to sum it up is that the Rumpotjie is treasured and savoured, and never offered lightly! Frank is an awesome buddy, with a real flair for the good things in life! Gesundheid - or is that Weidmansheil, Frank!
 

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Well, gentlemen. All I can really say to sum it up is that the Rumpotjie is treasured and savoured, and never offered lightly! Frank is an awesome buddy, with a real flair for the good things in life! Gesundheid - or is that Weidmansheil, Frank!
Thank you James for you kindly words !!!
For me the real flair of the good things in life is to have friends like you and all the other mates around the world. The Rumpotjie is only one spice in my soup of friendship and companionship.

Enjoy the naweek

Frank
 

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It is too bad that the salami never got through to you James, it was excellent! Good thing you got the Rum Potjie though, I also can attest to its mule like kick! I had a child with a cough, and gve them a teaspoon one night. The cough went away immediately as you can imagine:D. But only for a little while. Very soon, all my kids were making themselves cough so dad could give them some 'cough syrup'! They all got to try a little, and they all enjoyed it. Amazing stuff Frank, and much appreciated. I only wish the moose jerky I sent you had gotten through.

Makes me think though, when the second package I sent you arrives, you may find something in there that you could experiment with for a small batch of Rum Potjie, a 'Canadian' flavoring maybe? :teeth:
 

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That was really strong but still good stuff
Frank your bushpig is still waiting for you

Groete
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Hi Stefan,

Please tie the Bushpig at any strong pole.
I have booked my next flight from 27.January to 11. March 2011.
Let us speak at this hunt on the e-poos way.
 

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Still waiting......

I am still upset that my package never arrived at my house! I was fortunate to have some of the strong stuff during my visit to frank in January.
Frank, in stead of sending it my the postal service in December, rather bring my parcel in your suitcase when u visit next year!
 

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I am still upset that my package never arrived at my house! I was fortunate to have some of the strong stuff during my visit to frank in January.
Frank, in stead of sending it my the postal service in December, rather bring my parcel in your suitcase when u visit next year!
Ruhan,

Paul gave last week a bottle of my special rum to you.
Here a advice from a pro drinker of this stuff : Please be careful after drinking this lekker rum, if one drop by water afslaan hit you shoe it burns a hole in this shoe.:wink: :darkbeer:

Gesondheid !!!! Maat
 

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Ruhan,

Paul gave last week a bottle of my special rum to you.
Here a advice from a pro drinker of this stuff : Please be careful after drinking this lekker rum, if one drop by water afslaan hit you shoe it burns a hole in this shoe.:wink: :darkbeer:

Gesondheid !!!! Maat
This stuff sounds like (triple distilled)x3 which makes 'witblitz',water.:eek:
 
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