Category Archives: – Rum

Tres Caroni, La Lune, Limbo y Le Soleil, by Jack Tar

A new bottler announced itself a little while ago. A few years ago that would have been something quite regular, but it’s happening less and less. Probably because of a rather full market and getting hold of barrels of anything … Continue reading

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The Nectar 15 Years Tasting Box

Premise Last year my friend JPH and I bought a set of samples from Jon Beach, of Fiddler’s in Drumnadrochit. A massive splurge, but a series of great whiskies being surpassed by even better ones. This year, with Brexit being … Continue reading

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Finest Jamaican Rum, Over 25 Years Old, 50.1% – Wu Dram Clan

I guess the ‘expensive rum bug’ has bitten me too. After Michiel Wigman’s Precious Moments, which I still need to review, there’s this oldie. From an undisclosed distillery on/in Jamaica, to the Wu Dram Clan. On their Facebook page there’s … Continue reading

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Tamosi Rum, Port Cask, 55%

Somehow, I got samples of this from two people. Also, I only found out after reviewing both samples. Something about doing stuff semi-blind… With semi-blind is that I just don’t pay too much attention before pouring a sample, apart from … Continue reading

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Two new rums by The Duchess

The Duchess is at it again! Rather soon after the release of their Australian Beenleigh rum, just a little while ago, they’ve just released two new bottlings! This time, Hans Dillesse painted fish instead of hummingbirds, ducks or a platypus. … Continue reading

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Hampden 8yo vs Hampden LROK

Hampden is a Jamaican rum distillery, and apart from profiting from the rum renaissance that’s been happening ever since whisky got so ridiculously expensive, they’ve been producing quality hooch for years. What’s more interesting from a geek’s perspective is that … Continue reading

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2 new Caroni, 1997 and 1998, by Wu Dram Clan!

Getting to try Caroni is, by now, the rum equivalent of getting to try a new Port Ellen or Brora, except for the fact that it’s about 10% of the price. So, when Wu Dram Clan offered to send me … Continue reading

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Beenleigh 13, 2007-2021, Cask 38, 63.4% – The Duchess

Once upon a time in the east, about 150 years ago there were a couple of farmers who bought some land in Queensland, Australia. These two Englishmen wanted to build a cotton plantation, but they didn’t. It turned out creating … Continue reading

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Two rums by The Duchess: Worthy Park (Jamaica) and Diamond (Guyana)

I’ve had these samples for a while but for some reason sitting down and reviewing them hadn’t happened yet. A shame, but let’s do a bit of catch-up! Diamond Distillery 17yo, 2003-2020, 59.3% – The Duchess (Hummingbirds) A little bit … Continue reading

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Foursquare Sagacity, 12yo, Madeira cask, 48%

I’m not following the rum industry in any way, shape or form, but it turns out they’re finishing their drinks in different casks too! This Foursquare bottling was matured in bourbon barrels first (no surprise there) before it was finished … Continue reading

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