Tag Archives: Rum

Diamond Distillery 20yo, Guyana, 50.8% – The Duchess

This is a bit of an interesting one, as was the Foursquare from a few days ago. The Foursquare was matured in both bourbon casks (fairly regular) and sherry casks (fairly unique). This one is matured in Armagnac casks, even … Continue reading

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Caroni 21yo, Trinidad, 64.1% – The Duchess

Caroni is more or less the Port Ellen of the rum world. It’s been closed for a decade or two, and prices are soaring since most people are only now (the last couple of years) discovering the quality of the … Continue reading

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Foursquare Hereditas 14yo, Barbados, 56% – The Whisky Exchange

It’s been a while since I got this sample, but I’ve been quite busy over the last couple of months. Most reviews that have appeared on this wee blog have been written ages ago, because that saves a lot of … Continue reading

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Two newish rums from private casks

Since the whisky market is getting more and more flooded still, quite some bottlers are buying casks of rum. Supposedly (one told me something like this) because they’re somewhat cheaper than casks of whisky. It’s a shame that’s not often … Continue reading

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Foursquare 13yo, 2005-2018, 59% – The Duchess for Whisky & Rum aan Zee

This Whisky & Rum aan Zee festival is actually pretty close to where I live. If I’m not mistaken my local bottle shop even rents a bus to drive her customers there for a tenner (if that’s still the case). … Continue reading

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Travellers Distillery 10yo, Belize, 66.6% – The Duchess Rum

My whisky buddy Nils keeps releasing some nice casks of high end, and in this case high ABV, booze. Well, actually, Best of Wines in Bussum is, but he is more or less in charge of the spirits there. This … Continue reading

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Dictador 1976, 40 years old, cask SHC 394, 46.4%

Some months ago I blogged about a rum bottle share that more or less lacked in interestingness. There were various levels of quality and age to those rums, but the similarity between all of them was that I wouldn’t spend … Continue reading

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