Plantation Rum

Warning: explicit language below. 2004 St. Lucia Tastes just like 1931. Lots of spice and saltiness. Toffee and oak. Not too sweet,  great value at £30-35. Old Fashioned Traditional Dark (OFTD). aka: Oh F*ck That’s Delicious (OFTD). Really potent but full on flavour profile. Lots of pot still Jamaican kick, some Guyana juice and Bajan… Continue reading Plantation Rum

Hampden 2010 LROK Pure Single Rum and Foursquare 2013

Velier at RumFest2016

Ron Centenario 30th Anniversary 

New version of the Centenario “30” to celebrate 30th anniversary of Centenario. Due for release in mid-November. Vanilla,  light oak and banana aromas. VERY sticky in the glass (too much sugar, glycerine and caramel). Very smooth on the palate but too sweet. Nice flavours, dessert in a glass but as it is essentially a multi… Continue reading Ron Centenario 30th Anniversary 

Appleton Master Blender Joy Spence

Wonderful to see and listen to Joy talking Appleton Rum. A tasting of 12 and 21yo with her, too. I asked her about what’s coming next and she said there is “something special coming in 2017 priced around $250 that will be amazing including fantastic packaging.” wow…something to look forward to, start saving now.

Bati and Ratu Premium Rum from Fiji

2yo, 5yo and spiced from the SPD. No UK distributor yet…looking for someone. Pot/column mix.

Don Q 2005 Limited Edition 

Dry, long finish. Stunning. Lots of tannins and dry wood. This is absolutely fantastic. Honest rum produced in the right way by a very passionate Master Blender, Roberto Serralles. I had a lovely chat at Rumfest… This is really great rum. Also had a sneak preview and tasting of their new 2007 single barrel coming… Continue reading Don Q 2005 Limited Edition 

El Dorado seminar with Shaun Caleb 

Tasting the El Dorado 3yo, 5yo, 8yo, 12yo, 15yo and 21yo. Shaun Caleb 3yo blend of two rums from the Savalle still, double charcoal filtered. Coconut , almond and vanilla aromas. A little too fiery initially when tasted, but softens shortly afterwards followed by more burn as you swallow. 5yo from EHP Coffey still and… Continue reading El Dorado seminar with Shaun Caleb