I am very proud and honoured to be one of the “Guardians of Rum.” Bestowed upon those in the Rum community who appreciate and adore genuine artisanally produced rum. Thank you Richard Seale for this honour.
Category: RumFest Sunday
Nice to chat with the very lovely Jonathan who is a very passionate brand ambassador for Botran. Also great to meet Jesus Morasso, Botran Director Europe. Had a nice tasting of the white and 18yo Creamy white rum. Very smooth and dry but not a huge flavour profile. I’m not a lover of white rum… Continue reading Botran
New rum in December aged 15years. Full on vanilla with lots of spice and some sweetness. Soft oak finish.
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
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.
RumFest 2016 (Sunday)
More from RumFest 2016 (Sunday) today. Day three of three for Rumfest Weekend starts soon. The queue has started. Starting the day with some Bacardi and Revolucion de Cuba. Nice chat with George at Pusser’s Rum…lovely tasting especially the 15yo. Really good rum made from Guyana’s wooden pot still. Bayou Rum from Louisiana. New 4yo rum… Continue reading RumFest 2016 (Sunday)