Guardians of Rum

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.    

Botran 

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 

Angostura Rum

New rum in December aged 15years. Full on vanilla with lots of spice and some sweetness. Soft oak finish.

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

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.