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 

Mount Gay Tasting: RumFest 2016

  “There’s a time and a place”…..SOMEWHERE 😉 Mount Gay claim the title of oldest rum producer in the world dating back to 1703. But the brand has only actually existed for about 100years. Mount Gay Master Distiller Alan Smith (above). He explained that if you eat enough molasses it puts lead in your pencil… Continue reading Mount Gay Tasting: RumFest 2016

Velier tasting 2 @ RumFest 2016

Unfortunately all RumFest tasting sessions run late and today is no exception. Ian Burrell’s rare rums talk overran although it was a great tasting so that’s not a problem. I’m quite excited as this is my first Velier session at Rumfest. I’ve long been a fan of Velier’s bottlings…I’ve just bought two bottles of the… Continue reading Velier tasting 2 @ RumFest 2016

Rum Graduate! 

St Nicholas Abbey

Hampden Rum

Just met Vivien Wisdom from Hampden Rum Distillery in Jamaica.  Had a lovely tasting of his 4yo 63% pure rum. Delicious! 

Rum University 

Me with El Dorado Master Blender Shaun Caleb. Had a lovely tasting of 12, 15, 21, 25 and 50th anniversary rums.

Today is the start of RUMFEST 2016

Today is the Rum University followed by the Boutique RumFest. One day till RumFest proper on Saturday 22nd. Two days till RumFest proper on Sunday 23rd. RumFest RumFest2015

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)

RumFest 2016 (Saturday)

   Live blogging from RumFest 2016 (Saturday) One hour till RumFest starts. Going to be a busy day attending several seminars including Ian Burrell’s rare rums, Velier, Mount Gay and El Dorado.  Also looking forward to meeting more rum producers and of course tasting new rums. #RumFest  #RumShopBoy  Rare rum tasting with Ian Burrell  Rum… Continue reading RumFest 2016 (Saturday)