Speaking as a rum drinker, taster, enthusiast, crazy person…..call me what you like in this regards, if I get the chance to try a new rum, I jump at the chance. This counts double when the chance to go and visit an actual distillery is offered as not only do you get to try the… Continue reading When is a distillery NOT a distillery?
The highlight of the rum calendar! A whole Weekend of drinking rum whilst meeting and speaking to producers, blenders, promoters and other like-minded rum-a-holics. 2016 takes place on October 22nd and 23rd, with the trade-Boutique RumFest on October 21st all taking place at ILEC Conference Centre, 47 Lillie Road, London, SW6 1UD. RumFest It is thanks to… Continue reading RumFest 2016
Ron Cartavio XO Peru 40% £67 Industrial Rum – from a modern multi column still. ABV Hydrometer Test: ? * M S Peru is not somewhere that you would associate with rum production, unless of course as you spend more time drinking different rums, you learn that just about everywhere in the world produces rum… Continue reading Ron Cartavio XO
Medford Rum USA (New England) 40% £38 100% Pot Still (Pure Single Rum) ABV Hydrometer Test: ? * P Instinctively, I would say that America is not the sort of place where you are going to find a top quality rum. Sorry, but I think a big US nation-wide distributor would only have something that… Continue reading Medford Rum
Mezan XO Jamaican Jamaica 40% £30 Single Blended Rum – a blend of only pot still and traditional column still On the face of it, this ticks lots of my boxes for rum…..Jamaican, no additives, limited/small batch from an artisan producer and aged. Mezan’s master distiller selects unique rums from around the Caribbean and then… Continue reading Mezan XO Jamaican (Extra Old Rum)
Bristol Classic Rum Diamond Distillery Demerara Rum 1998 Guyana 40% £60 Rum – rum from a traditional column still. ABV Hydrometer Test: ? * C Bristol Classic Rums are generally fine offerings of virtually unadulterated rum. According to Bristol Classic Rum, this particular tipple has received “12 years maturation in various woods” [in England] and… Continue reading Bristol Classic Rum Diamond Distillery Demerara Rum 1998
Appleton Exclusive Jamaica 43% $251 Single Blended Rum – a blend of only pot still and traditional column still ABV Hydrometer Test: 43% ABV @ 20° * B In September 2009, Appleton decided to produce a new rum, exclusively available at the rum distillery, in the heart of the Nassau Valley in Jamaica. As a… Continue reading Appleton EXCLUSIVE Rum