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. Advertisements

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 

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