3 Days till RUMFEST 2016

Three days till the Rum University (Friday 21st), followed by the Boutique RumFest. Four days till RumFest proper on Saturday 22nd. Five days till RumFest proper on Sunday 23rd. RumFest RumFest2015

4 Days till RUMFEST 2016

Four days till the Rum University (Friday 21st), followed by the Boutique RumFest. Five days till RumFest proper on Saturday 22nd. Six days till RumFest proper on Sunday 23rd. RumFest RumFest2015

Flor de Caña: Centenario 21

Flor de Caña: Centenario 21 Nicaragua 40% £70 Industrial Rum – from a modern multi column still. ABV Hydrometer Test: ? * M This rum is from Compañia Licorera de Nicaragua, SA in Central America who have been producing rum since 1890. When I first went to RumFest in London, 2010, this was a new brand… Continue reading Flor de Caña: Centenario 21

5 Days till RUMFEST 2016

Five days till the Rum University (Friday 21st), followed by the Boutique RumFest. Six days till RumFest proper on Saturday 22nd. Seven days till RumFest proper on Sunday 23rd. RumFest RumFest2015

Foursquare 11 Year Old 2004 – Exceptional Cask Selection

Foursquare 11 Year Old 2004 Barbados 59% £45 Single Blended Rum – a blend of only pot still and traditional column still ABV Hydrometer Test: 59% ABV @ 20° * B My first encounter with Fourquare and R. L. Seale was at my first Rumfest back in 2010. The first rums I tried were at… Continue reading Foursquare 11 Year Old 2004 – Exceptional Cask Selection

Arehucas: Capitán Kidd Ron

Arehucas: Capitán Kidd Ron Gran Canaria 40% €95.50 (December 2015) Industrial Rum – from a modern multi column still. ABV Hydrometer Test: ? * M Capitán Kidd is the jewel in the crown of all Arehucas Rums. Well, that is the description from Destilerias Arehucas, the Spanish name for the Arehucas distillery in Arucas, Gran Canaria.… Continue reading Arehucas: Capitán Kidd Ron

When is a distillery NOT a distillery?

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?

RumFest 2016

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

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

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