This is a blog about RUM | RON | RHUM | CACHAÇA.
It features my own opinions and reviews of rums.

I work for English Spirit who produce English Rum but otherwise, I do not work in the spirit’s industry nor am I endorsed by anyone. The views on this site are purely my own OPINIONS. I prefer to keep things relatively simple if possible.

Rum is a massive part of my life and it is my goal to taste every rum and continue to learn to appreciate and savour all cane spirits. My aim is to raise the profile of the rum category and to spread the word of how amazing rum is, but in particular to highlight pure rums.

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I have been drinking rum since I was eight, but since 2010 and my first visit to Rumfest, I have broadened my rum tastes to try each and every rum I possibly can!

In order to give a mark for each rum, I have split the tasting into several sections, weighted with different scores as follows:

Marking Guide:
Bottle/Presentation Out of 3
Glass/Aroma Out of 10
Taste, Initial-middle Out of 40
Taste, Middle/Throat Out of 40
Afterburn Out of 7

This is just my humble way of tasting rums!

I sometimes include reference to a morning after aroma (but no marks). Sometimes, I find a rum can offer different aromas in a glass, the day after drinking, or residues can be left indicating the presence of additives. So, after finishing a tot of rum, I cover it up and then nose it again in the morning.

I am aware that many producers put additives in their rums/rons/rhums post-distillation. I do not have a problem with this, provided the company is honest and upfront about it rather than hiding behind a load of marketing bs. If sugar, wine, vanillin or glycerine etc. is added, OK, but tell the consumers about it! This is why my rum preference is towards Jamaica and Barbados, two countries that truly do produce the finest rums.