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Black Tot “Last Consignment” British Royal Navy Rum -54.3%

Black Tot “Last Consignment” British Royal Navy Rum – 54.3% Background: July 31st, 1970 is known as Black Tot Day, marking the abolishment of the British Royal Navy’s several hundred year tradition of a daily rum ration. While the sailors daily allowance had been radically reduced over time before it was finally outlawed, it’s worth notingContinue reading “Black Tot “Last Consignment” British Royal Navy Rum -54.3%”

Holmes Cay Belize 2006 Travellers 15 Year – 61%

Holmes Cay Belize 2006 Travellers 15 Year – 61% Stats: Independent bottling of 2006 distillate from Travellers Distillery in Belize, aged tropically for 15 years in ex-Bourbon casks and bottled in Belize at 61% ABV. This was 100% column distilled. Background: This is the follow up to the highly acclaimed and now highly sought after Holmes CayContinue reading “Holmes Cay Belize 2006 Travellers 15 Year – 61%”

Holmes Cay Jamaica 2011 Wedderburn (Clarendon) 10 year – 59%

Holmes Cay Jamaica 2011 Wedderburn (Clarendon) 10 year – 59% Stats: Independent bottling of 2011 pot distilled rum from Clarendon/Monymusk in the medium ester Wedderburn style. This rum aged in ex-Bourbon casks for 3 years in Jamaica’s tropical climate followed by 7 additional years in the UK. Four casks were purchased by Holmes Cay, producing 1,050Continue reading “Holmes Cay Jamaica 2011 Wedderburn (Clarendon) 10 year – 59%”

Holmes Cay – Guyana – 2003 – Uitvlugt – 18 Year – 51%

Holmes Cay – Guyana – 2003 – Uitvlugt – 18 Year – 51% Stats: 2003 Guyanese distillate aged 2 years tropically followed by 16 years in the UK before being bottled in the US at barrel proof with no sugar, color or other additives. This was made on the French Savalle 4-column metal still at DiamondContinue reading “Holmes Cay – Guyana – 2003 – Uitvlugt – 18 Year – 51%”

Comparison: Gregarious Grump – 2003 – Guyana – Diamond Distillery – 16 Year – 52.1% vs. 54.5%

Comparison: Gregarious Grump – Guyana – Diamond Distillery – 16 Year – 52.1% vs. 54.5% Stats: Houston-based indie bottler Gregarious Grump brought three casks of 16 year old Guyanese rum to market as part of their first batch of releases. They were each distilled in 2003 and released at different barrel proofs without additives or dilution.Continue reading “Comparison: Gregarious Grump – 2003 – Guyana – Diamond Distillery – 16 Year – 52.1% vs. 54.5%”

Comparison: Rhumb Runner – 2004 – Guyana – Diamond Distillery – Versailles Still – 13 Year Vs. 14 Year

Rhumb Runner – 2004 – Guyana – Diamond Distillery – Versailles Still – 13 Year – 71.5% Stats: Independent bottling of a single barrel Versailles distillate (single retort wooden still) made at the Diamond Distillery in Guyana in July 2004, aged 13 years and bottled at a whopping 71.5%! Limited to 231 bottles. Background: I was eyeballingContinue reading “Comparison: Rhumb Runner – 2004 – Guyana – Diamond Distillery – Versailles Still – 13 Year Vs. 14 Year”

El Dorado 1996 Guyana Enmore EHP Rare Collection 21 Year – 57.2%

El Dorado 1996 Guyana Enmore EHP Rare Collection 21 Year – 57.2% Stats: Distilled in 1996 at the now defunct Enmore Distillery in Guyana, this rum was produced on the historic Enmore wooden two-column Coffey still, the only one like it in the world, which now resides at Diamond. Aged entirely in Guyana in ex-Bourbon casks,Continue reading “El Dorado 1996 Guyana Enmore EHP Rare Collection 21 Year – 57.2%”

Tamosi Karaya – 1998 – Guyana Demerara Rum – Uitvlugt Distillery – Port Mourant Still – 22 Year – 61.1%

Tamosi Karaya – 1998 – Guyana Demerara Rum – Uitvlugt Distillery – Port Mourant Still – 22 Year – 61.1% Stats: Independent bottling of a 1998 distillate from the Port Mourant double wooden pot still. This was made while the still resided at the Uitvlugt Distillery in Guyana, which closed a year later and then wasContinue reading “Tamosi Karaya – 1998 – Guyana Demerara Rum – Uitvlugt Distillery – Port Mourant Still – 22 Year – 61.1%”

Duncan Taylor 1990 Guyana Enmore Versailles 26 Year – 54%

Duncan Taylor 1990 Guyana Enmore Versailles 26 Year – 54% Stats: This rum was distilled at the defunct Enmore Estate in Guyana in 1990. It ran through the Versailles single retort wooden pot still before being continentally aged for 26 years in oak. 249 bottles were released by Duncan Taylor at 54% ABV with noContinue reading “Duncan Taylor 1990 Guyana Enmore Versailles 26 Year – 54%”

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