Rum Reviews

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El Dorado 1997 Guyana Port Mourant (Uitvlugt Distillery) Rare Collection – 57.9%

El Dorado 1997 Guyana Port Mourant (Uitvlugt Distillery) Rare Collection – 57.9% Stats: Distilled in 1997 at the Uitvlugt Distillery in Guyana, this rum comes from the historic double retort wooden Port Mourant still (now housed at Diamond). It aged tropically for 20 years before being bottled as part of the El Dorado Rare Collection atContinue reading “El Dorado 1997 Guyana Port Mourant (Uitvlugt Distillery) Rare Collection – 57.9%”

Chairman’s Reserve Single Batch Release – 9 Year John Dore 1 Brandy Cask – Austin Rum Society Pick – 51%

Chairman’s Reserve Single Batch Release – 9 Year John Dore 1 Brandy Cask – Austin Rum Society Pick – 51% Stats: St Lucia Distillers single batch release, made from fermented molasses, distilled in 2011 on the John Dore 1 pot still, aged 9 years in Brandy casks, and bottled on March 5, 2021 at 51%. Background: AniaContinue reading “Chairman’s Reserve Single Batch Release – 9 Year John Dore 1 Brandy Cask – Austin Rum Society Pick – 51%”

Blackadder Raw Cask Finest Jamaica 2000 Hampden 14 Year – 57.4%

Blackadder Raw Cask Finest Jamaica 2000 Hampden 14 Year – 57.4% Stats: Independent bottling of a single cask Hampden distillate from September 2000 that aged 14 years continentally, rumored to be the LROK marque. Only 202 bottles were produced with no filtration or additives. Background: I first got to try this expression several years back in theContinue reading “Blackadder Raw Cask Finest Jamaica 2000 Hampden 14 Year – 57.4%”

Hamilton Single Cask Strength Collection – Guyana 13 Year Port Mourant – 57.3%

Hamilton Single Cask Strength Collection – Guyana 13 Year Port Mourant – 57.3% Stats: I was recently given the opportunity to select a barrel of rum from Hamilton’s new Single Cask Strength Collection for the Texas market. Ed sent me 29 cask samples of aged rum from Barbados, Jamaica and Guyana. My favorite expression ofContinue reading “Hamilton Single Cask Strength Collection – Guyana 13 Year Port Mourant – 57.3%”

Foursquare Master Series, Edition No. 1 – Total Wine Concierge – 62%

Foursquare Master Series, Edition No. 1 – Total Wine Concierge – 62% Stats: Limited Edition release sold exclusively through Total Wine stores of a pot and column blend of 12 year old rums aged in ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks. Bottled at 62% ABV with no additives. Conditions: Drank neat in a Glencairn over the courseContinue reading “Foursquare Master Series, Edition No. 1 – Total Wine Concierge – 62%”

Bristol Classic 1986 “Rockley Still” Barbados Rum 26 Year Sherry Finish – 46%

Bristol Classic 1986 “Rockley Still” Barbados Rum 26 Year Sherry Finish – 46% Stats: From what I’ve gathered on the internets… This was a 2012 release from Bristol Classic Rum of a 1986 Rockley-style distillate that was made at the West Indies Rum Distillery in Barbados. While the original Rockley pot still resided at WIRD duringContinue reading Bristol Classic 1986 “Rockley Still” Barbados Rum 26 Year Sherry Finish – 46%

Worthy Park 2007 WPM 13 Year Florida Rum Society Gemini Barrel – 56%

Worthy Park 2007 WPM 13 Year Florida Rum Society Gemini Barrel – 56% Stats: A twin barrel release of 432 bottles selected by the Florida Rum Society, this is a true “estate” rum with 100% of the molasses coming from Worthy Park grown cane. It was pot distilled and aged 13 long years in St Catherine’sContinue reading “Worthy Park 2007 WPM 13 Year Florida Rum Society Gemini Barrel – 56%”

Hampden 2011 Endemic Bird Series “Pewee” 9 Year LFCH – 61.2%

Hampden 2011 Endemic Bird Series “Pewee” 9 Year LFCH – 61.2% Stats: This was a limited edition bottling as part of the Trelawny Endemic Bird Series. Certain markets in the US and abroad received single casks (~250 bottles each) of different single marque expressions from Hampden Estate. These were all distillery releases, not IB’s, and pricedContinue reading “Hampden 2011 Endemic Bird Series “Pewee” 9 Year LFCH – 61.2%”

Habitation Velier White Guyana Pure Single Rum (Port Mourant) 2015 – 59%

Blind Review: Habitation Velier White Guyana Pure Single Rum (Port Mourant) 2015 – 59% Source: I recently did a trade with a fellow r/rum member who sent along a 1 oz mystery sample in his care package with nothing but a “?” on the bottle. Here are my notes. Nose: Astringency, must, furniture polish, salted popcorn, pencil shavings, seaContinue reading “Habitation Velier White Guyana Pure Single Rum (Port Mourant) 2015 – 59%”

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