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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%”

Holmes Cay Single Cask Rum Barbados (Foursquare) 2006 – 58.5%

Holmes Cay Single Cask Rum Barbados (Foursquare) 2006 – 58.5% Stats: Independent bottling of a 14 year old blend of pot and column distillate from Foursquare. It was tropically aged in Barbados in ex-bourbon casks for 3 years before spending 11 more years in the UK. It is bottled at 58.5% ABV with no additives. Source: SampleContinue reading “Holmes Cay Single Cask Rum Barbados (Foursquare) 2006 – 58.5%”

Transcontinental Rum Lines – Trinidad 2001 – 19 Year Old Rum – 66.8%

Transcontinental Rum Lines – Trinidad 2001 – 19 Year Old Rum – 66.8% Source: Sample graciously provided to me by a fellow r/rum pal. Stats: This is a blend of two barrels that aged for 17 years in Trinidad in ex-Bourbon casks followed by two additional years in Europe. It’s a column distillate and a very limited release fromContinue reading “Transcontinental Rum Lines – Trinidad 2001 – 19 Year Old Rum – 66.8%”

Foursquare Criterion Single Blended Rum – Exceptional Cask Selection Mark V – 56%

Foursquare Criterion Single Blended Rum – Exceptional Cask Selection Mark V – 56% Stats: This was the fifth release from the Foursquare Exceptional Cask Series. It was distilled, blended, and aged in Barbados for 10 years in both ex-bourbon and ex-madeira casks before being blended and bottled without sugar or flavor additives at 56% ABV.Continue reading “Foursquare Criterion Single Blended Rum – Exceptional Cask Selection Mark V – 56%”

Foursquare Zinfandel Cask Blend – Exceptional Cask Selection Mark IV

Stats: This was the fourth release from the Foursquare Exceptional Cask Series. It was distilled, blended, and aged in Barbados for 11 years in both ex-bourbon and ex-zinfandel casks before being blended and bottled without sugar or flavor additives at 43% ABV. It is a blend of pot and column distillate. 24,000 bottles were producedContinue reading “Foursquare Zinfandel Cask Blend – Exceptional Cask Selection Mark IV”

Foursquare 2004 Exceptional Cask Selection Mark III – 59%

Stats: This was the third release from the Foursquare Exceptional Cask Series. It was distilled, blended, and aged in Barbados for 11 years in ex-bourbon casks before being bottled without sugar or flavor additives at 59% ABV (Full Proof). It is a blend of pot and column distillate. 24,000 bottles were produced and split evenlyContinue reading “Foursquare 2004 Exceptional Cask Selection Mark III – 59%”

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