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”

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%”

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%”

Blackadder Raw Cask Guyana 15 Year (Port Mourant)

Stats: Blackadder independent bottling of a 15 year old Port Mourant, distilled at Diamond in 2003 and bottled in 2018 in Scotland. This presumably was fully continentally aged, producing only 232 bottles at 48.6% ABV with no additives. My first bottle was number 160. Second is 161. It was not chill filtered and there isContinue reading “Blackadder Raw Cask Guyana 15 Year (Port Mourant)”