Samaroli 2002 Demerara Rum 14 Year Wooden Pot Still – 45%

Samaroli 2002 Demerara Rum 14 Year Wooden Pot Still – 45% Stats: Distilled in 2002 at Diamond in Guyana, this Demerara rum spent 14 years aging in Scotland before being released in 2016 by Italian independent bottler Samaroli at 45% ABV. This without a doubt comes from one of the heritage wooden pot stills at DDL,Continue reading Samaroli 2002 Demerara Rum 14 Year Wooden Pot Still – 45%

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 Diamond Distillery. The SavalleContinue 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 2003 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. Background: Last yearContinue 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 eyeballing this bottle at a localContinue 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 (Austin Rum Society Pick)- 57.3%

Hamilton Single Cask Strength Collection Guyana 13 Year Port Mourant (Austin Rum Society Pick) – 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. MyContinue reading “Hamilton Single Cask Strength Collection Guyana 13 Year Port Mourant (Austin Rum Society Pick)- 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 2003 Raw Cask Guyana 15 Year Port Mourant – 48.6%

Stats: Guyanese rum distilled on the double wooden Port Mourant pot still at Diamond in 2003 and bottled in 2018 by independent bottler Blackadder in Scotland. This was presumably aged entirely in continental climate, producing only 232 bottles at 48.6% ABV with no additives or filtration. My first bottle was number 160, second is #161.Continue reading “Blackadder 2003 Raw Cask Guyana 15 Year Port Mourant – 48.6%”