Faultline Jamaica Rum (Hampden) 14 Year vs 16 Year

Faultline Jamaica Rum (Hampden) 14 Year vs 16 Year I was fortunate enough to be sent a sample of the Faultline 16 year old Hampden from a fellow r/rum Reddit companion so I thought it would be fun to do a comparison of it to my 14 year old Faultline/Hampden. Here we go! ***** Faultline Jamaica RumContinue reading “Faultline Jamaica Rum (Hampden) 14 Year vs 16 Year”

Foursquare Sassafras – Single Blended Rum – 61%

Foursquare Sassafras – Single Blended Rum – 61% Stats: This is a single blended rum, meaning it came from one distillery (Foursquare) and is a blend of pot and column distillate. It was aged a total of 14 years (3 in ex-bourbon barrels followed by 11 in ex-cognac casks) and bottled at “Barrel Proof” (61%)Continue reading “Foursquare Sassafras – Single Blended Rum – 61%”

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%”

Foursquare Port Cask Finish – ECS Mark II

Foursquare Port Cask Finish – ECS Mark IIStats: This was the second release from the Foursquare Exceptional Cask Series, and the first one I ever purchased. It was distilled, blended, and aged in Barbados for three years in ex-bourbon casks followed by six more years in ex-port casks before being bottled at 40% ABV. 30,000Continue reading “Foursquare Port Cask Finish – ECS Mark II”

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)”

Transcontinental Rum Line Australia 2013 – 6 Year Old Rum – 48%

Stats: From the Beenleigh distillery, this is a 100% pot still rum made from fermented molasses that was distilled in 2013 and aged for four years in Australia followed by two years in Europe in ex-Cognac French oak barrels. Bottled at 48% ABV. Nose: Shoe store, rubber raft, clean laundry, shoe polish, a floral (lavender?)Continue reading “Transcontinental Rum Line Australia 2013 – 6 Year Old Rum – 48%”

Hampden Great House – Distillery Edition 2020 – 59%

Stats: A limited release of 3000 bottles, made in copper pot stills, aged entirely in Jamaica, and bottled at 59% ABV, this blend consists of 80% of their lowest ester mark (OWH) from 2013 and 20% <>H (between 900-1000 esters) from 2017. Originally only available at the distillery, this is the second release that hasContinue reading “Hampden Great House – Distillery Edition 2020 – 59%”