Holmes Cay Mauritius 2005 Grays 15 Year – 50%

Holmes Cay Mauritius 2005 Grays 15 Year – 50% Stats: Independent bottling of a 2005 distillate from Grays Distilling LTD in Pamplemousses, Mauritius, part of East Africa in the Indian Ocean. It aged for 15 years in topical weather in ex-Cognac casks and was bottled at 50% with no additives. This was a private barrel selectedContinue reading “Holmes Cay Mauritius 2005 Grays 15 Year – 50%”

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”

Tamosi Karaya – 1998 – Guyana Demerara Rum – Uitvlugt Distillery – Port Mourant Still – 22 Year – 61.1%

Tamosi Karaya – 1998 – Guyana Demerara Rum – Uitvlugt Distillery – Port Mourant Still – 22 Year – 61.1% Stats: Independent bottling of a 1998 distillate from the Port Mourant double wooden pot still. This was made while the still resided at the Uitvlugt Distillery in Guyana, which closed a year later and then wasContinue reading “Tamosi Karaya – 1998 – Guyana Demerara Rum – Uitvlugt Distillery – Port Mourant Still – 22 Year – 61.1%”

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%”

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%”

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)”

Golden Devil Jamaica (Hampden) 12 Year Single Cask

Stats: K&L Wines Exclusive Single Cask pick under the Golden Devil label of a 12 year, continentally aged Hampden Estate C<>H marque (1300-1400 esters), bottled at 64.1% ABV, with only 290 bottles produced. Nose: Delightful fruit bouquet… fresh pineapple, mango, and banana, not of the typical rotting or overripe funk variety, but more of aContinue reading “Golden Devil Jamaica (Hampden) 12 Year Single Cask”