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%

Black Tot “Last Consignment” British Royal Navy Rum – 54.3%

Black Tot “Last Consignment” British Royal Navy Rum – 54.3% Background: July 31st, 1970 is known as Black Tot Day, marking the abolishment of the British Royal Navy’s several hundred year tradition of a daily rum ration. While the sailors daily allowance had been radically reduced over time before it was finally outlawed, it’s worth notingContinue reading “Black Tot “Last Consignment” British Royal Navy Rum – 54.3%”

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”

El Dorado 1996 Guyana Enmore EHP Rare Collection 21 Year – 57.2%

El Dorado 1996 Guyana Enmore EHP Rare Collection 21 Year – 57.2% Stats: Distilled in 1996 at the now defunct Enmore Distillery in Guyana, this rum was produced on the historic Enmore wooden two-column Coffey still, the only one like it in the world, which now resides at Diamond. Aged entirely in Guyana in ex-Bourbon casks,Continue reading “El Dorado 1996 Guyana Enmore EHP Rare Collection 21 Year – 57.2%”

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 was moved to Diamond where itContinue reading “Tamosi Karaya 1998 Guyana Demerara Rum Uitvlugt Distillery (Port Mourant Still) 22 Year – 61.1%”

Duncan Taylor 1990 Guyana Enmore Versailles 26 Year – 54%

Duncan Taylor 1990 Guyana Enmore Versailles 26 Year – 54% Stats: This rum was distilled at the defunct Enmore Estate in Guyana in 1990. It ran through the Versailles single retort wooden pot still before being continentally aged for 26 years in oak. 249 bottles were released by Duncan Taylor at 54% ABV with noContinue reading “Duncan Taylor 1990 Guyana Enmore Versailles 26 Year – 54%”

El Dorado 1997 Guyana Port Mourant (Uitvlugt Distillery) Rare Collection – 57.9%

El Dorado 1997 Guyana Port Mourant (Uitvlugt Distillery) Rare Collection – 57.9% Stats: Distilled in 1997 at the Uitvlugt Distillery in Guyana, this rum comes from the historic double retort wooden Port Mourant still (now housed at Diamond). It aged tropically for 20 years before being bottled as part of the El Dorado Rare Collection atContinue reading “El Dorado 1997 Guyana Port Mourant (Uitvlugt Distillery) Rare Collection – 57.9%”

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%”