Habitation Velier 2015 Forsyths WP 151 Proof Single Jamaica White Rum – 75.5%

Habitation Velier 2015 Forsyths WP 151 Proof Single Jamaica White Rum – 75.5% Stats: Independent bottling from La Maison and Velier’s Habitation Velier line from a few years back. They released a WP 502 at 57%, as well as this bottling, which I presume is the same liquid, also boasting congener levels of 502 gr/Laa, butContinue reading “Habitation Velier 2015 Forsyths WP 151 Proof Single Jamaica White Rum – 75.5%”

Appleton Estate Jamaica 1999 Hearts Collection 100% Pot Still 21 Year – 63%

Appleton Estate Jamaica 1999 Hearts Collection 100% Pot Still 21 Year – 63% Stats: Appleton Estate’s “Hearts Collection” is a series of long aged 100% pot still rums at high proof, in limited editions, released in collaboration with Velier. The initial three bottlings were vintages from 1994, 1995 and 1999, all aged at origin. The rumContinue reading “Appleton Estate Jamaica 1999 Hearts Collection 100% Pot Still 21 Year – 63%”

National Rums of Jamaica 2007 Long Pond TECC 11 Year – 62.5%

National Rums of Jamaica 2007 Long Pond TECC 11 Year – 62.5% Stats: Independent Bottling of Long Pond rum from Jamaica that was distilled in a double retort pot still in 2007 following a fermentation process involving dunder and muck, aged 11 years at origin. This release comes from a stock of 11 barrels that producedContinue reading “National Rums of Jamaica 2007 Long Pond TECC 11 Year – 62.5%”

Rare Cane Jamaica 2001 Cask Strength Pot Still Rum (Hampden) – 57.6%

Rare Cane Jamaica 2001 Cask Strength Pot Still Rum (Hampden) – 57.6% Stats: Inaugural release from independent bottler Rare Cane out of Washington state. This is a single cask expression of Hampden pot distillate from 2001 that aged in oak for 20 years in the UK and was released at cask strength, 57.6%, without additives orContinue reading “Rare Cane Jamaica 2001 Cask Strength Pot Still Rum (Hampden) – 57.6%”

5-Star Rums of 2022!

My 5-Star Rums of the Year! This past year I purchased or sampled well over 100 rums, reviewed 30 of those, of which I gave eight a 5-star rating, indicating I enjoyed it enough to want a back up bottle. For the sake of this list, I’m only including rums that were new to meContinue reading “5-Star Rums of 2022!”

Down Island Jamaica HD 2012 (Hampden) 10 Year – 60%

Down Island Jamaica HD 2012 (Hampden) 10 Year – 60% Stats: First Hampden release from new independent bottler Down Island from Hollywood, FL. This rum was distilled in Trelawney, Jamaica in a copper pot still in 2012, aged in American Oak (presumably ex-Bourbon – cask #66-03) for three years at origin followed by seven additionalContinue reading “Down Island Jamaica HD 2012 (Hampden) 10 Year – 60%”

Holmes Cay Jamaica 2014 Clarendon EMB 8 Year – 61%

Holmes Cay Jamaica 2014 Clarendon EMB 8 Year – 61% Stats: Independent bottling of 2014 pure pot distillate from Clarendon Distillery in Lionel Town, Jamaica, aged tropically for eight years in ex-Bourbon casks before being bottled at full strength without adulteration. It is the EMB mark, which indicates ester levels between 240-250 gr/HL AA, which fallsContinue reading “Holmes Cay Jamaica 2014 Clarendon EMB 8 Year – 61%”

Golden Devil Jamaica 2006 Worthy Park 10 Year – 50%

Golden Devil Jamaica 2006 Worthy Park 10 Year – 50% Stats: Independent bottling of Worthy Park pot-still Jamaican rum that was distilled in 2006 and aged 10 years before being released at 50% ABV. This single cask produced 296 bottles. Conditions: Enjoyed neat in a Glencairn Nose: Aquarium, minerality, toffee, saffron, leather, milk chocolate, under-ripe banana, baby powderContinue reading “Golden Devil Jamaica 2006 Worthy Park 10 Year – 50%”

NRJ Cambridge 2005 Long Pond STC<3E 13 Year Old Jamaica Pot Still Rum – 62.5%

NRJ Cambridge 2005 Long Pond STC<3E 13 Year Old Jamaica Pot Still Rum – 62.5% Note: This review was first published on Reddit July 21st, 2021. The stats below have been revised with more details. Stats: Part of the National Rums of Jamaica bottling series from Velier, this was my first experience with single LongContinue reading NRJ Cambridge 2005 Long Pond STC<3E 13 Year Old Jamaica Pot Still Rum – 62.5%

Habitation Velier Long Pond 2005 Jamaica Pure Single Rum 14 Year TECA – 62%

Habitation Velier Long Pond 2005 Jamaica Pure Single Rum 14 Year TECA – 62% Stats: Independent Bottling of Long Pond rum from Jamaica that was distilled in a double retort pot still in 2005 following a fermentation process involving dunder and muck, aged 14 years at origin with an angel’s share greater than 80%. It wasContinue reading Habitation Velier Long Pond 2005 Jamaica Pure Single Rum 14 Year TECA – 62%