Holmes Cay Jamaica 2011 Wedderburn (Clarendon) 10 year – 59%

Holmes Cay Jamaica 2011 Wedderburn (Clarendon) 10 year – 59% Stats: Independent bottling of 2011 pot distilled rum from Clarendon/Monymusk in the medium ester Wedderburn style. This rum aged in ex-Bourbon casks for 3 years in Jamaica’s tropical climate followed by 7 additional years in the UK. Four casks were purchased by Holmes Cay, producing 1,050Continue reading “Holmes Cay Jamaica 2011 Wedderburn (Clarendon) 10 year – 59%”

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%”

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%”

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%”

Blackadder Raw Cask Finest Jamaica 2000 Hampden 14 Year – 57.4%

Blackadder Raw Cask Finest Jamaica 2000 Hampden 14 Year – 57.4% Stats: Independent bottling of a single cask Hampden distillate from September 2000 that aged 14 years continentally, rumored to be the LROK marque. Only 202 bottles were produced with no filtration or additives. Background: I first got to try this expression several years back in theContinue reading “Blackadder Raw Cask Finest Jamaica 2000 Hampden 14 Year – 57.4%”

Hamilton Single Cask Strength Collection – Guyana 13 Year Port Mourant – 57.3%

Hamilton Single Cask Strength Collection – Guyana 13 Year Port Mourant – 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. My favorite expression ofContinue reading “Hamilton Single Cask Strength Collection – Guyana 13 Year Port Mourant – 57.3%”

Foursquare 2021 High Ester White Rum – 62%

Foursquare 2021 High Ester White Rum – 62% Stats: This rum is a blend of unaged, pure pot distillates made from 100% local cane by Foursquare in Barbados. One of the distillates is the product of a several week long natural fermentation of fresh cane juice, while the other is a 72 hour ferment ofContinue reading “Foursquare 2021 High Ester White Rum – 62%”

Foursquare Master Series, Edition No. 1 – Total Wine Concierge – 62%

Foursquare Master Series, Edition No. 1 – Total Wine Concierge – 62% Stats: Limited Edition release sold exclusively through Total Wine stores of a pot and column blend of 12 year old rums aged in ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks. Bottled at 62% ABV with no additives. Conditions: Drank neat in a Glencairn over the courseContinue reading “Foursquare Master Series, Edition No. 1 – Total Wine Concierge – 62%”