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%

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%

Gregarious Grump 2001 Non-Disclosed Barbados (Mt Gay) 20 Year – 53.8%

Gregarious Grump 2001 Non-Disclosed Barbados (Mt Gay) 20 Year – 53.8% Stats: Independent bottling of rum from Barbados distilled in 2001 and aged 20 years in ex-Bourbon American oak, bottled at 53.8% with no filtration or additives. It is labeled “ND” (Non-Disclosed) distillery, but presumed to be from Mount Gay and 100% pot distillate. All GGContinue reading “Gregarious Grump 2001 Non-Disclosed Barbados (Mt Gay) 20 Year – 53.8%”

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 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 eyeballing this bottle at a localContinue 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 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%”