Three Guadeloupe 1998 Bellevue’s – Samaroli (13yr), Golden Devil (19yr), Rolling Fork (22yr)

Three Guadeloupe 1998 Bellevue’s – Samaroli (13yr), Golden Devil (19yr), Rolling Fork (22yr) Background: The story of 1998 Bellevue rhum from Guadeloupe is convoluted and riddled with mis-labelings and misinformation with some independent bottlers calling the juice “agricole’ (Samaroli), others stating it’s from South Pacific Distillery in Fiji (Rumdealer’s Selection), many stating it comes from theContinue reading “Three Guadeloupe 1998 Bellevue’s – Samaroli (13yr), Golden Devil (19yr), Rolling Fork (22yr)”

Foursquare 2009 Barbados Exceptional Cask Selection Mark XVII – 60%

Foursquare 2009 Barbados Exceptional Cask Selection Mark XVII – 60% Stats: Blend of pot and column distillates aged a minimum of 12 years in ex-Bourbon casks. This is the 17th release in the ECS and the sixth “vintage” release, indicated by its distillation year. It was bottled at 60% ABV without chill filtration or additives. Conditions: EnjoyedContinue reading “Foursquare 2009 Barbados Exceptional Cask Selection Mark XVII – 60%”

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%”

Foursquare Dominus Single Blended Rum – Exceptional Cask Selection Mark VII – 56%

Foursquare Dominus Single Blended Rum – Exceptional Cask Selection Mark VII – 56% Stats: The 7th release in the Exceptional Cask Selection series from Foursquare Distillery in Barbados, featuring a blend of pot and column distillates that aged 3 years in ex-Bourbon casks followed by 7 years in Cognac casks and released at 56% ABV. 12,000Continue reading “Foursquare Dominus Single Blended Rum – Exceptional Cask Selection Mark VII – 56%”

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 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%”