Review: Chairman’s Reserve 2009 Vintage

Chairman’s Reserve 2009 comes from Saint Lucia and is made by Saint Lucia Distillers (SLD), the island’s sole distillery. There’s quite an array of diverse rums made at SLD such as Bounty, Admiral Rodney, Chairman’s Reserve, the locally enjoyed Denros Strong Rum, and also some other liqueurs and wines. The Chairman’s brand started in 1999 … More Review: Chairman’s Reserve 2009 Vintage

The Barrel Sample: Berry Bros & Rudd Diamond 2010 – 2021 Islay Cask Finish

Berry Bros & Rudd are a wine and spirit merchant based in London who also act as independent bottlers. Here I have a sample of a Guyanese rum finished in a former ex-Williamson (Islay whisky) cask. Molasses based, distilled at Diamond Distillery in unspecified stills, aged for 10 years in Guyana in an ex-Bourbon barrel … More The Barrel Sample: Berry Bros & Rudd Diamond 2010 – 2021 Islay Cask Finish

Review: Rum Advent Calendar (2021 Edition) – Drinks By The Dram (Spoiler Free)

The coats are out of the closet, heating is turned on in the house and Halloween is just around the corner – so basically it’s time to get ready for Christmas! Drinks By The Dram are already one step ahead of that, as they just sent me a 2021 Rum Advent Calendar, so just like … More Review: Rum Advent Calendar (2021 Edition) – Drinks By The Dram (Spoiler Free)

Rum News: Copalli Rum Launch Its Autumn Daiquiri Series

Earlier this year in April I featured Copalli’s Daiquiri Series, a list of drinks curated by 4 big names in the industry, Jean Vital, Tammy Jackson, Matt Hollidge and Copalli’s own cocktail curator, Waluco Maheia and now they are back with 4 more Daiquiri twists inspired by the current season and the ingredients that can … More Rum News: Copalli Rum Launch Its Autumn Daiquiri Series