The Barrel Sample: Havana Club Tributo 2021

I was stoked to find out I was sent a sample from Havana containing their 6th installment of their limited edition Tributo collection. The Tributo range, as the name might suggest, “pays tribute to the unrivaled excellence in Cuban rum and celebrates the know-how of the Maestros del Ron Cubano, Masters of Cuban Rum” – … More The Barrel Sample: Havana Club Tributo 2021

The Barrel Sample: The Scotch Malt Whisky Society – “Pleasing and Teasing” – Guyana 13 Year Old

Trying to find info on any SMWS rums proves itself challenging, but thanks to a review from Single Cask Rum I managed to gather more data. This is an independent bottling that contains rum from Guyana – cask number R2.7. “Pleasing and Teasing” is molasses based, distilled in 2004 using the Versailles still (single wooden … More The Barrel Sample: The Scotch Malt Whisky Society – “Pleasing and Teasing” – Guyana 13 Year Old

The Barrel Sample: Clairin Sajous 2015

Clairin Sajous is made at Chelo Distillery in Haiti by Michel Sajous. Luca Gargano of Velier is responsible for distributing various Clairins outside Haiti. Clairin Sajous uses sugar cane from the estate, the base material being cane juice. Fermented with wild yeast for around 7-10 days, pot still distilled and bottled without dilution – absolutely … More The Barrel Sample: Clairin Sajous 2015

The Barrel Sample: The Duchess – 27 Year Old Guyana – Uitvlugt

A sample of a very old Guyanese single cask rum from the Dutch independent bottler, The Duchess – yes, please! Molasses based, distilled in the Port Mourant wooden pot still at the late Uitvlugt Distillery in Guyana and aged for 27 years in an ex-Bourbon cask. Distilled in 1993 and bottled in 2020 at 50.1% … More The Barrel Sample: The Duchess – 27 Year Old Guyana – Uitvlugt

The Barrel Sample: Hampden Great House Distillery Edition

Hampden Great House Distillery Edition (HGHDE) from Hampden, Jamaica was launched earlier this year and it already sold out. Put together by Vivian Wisdom, Hampden’s Master Distiller, HGHDE is a blend of two marques with the first one being the predominant one: OWH (Outram W Hussey) with an ester count of 40-80 gr/hlaa <>H (Diamond … More The Barrel Sample: Hampden Great House Distillery Edition

The Barrel Sample: El Dorado Rare Collection Versailles 2002

El Dorado have launched limited edition rums called Rare Collection to highlight some of their marques and stills, just like the old Velier Demerara did. This one was distilled at Diamond Distillery (Guyana) in the Versailles Wooden Pot Still in 2002 and was a release of 3000 bottles. They are supposed to be additive-free, but … More The Barrel Sample: El Dorado Rare Collection Versailles 2002

The Barrel Sample: Ninefold Barrel Aged Pure Single Rum Edition #1

This is the first single cask release from Ninefold Distillery, located in Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland. Dr. Kit Carruthers, who runs Ninefold Distillery, was kind enough to provide me with one of the cutest miniatures I’ve seen which contains juice from the said cask. Technically this is the second aged rum from Ninefold, the first … More The Barrel Sample: Ninefold Barrel Aged Pure Single Rum Edition #1