The Barrel Sample: That Boutique-y Rum Company – Haiti 17 Year Old

One of the newer TBRC bottlings, part of the Norwest Euroexpress collection which was released in collaboration with That Boutique-y Whisky Company. While it says just Haiti, this was definitely distilled at Barbancourt Distillery, in Haiti. Most likely cane juice based, column still distilled and aged for 17 years in total, with 6 years of … More The Barrel Sample: That Boutique-y Rum Company – Haiti 17 Year Old

The Barrel Sample: That Boutique-y Rum Company – O Reizinho (Batch 2)

The O Reizinho is the name of a small distillery from Madeira which produces agricole rhum, but using a pot still rather than a column. It’s thanks to That Boutique-y Rum company that I know about O Reizinho in the first place – the advantage of having independent bottlers that bring rums on the UK … More The Barrel Sample: That Boutique-y Rum Company – O Reizinho (Batch 2)

The Barrel Sample: Privateer Thick as Thieves Rum – The Whisky Exchange

Was looking through my samples to see what I can write about and I was surprised to realise I forgot about this one. Privateer Thick as Thieves is a single cask chosen by the former Privateer (USA) distiller, Maggie Campbell and Dawn Davies exclusively for The Whisky Exchange. Molasses based, column still distilled, aged for … More The Barrel Sample: Privateer Thick as Thieves Rum – The Whisky Exchange

The Barrel Sample: Reniassance Rum 2018 Fino Cask – The Whisky Exchange

I’m having a look at the sample I received for the freshly released Reniassance Rum that was finished in a Fino Cask and was bottled exclusively for TWE. Reinassance is a fairly new rum producer from Taiwan. The molasses used as a base for this offering comes from local Taiwanese sugar cane and it was … More The Barrel Sample: Reniassance Rum 2018 Fino Cask – The Whisky Exchange

The Barrel Sample: S.B.S Mauritius 2010 Moscatel Cask – The Whisky Exchange

And now here is my second mini-review for the samples I received from the S.B.S bottlings chosen by Dawn Davies exclusively for TWE. S.B.S Mauritius comes from Grays Distillery, Mauritius, is molasses based, distilled in 2010 using a column still and aged on the island (probably using an ex-Bourbon cask) before being taken to Denmark … More The Barrel Sample: S.B.S Mauritius 2010 Moscatel Cask – The Whisky Exchange

The Barrel Sample: S.B.S French Antilles 2020 Port Cask Grand Arome – The Whisky Exchange

Here is one of my mini-reviews for one of the samples I received from the S.B.S bottlings chosen by Dawn Davies exclusively for TWE. S.B.S French Antilles comes from Le Galion Distillery, Martinique, is molasses based (rather than cane juice which is Martinique predominant), fermented for an extended amount of time, as it is a … More The Barrel Sample: S.B.S French Antilles 2020 Port Cask Grand Arome – The Whisky Exchange

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

The Barrel Sample: The Duchess Trinidad 11 Year Old

The Trinidad comes from a distillery many haven’t heard of – Ten Cane Distillery. Ten Cane Rum was introduced in 2005 by Moet-Hennesy Louis Vuitton and it was meant to use artisianal processes such as pot still distilling and tropical ageing but it never took off and so in was fully discontinued in 2015. This … More The Barrel Sample: The Duchess Trinidad 11 Year Old