Review: Wood’s Old Navy Rum

Wood’s has been around since 1887 and has been owned by William Grant & Sons since 2002. Its stubble bottle packaging has been around since 2016, I saw pictures around of the old one and I have to say I am happy I met it in its current form. The label states “Original navy recipe” … More Review: Wood’s Old Navy Rum

Review: Appleton Reserve Blend vs Appleton Estate 8 Year Old Reserve

Appleton Estate, located in Jamaica’s Nassau Valley, is the oldest continuous sugar factory and rum distillery on the island, tracing its production back all the way to 1749 (although they are going to close the sugar factory soon). This year Appleton did some updates to their core range, from rebranding their Appleton White and Gold … More Review: Appleton Reserve Blend vs Appleton Estate 8 Year Old Reserve

Review: Veritas White Blended Rum

Veritas (or Probitas in the US) is the first collaboration between two family owned Caribbean distilleries: Forsquare from Barbados and Hampden from Jamaica. They are both high regarded distilleries, known for their high quality distillates and no additives ethos. The “white” rums are slowly distancing themselves from the idea that they have to be made … More Review: Veritas White Blended Rum

The Barrel Sample: Foursquare Triptych – Velier

The second in the Foursquare Distillery (Barbados) – Velier (Italy) collaboration. Molasses based, pot and column still distilled, a blend of 3 different vintage rums aged in 3 types of casks: 2004 – ex-Bourbon – 12 year old 2005 – ex-Madeira – 11 year old 2007 – virgin oak – 6 year old Bottled at … More The Barrel Sample: Foursquare Triptych – Velier

Review: Mount Gay Select Blend – The Whisky Exchange

From Mount Gay, Barbados, (presumably) the oldest commercial rum distillery in the world, comes their very first exclusive bottling released in 2018 for The Whisky Exchange – Mount Gay Select Blend. I’ve been focusing a lot on the new blends and releases from Trudiann Branker, the most recent one reviewed just a few days ago … More Review: Mount Gay Select Blend – The Whisky Exchange

Review: Worthy Park Single Estate 2006 12 Year Old

In the central parish of St. Catherine, Jamaica there’s the Worthy Park Estate – estate since 1670, sugar factory since 1720 and rum distillery since the 1740s – although rum production has stopped a few times, the sugar production went on uninterrupted. Most recently WP restarted distilling rum in 2005 after it ceased in 1962 … More Review: Worthy Park Single Estate 2006 12 Year Old