Article: My Top 10 Value For Money Rums

During these uncertain times the online alcohol sales have gone through the roof,  (I might’ve contributed to it myself) so, as a cocktail bartender and rum blogger, I decided to put together a list to guide anyone on a budget looking to put a/another bottle of rum in their spirits cabinet. Either for homemade drinks, … More Article: My Top 10 Value For Money Rums

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

The Barrel Sample: The Duchess – Barbados Oldest Distillery 19 Year Old (Mount Gay)

The Dutch independent bottler The Duchess once again brings a very old and interesting rum on the market – an 19 year old Mount Gay, part of the Tropical Hummingbirds Series. Mount Gay, from Barbados, is arguably the oldest rum distillery in the world with documents of its existence tracking down all the way to … More The Barrel Sample: The Duchess – Barbados Oldest Distillery 19 Year Old (Mount Gay)