Review: Saint James Imperial Blanc

While a square shaped bottle is not that unusual in the spirit world nowadays, it was quite innovative back in the days and it’s probably Saint James who is responsible for that. The shape of the bottle was meant to catch the eye, but also make it safer to transport it via ships. In 1765 … More Review: Saint James Imperial Blanc

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)

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