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

The Barrel Sample: The Duchess Martinique 15 Year Old

The Martinique hails from Rhumerie De Simon which produces AOC Rhum Agricole for the likes of Saint Clement and HSE. This bottling doesn’t fall under the agricole umbrella since it wasn’t fully aged and bottled in Martinique. Sugar cane juice based, column distilled in 2004, aged 4 years in the tropics and 11 years continentally … More The Barrel Sample: The Duchess Martinique 15 Year Old

Review: El Destilado Overproof Oaxacan Rum

Michael Sager (Sager + Wilde), Alex Wolpert (East London Liquor Company) and Charlie McKay (indepedent creative director/photographer) are “responsible” for the London based El Destilado company/concept. They are independent bottlers and importers that work with various small producers, with their current range being sourced just from Oaxaca, Mexico. For the ones in the know, Oaxaca … More Review: El Destilado Overproof Oaxacan Rum

Review: Berry Bros. & Rudd Mauritius 2010 9 Year Old

I reviewed the Berry Bros. & Rudd (BBR) Fijian 11YO a few days ago and here’s another expression from them, this time from Mauritius – got one more up the sleeve, in case anyone was wondering. BBR already have an ongoing collaboration with the Medine Distillery from Mauritius since 2009 under The Indian Ocean Company … More Review: Berry Bros. & Rudd Mauritius 2010 9 Year Old

Review: St. Nicholas Abbey White Rum (40% ABV)

The story of the Saint Nicholas Abbey Estate starts in the mid 17th century in Barbados with a bit of a drama-soap-opera style chain of events between two plantations and their owners, Col. Benjamin Berringer and Sir John Yeaman. It is said that Yeaman poisoned Berringer and then married his wife, Margaret in 1661, who … More Review: St. Nicholas Abbey White Rum (40% ABV)

Review: S.B.S x The UK Rum Club High Ester Jamaican Rum Collection (Part II) – DOK vs NYE-WK

This is part II of my review of The UK Rum Club exclusive High Ester Jamaican Rum Collection pack, you can read part I here for more context, but I’ll repeat myself a bit here because I am nice like that. Wes Burgin (thefatrumpirate) and Steven James (Rum Diaries Blog) in collaboration with Skylark and … More Review: S.B.S x The UK Rum Club High Ester Jamaican Rum Collection (Part II) – DOK vs NYE-WK