Review: Mount Gay Port Cask Expression

While Mount Gay (Barbados) recently announced their new expression, the Andean Oak Cask, I’m still dwelling on the past as I managed to get a couple older Mount Gay offerings in my glass. Wish I would’ve written about these sooner, but better late than never I guess. Since Trudiann Branker took over as Master Blender … More Review: Mount Gay Port Cask Expression

The Barrel Sample: The Duchess Australia 13 Year Old

The Australia is a collaboration with Beenleigh Artisan Distillery who came to The Duchess IB in order to have them release one of their barrels. Molasses based, pot & column still distilled in 2007, aged 10 years in Australia and 3 more in Europe using cask no. 38 which was an ex-Bourbon. Bottled in 2021 … More The Barrel Sample: The Duchess Australia 13 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: MacNair’s 7 Years Old Panama vs. MacNair’s 7 Years Old Peated Panama

The GlenAllachie Distillers Company, led by industry veteran Billy Walker launched the very first rum trough their MacNair’s Spirit House. According to Billy Walker “Rum was an exciting prospect as, in a similar vein to whisky, it allows for greater scope of innovation and experimentation, particularly in regard to maturation.” MacNair’s Spirit House was founded … More Review: MacNair’s 7 Years Old Panama vs. MacNair’s 7 Years Old Peated Panama

Article: My 7 Favourite Daiquiri White Rums

Firstly I would like to point out that I don’t fully agree with the white, golden, dark classification generally attributed to rum, I believe colour has little or even nothing to do with the flavour profile. Practices such as filtering aged distillate, or adding caramel colouring to unaged ones render this categorisation pretty much useless. … More Article: My 7 Favourite Daiquiri White Rums