Review: Manchester Rum Festival & Infinity Barrel

Manchester Rum Festival debuted in 2017 thanks to David Marsland’s (Drink Enthusiast) initiative and it’s Manchester’s first and only dedicated rum festival. David is also the UK Brand Ambassador for all things Saint Lucia (Chairman’s, Bounty, Admiral Rodney) and during the Covid lockdown he started a video series called Rum On The Couch which delved … More Review: Manchester Rum Festival & Infinity Barrel

Review: That Boutique-y Rum Company – Boutique-y Records

That Boutique-y Rum Company (TBRC) and That Boutique-y Whisky Company joined forces once again to launch a range of new bottlings, this time playing on pairing the spirits with certain musical styles based on their origins and/or name – welcome to Boutique-y Records! In this review I will, obviously, be covering the rum range – … More Review: That Boutique-y Rum Company – Boutique-y Records

Review: Foursquare Elysium – Private Cask Selection – The Whisky Exchange

Foursquare Distillery, Barbados, has seen an incredible rise in popularity in the past years thanks to their well crafted rums, especially the ones from the Exceptional Cask Selection – add some masterclasses and intense social media activity from the owner and Master Distiller, Richard Seale, along with a heaped spoon of praises from high profile … More Review: Foursquare Elysium – Private Cask Selection – The Whisky Exchange

The Barrel Sample: Grander Barrel Series Rye Finished Rum – Batch 1908R

Grander sources aged rums from Las Cabras Distillery, Panama and bottle them. This particular release is finished in rye casks, apparently from Heaven Hill (Rittenhouse, Pikesville eyc.) with a limited amount of 1680 bottles released. Molasses based, column still distilled and aged for 12 to 15 years in ex-Bourbon casks followed by 8 months in … More The Barrel Sample: Grander Barrel Series Rye Finished Rum – Batch 1908R

The Barrel Sample: Privateer Thick as Thieves Rum – The Whisky Exchange

Was looking through my samples to see what I can write about and I was surprised to realise I forgot about this one. Privateer Thick as Thieves is a single cask chosen by the former Privateer (USA) distiller, Maggie Campbell and Dawn Davies exclusively for The Whisky Exchange. Molasses based, column still distilled, aged for … More The Barrel Sample: Privateer Thick as Thieves Rum – The Whisky Exchange

The Barrel Sample: Berry Bros. & Rudd Foursquare 2010 Sauternes Finish

Here’s a sample of a bottling that seems to be sold out in the UK since its autumn 2021 release. This is a Single Cask selected by London merchants Berry Brothers & Rudd that has been distilled and partially aged at Foursquare Distillery in Barbados. Molasses based, pot and column still distilled in 2010 and … More The Barrel Sample: Berry Bros. & Rudd Foursquare 2010 Sauternes Finish