The Barrel Sample: DOK 1489 Trelawny Jamaica

Here I have a sample from a rum bottled by Fine Drams. DOK 1489 Trewalny is sourced from Hampden, Jamaica, and it clocks at the hefty ester count of 1488.8 g/hlaa. The DOK marque from Hampden is usually meant to be used in flavouring and perfumery because of its potency. Molasses based, fermented for an … More The Barrel Sample: DOK 1489 Trelawny Jamaica

Review: Rum-Bar Silver

The Rum-Bar range hails from Jamaica and it was launched in 2007 by the newly upgraded and re-opened Worthy Park distillery. Worthy Park was established as an estate since 1670, but unfortunately in 1962 it had to stop rum production due to a oversupply of Jamaican rum following World War II. It resumed production in … More Review: Rum-Bar Silver

Review: That Boutique-y Rum Company Signature Blend #2

Couldn’t review Signature Blend #1 and not carry on to the second one shortly after. This is also a continuous releases presented in a 70cl bottle as opposed to their usual limited 50cl offerings. Once again, as with #1, Peter Holland from The Floating Rum Shack was involved in the creative process of the blend … More Review: That Boutique-y Rum Company Signature Blend #2

Review: That Boutique-y Rum Company Signature Blend #1

That Boutique-y Rum Company were always the odd ones (in a good way), with their limited releases and cute 50cl bottles – I have to say I’ve enjoyed more than one of their offerings. Lately they have decided to be a bit more “mainstream” and created two constant and continuous releases in… are you ready… … More Review: That Boutique-y Rum Company Signature Blend #1

The Barrel Sample: Hampden Great House Distillery Edition

Hampden Great House Distillery Edition (HGHDE) from Hampden, Jamaica was launched earlier this year and it already sold out. Put together by Vivian Wisdom, Hampden’s Master Distiller, HGHDE is a blend of two marques with the first one being the predominant one: OWH (Outram W Hussey) with an ester count of 40-80 gr/hlaa <>H (Diamond … More The Barrel Sample: Hampden Great House Distillery Edition

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

Review: S.B.S x The UK Rum Club High Ester Jamaican Rum Collection (Part I) – STC^E vs WPE

In the vast, scary space that is Facebook there is a rum focused UK centered group of misfits appropriately called The UK Rum Club. The admins there, Wes Burgin aka thefatrumpirate and Steven James aka Rum Diaries Blog joined forces with Indy Anand, Chetan Landwa & Jaz Singh aka Skylark Spirits and Joshua Singh aka … More Review: S.B.S x The UK Rum Club High Ester Jamaican Rum Collection (Part I) – STC^E vs WPE