Review: Saint Ogun Rum

I’m always excited to get my hands on a bottle of rum from a fresh brand, especially when they have statements on their website such as “Nothing Added. Nothing taken away.”. Saint Ogun was launched in December 2020 by Nic Akinnibosun and Rico Oyejobi, who don’t have previous experience in the drinks industry – unless … More Review: Saint Ogun Rum

The Barrel Sample: The Scotch Malt Whisky Society – “Pleasing and Teasing” – Guyana 13 Year Old

Trying to find info on any SMWS rums proves itself challenging, but thanks to a review from Single Cask Rum I managed to gather more data. This is an independent bottling that contains rum from Guyana – cask number R2.7. “Pleasing and Teasing” is molasses based, distilled in 2004 using the Versailles still (single wooden … More The Barrel Sample: The Scotch Malt Whisky Society – “Pleasing and Teasing” – Guyana 13 Year Old

The Barrel Sample: The Duchess – 27 Year Old Guyana – Uitvlugt

A sample of a very old Guyanese single cask rum from the Dutch independent bottler, The Duchess – yes, please! Molasses based, distilled in the Port Mourant wooden pot still at the late Uitvlugt Distillery in Guyana and aged for 27 years in an ex-Bourbon cask. Distilled in 1993 and bottled in 2020 at 50.1% … More The Barrel Sample: The Duchess – 27 Year Old Guyana – Uitvlugt

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

The Barrel Sample: El Dorado Rare Collection Versailles 2002

El Dorado have launched limited edition rums called Rare Collection to highlight some of their marques and stills, just like the old Velier Demerara did. This one was distilled at Diamond Distillery (Guyana) in the Versailles Wooden Pot Still in 2002 and was a release of 3000 bottles. They are supposed to be additive-free, but … More The Barrel Sample: El Dorado Rare Collection Versailles 2002

Review: That Boutique-y Rum Company – Diamond Distillery, Versailles Still, 14 Year Old (Batch 3)

Now that’s a title right there, this is a Guyanese rum from Demerara Distillers Limited (the house of El Dorado rums) bottled by That Boutique-y Rum Company whose ethos is taking a “no BS approach” – they are all about transparency, information and purity and I rate that. The Versailles still is a single wooden … More Review: That Boutique-y Rum Company – Diamond Distillery, Versailles Still, 14 Year Old (Batch 3)