The Barrel Sample: Reinassance Rum 2018 Fino Cask – The Whisky Exchange

I’m having a look at the sample I received for the freshly released Reinassance Rum that was finished in a Fino Cask and was bottled exclusively for TWE. Reinassance is a fairly new rum producer from Taiwan. The molasses used as a base for this offering comes from local Taiwanese sugar cane and it was … More The Barrel Sample: Reinassance Rum 2018 Fino Cask – The Whisky Exchange

Review: Cotswolds Treacle Rum – 2021 Batch

Here’s another limited-in-numbers English produced rum from a distillery that makes mainly gin and whisky – this time hailing from Cotswolds, UK. Cotswolds Distillery was founded in 2014 and they made a name for themselves with their Cotswolds Gin, and later in 2017, with their very own Cotswolds Whisky. Cotswolds’ first batch of Treacle Rum … More Review: Cotswolds Treacle Rum – 2021 Batch

Review: That Boutique-y Rum Company – The London Distillery Company (Batch 1)

Thanks to the #WhiskySanta promotion ran by the online retailer, Master of Malt, in December I managed to acquire this bottling from That Boutique-y Rum Company for free – Merry Christmas to me! So I will kickstart the New Year with a review of the said offering which was produced locally at The London Distillery … More Review: That Boutique-y Rum Company – The London Distillery Company (Batch 1)

The Barrel Sample: S.B.S French Antilles 2020 Port Cask Grand Arome – The Whisky Exchange

Here is one of my mini-reviews for one of the samples I received from the S.B.S bottlings chosen by Dawn Davies exclusively for TWE. S.B.S French Antilles comes from Le Galion Distillery, Martinique, is molasses based (rather than cane juice which is Martinique predominant), fermented for an extended amount of time, as it is a … More The Barrel Sample: S.B.S French Antilles 2020 Port Cask Grand Arome – The Whisky Exchange

Review: Rum Advent Calendar (2021 Edition) – Drinks By The Dram (Spoiler Free)

The coats are out of the closet, heating is turned on in the house and Halloween is just around the corner – so basically it’s time to get ready for Christmas! Drinks By The Dram are already one step ahead of that, as they just sent me a 2021 Rum Advent Calendar, so just like … More Review: Rum Advent Calendar (2021 Edition) – Drinks By The Dram (Spoiler Free)

Review: That Boutique-y Rum Company – Black Gate Distillery Australia 3 Year Old (Batch 1)

It has been a while since I purchased a bottle from That Boutique-y Rum Company (TBRC) which is quite unacceptable from my side because they never miss as far as I’m concerned. I decided to go with the one distilled at the Black Gate Distillery in Australia because lately I’ve been trying a lot of … More Review: That Boutique-y Rum Company – Black Gate Distillery Australia 3 Year Old (Batch 1)

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

Review: Inner Circle 5 Year Old Black Cask Strength

Inner Circle is a historical rum brand in Australia that initially was meant to be consumed only by Colonial Sugar Refinery’s (CSR) board of directors and some of its prized customers (hence the name). CSR was founded in 1855 and established sugar refineries in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. In 1901 they set up a … More Review: Inner Circle 5 Year Old Black Cask Strength