Review: Foursquare Principia vs Foursquare Empery

With World Foursquare Rum Day on the way (17th of November) I decided it would be appropriate to write about Foursquare (again?), this should be a close one. Principia is one of those fairly rare bottles nowadays, a collaboration between Richard Seale and Luca Gargano, and, if my memory serves me well, the very first … More Review: Foursquare Principia vs Foursquare Empery

Review: Foursquare Clifton Hall Great House 12 Year Old

This unique bottle can only be found in Barbados, available, as the name suggests, at the historical Clifton Hall Great House or in the Barbados Airport duty free. To my embarrassment I didn’t have any time to visit the Clifton Hall while I was on the island so I purchased mine from the airport. The … More Review: Foursquare Clifton Hall Great House 12 Year Old

Review: Damoiseau Millesime 2009 Full Proof

Daimoiseau is an agricole rhum brand – made from sugarcane juice, produced at the Damoiseau Distillery in Guadeloupe – Le Moule. The distillery itself was bought by Roger Damoiseau in 1942 and nowadays it’s runned by his grandson Herve Damoiseau. The distillery is the largest on the island, producing about 55% of Guadeloupe’s rhum. The … More Review: Damoiseau Millesime 2009 Full Proof

Review: Mount Gay Origin Series Vol. 2 – The Copper Stills

After the master blender Allen Smith retired and the new master blender Trudiann Branker was announced I was wondering in which direction was Mount Gay going to go. The first bottle that will come out under Branker’s name is the new Mount Gay Pot Still Rum which I had the fortune to taste at the … More Review: Mount Gay Origin Series Vol. 2 – The Copper Stills

Review: Diplomatico Distillery Collection No1 (Batch Kettle Still)

From 40g of sugar (??) per litre to 0g/litre is quite the jump, and Diplomatico managed to release a (limited) range of unadulterated rums. The Distillery Collection has three releases, each distilled in one of the three stills used in blending Diplomatico’s core range: – No1 is distilled in a Batch Kettle Still – No2 … More Review: Diplomatico Distillery Collection No1 (Batch Kettle Still)

Review: Diplomatico Distillery Collection No3 (Pot Still)

Most of you know Diplomatico from their flagship Reserva Exclusiva, which while it’s… well… very sweet, it’s also one of the bottles that made me have a closer look at rum. The Diplomatico brand hails from Venezuela, more exactly from DUSA (Destillerias Unidas S.A.) which is also involved in the production of a couple other … More Review: Diplomatico Distillery Collection No3 (Pot Still)