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

Review: MacNair’s 7 Years Old Panama vs. MacNair’s 7 Years Old Peated Panama

The GlenAllachie Distillers Company, led by industry veteran Billy Walker launched the very first rum trough their MacNair’s Spirit House. According to Billy Walker “Rum was an exciting prospect as, in a similar vein to whisky, it allows for greater scope of innovation and experimentation, particularly in regard to maturation.” MacNair’s Spirit House was founded … More Review: MacNair’s 7 Years Old Panama vs. MacNair’s 7 Years Old Peated Panama

Review: Mezan Chiriqui

Mezan came to be in 2012 and market themselves as “unaltered” and “untouched” meaning that all the rums they bottle are free of any additives such as caramel colouring or sweeteners. They do not produce rum, but they source rum from various other producers which usually aged both in the tropical and continental climates. They … More Review: Mezan Chiriqui

Review: El Ron del Artesano Ruby Port Cask Finish 8 Year Old

As Spanish as it sounds, El Ron del Artesano (The Rum of the Craftsman) is actually a German company. The family owning it has had a distillery and cooperage founded in 1880. Seven years later Viktor was born (the person featured on the label), he started traveling in order to learn more about spirits and … More Review: El Ron del Artesano Ruby Port Cask Finish 8 Year Old

Review: Old St. Andrews Admiral’s Cask Dark Rum

Old St. Andrews Fine Spirits is named after Scotland’s golf centre, although they are based in Kent. Their website states that they are bottlers and distributors of “premium and distinctive alcohol brands”, they’ve been in the whisky trade for 75 years and that recently they also started distilling their own spirits. To be honest, scrolling … More Review: Old St. Andrews Admiral’s Cask Dark Rum