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: Port Mourant White – Habitation Velier

Part of the Habitation Velier range which consists of unique, pure pot still distillates from around the Carribean. As the name suggests, my sample of rum was distilled at Diamond Distillery, Guyana, in the legendary Port Mourant Double Wooden Pot Still. With a congener level of 537.59 gr/lAA, it’s molasses based, (wooden) pot still distilled … More The Barrel Sample: Port Mourant White – Habitation Velier

Review: Kill Devil Guyana Uitvlugt 17 Year Old

Before rum was called “rum” it appeared in a few documents from the 17th century Barbados as “kill devil” – a pretty cool fun fact I might say. The Kill Devil range comes from Hunter Laing, a Scottish company that mainly deals with blending and bottling whiskies. They are independent bottlers sourcing rum from different … More Review: Kill Devil Guyana Uitvlugt 17 Year Old

Review: Rum Exchange Guyana – Port Mourant 11 Year Old

Rum Exchange began as a Facebook group where people could trade… well, bottles of rum. Now the company itself which was started by Andreas Isopp is involved in importing and distributing various small brands and also has its own range of rums sourced from various distilleries/countries – I reviewed their first bottling that hails from … More Review: Rum Exchange Guyana – Port Mourant 11 Year Old

Review: Pusser’s 15 (2019) vs Ancient Mariner 16

While they’re both navy style rums (one more well known than the other), the Pusser’s 15 new blend comes exclusively from Guyana’s Diamond Distillery and the Ancient Mariner 16 is sourced from Trinidad’s Caroni Distillery which makes it quite special since it stopped production in 2002. In the mid 1600s the British Navy discovered rum, … More Review: Pusser’s 15 (2019) vs Ancient Mariner 16

Review: That Boutique-y Rum Company Diamond Distillery Port Mourant (Batch 1)

That Boutique-y Rum Company was launched last year by Atom Brands with Peter Holland from The Floating Rum Shack as their rum advisor. They are focused on bottling and bringing the most unusual and intriguing (and also unadulterated) rums from around the world on the market without any “confusing mumble, just exceptional rum”. I did … More Review: That Boutique-y Rum Company Diamond Distillery Port Mourant (Batch 1)