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 Mauritius 2010 Moscatel Cask – The Whisky Exchange

And now here is my second mini-review for the samples I received from the S.B.S bottlings chosen by Dawn Davies exclusively for TWE. S.B.S Mauritius comes from Grays Distillery, Mauritius, is molasses based, distilled in 2010 using a column still and aged on the island (probably using an ex-Bourbon cask) before being taken to Denmark … More The Barrel Sample: S.B.S Mauritius 2010 Moscatel Cask – The Whisky Exchange

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: Copeland Smuggler’s Reserve Bordeaux Grand Cru Rum

Copeland Distillery, located in Donaghadee, Northern Ireland, started as an idea in 2016 and, after a successful crowdfunding, it became a real facility in August 2019. They deal with an array of spirits – gin, rum and whisky (still ageing) and today I’m having a look at their limited edition Smuggler’s Reserve Bordeaux Grand Cru … More Review: Copeland Smuggler’s Reserve Bordeaux Grand Cru Rum

Review: Chairman’s Reserve 2009 Vintage

Chairman’s Reserve 2009 comes from Saint Lucia and is made by Saint Lucia Distillers (SLD), the island’s sole distillery. There’s quite an array of diverse rums made at SLD such as Bounty, Admiral Rodney, Chairman’s Reserve, the locally enjoyed Denros Strong Rum, and also some other liqueurs and wines. The Chairman’s brand started in 1999 … More Review: Chairman’s Reserve 2009 Vintage

The Barrel Sample: Berry Bros & Rudd Diamond 2010 – 2021 Islay Cask Finish

Berry Bros & Rudd are a wine and spirit merchant based in London who also act as independent bottlers. Here I have a sample of a Guyanese rum finished in a former ex-Williamson (Islay whisky) cask. Molasses based, distilled at Diamond Distillery in unspecified stills, aged for 10 years in Guyana in an ex-Bourbon barrel … More The Barrel Sample: Berry Bros & Rudd Diamond 2010 – 2021 Islay Cask Finish