Review: Mount Gay Port Cask Expression

While Mount Gay (Barbados) recently announced their new expression, the Andean Oak Cask, I’m still dwelling on the past as I managed to get a couple older Mount Gay offerings in my glass. Wish I would’ve written about these sooner, but better late than never I guess. Since Trudiann Branker took over as Master Blender … More Review: Mount Gay Port Cask Expression

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

The Barrel Sample: The Duchess Martinique 15 Year Old

The Martinique hails from Rhumerie De Simon which produces AOC Rhum Agricole for the likes of Saint Clement and HSE. This bottling doesn’t fall under the agricole umbrella since it wasn’t fully aged and bottled in Martinique. Sugar cane juice based, column distilled in 2004, aged 4 years in the tropics and 11 years continentally … More The Barrel Sample: The Duchess Martinique 15 Year Old

Review: Ron Larimar Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish

As per my previous review, this is another new rum brand that is owned by a Scotch whisky company. The Ron Larimar brand is owned by Angus Dundee Distillers – who also own the Tomintoul and Glencadam distilleries. According to their website, “Angus Dundeee Distillers has over 60 years of experience in distilling, bottling and … More Review: Ron Larimar Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish

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