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: Circumstantial Cane ‘Return of the Daiq’ – Batch 2

It’s been almost 3 years since I reviewed the very first rum distilled in Bristol, the Circumstantial Cane (Batch 1) and stated it was “one of my favourite rums”. As I also mentioned there, I was very much looking forward to a second batch and it’s finally here. It might seem odd I’m so excited … More Review: Circumstantial Cane ‘Return of the Daiq’ – Batch 2

Review: Inner Circle 5 Year Old Black Cask Strength

Inner Circle is a historical rum brand in Australia that initially was meant to be consumed only by Colonial Sugar Refinery’s (CSR) board of directors and some of its prized customers (hence the name). CSR was founded in 1855 and established sugar refineries in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. In 1901 they set up a … More Review: Inner Circle 5 Year Old Black Cask Strength

Review: El Destilado Overproof Oaxacan Rum

Michael Sager (Sager + Wilde), Alex Wolpert (East London Liquor Company) and Charlie McKay (indepedent creative director/photographer) are “responsible” for the London based El Destilado company/concept. They are independent bottlers and importers that work with various small producers, with their current range being sourced just from Oaxaca, Mexico. For the ones in the know, Oaxaca … More Review: El Destilado Overproof Oaxacan Rum