The Barrel Sample: Privateer Thick as Thieves Rum – The Whisky Exchange

Was looking through my samples to see what I can write about and I was surprised to realise I forgot about this one. Privateer Thick as Thieves is a single cask chosen by the former Privateer (USA) distiller, Maggie Campbell and Dawn Davies exclusively for The Whisky Exchange. Molasses based, column still distilled, aged for … More The Barrel Sample: Privateer Thick as Thieves Rum – The Whisky Exchange

Review: Single Cask Rum Diamond Distillery 16 Year Old – Leith Stillroom

Thanks to a fellow spirits enthusiast, ginesthesia (well, she likes gin, but let’s not give her a hard time) I managed to get a sample of this Guyanese single barrel rum bottled by Leith Spirits. Leith Spirits is based in Leith (duh!), Edinburgh and they run a distillery where they make their own range of … More Review: Single Cask Rum Diamond Distillery 16 Year Old – Leith Stillroom

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

The Barrel Sample: The Scotch Malt Whisky Society – “Pleasing and Teasing” – Guyana 13 Year Old

Trying to find info on any SMWS rums proves itself challenging, but thanks to a review from Single Cask Rum I managed to gather more data. This is an independent bottling that contains rum from Guyana – cask number R2.7. “Pleasing and Teasing” is molasses based, distilled in 2004 using the Versailles still (single wooden … More The Barrel Sample: The Scotch Malt Whisky Society – “Pleasing and Teasing” – Guyana 13 Year Old

Review: Berry Bros. & Rudd Exceptional Casks 1982 Jamaican Rum 33 Year Old Cask No. 14

Berry Bros. & Rudd (BBR) are not playing around when it comes to some of the stuff they’re releasing as independent bottlers and this batch of Jamaican rum distilled in 1982 is part of it. Funnily enough this is not the first 1982 rum I’ve reviewed, I also had a look at the Rum Nation … More Review: Berry Bros. & Rudd Exceptional Casks 1982 Jamaican Rum 33 Year Old Cask No. 14

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