As recent events have moved most activities we would normally take for granted in the online environment there’s no surprise there are a number of companies and brands adapting to offer such services at you door like, let’s say, hmm… rum sampling. A good example are the online tastings (here and here) done by the … More Rum News: The Rum Slinger Rum Subscription Service & Box 001 Review
As a rum lover I’ll always dream to make my own product, but the lack of knowledge, distilling equipment and just money generally doesn’t really allow me, so I chose the next best thing: home infusion. If you followed me at all you’ll know I took part in the Chairman’s Spice Lab competition, and while … More Recipe: Make your own spiced rum!
Neptune, whose name draws its inspiration from the Roman God of the seas rather than the celestial object, was established in 2017 in Cheltenham, UK. Their first product was Neptune Rum Barbados Gold which is distilled in Barbados at the Foursquare Distillery and bottled in the UK. This blend of 3, 5 and 8 year … More Review: Neptune Rum Caribbean Spiced
Important: No brands will be mentioned, but I will provide any other information I have available… even made a pie chart, so strap in. Drinks By The Dram comes from the online retailer Master Of Malt as a mean to try various spirits as tasting drams (30ml) rather than having to buy the whole bottle. … More Review: Rum Advent Calendar (2020 Edition) – Drinks By The Dram (Spoiler Free)
Don Papa, which was created in 2012, hails from the Philippines, Negros island, and it’s distilled at Bago Distillery by Ginebra San Miguel for the Bleeding Heart Company – slightly confusing, eh? The Bago distillery was founded in 1902 by La Tondena Distillers and in 2003 was bought by San Miguel. The name origin for … More Review: Don Papa Small Batch Rum 7 Year Old
As a fairly knowledgeable cocktail bartender I try and engage with customers as much as I can given the opportunity. Here’s a situation: A customer tells his friend that he loves rum.Me: Oh really, I love rum too, what do you usually drink?Customer: I love Kraken! At that point the rum enthusiast in me is … More Article: Is Your Favourite Rum A Rum?
“Proudly born in the Caribbean, creatively spiced on the wild Cornish coast” is what you’ll find on the Twin Fin website. It’s the result of 2 years of experimentation and it just surfaced on the UK market a few months ago. It’s made (spiced) by Southwestern Distillery, the same distillery behind the awarded Tarquin’s Gin … More Review: Twin Fin Spiced Golden Rum
Saint Lucia is responsible for plenty of quality, high-end sipping rums and today I’m having a look at Chairman’s Reserve Spiced. Recently Chairman’s launched a competition called Spice Lab where bartenders could submit their own concept for a spiced rum and I got through to the next round along with 12 other UK based bartenders … More Review: Chairman’s Reserve Spiced
Not many spiced rums reviewed on my blog, but I found this one odd enough to give it a try. Three Tides Smoked Demerara Rum is a spiced rum from Beaufort Spirit, a “spin off” from their main company, Beaufort London, that deals with producing perfumes and fragrances. The company’s name comes from the Royal … More Review: Three Tides Smoked Demerara Rum