Market Row is made in London, Brixton, by Brixton Distillery Company which is owned by Laurent Lacassagne, former CEO of Chivas Brothers, and Patrick Venning, former marketing director for Chivas Brothers. The distillery is located in the heart of Brixton within the Market Row arcade from where they are sourcing their botanicals. Botanical Rum is … More Review: Market Row Botanical Rum
Aluna Coconut Rum came on the UK market in 2017 as a coconut flavoured rum alternative. The idea behind it was to make something that has the coconut as the main player, rather than being a sugary mess. The company sources the rum, blends it and then lets it macerate for a few days with … More Review: Aluna Coconut Rum
Langs Rum is a brand that has been “revived” by Ian Macleod Distillers’ last year. According to them, the original Langs Banana Rum was being made in the 1860s with rum imported from the Caribbean in Glasgow. The Lang Brothers brand joined Ian Macleod Distillers’ portfolio in 2003 as part of the firm’s acquisition of … More Review: Langs Pineapple Rum
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