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 Australia 13 Year Old

The Australia is a collaboration with Beenleigh Artisan Distillery who came to The Duchess IB in order to have them release one of their barrels. Molasses based, pot & column still distilled in 2007, aged 10 years in Australia and 3 more in Europe using cask no. 38 which was an ex-Bourbon. Bottled in 2021 … More The Barrel Sample: The Duchess Australia 13 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

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

The Barrel Sample: The Duchess – Barbados Oldest Distillery 19 Year Old (Mount Gay)

The Dutch independent bottler The Duchess once again brings a very old and interesting rum on the market – an 19 year old Mount Gay, part of the Tropical Hummingbirds Series. Mount Gay, from Barbados, is arguably the oldest rum distillery in the world with documents of its existence tracking down all the way to … More The Barrel Sample: The Duchess – Barbados Oldest Distillery 19 Year Old (Mount Gay)

The Barrel Sample: The Duchess – 18 Year Old Foursquare

This is probably the oldest (oak maturation wise) Foursquare (Barbados) I have ever tried. Comes from The Duchess, a Dutch independent bottler I’ve reviewed before on my website, and it’s part of the Hummingbirds series. Molasses based, a blend of pot and column still distillates from 2001, aged for 8 years in the tropics and … More The Barrel Sample: The Duchess – 18 Year Old Foursquare