Review: Black Tot Master Blender’s Reserve & Components

As some of you that know me in reality or just on social media, one month ago I just moved to London and a few days later I started bartending at The Beachcomber – an agricole and tiki bar. The reason I mention this is that in my very first day working there, Dawn Davies … More Review: Black Tot Master Blender’s Reserve & Components

Article: My 7 Favourite Daiquiri White Rums

Firstly I would like to point out that I don’t fully agree with the white, golden, dark classification generally attributed to rum, I believe colour has little or even nothing to do with the flavour profile. Practices such as filtering aged distillate, or adding caramel colouring to unaged ones render this categorisation pretty much useless. … More Article: My 7 Favourite Daiquiri White Rums

Review: That Boutique-y Rum Company – Caroni Distillery Trinidad 20 Year Old (Batch 2)

First review in 2020 is of a liquid that comes from a distillery closed for around 18 years. The Caroni Distillery in Trinidad was shut down in 2002 “thanks” to the only rum producer on the island at the moment – Angostura. The heavy, pungent flavour, limited stock and Luca Gargano of Velier would be … More Review: That Boutique-y Rum Company – Caroni Distillery Trinidad 20 Year Old (Batch 2)

Review: Compagnie Des Indes Trinidad 13 Ans

Compagnie Des Indes, a brand you’ve most likely seen if you’re in any of the rum forums online. Independent bottler located in the city of Beune, France, focuses on the “terroir” diversity of the different rum producing countries. With the exception of some blends, they mainly bottle single casks that are free of additives and … More Review: Compagnie Des Indes Trinidad 13 Ans

Review: Pusser’s 15 (2019) vs Ancient Mariner 16

While they’re both navy style rums (one more well known than the other), the Pusser’s 15 new blend comes exclusively from Guyana’s Diamond Distillery and the Ancient Mariner 16 is sourced from Trinidad’s Caroni Distillery which makes it quite special since it stopped production in 2002. In the mid 1600s the British Navy discovered rum, … More Review: Pusser’s 15 (2019) vs Ancient Mariner 16