Review: J. Gow Fading Light vs J. Gow Revenge

J. Gow was established in 2016 and is a Scottish rum brand inspired by the infamous Orkney pirate John Gow. His criminal career started in Amsterdam and ended in Orkney where he was imprisoned and hung (twice due to a rope error). The rum is made at the VS Distillery which is owned/operated by Collin … More Review: J. Gow Fading Light vs J. Gow Revenge

Review: Lazydog Silver

There are plenty of UK rum brands that source the rums from other countries and blend and/or bottle (even flavour sometimes), but what about the ones that are made rather than sourced? The Scottish rum industry is leading the charge for UK distilled sugar cane spirits and it looks like England is, albeit slowly, rising … More Review: Lazydog Silver

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

Review: Berry Bros. & Rudd Mauritius 2010 9 Year Old

I reviewed the Berry Bros. & Rudd (BBR) Fijian 11YO a few days ago and here’s another expression from them, this time from Mauritius – got one more up the sleeve, in case anyone was wondering. BBR already have an ongoing collaboration with the Medine Distillery from Mauritius since 2009 under The Indian Ocean Company … More Review: Berry Bros. & Rudd Mauritius 2010 9 Year Old