Review: S.B.S x The UK Rum Club High Ester Jamaican Rum Collection (Part I) – STC^E vs WPE

In the vast, scary space that is Facebook there is a rum focused UK centered group of misfits appropriately called The UK Rum Club. The admins there, Wes Burgin aka thefatrumpirate and Steven James aka Rum Diaries Blog joined forces with Indy Anand, Chetan Landwa & Jaz Singh aka Skylark Spirits and Joshua Singh aka … More Review: S.B.S x The UK Rum Club High Ester Jamaican Rum Collection (Part I) – STC^E vs WPE

Review: Appleton Reserve Blend vs Appleton Estate 8 Year Old Reserve

Appleton Estate, located in Jamaica’s Nassau Valley, is the oldest continuous sugar factory and rum distillery on the island, tracing its production back all the way to 1749 (although they are going to close the sugar factory soon). This year Appleton did some updates to their core range, from rebranding their Appleton White and Gold … More Review: Appleton Reserve Blend vs Appleton Estate 8 Year Old Reserve

Review: Foursquare Nobiliary vs Foursquare Plenipotenziario

I kept postponing this as I decided I need a clear head and a good night’s sleep before I dive into these two, which never happens, so I might as well get on with it. The two new rums from Richard Seale’s Foursquare Distillery in Barbados showed on the UK market “just now”, a month … More Review: Foursquare Nobiliary vs Foursquare Plenipotenziario

Review: Mount Gay Black Barrel vs Mount Gay Black Barrel Double Cask Blend

Mount Gay, one of the rum producers in Barbados, and arguably the oldest running distillery in the world, has recently updated its core range. MG Eclipse, MG XO and MG Black Barrel all got a modern new look, with the last two having their recipes tweaked by the fairly new Mount Gay Master Blender – … More Review: Mount Gay Black Barrel vs Mount Gay Black Barrel Double Cask Blend

Review: Foursquare Principia vs Foursquare Empery

With World Foursquare Rum Day on the way (17th of November) I decided it would be appropriate to write about Foursquare (again?), this should be a close one. Principia is one of those fairly rare bottles nowadays, a collaboration between Richard Seale and Luca Gargano, and, if my memory serves me well, the very first … More Review: Foursquare Principia vs Foursquare Empery

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