Review: Black Tot 50th Anniversary

Black Tot Day is known as the day the British Royal Navy ended a over 300 years old (intermittent) tradition as on the 31st of July 1970 it stopped issuing rum rations to the sailors. This year’s 31st of July marked the 50th anniversary of the Black Tot Day and to celebrate it the Black … More Review: Black Tot 50th Anniversary

The Barrel Sample: El Dorado Rare Collection Versailles 2002

El Dorado have launched limited edition rums called Rare Collection to highlight some of their marques and stills, just like the old Velier Demerara did. This one was distilled at Diamond Distillery (Guyana) in the Versailles Wooden Pot Still in 2002 and was a release of 3000 bottles. They are supposed to be additive-free, but … More The Barrel Sample: El Dorado Rare Collection Versailles 2002

The Barrel Sample: Port Mourant White – Habitation Velier

Part of the Habitation Velier range which consists of unique, pure pot still distillates from around the Carribean. As the name suggests, my sample of rum was distilled at Diamond Distillery, Guyana, in the legendary Port Mourant Double Wooden Pot Still. With a congener level of 537.59 gr/lAA, it’s molasses based, (wooden) pot still distilled … More The Barrel Sample: Port Mourant White – Habitation Velier

Review: Kill Devil Guyana Uitvlugt 17 Year Old

Before rum was called “rum” it appeared in a few documents from the 17th century Barbados as “kill devil” – a pretty cool fun fact I might say. The Kill Devil range comes from Hunter Laing, a Scottish company that mainly deals with blending and bottling whiskies. They are independent bottlers sourcing rum from different … More Review: Kill Devil Guyana Uitvlugt 17 Year Old