Port Mourant 1989

When we’ve done Caroni 1989, I’ve told you that there aren’t many great rums from my year of birth. This batch of Port Mourant is arguably the best though and we were very fortunate to finally get a rum at full cask strength. With these Duncan Taylors, I am always having my doubts… I’d say…

Savanna – The Wild Island Edition

2020 marks the 150th birthday of Savanna and they decided to celebrate the occasion with a special “Wild Island” collection. On papaer, it should be a good cross-section of the distilleries styles and of course we are hoping for “better than usual” releases with this special series. I wonder if that is even possible though……

Saint James’ golden days

We will have to get away without an appetizer today, but given what we are about to have, that should be fine. Note that the name of the title might be a bit exaggerated, but at the end of the day todays rums are some of, if not the best, Saint James I’ve ever had….

Interview with Benoit Bail (Jack of all trades)

Like many others before, Benoit agreed to do a small interview with us. From our side, there’s no real need to introduce the man and what he does, just read on to find out! Hey Benoit, thanks for taking your time to answer our questions! Before we start, would you like to introduce yourself!? Thank…

T.D.roni

Consider a distillery that is producing mostly below average rums. Sure, like many others, they also have a good rum here and there, but the vast majority of their products is boring, interchangable and typically just not very good. What is more, they even buy rum externally for their own blends. Doesn’t sound good, right!?…

Worthy Park – Young ones and a bunch of 2007s

The are always more and more Worthy Parks, and they seem to be getting younger and younger. Not that that’s a problem per se, merely an observation. Today we have a few very young ones, followed by a triple from 2007. Hamilton Jamaican Black Worthy Park (46,5%): I am not sure if this is completely…

Chairman’s Reserve

There has been a large bunch of special Chariman’s Reserve releases and given that Saint Lucia Distillers (SLD) is one of our favorite distilleries, we did have to check them out of course. By the way, these should all be single casks released for private groups, mostly shops. And yes, my buddies also chose a…

Caroni 1989

Ah, 1989. My year of birth. Yes, I am that old, or young, depending on where you are coming from. For some people, having vintage bottlings from their year of birth is very important. For me, it is not, for two reasons. a) We prefer quality over romanticism. which leads to: b) The high quality…

Diamond 1996

Good Diamonds are hard to come by and the Velier releases aside, I think I can count the decent bottlings with the finger of a single hand. That’s a real pity, given how much potential is being wasted right there but you know the story… and of course that’s not a phenomenon that’s exclusive to…

New Yarmouth

Thanks to our buddies from Rum Artesanal, we finally got access to a pair of rums from New Yarmouth that are not part of the 2005 batch, which means that we get the chance to dive deeper into the style(s) the distillery is, or much rather has been, producing. After all, we are essentialy always…

Interview with Joshua Singh (1423/S.B.S)

We have been wanting to do this interview for quite some time but now we finally managed to do it. There probably has not been that much to talk about with 1423 and S.B.S in quite some time, but read for yourself 😉 Would you like to introduce yourself, 1423 and S.B.S? I am Joshua…

Monymusk 1997

Today we have a pair of Monymusks from 1997 and the contenders couldn’t be much more different from one-another once again. The one is an incredibly young and diluted rum that has probably been maturing in Europe. The other is an old, tropically aged expression at full proof. So we expect pale and flat with…