Albion 2012

There have been the legendary Velier bottlings and an outstanding El Dorado but other than that, we never got any Albions. At least we were not aware of any. After all, we often times do not get to know a Rum’s marque and as we’ve learned, profiles change over time as production equipment and human…

Three dark (coloured) young Demeraras

We are finally back – if you have been waiting for it or not! At least we will drastically shorten the time between posts. As the title says, we have three Demeraras on the agenda that are all young, heavily coloured and more or less permanently available standards that have been around for quite some…

Enmore (Versailles) 1988 “AWM / MEA”

The light aka uncoloured 1988 Enmore Versailles batch. I still have noch clue what the marque “AWM” stands for but “MEA” just has to be Main Enmore AWM. In case you are wondering, the “dark” 1988 Enmore match will follow eventually, and it will be split into at least two sessions I think! By the…

Bag of Beenleigh

Actually this was supposed to be a bigger session but as you may have noticed, we have been extremely busy once again. It does has been an incredibly crazy year for us! That said, I thought it is better to give you this small session than nothing at all. Please do not expect much from…

Armagnac: Séailles

Séailles from Ténarèze today, one of those amazing Armagnac domaines we haven’t even heard of until a year ago or so. It is just crazy how much high quality spirit is produced down there that is still flying under almost everyone’s radar. For some reason I have a feeling that this will not last for…

Caroni, different vintages

More or less at random today. I am thinking different vintages and not resorting to Velier this time. I am not sure if that is going to work out, after all it is mostly best of the rest these days but every now and then we find a real gem among these. M.Wigman Caroni Precious…

Caroni 2000

We are back from our summer break but admittedly, didn’t take a break from Rum. How can you resist those Rhum Blanc selections in French supermarkets after all!? Anyway, Caroni is on the agenda today and I thought we should catch up a bit on that 2000 vintage, which got already rather old. After a…

Clément

A few Cléments are on the agenda: Two aged Canne Bleues, a bottling at 60% and a Vieux from the 1990s. Clément Canne Bleue 20ème Anniversaire Vieux (42%): A few of those Canne Bleues by Clément have been some of the better Blancs in the world of agricole and we are very curious to see…

Don Q

It really is the year of “firsts” for us, isn’t it!? Don Q is no stranger to us and we’ve already tasted a few expressions before but nothing managed to land on this blog so far. It was about time to change that. Don Q Single Barrel 2007/2016 (40%): I have absolutely no idea why…

Isautier

Isautier is another distillery we never really cared for but as we’ve said last time when we’ve had Takamaka: When Velier choses to bottle them, there might be a reason. Since we’ve never featured Isautier outside of a blind tasting, let’s have some historical background first. The Isautier Distillery has been founded in 1845 by…

Takamaka

I am very sorry that we are once again busier than we’d like to be so a smaller session has to suffice for today. However, it does include all of the Takamakas we have at the moment. Admittedly, that aren’t many but as we are about to see, there’s a reason for that. Habitation Velier…

Port Mourant 2002

There are so many Port Mourant batches/ vintages and as you know, we gotta catch taste ’em all. 2002 was one of the better DDL-era Port Mourant vintages if I remember correctly by the way. Probably even the best but still, when it comes to PM: 1960s/ 70s Uitvlugt > late 1980s/ 90s Uitvlugt >…