Clynelish

Clynelish, probably one of my very favorite Whisky distilleries. I cannot even remember having a bad one ever. I would love to try a Brora some day… Let’s go for their amazing standard first and then see what we have (oh dear, it used to be a lot more…). Clynelish 14YO (OB, 46%): This is a…

Glenrothes

Glenrothes today. Unlike most other brands, they do not release the standard xy-year old age statement Whiskies and primarily bottle vintages. That’s an approach that makes a lot of sense to us at Single Cask Rum, so kudos. A Dream of Scotland Comhlan 4.0 1997 18YO (57%): We’re back at the Brühler Whiskyhaus with a…

Time for Whisky again – mixed casks

It’s time for Whisky again (for the rest of the month I think) and given our habit of doing comparisons we shall be doing at least pairs from a few distilleries as much as possible. Today however, we will have a completely mixed bag with a focus on different cask types With Whisky it’s apparently…

Trois Rivières

I am sorry that I didn’t provide any background information on Trois Rivières (aka 3R) so far and since time doesn’t permit it we are not going to change that today but I promise to add it in the future. That said, we will have a decent overview of 3R today, including three vintage single…

Demerara, but what’s the style?

If the label says Guyana, Demerara or Diamond Distillery, that could be about anything. While there’s only one distillery left in the country, they are able to produce an immense range of different styles with several vastly different stills. Alas, you often times don’t know what you get. Sometimes we can tell from the date…

A duo from Chamarel

The Rhumerie de Chamarel lies in a fertile valley 300 meters above sea level in the south-west of Mauritius. They are one of only a handful distilleries in the world that grows its own sugar cane. We weren’t really impressed by their VS 4YO but really liked Velier’s bottling from their Khong series. And as…

A r(h)um trip to Martinique and Saint Lucia

Our dear correspondent Johannes went to Martinique, Saint Lucia and Dominica. Here’s a short summary of his journey! Two months have passed since my wife and I made a trip to the “r(h)um islands” Martinique and Saint Lucia, with the clear goal to visit every distillery that is open for public. I wanted to write…

River Antoine

Today we will do something we haven’t done in a long time: We will taste only a single rum. The reason is trivial though: I just don’t have a suitable companion. Grenada’s River Antoine is one of those few mysterious rum distilleries – but not because there isn’t enough information on them, no, it is…

2x Cadenhead’s Demerara 1975

Demerara 1975 always sounds like Port Mourant, don’t you think!? Nevertheless, these two old Cadenhead’s Green Label series bottlings might be blends from different Guyanese stills but I am not sure. But as we will see, they inevitably make you think of Port Mourant anyway… Cadenhead’s Demerara 1975 30YO (40,5%): Nose: Very deep and rich, especially…

Australia

Thanks to bottle splits and our good buddy Niki we’ve scored some rum from Australia. To be honest with you, that doesn’t really get me excited but we should give it a try at least. According to this list, there are 34 rum distilleries on the island continent and a rough guess (I didn’t check…

Long Pond “TECA” (2003 vs 2005)

TECA, a mark that can most likely be associated with the long-time closed Tilston Estate, is imitated by Long Pond Distillery these days. Pretty much in the same way as DDL is producing many of the old Demerara marks if you want. Anyway, few styles have been polarising the rum scene as much as TECA…

Rumexpert Blind Tasting 2019 (#13)

Chances are that you are not familiar with “Airprib’s” Rumexpert blind tastings but that’s not a problem, you can find out more right here. Disclaimer: As always, I didn’t spend as much time with these rums as I would like to (and should) but what can you do…!? Schwarz New Grove (Grays) 2009 9YO (Mauritius, 54,7%):…