Enmore (Versailles) “KFM” 1991

I didn’t think that there will be any more rums of this batch. After all, the last relese I am aware of dates back 12 (!) years ago. But apparently this year’s rotation of the Main Rum Company revealed a few more casks and the Flensburg Rum Company was the quickest player on the market….

Caroni 1974

Besides a few official bottlings and a pair of abysmal Moon Import Caronis from the 1960s, these are the oldest Caronis I know. But old isn’t always better, especially with Caroni, who had their glorious moments in the 1990s if you ask me. Anyway, we have to admit that this is already the second time…

L’Encantada (Armagnac)

We’ve amassed a huge amount of Armagnacs and while we can navigate the field of Armagnac somewhat reasonably, we don’t know how to pick the cherries exactly. What we know is that we should improve these skills quickly, as there are still many excellent, vastly underpriced (!) Armagnacs around. These gems just want to be…

Rhum Around the World again

Just another bag of rhums, that didn’t really fit in anywhere else. The idea is that these rhums can come from all over the world, that they come from countries that we do not visit often (in a metaphorical sense) and that we do not have proper companions to taste alongside. Alas, a rather wild…

Rhum Rhum

Rhum Rhum is about to move from Bielle to Poisson (Père Labat) and will be registered as an individual distillery. Apparently, working with Bielle turned out to be rather difficult. I wonder what this means for Rhum Rhum, since I’ve always loved Bielle, but never felt quite the same for Père Labat. At best, or…

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…