Mount Gay 2000

I don’t think much has to be said about Mount Gay, Barbados’ most consistent and prestigious distillery. If it really is the oldest rum distillery in the world or not is debateble, but it is the oldest one still producing today. At Single Cask Rum we do like Mount Gay but nevertheless this is the…

Caroni 1997 encore II

Alas, we go on… Duncan Taylor Caroni 1997 16YO (56,4%): Duncan Taylor also has a whole series of 1997s. I am aware of four different bottlings and at least half of them was great if I remember correctly.  Just don’t ask me which exactly… Nose: The dirty Caroni, with a slightly musty overall profile. It’s…

Isla del Ron Cuba (Sancti Spiritus) 1998 18YO

Cuba spawned two of the biggest brands in the entire rum business. At least in the western hemisphere, Havana Club and Barcadi are probably the two most well-known rum brands. Few people have heard of Sancti Spirtus or Paraíso, the official name of the distillery, however. It’s time to change that. Today’s bottling comes from the relatively…