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……

Supposedly sacred Savannas

Aliterations are awesome, aren’t… ahhh… athey.!? Once again, we are essentially one release series behind, but I don’t think this page has ever been about the hottest current stuff. Savanna 2004 14YO “Unshared Cask Rum Artesanal” (53,6%): This traditional rum (i.e. molasses with “normal” fermentations) has been bottled exclusively for Rum Artesanal, Savanna’s German partner….

More from Savanna

It’s absolutely beyond me but for some weird reason Savanna is still flying under most people’s radars and doesn’t receive the recognition they deserve, even though that has changed quite a bit with the most recent release wave. Since we do have plenty of catching-up to do, let’s have the previous one first. Savanna Traditionnel…

Charrette

Charrette – An intense period of design or planning activity. May refer to any collaborative session in which a group of desingers drafts a solution to a design problem. But maybe, just maybe, it really just refers to a cart. Anyway, it kinda feels a bit like self-flagellation from time to time lately. When I…

Some Savannas Part II

Thanks to a few bottle splits by Freddy I got a new bag of Savannas, including a traditional rum, an agricole, two unaged Grand Arômes (High Ester) and a HERR that has been bottled exclusively for Japan’s Shinanoya Tokyo & Bar Lamp. While Grand Arômes are always of great interest to us, the former two…

Savanna HERR 2006 10YO

If you like high-ester rums today’s bottling might be of interest to you. By Jamaican standards, it should be at least continental flavoured. Moreover, we once again walk on the hidden path of not extremely popular distilleries. It’s time for the Savanna HERR 2006 10YO. The Bottling Savanna is one of three distilleries on La…