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…

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%):…

Karukera

We didn’t feature Karukera so far, which is distilled at Esperance, who also produce Longueteau. Now I wasn’t too impressed with the last set of Longuetues (they were solid rhums, mind you!) some time ago but my understanding is that rhums released under the Karukera label are a bit more “selective”. So let’s see if they…

Selected Cask Community 2018 (January-June)

The Selected Cask Community (SCC) is a monthly rum subscription by the self titled “sensorisches Wunderkind” (sensoric prodigy) Nicolas Kröger. Sorry, I just had to mock that ;). But who cares as long as his selections live up to what’s advertised. With this subscription we get a 10cl sample of one absolutely unadulterated rum per month, which…

Japanese Whisky

Japanese Whisky today. For the funnsies, let’s give it its own rating system. A+ is the best, F the worst. But before we start, let’s have an overview of the country’s distilleries. Chichibu: Japan’s newest distillery about two hours north west of Tokyo opened in 2008. They face a very diverse climate with hot and…

Annoncement on Scoring

Happy fourth Sunday of Advent! After contemplating on adding scores to my reviews for quite some time now I finally decided to do so. When I started this blog about two years ago, I wrote the following: I refrain from giving my reviewed rums a final score for the simple reason that I believe that…

Velier Caroni 1996 17YO: HP vs FP

It’s Caroni time again. If you’ve followed this little blog from the very beginning you’ll know that this is where it all started. And surprise surprise, this is where we will go back to time and again. Today we will have a look at the 1996 17YO twin release by Velier. The Bottlings These two…

Rum Cask finished Whiskies

I decided to dedicate the entire month of August to other spirits than rum. Naturally, this means mostly whiskies but other lovely spirits will find their way onto this blog as well. Generally, I think doing this is useful for several reasons: I also enjoy other spirits occasionally and believe that doing something else than rum…

New Yarmouth 2005 in Cask Strength

Happy Father’s Day! Few rums have surprised us as much as the Compagnie des Indes New Yarmouth 2005 12YO last year. It is about time that we check out the available cask strength versions! After the 55% version of  Compagnie des Indes‘ New Yarmouth has been received very well and sold out relatively quickly the obvious questions…

Welcome to Single Cask Rum – Home of Authentic Rum Reviews

Dear reader, I am happy to welcome you to Single Cask Rum, the latest addition to the flourishing sphere of rum blogs! Does the world really need yet another connoisseur blogging about rum I hear you say!? Absolutely, as rum is just beginning to leave his childhood behind and truthful information and knowledge on our beloved spirit are hard…