T.D.L. (#nocaroni)

Despite the hashtag, these Rums are not for sale. Let’s start with a pair of 2009s before moving over to the other pair of Rums that you and me came for. Anam na h-Alba T.D.L. 2009 11YO (65,7%): So yeah, while this is clearly not the Rum we are here for, it should be a…

Clarendon (Monymusk) 1995

Today’s Rums are all “EMB”s, a marque that turned out to be probably our favorite Monymusk marque. It refers to the Bog Estate, a distillery that has closed for good many, many years ago, but whose style has apparently been kept alive. There isn’t much information about the estate and essentially everything I know can…

Armagnac: Pairs

Simply three little duos of Armagnac today, with all but one coming from the celebrated L’Encantada. L’Encantada Lous Pibous 2005 15YO #193 (57,3%): You know that Lous Pibous means Folle Blanche and Virgin Oak, right!? Nose: Relatively dry, muddy and woody. It kinda tries to hide as much as possible. Later plums, oranges and orange…

Diamond 2004 (VSG)

We’ve already had a session with a bunch of 2004 Diamonds but those Rums seem to amass faster than the Roadrunner runs. Spoiler: Fortunately, they seem to be getting a lot better with time! Rum Artesanal Diamond (VSG) 2004 16YO (58,2%): This is already the second Rum Rum Artesanal has bottled from this batch. Nose:…

5th anniversary and Patreon

Dear reader and fellow Rum connoisseur, Single Cask Rum is now a 5YO – still full proof, unadulterated and at best a small batch! Some might say we are getting more mature, but come on, what are the notable five year old Rums out there!? I bet you cannot name many. It just doesn’t seem…

Renegade Pre-Casks

A lot has been written about Renegade already and you can easily read about it elsewhere. Let’s just try to sum up the most important key points here: terroir driven cane juice Rum everything from seed to bottle is fully controlled by Renegade instead of buying an existent Rum distillery, it seemed to be more…

Beenleigh 2007

The history of Beenleigh dates back to 1865, when the Englishmen John Davy and Francis Gooding purchased 300 acres of land along the Albert river, whichy the have named “Beenleigh” after their old Devonshire farm. Planning to grow cotton, it turned out that sugar cane was actually more lucrative. The story goes that a certain…

Not a Rum of the Year List 2021

As always, the usual disclaimer: This is not a Rum of the Year list. It is simply only a list featuring our favorite Rums that we have reviewed in the year 2021. There have been several other amazing Rums which may very well have made the list but we either didn’t taste them (yet) or…

Two 36YO Port Mourants

There are some days that are better than others. Today is such a day. Velier Port Mourant 1972 36YO (47,8%): This one might be “only” 35 years old, by the way. Nose: Lots of glue, Rum soaked raisins (I think they must have used old Demerara Rum for this!), Szechuan pepper, old pipe tobacco, a…

South Pacific Vertical

A bit of everything from Fiji’s South Pacific Distillery today. The only thing we are really missing is a real 2001 Pot Still Rum but we’ve had plenty of these in the past (just follow the links in the country page). Rum of the World South Pacific Distillery 2014 6YO (50%): There was a three…

S.B.S Grays (New Grove) “Experimental Cask Series”

Grays, perhaps better known as “New Grove” is our last distillery of S.B.S’ Experimental Cask Series. The main difference here is that we aren’t dealing with the same distillate this time. Instead, we have three different vintages and four different finishes, after the Rums have spent some time in French Oak casks already. S.B.S Grays…

S.B.S Worthy Park 2014 “Experimental Cask Series”

After the Hampdens, let’s check out what S.B.S did with these Worthy Parks. They’ve already produced the finishes for several official Worthy Park bottlings, so my expectations are rather high.Let’s have them in ascending order regarding abv. Note that there’s no “standard” Bourbon maturation this time. S.B.S Worthy Park 2014 6YO “Oloroso Cask” (46%): I…