Yet another Jamaica Blind-Tasting: “Gems”

Our buddy Artur, who is about to publish his very own rum blog “The Dunder Hut” (we are still waiting ;)), organised another Jamaica blind-tasting for us. Given that we know the price of the tasting and that he loves himself some older bottlings, we were very curious what we’d get. Crucially, he promised not…

Wray & Nephew 12YO (~1960s)

It’s time for another interesting, old bottling from Jamaica. Today we have the Wray & Nephew 12YO, most likely dating back to the 1960s. The Bottling Now everyone wants to know about the Wray & Nephew 17YO for obvious reasons but that one is pretty much as hard to get as it gets, if it…

Old Jamaica Blind Tasting

After last year’s Rarity/ Antiquity/ Obscurity Blind-Tasting by Niki it was time for part II. This time he sent us solely old Jamaican rums which you cannot buy regularly anymore. All he told us this time was that we wouldn’t be getting any ‘Rumverschnitt’ and no DDR products. By the way, he once told us where he…

The Distiller’s Guide to Rum

Today I am getting into the technicalities of rum production by reviewing the book “The Distiller’s Guide to Rum” by Ian Smiley, Eric Watson & Michel Delevante. Michael Delevante has been in the spirits business for nearly 50 years, at some point he was even the senior distiller for Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum. More on…

Appleton Joy vs Appleton 21YO

It’s duel time again and this time the contenders are two official bottlings from Appleton. Both are of comparable age (25 versus 21 years) and abv (45% vs 43%) but differ in price by a factor of ~2.5 (175-230€ vs 75-85€). As you’ve probably already read in the title, we have the Appleton Joy and…