German Rum Festival Berlin 2019 – Part I

We’ve spent last weekend in Berlin at and around the 9th edition of the German Rum Festival, one of the by now most important Rum gatherings in the world. But before the festival kicked off on Saturday, me and a few fellow rum geeks received an invitation by Rum Artesanal (RA) to join their boat…

Demerara, but what’s the style?

If the label says Guyana, Demerara or Diamond Distillery, that could be about anything. While there’s only one distillery left in the country, they are able to produce an immense range of different styles with several vastly different stills. Alas, you often times don’t know what you get. Sometimes we can tell from the date…

Advent Calendar 2018 Blind Tasting Part III

We’ve crossed the halfway line (oh my, this really went quickly this time) and continue with doors 13 to 18. Advent Calendar 2018 Blind Tasting Part I (1-6) Advent Calendar 2018 Blind Tasting Part II (7-12) Advent Calendar 2018 Blind Tasting Part III (13-18) Advent Calendar 2018 Blind Tasting Part IV (19-24) Transcontinental Rum Line…

Diamond 2003

In Guyana, all remaining rum stills have been consolidated at DDL’s Diamond Distillery at the beginning of the 21st century, making it the country’s only rum distillery today. Thus, when buying a rum from the Diamond Distillery that has been distilled after the final merger (i.e. starting in the year 2000), it is often times…

Velier Diamond 1981 31YO

Last time we’ve had the thirty year old Rum Nation Jamaica (even though the average age is probably a bit older than that) and today we add a year to make it 31. However, these are 31 tropical years and I wonder how much rum, relative to the adulteration from the wood, has survived. The Bottling I…

Rum Nation Diamond 2005 11YO

This review features another Demerara from the Diamond Distillery. This time we know for sure that it comes from the Diamond metal column still. Let’s see whether it can smash its competitor from the previous review. Today’s challenger is the Rum Nation Diamond 2005 11YO! The bottling The Rum Nation Diamond 2005 11YO is part of Rum Nation‘s new Small…

Our Rum & Spirits Guyana 2003 12YO

Alaaf! 😉 Today’s review discusses the Gold Medal winner in the category “Single Cask” of last year’s German Rum fest, the 6th edition of the fair. Although such awards should usually be taken with a grain of salt, this rum really deserves it. I am talking about the “Our Rum & Spirits Guyana 2003 12YO”. The Bottling…