Haiti

Haiti, for most of us that’s Barbancourt and the well-known Clairins. But there seems to be something new coming from that part of Hispanola all the time these days. Clairin Communal Blend des quatre communes (43%): Indeed, we do like Clairin (well, most of them) but I didn’t understand the need for the first blend…

Advent Calendar 2018 Blind Tasting Part II

We continue with doors seven to twelve of the 2018 edition of the Advent Calendar Blind Tasting by the German Rum Club. You can find an overview of all blind samples here: 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…

Caroni-cask aged Clairins

Last time I’ve said that I will be reviewing a bunch of January 1998 Caronis today but something else and way more interesting has been delivered to my place. It’s not that long ago that I’ve introduced you to Clairin – The Spirit of Haiti. Now, a few, just slightly aged, single cask Clairins have been released…

Clairin – The Spirit of Haiti

Things just work a bit differently in Haiti. Screwed by history and a lack of institutions, it just seems as if time has stopped in Haiti at some point. Many things are just more basic and traditional. At least with rum production, that is often times seen as a plus. The country is home to…

Advent Calendar 2017 Blind Tasting Part II

This is the second part of the Adevent Calendar 2017 Blind Tasting. Below you can find an overview of the other parts. Advent Calendar 2017 Blind Tasting Part I (Door 1-6) Advent Calendar 2017 Blind Tasting Part II (Door 7-12) Advent Calendar 2017 Blind Tasting Part III (Door 13-18) Advent Calendar 2017 Blind Tasting Part…