A pair from Sancti Spiritus

Cuba’s Sancti Spiritus distillery is no stranger to us and while we are not too fond of most rums from Cuba in general, Sancti Spiritus seens to be the exception to the rule. As we didn’t write about them too much in the past, let me just refer you to this review, where some more…

More Worthy Parks

It is time for a bunch of Worthy Parks again. A few official bottlings reached me recently but before we discuss them let’s catch up on some of the IBs. Lately, more and more Worthy Parks are hitting the shelves and why the differences in quality are tremendous at times, there’s something many of them…

Caroni Light Style

Caroni used to produce two vastly different styles. The one we know and love today is what we’ve got to know as the “Heavy” style, a high ester expression which they distilled with their very short single column still or by placing plates to make a cut at the appropriate point (and time if you…

Isla del Ron Cuba (Sancti Spiritus) 1998 18YO

Cuba spawned two of the biggest brands in the entire rum business. At least in the western hemisphere, Havana Club and Barcadi are probably the two most well-known rum brands. Few people have heard of Sancti Spirtus or Paraíso, the official name of the distillery, however. It’s time to change that. Today’s bottling comes from the relatively…