Another trio of W.I.R.D. 2000

After Cedrik’s article about W.I.R.D. and the Rockley style I just had to go back to them. I’ve already had quite a large session with the 1986 bottlings but I am currently waiting for another sample of an (alleged) legend to arrive. Alas, another trio of 2000s has to do it for now (click here…

A handful of Hampdens from 2000 (LROK)

With an ester range of 200-400 g/hlaa, LROK is a typical Wedderburn mark. While I love Hampden, especially for its high ester, continental flavoured rums, Long Pond is the king of the Wedderburn style if you ask me. As such, I did have my difficulties with some of the 2000 Hampdens, especially the younger ones (Duncan Taylor…

Caronis from 1997

1997 was the year of non-Velier Caronis with a lot of magnificent rums such as the A.D. Rattray Caroni 1997 17YO, the Duncan Taylor 1997 16YO or the The Rum Cask 1997 18YO, to name just a few. Similarly, it shouldn’t be very surprising that there were also a few black sheep among them. The Vallinch…

Pellegrini Fiji “Enfant Terrible” 2003 13YO

Another rum from one of Fiji’s two major vintages, 2001 being the other. Unlike the Cadenhead’s Fiji South Pacific Distillery 2003 13YO, it has been sold out already. However, many people prefer 2001 over 2003 anyways. Personally, I can’t decide between the two. We will encounter all available vintages in due course. Before that, let’s check…

Mai Tai made with Pellegrini Mabaruma 2000 13YO

Welcome back dear reader, last week I had the honour to introduce a Mai Tai for Barrel Aged Thoughts’ second MAI Tai (Mai is the German word for the month May). On his blog, Flo introduces another Mai Tai every day for the entire month. For the original article (in German), click here. This is simply an English…

A triple of 2000 Rockley/ Blackrock W.I.R.D.s

Dear reader, after all the positive feedback I have got over the last couple of months since starting this blog, I came to the conclusion that weekly reviews might not be enough. That’s why you will be getting something extra. From now on, every second Monday (or so) will feature either a small cross-tasting, notes from blind-tastings, a…