Albion 2012

There have been the legendary Velier bottlings and an outstanding El Dorado but other than that, we never got any Albions. At least we were not aware of any. After all, we often times do not get to know a Rum’s marque and as we’ve learned, profiles change over time as production equipment and human…

Worthy Park mashup

Without being disrespectful, Worthy Park always feels like a Rum that almost everyone likes yet one that nobody has been waiting for. A strange combination indeed, which is why we do these sessions completely at random every time: They always fit in, but rarely anyone would notice if they were missing. I think you get…

Beenleigh 2007

The history of Beenleigh dates back to 1865, when the Englishmen John Davy and Francis Gooding purchased 300 acres of land along the Albert river, whichy the have named “Beenleigh” after their old Devonshire farm. Planning to grow cotton, it turned out that sugar cane was actually more lucrative. The story goes that a certain…

South Pacific Vertical

A bit of everything from Fiji’s South Pacific Distillery today. The only thing we are really missing is a real 2001 Pot Still Rum but we’ve had plenty of these in the past (just follow the links in the country page). Rum of the World South Pacific Distillery 2014 6YO (50%): There was a three…

S.B.S Grays (New Grove) “Experimental Cask Series”

Grays, perhaps better known as “New Grove” is our last distillery of S.B.S’ Experimental Cask Series. The main difference here is that we aren’t dealing with the same distillate this time. Instead, we have three different vintages and four different finishes, after the Rums have spent some time in French Oak casks already. S.B.S Grays…

S.B.S Worthy Park 2014 “Experimental Cask Series”

After the Hampdens, let’s check out what S.B.S did with these Worthy Parks. They’ve already produced the finishes for several official Worthy Park bottlings, so my expectations are rather high.Let’s have them in ascending order regarding abv. Note that there’s no “standard” Bourbon maturation this time. S.B.S Worthy Park 2014 6YO “Oloroso Cask” (46%): I…

S.B.S Hampden “DOK” 2019 Experimental Cask Series

There have been several “Experimental Cask Series” by our Danish friends from 1423 and we will check them out one after another. The idea is to discover the impact a cask has on the final Rum. For a start, we are having four DOKs from Hampden, an unaged one and three that have been aging…

Versailles from the Diamond Era

Today we shall have a vertical tasting with a few Versailles that have been distilled during the era of the Diamond Distillery, i.e. the time from 2000 till today. The most prominent such batch would be the 2004 one, which we already treated, and shall treat again shortly, in a separate post. These Rums typically…

New Yarmouth across “all” vintages

“Across all vintages” might sound like a lot, but in the case of New Yarmouth it is not, unfortunately. In fact, we’ve only got three (known!) vintages in total so far, but they were all excellent in their own way. Here’s again the overview of New Yarmouth’s marques: 95-150:       P150-250:     W250-350:   …

Jamaican Blends

Blends with only Jamaican Rums today. Nope, that doesn’t include Verschnitt! Let’s start with a trio of 2008s that have been blended in the barrel by Sheer and see where we can go from there. Compagnie des Indes Jamaica Multi Distillers 2008 10YO (57,9%): The first of these 2008s that I have tried and probably…

Skeldon

Ah, we’re at Skeldon again. Of course not at Skeldon distillery, which shut down for good in or around 1960, but with a pair triplet of Rums that wear the “SWR” marque – i.e. Rums that attempt to mimique those original Skeldon Rums that we more than likely never had and never will have (at…

A trio from Sancti Spiritus (Paraiso)

Since your dear writer is quite involved with a few other issues these days, a quick trio from Cubas only non-state-owned distillery (afaik) has to suffice for today. S.B.S Cuba 2013 5YO “PX Finish” (50%): This one comes with a PX Sherry finish. I’d say this can work reasonably well with Sancti Spiritus but let’s…