Plantation Jamaica (Long Pond) 1986 25YO

I have been questioning myself a lot whether to review this rum or not. In the end I decided in favour of it since it nicely fits the theme of “odd” Long Ponds that ran like a golden thread through the last couple of reviews. It is the Plantation Jamaica (Long Pond) 1986 25YO. The Bottling…

Compagnie des Indes Long Pond 2003 12YO

More Long Pond “oddities”. As far as I am aware, this is the first and only 2003 Long Pond on the market. Tasting new vintages of beloved distilleries is always exciting. Today’s rum is the Compagnie des Indes Long Pond 2003 12YO. The Bottling Founded in 1753, Long Pond is a sugar estate and distillery in…

LPS Long Pond 1993 11YO (1st release)

After expecting a Hampden and getting a Long Pond with the MacY Jamaica 1992 14YO, we now have a Long Pond that pretty much has the profile of a Hampden. It is a trip to the past and to a long sold out bottling. It is the first release of Rum Albrecht’s LPS series, the…

MacY Jamaica 1992 14YO

Today we have a shorter review than usual, a quickie if you want. The rum is still available but seems to be sold exclusively in Denmark. It is the MacY Jamaica 1992 14YO at 45%. The Bottling Ah, a Jamaican rum from 1992, that has to be another of those lovely Hampdens that have been distilled…

Cadenhead’s Sancti Spiritus 1999 17YO

Another rum from Sancti Spiritus albeit from another vintage and another bottler. Actually it’s two rums as Cadenhead’s released a follow up with the same age, same mark and almost exactly the same abv a few months later. Unfortunately they do not give us the number of the cask and the similar alcohol content might just be…

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…

Whiskybroker Diamond Distillery 2004 12YO

Dear reader, I am pleased to welcome you back to Single Cask Rum! Today’s bottling has been quite the sensation when in it came out in December last year. Marking Whiskybroker’s tentative steps in the rum scene, it was a real success as it has been sold out within a couple of weeks, after which the first […]

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…

Velier Caroni 17YO

Hello and welcome back to Single Cask Rum! After having reviewed the Velier Caroni 12YO earlier this week, it is now time for another heavyweight from Trinidad. It is one of his older brothers, the Velier Caroni 17YO. Save for a few, severely overpriced, residual bottles it has just ben sold out. I have seen the last…

Velier Caroni 12YO

Hello and welcome to the first review on Single Cask Rum! Making its debut will be a rum from a lost distillery that has almost been completely sold out. With a little luck you might still find it at your local specialised dealer however. You know, those small ones without online shops ;). I am talking about the…

Welcome to Single Cask Rum – Home of Authentic Rum Reviews

Dear reader, I am happy to welcome you to Single Cask Rum, the latest addition to the flourishing sphere of rum blogs! Does the world really need yet another connoisseur blogging about rum I hear you say!? Absolutely, as rum is just beginning to leave his childhood behind and truthful information and knowledge on our beloved spirit are hard…