Savanna HERR 2006 10YO

If you like high-ester rums today’s bottling might be of interest to you. By Jamaican standards, it should be at least continental flavoured. Moreover, we once again walk on the hidden path of not extremely popular distilleries. It’s time for the Savanna HERR 2006 10YO. The Bottling Savanna is one of three distilleries on La…

Three times Belize’s Travellers Distillery from 2005

Travellers Liquors is a Belizean distillery that has been founded by their Master Blender Omario Perdomo in 1953. Their name derives from their history in serving travellers along the main route to Belize City. When the house made rum blend started to become insufficient and rum even had to be imported to satisfy local demand, Perdomo…

Rum Nation Port Mourant 1995 21YO vs Rum Nation Port Mourant 1999 17YO

It’s time for another duel! Today we have two Port Mourants from Rum Nation‘s Small Batch Rare Rums series, namely the 21 year old from 1995 and the 17 year old from 1999. The Bottlings According to Demerara Distillers Ltd (DDL), the Port Mourant Sugar Estate has been founded in 1732. As Marco uncovers in his essay…

Rarity/ Antiquity/ Obscurity Blind-Tasting

Between June and July I took part in a very special blind-tasting organised by Niki, which he fittingly labeled “Rarity/ Antiquity/ Obscurity Tasting”. Niki is known for collecting DDR-rums but apparently many other interesting, old and odd bottlings have amassed in his cabinet over the years. All we’ve got to know beforehand is that none…

Quite a few Worthy Parks

The rum market has been flooded with Worthy Parks by independent bottlers lately. Once more this revealed a relatively well-known pattern: The best casks tend to be bottled first, while the rest is held back for further ageing. Moreover, the great maturities and successes of a couple of relatively young, though at least partially tropically…

Velier Caroni “Guyana Stock” 1994 23YO

Today we have Velier’s latest vintage Caroni. It has been “double matured” in Trinidad and Guyana and comes with a colossal angel’s share of >85%. It’s the Velier Caroni 1994 23YO. The Bottling “Il y a même des gens qui m’ont dit ne pas avoir acheté les premiers Caroni car le prix n’était pas assez…

Rum Nation Jamaica 8YO Oloroso Finish

We stay at Jamaica’s Worthy Park distillery and double the age of last week’s rum. We also add a sherry finish. Let me introduce you to the “Rum Nation Jamaica 8YO Oloroso Finish”! The Bottling Rum Nation doesn’t provide us with the name of the distillery, which they only started doing very recently, but they give us…

Rumexpert Blind-Tasting #11

These are my notes from the latest rumexpert bling-tasting by Thomas G., who has been organising them on a regular basis for quite some time now. We have five rums and had to guess the country of origin, name of the distillery, the bottler, the rum’s age and abv, whether or not is has a special…

The Rum Cask Worthy Park 2009 4YO

It’s time for another rum from “The Rum Cask”. They have built a reputation for releasing high quality rums at very reasonable prices. Today’s bottling is one of their very first releases and no exception, despite its young age. It is the The Rum Cask Worthy Park 2009 4YO. The Bottling This was one of…

Four Fijians from four different vintages

This is another Fiji cross-tasting but this time we compare a bunch of different vintages (vertical tasting) rather than within a vintage (horizontal tasting). Different vintages of course means different washes and production batches. While the distillery’s unique character should be found in all of the rums, we might still expect different nuances in the flavour…

The Rum Cask Fiji 2001 15YO

If you’ve followed the last reviews on Fiji and/ or you are really into this rum style I have a real treat for you today. Many aficionados tend to label this the best Fijian to date. Let’s see whether we agree and taste the The Rum Cask Fiji 2001 15YO! The Bottling The Rum Cask is…

Velier Foursquare Triptych

I actually wanted to review another rum from Fiji today but after receiving my sample of a rum that is currently being ultra-hyped I just had to try it. So let’s take a break from our flavourful ester-darlings and check out how good the new Velier Foursquare bottling is. NAS (No Age Statement) Cuvées fortunately…