A bunch of Agricoles from Martinique

Welcome back to another cross-tasting! This time we have a bunch of agricoles from Martinique, two vintage or Millésime rhums and two more from Depaz. Let’s see whether they have something on the ball. J.M. Vieux 2002 (46,3%): This is a ten year old rhum from J.M., the northernmost distillery on Martinique in Macouba. What’s special about them…

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…

Neisson Vieux Single Cask 2004

Here it is, the first Rhum Agricole on this site. What else than a single cask rhum could I possibly have chosen for this occasion!? Today we have the Neisson Vieux Single Cask 2004. The Bottling Established in the Carbet commune in 1931 by the Neisson brothers, the distillery is one of the few remaining distilleries…

Compagnie des Indes Indonesia 2004 10YO vs By the Dutch Batavia Arrack

Today we have something quite unusual. It is a battle between two Indonesian rums; or should I say Arracks? Anyway, the contenders are the Compagnie des Indes Indonesia 2004 10YO and the By the Dutch Batavia Arrack! The Bottlings Arak is a term that is commonly used to describe different spirits. Depending on the country, people…

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…

Whiskybroker W.I.R.D. 2000 16YO

May the 4th be with you! Another Rockley/ Blackrock style rum from Barbados’ West Indies Rum Distillery (W.I.R.D.). Distilled in June 2000, it comes from the same batch as the Duncan Taylor W.I.R.D. 2000 15YO but got to age for another year. It is the Whiskybroker W.I.R.D. 2000 16YO. The Bottling This bottling is part of…