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…

Compagnie des Indes New Yarmouth 2005 12YO

Today we have the first rum from New Yarmouth by an independent bottler that I get to try. To take it away: Compagnie des Indes digged out a real treasure here. Kudos to Florent Beuchet at this point! The Bottling The French independent bottler Compagnie des Indes needs no further introduction, New Yarmouth on the other hand probably…

Velier Uitvlugt “Modified GS” 1996 18YO

It’s time for the first tropically aged Demerara by Velier. The collaboration between Luca Gargano and Yesu Persaud gave us a few of the very best column still rums ever if you ask me. Today we have the Velier Uitvlugt 1996 18YO! The Bottling The relationship between Luca Gargano, the head of Velier, and Yesu…

L’Esprit Monymusk 2007 9YO

More from Monymusk! This time featuring a ‘new’ vintage and a rather young expression. It’s the L’Esprit Monymusk 2007 9YO. The Bottling Even though L’Esprit is not really a new bottler, they somehow feel like one. Starting in 2010, Tristan Prodhomme, the man behind L’Esprit, steadily released Whisky and Rum bottlings more or less one…

Duncan Taylor Monymusk 2003 12YO

Another Monymusk from 2003, this time at a higher abv. Duncan Taylor already released a predecessor with the Duncan Taylor Monymusk 2003 10YO which was pretty good. Let’s see what two additional years, or the extra abv compared to the Moon Import “I Pappagalli” Monymusk 2003 13YO can do. The Bottling In his article on his visit to Clarendon,…

Moon Import “I Pappagalli” Monymusk 2003 13YO

The tasting notes for today’s review date back about a year and already have been posted elsewhere. Yet, I eventually decided to present the rum here as well. To that end, I re-tasted it and made new notes. A quick comparison with my initial writing revealed that my cognition is still pretty much the same….