Rums of the Eastern Caribbean

​This time I am introducing you the book „Rums of the Eastern Caribbean“ by Edward Hamilton. Mr. Hamilton is founder of the “Ministry of Rum” blog. Apparently the Ministry of Rum was THE rum blog and source of information some years ago. Unfortunately, the blog is already a bit outdated now and the discussions have…

Silver Seal Enmore (Versailles) 1986 21YO

Welcome back dear reader. Next up in our small series on Versailles is the Silver Seal Enmore 1986 21YO. The Bottling Silver Seal dates back to 1979, when they were still called Sestante. Back then and still today they, like many other IBs, primarily bottle Whisky. After a ten-year downtime, they resumed operations in 2001. Being one of the…

Cadenhead’s Enmore Distillery “MEV” 1990 26YO

Today we have a rum from the Versailles Wooden Pot Still, which was located at the Enmore Distillery at the time of distillation. Thus, it should not be compared to rums from the Enmore Coffey Still, which we have already encountered with the Whiskybroker Diamond Distillery 2004 12YO, for example. Instead, we will have a closer…

Baur au Lac Llandovery Estate Old Jamaica Rum

Today we shall taste a very special bottling that likely dates back to the early or mid 20th century. It’s a piece of rum history if you will and comes from the long closed Llandovery Estate. The Bottling Llandovery was a sugar estate located on the north coast of Jamaica‘s St Ann parish. Named after…

Cadenhead’s Diamond Distillery “MPM” 2003 14YO

The label doesn’t say it explicitly but the reference to a pot still and the mark are telling enough. The Cadenhead’s Diamond Distillery “MPM” 2003 14YO is another rum from the unique Port Mourant Double Wooden Pot Still. The Bottling 2017 was not only the year that marked Velier‘s 70th anniversary but also Cadenhead’s 175th jubilee. While Velier…

1423 World Class Spirits S.B.S Rums

Today we have the very first vertical tasting in which we examine the range of one bottler. Usually I prefer horizontal tastings (products of the same distillery or even batch) since they allow us to discern the differences between otherwise very similar Rums but some people also advocate this type of tasting so why not…