Cachaça

Today I am reviewing a book on rhum agricoles brother, or cousin as some may say, cachaça. It is a spirit that is slowly but steadily gaining fans among rum aficionados.  Unfortunately, there are not many books written on the subject in English. In fact, the only book I am aware of is “Cachaça” by Milton…

Caroni-cask aged Clairins

Last time I’ve said that I will be reviewing a bunch of January 1998 Caronis today but something else and way more interesting made has been delivered to my place. It’s not that long ago that I’ve introduced you to Clairin – The Spirit of Haiti. Now, a few, just slightly aged, single cask Clairins have been…

Kill Devil Caroni 1998 18YO

Today we have the second rum from the Caroni 1998 December batch by a bottler which I have not reviewed so far. It is the Kill Devil Caroni 1998 18YO. The Bottling Kill Devil is the rum line of Hunter Laing, a renowned independent bottler of Scotch Whisky. Hunter Laing’s history dates back to 1949,…

Cadenhead’s Caroni “HTR” 1998 18YO

We’ve had mostly cross-tastings lately and while I prefer this way of tasting and reviewing rums it often requires a lot more time and effort than single reviews. Moreover, sometimes we just have these rums which deserve a review on their own. Today’s rum is the Cadenhead’s Caroni 1998 18YO. The Bottling This is another…

Tasting Glasses Part II – Unconventionals

This is part II of the Nosing Glass comparison where we compare some more unorthodox glasses. For part I, which includes the standards, click here. Again, there’s a multitude of special and unconventional nosing glasses out there and we really cannot test them all. Instead, here are some of the (what we thought are the) more…

Tasting Glasses Part I – Standards

I’ve spent the last weekend with a few rum buddies at Johannes’ place, where we decided to compare the nosing qualities of a few tasting glasses (besides tasting plenty of rum, of course). The session was split in two parts of four glasses each. The reason to limit it to four glasses is simple: While there…