S.B.S Uitvlugt (Port Mourant) 1998 19YO

Finally some Rum again! And I thought I should start with a Rum that no one really talks or talked about, despite being one of the very best to come out within the last twelve months if you ask me. I am talking about the S.B.S Guyana 1998 19YO. The Bottling Usually, whenever I am…

And a Bottle of Rum

Today I am reviewing what some might call the book on the history of rum, Wayne Curtis’ “And a Bottle of Rum”.  It was firstly published in 2006 and has since, judged by how frequently it appears in pictures on rum related Facebook groups, been very popular with the rum crowd. In July 2018 a…

Whiskies or Whisk(e)ys

Finally, we have Whiskies again. Or is it Whiskeys? How else should we distinguish Whisky from Whiskey in the plural? I have no idea. Neither did I really know which ones to put here but I think the following cover a broad array of what’s out there, and what I can find at home. Let’s…

Armagnac by L’Encantada & a Cognac

Armagnac has been overlooked by me for quite some time and the reason is as simple as it is stupid: I thought Cognac was very boring so why bother with Armagnac even!? What a folly! Armagnac can be really good and offer great value for money and as this tasting shows, even Cognac has its…

2x Alambic Classique Special Scottish Gin 1997 19YO

I don’t care much about Gin. To me, it is not much more than the most recent hype with another overpriced brand that no-one really needs sprouting out of nowhere basically every day. Especially the prices of some of these unaged, mass-produced, flavoured vodkas are so incredibly ridiculous when compared to other spirits that I…

Wine cask Bruichladdich & Port Charlotte

Today’s Whiskies share many things. They are all single cask bottlings at cask strength, come from Islay’s Bruichladdich Distillery, have been distilled in 2007 and aged entirely in former wine casks. One is unpeated (Bruichladdich), two are peated (Port Charlotte). Let’s start with the former. Scotch Universe Europa A 2007 10YO “Château Caladroy” (Bruichladdich, 67,8%):…

Rum Cask finished Whiskies

I decided to dedicate the entire month of August to other spirits than rum. Naturally, this means mostly whiskies but other lovely spirits will find their way onto this blog as well. Generally, I think doing this is useful for several reasons: I also enjoy other spirits occasionally and believe that doing something else than rum…