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Rum Of The Year - 2021

What an amazing year - so many exciting new rums. The depth and quality of rums available in the UK seems to have increased from all...

UK Rum - A few gems not to be missed!

The UK rum scene is positively flourishing. Unfortunately it's a minefield trying to pick out the quality spirits from the vast array of...

Funky Friday - Long Pond

A rainy December Friday off work. Clearly time to tackle this absolute beast of a tasting. I love Long Pond rums and have been looking...

Charity Sample Pack Giveaway/Competition

Charity Sample Pack Giveaway/Competition!! Please read and consider participating in this giveaway/fundraiser!! (and share if you'd like)...

Mhoba FAQ Plastic

A much anticipated first collaboration between Velier and Mhoba. Much anticipated by the rum world - much anticipated by me :-) My...

Foursquare - operating instructions

Select exceptional bottle... Carefully remove obstacle thus far trapping magic... Wisely, but rapidly, choose appropriate drinking...

Captain Morgan's sexy sister

Clarendon distillery - Jamaica, built in 1949, home to Monymusk rum and (of course) the world-famous Captain Morgan. Lesser-known of...

Beenleigh Rums

A week off = an awesome little tasting of a few Australian rums from the in vogue distillery Beenleigh - Australia's oldest operating...

Renegade Rum Review

After generations of rum distillery closures and consolidations, it's super exciting to see the first offerings from a brand new...

Long Pond 2000 - Boom!

I'm back after a brief break. My real job, and our project house (aka the money pit) have been getting in the way again. And what a way...

Rum Fire Review

Time for some fire :-) A quick comparison of two high ester overproof Jamaican rums. These unaged beasts hail from Hampden, the...

Bielle Rum Review

An exciting review for a sunny evening here in the south east of England - three stunners from the Bielle distillery. Bielle is located...

Hampden HGML - Wow

Another Hampden tasting. This time just two rums - but don't let that fool you. Two absolute smashers. I'm allowing plenty of time for...

Asian Rums Review

Interesting tasting today. Been looking forward to this, and I honestly have no idea what to expect. These unusual rums have recently...

Rum glasses review

Glassware - rum lovers weapon of choice. An important decision 😁 Do you go for the look, the feel, the best nose... A quick review of...

Hampden <H> - stuff of legends

Jamaican rum has an exciting mystique. It stands apart from other rum producing regions with it's instantly recognisable fruity, funky...

Appleton range - guest review

A guest review of Appleton rums by Nick Metcalfe Today I'm tasting my way through the core range of Appleton and asking myself a...

 

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