Ferrand Plantation Foundation

Disclaimer: this is not a rum bottle! As time goes by, it becomes more and more important to protect rum’s rich heritage. When A. Gabriel and his team selflessly decided to tackle this “problem” headlong, the Ferrand Foundation was born. Based in Château de Roissac, an 18th…

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Scot Anthony McCallum releases a port cask finish rum!

After working for Hart Brothers and Ian Macleod, independent blenders and bottlers from Scotland, Anthony has decided to sail on his own adventures and offer a selection of Scottish whiskies but also a secret Caribbean rum, a 2009 single estate with a port cask finish. House Of…

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Dos Maderas: Nothing better than two casks to get things going again

Dos Maderas, a Bodegas Williams & Humbert brand, has managed to find its place in the sun in the already packed “sweet” rum industry. Blending Caribbean rums and then ageing them in old casks in Jerez, W&H style… You’re probably familiar with Dos Maderas 5 + 5…

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Hampden LROK White: a whitewash victory

This is a limited edition with “xxx” bottles! – is “xxx” a misprint or does it mean “play as long as you win”? Hampden LROK White gives you a great opportunity to compare it to its aged counterpart! Brace yourself for an explosion in your mouth, although…

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Mezan’s Jamaica Long Pond 2000 – Cask Strength

Jamaica Long Pond 2000 is Mezan’s new cuvée, produced by the Long Pond distillery (aged for 3 years on site, and then for 15 years on the continent). Each one of these 4 single casks complies with Mezan’s new charter entitled “Untouched”: unsweetened, uncoloured, and unchill filtered.…

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Appleton comes in a gift box featuring spirits glasses!

Appleton is not the most extrovert Jamaican, nor one to speak louder than everybody else and boast about spectacular gr/hlap’s. Appleton focuses on tastiness, finesse… No wonder this rum comes attractively presented in a gift box featuring 2 tasting glasses whose size meets rum tasting requirements. Appleton…

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Millonario goes one better!

After creating its 10 Aniversario Reserva (ABV: 40%) to appeal to the general public, Millonario is now releasing a Peruvian rum to please those barmen eager to add pep to their cocktails! Millonario 10 Cinquenta (as in 50), bottled at… 50%, has more character, more taste, goes…

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Habitation Long Pond White, a loving heart, and… a punch in the face

Yet another white rum released by Habitation Velier. As a reminder, a previous collection saw the release of a white Habitation Velier Port Mourant. A master stroke given the production costs associated to white rum… It is well known that high ester rums also serve as ingredients…

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Back to the past with Plantation The Collector

Doesn’t Steve Remsberg look a little like “Doc” in Back to the Future? Let’s present The Collector in 3 steps: Origins Steve Remsberg, one of the main rum collectors in the world, still has a few bottles of his favourite rum, an old Jamaican rum dating back…

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Cañero: proudly Dominican!

Founded by Barcelo, this distillery only processes Dominican sugar cane. Fun fact: in the early 19th century, 180 distilleries were active in the Dominican Republic! Cañero features a solera 12 as its common base, but also benefits from additional ageing (between 6 and 9 months) in Normandin-Mercier…

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Botran Cobre is not just a spiced rum!

What does “Botran Cobre” mean? Those unfortunate who picked German as a second language may ask this question… Well, “cobre” means copper in Spanish. The base is a blend of young and aged rums (matured in accordance with the Solera system), the older one being 20 years’…

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Saint Lucia Distillers celebrate local artists

Let’s put it bluntly, the content hasn’t changed, but the packaging has. Colours, colours and more colours characterise this limited edition created by artist Llewellyn Xavier. Chairman’s Reserve – Original limited edition by Llewellyn Xavier 70 cl – 40% Distribution: Dugas

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Botafogo: This is sugar, this is Portugal!

These spiced rums, aptly named “Botafogo” (which means “set on fire” in Portuguese), are built around Jamaican spirits mostly. Botafogo Spiced Rum has two versions. From one to the other “heavy rum” levels vary, so do the spices and… so does the price of course! The packaging…

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A dictator wearing a kilt!

Here’s a style suggestion for the ladies from Dictador at the next Whisky Live event! There’s a lot of kilt in this Dictador line called “2 Masters”, due to the whisky finish in special casks. Obviously, the first “Master” is the one created by brand Dictador’s own…

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Kiyomi : Pure Beauty of Okinawa

Personally, I like it when rum is dirty… This white rum is called “Kiyomi”, which means “pure beauty”, the distillery is called “Helios”, named after the Greek god of the sun… Distilled in column stills, Kiyomi is made from molasses. We are told that the sugar cane…

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Treating yourself with New Grove

This new New Grove Savoir Faire from Mauritius is a treat. Aged in 2009 Limousin oak casks hand-picked by LMDW. The flavour range is described as “infinite”, including 360° fruits and more… Magic from the Island of Mauritius… New Grove – Savoir Faire (Single Cask #395) 2009…

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Mhoba’mbastic!

In the SiSwati language, “Mhoba” means… sugar cane! Furthermore, this South African pot distilled rum is made from pure sugar cane juice! The cane comes from the farm… What farm, pray tell? Well, the farm… at the Mhoba Rum Distillery! Sugar cane cutting is performed manually. Using…

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Naga Triple Wood: triply powerful

Naga is an Indonesian rum made by fermenting molasses with Javanese red rice yeast and ageing distillates in Jati and Bourbon casks. After the initial maturation process, Naga is then aged in cherry wood casks, which increases its pre-bottling alcohol content, at which point this former double-cask-aged…

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Plantation Rum: Ferrand engages in a stylistic exercise

Plantation cleared the 6-metre bar with their Extrême series (already in its 3rd season). So little was our surprise when the team told us that one of the brothers used to be a shot putter – no pun intended! You’re not very familiar with Plantation’s Single Casks,…

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Cane Island deals the cards

… and wins a few awards in the process. Cane Island has been around for a while, but it’s the talk of the town because, from now on, Bruant Distribution will be responsible for making sure the brand is available in all of France’s “good spots”. The…

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