Spirit Reviews

We love writing about spirits. While we’ve had hundreds of rums, as of March 2019 we’ve just started formally reviewing them, and you can find our catalog of rum reviews, and history about the spirit in our Rum Reviews section.

We’ve picked up the pace on whisky reviews, and have amassed a small arsenal of reviews. You can also learn more about our spirit tasting and review process. Some of our favorites recently have been from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS), so we put together a comprehensive guide to SMWS bottle numbers, because a lot of the other ones we found weren’t up to date and were missing things.

We accept Rum and Whisky samples and you can learn more about how to reach us on our contact us page.

Rum Review #12: Black Tot
Drinking the last rum ration allocated for the British Imperial navy
Douglas Cocktail
Peaty cocktail featuring Lagavulin 16 from L’Abbattoir
Rum Review #11: Cadenhead SFJE Monymusk 14
I love Cadenhead. It was the first place I stopped off in England. I not only made a purposeful detour
Rum Review #10: Angostura No. 1 Oloroso Sherry
It’s always fun to try interesting cask finished rums, although with the exception of Foursquare, I can’t say that I’ve
Rum Review #9: Faultline Jamaican 16
Dunder, for scotch drinkers, is slightly analogous to the rum-world equivalent of peat. Except instead of moss, it is a
Review #57: Laphroaig Distillery Exclusive (2005 Bourbon to PX Cask)
As mentioned in Review #56 (Laphroaig 2011 Oloroso Sherry Cask from the distillery), we are now siphoning off the distillery
Rum Review #8: Uruapan Agricole Rum
After joining the Rumbustion Society at Smuggler’s Cove, we have been on a (very slow) quest to hit 300 rums
Review #56: Laphroaig Distillery Exclusive (Oloroso Sherry 2011)
Back during our 2018 Thanksgiving break (end of November for non-Americans), we went to Islay in Scotland and visited the
Funk-groni Negroni
High octane negroni with split base between Rumfire and El Dorado
Review #55: Bowmore 18
We’re always on the hunt for difficult-to-procure bottles, but the Bowmore 18 is broadly available, if a little expensive. But