GlenAllechie reopened in 1985, and went independent in 2017. The 2018 releases we tasted were the first released since their transition in ownership.
We tasted six Plantation rums. The Guatemalan expression is finished in Amburana, a South American wood. The dosage was also relatively light, at 8 g/L
The Queen's Bee storm is another in a series of quick to make champagne cocktails that are ideal for brunch. The drink is a riff on the Groovy Appeal.
The DOK rum, clocks in with roughly 4X the ester count of Smith and Cross. It's also unaged, and 69% ABV. Not a good "intro to rum" type spirit.
Samaroli Jamaica Rhapsody is one of those bottles that rum nerds whisper about. For the uninitiated, Samaroli is an independent bottler located in Scotland
The whisky is 100% malt, and is a blend of sourced Scottish whisky and some distilled on site. It's finished for a year in casks that used to hold ale.
Tasting notes from a vertical of six Plantation single cask releases. This was our favorite of the bunch.
NoMad was ranked* the top bar in the United States in 2018, and comprises separate bar areas, including the NoMad tavern, the Elephant Bar, and the Library.