Rum Reviews

Review #91: Plantation Single Cask 2 Guatemala XO Review
We tasted six Plantation rums. The Guatemalan expression is finished in Amburana, a South American wood. The dosage was also
Plantation rum bottle next to glass on busy bar
Review #90: Plantation Single Cask Barbados XO Amburana Finish Review
A few months back, we did a vertical tasting of Plantation, featuring six single-cask expressions from the French bottler. We
Clear bottle of rum next to glencarins
Review #89: DOK 1489 Trelawny (Hampden) Review
The DOK rum, clocks in with roughly 4X the ester count of Smith and Cross. It's also unaged, and 69%
Bottle of Samaroli rum next to glass of rum
Review #88: Samaroli Jamaica Rhapsody
Samaroli Jamaica Rhapsody is one of those bottles that rum nerds whisper about. For the uninitiated, Samaroli is an independent
Review #84: Plantation Trinidad 1997
Tasting notes from a vertical of six Plantation single cask releases. This was our favorite of the bunch.
Review #85: Habitation Velier Hampden 2011 Rum Review
Habitation Velier has been starting to bring some new, aged Jamaican rums to the states and we couldn’t be happier.
Rum bottle next to rum glass in front of bartender with hat on.
Review #73: Plantation Single Cask Peru 2010: Pineau des Charentes Finish
Peru-distilled rum finished in Pineau des Charentes. Part of a set of blind-tastings of Plantation rums.
Review #72: Black Tot Rum
Drinking the last rum ration allocated for the British Imperial navy
Review #71: Cadenhead SFJE Monymusk 14
I love Cadenhead. It was the first place I stopped off in England. I not only made a purposeful detour
Review #70: 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
Review #59: Faultline Jamaican 16
Dunder, for scotch drinkers, is slightly analogous to the rum-world equivalent of peat. Except instead of moss, it is a
Rum Review #58: Uruapan Agricole Rum
After joining the Rumbustion Society at Smuggler’s Cove, we have been on a (very slow) quest to hit 300 rums
Bottle of rum on top of metal grate
Review #57: Caroni 17
Full bodied, independent bottling of navy-style rum from Caroni, long-closed distillery on Trinidad.
Rum glass in front of rum bottle on top of bar
Review #56: Habitation Velier Worthy Park 2007
Review of a new Worthy Park bottle from independent Italian bottler Velier.
Rum glass in front of rum bottle next to red light
Review #55: Habitation Velier Forsyths Worthy Park 2005
Independent bottling of a high ester Jamaican rum.
Rum Sixty Six 12 year (left) and Rum Sixty Six 6 year (right), Foursquare Distillery
Review #51: Rum SixtySix Barbados Foursquare Cask 6 Year
Mildly aged rum from Foursquare distillery in Barbados. Tastes like an aged vodka.
Bottle of rum on top of mat at bar
Review #54: Monoplane Jamaican Rum 1960s
Ancient Jamaican rum from a long lost distillery.
Review #53: Ron Navazos Palazzi 15
Blackberry lost in Jerez.
Rum Sixty Six 12 year (left) and Rum Sixty Six 6 year (right), Foursquare Distillery
Review #52: Rum SixtySix Barbados Foursquare Cask 12 Year
Not saccharine but also uninteresting.