Rum Advent Calendar: Joshua Singh reveals (almost) everything!

The end of the year is approaching and the special rum Advent calendar is back. This year, the calendar is full of surprises … Joshua Singh, the creator, reveals some of them! Rumporter: Joshua, It is year 3 of the Advent calendar adventure. What is new this…

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Glen Moray partners with Saint James Rums to create a new finish

Glen Moray Scotch whisky welcomes a new addition to the Elgin Curiosity range: a single malt finished in agricole rum barrels. After tinkering with a “rum finish” whisky last year aged in Depaz rum barrels, it’s now Saint James’ turn. The Scotch has spent two years in…

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Cocktail recipe: “Creole Sidecar” HSE VSOP agricole rum

What to say about the Creole Sidecar, where HSE VSOP rum finds its full expression? I’ve had several rums from this range and was really impressed during tastings as I discovered the almost woody and toasted notes of some cognacs in this rum. The Creole Sidecar lives…

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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 James Bitters: Stephen Martin launches his own bitters

Our dear Global Brand Ambassador, Stephen Martin has rolled up his sleeves and has presented his favourite brand with a bitters worthy of its name! He asked himself the legitimate question “Why should signature cocktails be made with bitters produced by a brand that competes with our…

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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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