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Jefferson’s Very Rare 24 year Old Rum is the second release from “The Rum Story” visitor attraction, based in Whitehaven, Cumbria, North West England.
The attraction explores the history of the rum trade and in particular the Jefferson family who until 1998, when the shop the attraction is now housed in closed, where the oldest Wine and Spirits Merchants in the UK. With a history tracing back to 1785.
Another independent release from Berrys’ Bros and Rudd. This time they have bottled a Latin style rum from Panama.
Perhaps the best known rum brand from Panama is Ron Abuelo. Until recently you could argue that one of Don Pancho’s many blends – Ron de Jeremy Reserva was better known/ more infamous. That rum is no longer from Panama – it is now a Caribbean blend.
Blackadder let’s be honest about things. It’s in your head and in its my head. No doubt it gets into the head of everyone who ever buys a Blackadder Whisky or Rum and is familiar with BBC comedy.
I don’t even know whether there is any connection between the Rowan Atkinson series and this Independent bottler. Appearance wise I am certainly getting a feel of “The Black Adder” which was the first (very different) series of the popular comedy. My recollections come mainly from the 2nd and 3rd incarnations. And yes that bloody ludicrous folky theme tune………
Cane Island are a relative newcomer to the market. Last year they released a range of aged rums from Cuba, Barbados and Jamaica. These were blends of rums from two different distilleries from each location.
This year they have followed those releases up with three more rums. This time though they are all given definitive age statements on the bottles. The rums hail from Barbados, Dominican Republic and Trinidad.
Neisson are a producer of Rhum Agricole from Martinique. The Extra Vieux is one of Neisson’s aged products. The company also produces a number of white rhums.
Unlike many rum producers they actually grow their own sugar cane on site. This is fairly common amongst Agricole producers due to the production methods required.
When Appleton Estate re-branded their rums in 2015 much was made of the move. The usual conspiracists hailed the blends must have all changed and been down graded.
To be honest this is a familiar and very boring critique which is immediately “asked” everytime a producer decides to re-brand. I found it particularly sad that a brand such as Appleton Estate would also be treat with such suspicion.
The latest release from Bristol is this (near) Cask Strength effort from the Caroni Distillery. Bristol have released a good few Caroni rums over the past few years. Including their 1974 effort, which I have sadly yet to review.
Amongst these I seem to remember a Cask Strength Caroni which was possibly released for the Danish or European market only?
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