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Dave Marsland aka Drinks Enthusiast is Brand Ambassador for Chairman’s Reserve rum, here in the UK. So (like me) he knows a decent r(h)um when he sees one. Here is a little news on another rum brand he is working his magic on.
R. St Barth Announces Bohemian Brands Distribution
R. St Barth has changed distribution after 4 years in the UK market. Emerging distribution company Bohemian Brands of London, is a new fit for R. St Barth due to its focus on small batch, leading brands.
Saint James Heritage rum. It comes in their standard tall, rectangular bottle. The name suggests some kind of retro rhum agricole, perhaps a throwback to times gone by.
Nope nothing of the sort. The Martinique agricole producers haven’t even released an Agricole this time. It’s actually a blend of rums from 6 different islands. It is a blend of both cane juice and molasses based r(h)ums.
A step into the familiar Berrys’ or Berry’s Bros & Rudd, alongside the unfamiliar in a Fijian rum. Quite what to expect from an 8 Year Old Fijian rum I am not sure.
As it is coming from a well respected Independent bottler it should at the very least be an authentic style of rum so it should have some redeeming features.
Elements Eight Rum Company was founded back in 2006. We recently conducted an interview with Carl Stephenson the owner of Elements Eight. As a result of this we have been able to gain a lot of insight and information on Elements Eights rums.
Early in my own “Rum Journey” my wife bought me a bottle of Elements Eight Gold Rum. I actually reviewed it a couple of years ago for the site. As part of a re-branding Elements Eight have opted to rename their Gold Rum to something more distinctive and meaningful. So it has been re-named Vendome. I’m re-reviewing this as I’m curious to see if my opinion has changed much. I’m assured by Carl that the rum is the same now as it was then. I do know that my taste had changed slightly and my awareness has improved vastly since those days!
Hillery & Son is an authentic Premium Jamaican Rum Punch. Created from the closely guarded Bryan family recipe. At least that is what the marketing says anyway!
Upto now the site has focused on rums and spiced rums. We have featured the occasional liqueur but never any pre-mixed drinks or any of the “rum beers” which have sprung up over the past couple of years.
Scotch Whisky bottler Hunter Laing and Co Ltd, released their range of Kill Devil rums early in 2016. Not so hidden amongst the interest were a number of comments on the strength of the rums.
All the rums released initially were bottled at 46% ABV. This disappointed quite a few rum connoisseur’s who had hoped to see Cask Strength releases.
WM Cadenhead or Cadenhead’s are an independent Whisky, Rum and Gin bottler from Scotland. The bottling up for review today is a Cask Strength release from 2015. It is pretty much sold out now and hard to find.
When released this rum retailed at around the £50 mark. Part of the reason why it didn’t last too long on the shelves. It is a 9 year old rum – distilled back in 2005 and bottled in September 2015. It is from the Travellers Distillery on the Caribbean Island of Belize.
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