Manchester Rum Festival 1st June 2018

Manchester Rum Festival 2018 the fat rum piratMANCHESTER RUM FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR ITS SECOND YEAR

Manchester Rum Festival to host round two at Manchester Cathedral

Manchester Rum Festival, the cities only official festival of its kind for the rum category, is returning Friday 1st June 2018, heading to the iconic Manchester Cathedral.

With the 2017 launch of Manchester’s first dedicated rum festival turning out to be a sell-out success, organizer and owner Dave Marsland of Drinks Enthusiast has turned to the historic venue to house over 75 brands of rum from all over the world, a dedicated cocktail bar for classic signature serves, and the chance to purchase via local independent retailer Riddles Emporium’s on-site shop. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Ron Cartavio Solera 12 Years

Ron Cartavio Solera 12 Rum Review by the fat rum piratRon Cartavio Solera 12 Years, hails like Paddington Bear from Peru. Whether it is deepest darkest Peru I am not quite sure but its definitely Peru.  Alongside Ron Cartavio sits Ron Millonario as Peru’s other notable rum.

Both rums are exported outside of Latin America and both Cartavio and Millonario are regularly available here in the UK.  I make no apologies for the title of this review – that is how the rum is labelled by the producers.  That is how I arrive at my titles, in an attempt to make things as clear as possible.  From a personal viewpoint I don’t think Solera 12 Years is clear in terms of the true age of this product.  Being honest its a crock of shit. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Savanna Grand Arome Lontan LMDW 60th Anniversary

Lontan Savanna Arome Grand Rum Review by the fat rum pirateSavanna Grand Arome Lontan. Savanna or Rhum Savanna are a rum producer from the Reunion Island.  This particular Savanna bottling is a “Grand Arome”.

The Savanna distillery has been established since 1992 on the sugar refinery site of Bois Rouge, located in the North-East of the island of Reunion. It is one of the only ones in the world to market a rum from a very long fermentation (15 days) called “Grand Arome”. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Cadenhead’s BMC Epris Distillery 15 Years Old

Cadenheads BMC Epris Distillery Rum Review by the fat rum pirate CachacaCadenhead’s BMC Epris Distillery is another offering from the Scottish Independent bottler.  More famous for their numerous whisky bottlings Cadenhead’s regularly release rums.  Many are your usual Demerara and Bajan offerings but they also bottle rum from more exotic locations such as Belize, Nicaragua and with this offering Brasil. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Santiago de Cuba 12 Anos Extra Anejo

Ron Santiago de Cuba 12 Anos Extra Anejo Rum Review by the fat rum pirateSantiago de Cuba 12 Anos Extra Anejo is rumoured to have been Fidel Castro’s favourite rum. Which is interesting. A lot of the reasons why researching Cuban rum can be so complex is down to him and his revolution!

Which is about as political as I am ever likely to get on this blog.  Whether this was Castro’s favourite rum is an interesting aside but nothing more.  I dare say if I was the President I would have wanted something more luxurious. Maybe he just liked this one the best. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Plantation Single Cask Barbados 12 Years Wild Cherry Finish

Plantation Rum Single Cask Barbados 12 Years - Wild Cherry FinishPlantation Single Cask Barbados 12 Years Wild Cherry Finish is a bottling relelased exclusively for Coq D’Argent. Coq D’Argent is a bar/restaurant in London near the Bank district of the city.

I was fortunate enough to be able to pick up a bottle of this from the Plantation stand that was part of the travelling UK Rum Festivals this year.  It was priced at £35. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Rum Sixty Six Aged 12 Years Cask Strength

Rum Sixty Six 12 Cask Strength rum review by the fat rum pirateRum Sixty Six was originally released a few years ago by Foursquare Distillery to celebrate Bajan independence gained in…..1966.  Over the last 18 months to 2 years the distillery has had a real renaissance.  A number of new expressions have been released that have intrigued and brought great praise from the rum world and beyond.  Rum Sixty Six Cask Strength is another welcome addition. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

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