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El Dorado Original Dark Rum

El Dorado Superior Dark Rum Review by the fat rum pirateEl Dorado have been hitting the headlines lately with their Rare Collection.  This Original Dark Rum is available in the Netherlands (where it is bottled) and it is also listed on the official El Dorado website.  However I’d never seen it in the UK until Beers of Europe had a stash of this and a white in a similar style bottle. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Ron Millonario XO

Ron Millonario XO rum review by the fat rum pirateRon Millonario XO hails from deepest darkest Peru.  The brand Millonario has been around since 1950 but has only been available globally since 2004.

In 2004 Fabio Rossi (of Rum Nation) visited Peru and discovered the Hacienda Agrícola de Chiclayo where the rum is distilled.  Ron Millonario XO is distilled on a Blair, Campbell and McLean column stills.  There are two expressions in the Ron Millionario range the Solera 15 and this the XO. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Plantation Jamaica 2000

Plantation Jamaica 2000 rum review by the fat rum piratePlantation Rum should need little introduction.  Part of Cognac Ferrand, they finish and/or age rum they procure from all around the globe in cognac and other wine casks.

They also add “dosage” (a practice used in Cognac where sugar is added post distillation). Plantation tend to add around 16g/L on average. Their rums nearly always gain positive reviews and they have quite an extensive network of representatives and they are not afraid to promote the brand.  They have a large presence at all the more prestigious Rum Festivals and Competitions.  More often than not coming home with an array of awards. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Old Port Rum

Old Port Rum Review by the fat rum pirateOld Port Imported East Indian Rum hails from the Amrut Distillery in Kambipura, Bangalore, India.

The Indian rum market is huge (India is huge).  Until very recently Old Monk was the biggest selling dark rum in India.  In more recent times McDowells No1 Rum has replaced Old Monk at the top of the charts.  For one reason or another Old Port seems to be more appreciated amongst rum lovers outside of India, than in its home country. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Ron de Jeremy XO

Ron de Jeremy XO Rum review by the fat rum pirateRon de Jeremy XO was released in the UK on the 26th October 2015.  With the original Ron de Jeremy and the Spiced variants already available, this “ron” is One Eyed Spirits’ attempt to break in the more “Premium” end of the market.

In the UK the market is saturated with “Premium” rums in the £35-55 price range.  Rums such as Pyrat XO. Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, Ron Zacapa et al. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Rum Chata – Liqueur with Rum

RUM CHATA rum review by the fat rum pirateRum Chata is a product new to the UK market in 2015. It is noted in other territories as “Horchata con Ron”.  For those not familiar with the term, “Horchata” is in this particular instance a rice, milk or cream based drink with vanilla and Cinnamon flavourings common in Mexico. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Gold of Mauritius – Dark Rum

Gold of Mauritius Rum Review by the fat rum pirateGold of Mauritius quite a grandiose title and one which certainly sets this rum up as one that really needs to impress!  Mauritian rum has come to our attention before we have reviewed two Penny Blue expressions from the Medine Distillery.

Gold of Mauritus offers a slightly different take on rum – but lets not say too much at this point. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

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