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Kill Devil are and ever increasing range of Independently bottled rums from Whisky bottler Hunter Laing. Unsurprisingly perhaps Whisky based online retailers such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt have been stocking their rums from the outset.
As a curious rum consumer and a lover of Independent bottlers I’ve found myself with a good few bottles and samples.
Another rum from the Kill Devil Single Cask range. This time hailing from Barbados. This bottling is identified as being from the Foursquare Distillery.
Due to a surge in releases and activity over the past 12-18 months. We have featured a number of Foursquares releases. It is likely that their key releases would have been reviewed as a matter of course, even if they weren’t as good as they are. Had I not enjoyed them as much as I did it is unlikely we would have featured as many Independent bottlings. Please note there are more to come as well.
A 15 Year Old Port Mourant Rum from El Dorado released as part as their Rare Collection. The three rums in the Rare Collection were released simultaneously earlier this year.
It has been noted that the rums ages mirror three of El Dorado’s “Premium” rums. 12, 15 and 21 years old. I’m not sure whether it is entirely deliberate, nor am I totally sure if the stills used reflect the dominant rums used in each of El Dorado’s regular expressions. A spreadsheet of rums used in El Dorado rums was published a while back but has since been questioned. To be honest all are blends anyway so its academic really.
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.
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.
Santiago de Cuba rums are quite frustrating bottlings to find. This is not because this site is American but imports of these rums seem to be quite sporadic. All manner of different aged expressions seem to come out of the distillery as well.
It is quite confusing sometimes to work out which is which. It is not unusual to see older style bottles still for sale online.
Bristol Classic Rum are perhaps more famous for their red labelled Port Mo(u)rants. This 1988 Enmore Still bottling seems to have flown under the radar. It has not attracted anywhere near as much attention.
As this Enmore Still rum was distilled in 1988. It is likely that it was actually produced on the old Enmore Distillery site rather than Demerara Distiiilers Limited (DDL). The record books tell me that Enmore Distillery did not cease production completely, until 1993.
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