The first collaboration between Velier and Foursquare Distillery, Barbados. This will certainly not be the last. With Velier no longer issuing their acclaimed aged Demerara rums from DDL, Luca Gargano has began sourcing rum from other distilleries to release under the Velier banner.
Tag Archives: Aged Rum
Don Q Signature Release for 2016 is a Single Barrel rum from 2005. Don Q are amongst a number of producers who are making noises about “no addtives” in their rum. They freely invite you to test their wares as they know they have not added anything.
Despite this I still notice a lot of scepticism in the rum community concerning Don Q rums. Much of this based on the fact they produce multi column distilled rums. All I will say to those sceptical about their rums is try one, especially their Anejo or Gran Anejo.
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.
Expressions is the first in a series of Aged Pot Still Rums, to be released by the newly formed Old Man Rum Co.
Hailing from Northumberland, in the North East of England the Old Man Rum Co. is headed by Ian Linsley. A specialist Rum Blender who has a lifetime of experience in the drinks industry.
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.
Rhum Rhum is a collaboration between Luca Gargano of Velier and Master Distiller Vittorio Capovilla.
Using small copper pot stills located near to the Bielle distillery on Marie-Galante – a small, very rural island just off the coast of Guadaloupe.
Rhum Rhum Liberation 2012 has been released at two differing ABV’s this “Version Integrale” is bottled at a hefty 59.8%. 1420 bottles were produced.
Barceló are one of the “big three” Dominican rum producers along with Bermudez and Brugal.
While Brugal have made some impact in the UK – their Anejo is available in a couple of supermarkets now. Bermudez and Barceló continue to be very popular in Spain but have made little inroad into the UK market.