Tag Archives: Mauritius

Penny Blue VSOP

Penny Blue VSOP rum review by the fat rum pirate
Penny Blue VSOP is a rum from the island of Mauritius.  The Penny Blue brand so far, have been a range or rather batches of “XO” rums.  Each slightly different to the next.

They have also released a more expensive Single Cask Penny Blue and have now produced this VSOP (Very Superior Old Pale – a term used mainly in Cognac marketing) rum.  Initially the VSOP was only available in Mauritius, it is now available in the UK for £24. 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

Penny Blue Single Cask Mauritian Rum (Cask #28)

Penny Blue Cask #28 Rum review by the fat rum piratePenny Blue Mauritian Rum hails from the Medine Distillery in Mauritius.  The rum is brought to the UK under the watchful eye of Berry Bros. & Rudd, on of London’s premium importers of wines and spirits.

In the past there have been 4 editions of the Penny Blue.  This edition is the first Single Cask rum to be released in the UK. (I understand some Single Cask editions have been available in Mauritius) Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Penny Blue XO Single Estate Mauritian Rum (4th Batch)

Penny Blue XO Rum Review by the fat rum pirateMauritian Rum is a new one on me.  I have in the past tried Pink Pigeon Spiced Rum.  Penny Blue hails from the same distillery as Pink Pigeon – The Medine Distillery.  However, Penny Blue promises an altogether more sophisticated and grown up experience.

Regulars readers of the blog may be familiar with the press release I placed on the site a couple of weeks back.  By way of thanks for promoting this venture (which is done in conjunction with the wonderfull Berry Bros and Rudd) I was sent a sample of the 4th batch of this Single Estate Mauritian Rum. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Penny Blue XO Single Estate Mauritian Rum – Press Release

Penny Blue XO Press Release by the fat rum pirateThe Indian Ocean Company and Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits are delighted to announce the release of the fourth batch of Penny Blue XO Rum.

Named after the world’s rarest stamp, Penny Blue is distilled at Medine, the oldest operational distillery on Mauritius, dating back to 1926. The estate is situated a few metres from the sea on the west of the island, near Bambou. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

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