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Cane Island are a new Independent bottler. We have already covered their 8 Year Old Barbados rum – a rather good one from Foursquare.
Up next is an 8 Year Old from Trinidad. Which means it is to young to come from the the now defunct and much heralded Caroni distillery. Leaving us with the only remaining option on Trinidad – Angostura.
Jefferson’s Very Rare 24 year Old Rum is the second release from “The Rum Story” visitor attraction, based in Whitehaven, Cumbria, North West England.
The attraction explores the history of the rum trade and in particular the Jefferson family who until 1998, when the shop the attraction is now housed in closed, where the oldest Wine and Spirits Merchants in the UK. With a history tracing back to 1785.
Blackadder let’s be honest about things. It’s in your head and in its my head. No doubt it gets into the head of everyone who ever buys a Blackadder Whisky or Rum and is familiar with BBC comedy.
I don’t even know whether there is any connection between the Rowan Atkinson series and this Independent bottler. Appearance wise I am certainly getting a feel of “The Black Adder” which was the first (very different) series of the popular comedy. My recollections come mainly from the 2nd and 3rd incarnations. And yes that bloody ludicrous folky theme tune………
Cane Island are a relative newcomer to the market. Last year they released a range of aged rums from Cuba, Barbados and Jamaica. These were blends of rums from two different distilleries from each location.
This year they have followed those releases up with three more rums. This time though they are all given definitive age statements on the bottles. The rums hail from Barbados, Dominican Republic and Trinidad.
The latest release from Bristol is this (near) Cask Strength effort from the Caroni Distillery. Bristol have released a good few Caroni rums over the past few years. Including their 1974 effort, which I have sadly yet to review.
Amongst these I seem to remember a Cask Strength Caroni which was possibly released for the Danish or European market only?
Another Independent bottling and another rum from Bristol Classic Rum. Bristol’s Caribbean Collection is actually a blend of Trini only rums. As you can see from the bottle shot to the right.
This is Bristol’s “entry level” rum and it doesn’t come in the usual Bristol stubby style bottle instead it comes in a taller, thinner bar/wine style bottle. You do however still get the full real cork stopper.
Another offering from Florent Beuchart’s Compagnie de Indes. This time we are in familiar territory for site as we look at another bottling from St Lucia.
CDI have been gaining a good reputation over the past couple of years. Stand out packaging – complete with a lot of information, that their target audience will want. Some clever marketing ploys with a few amusingly named/presented blended rums such as Boulet de Canon and the Oktoberfest rum released in Germany.
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