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Chairman’s Reserve White Label

Chairman's Reserve White Label Rum review by the fat rum pirateChairman’s Reserve White Label is the latest white rum up for review.  Regular readers will be aware of my fondness for the regular Chairman’s Reserve and other offerings from the excellent St Lucia Distillers.

St Lucia Distillers produce a fine range of blended pot and column still rums and I would thoroughly recommend anyone who is serious about authentic rum seeks out their offerings.  I’ve reviewed most of the rum that is available in the UK and decided to round off a recent round up of a few white rums with this offering. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Tiburon Rum

TIburon Rum Review by the fat rum pirateTiburon Rum is the latest release from Traveller’s Liquors of Belize.  Rum from Traveller’s Liquors is not readily available in the UK.  I have previously tried only one of Traveller’s offerings One Barrel Rum.  Which despite favourable reviews from other sites and a few “awards” was not appraised to well by myself. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Admiral Vernon’s Old J Spiced

Admiral Vernon Old J Spiced Rum review by the fat rum pirateAdmiral Edward Vernon AKA “Old Grog” was responsible for a reduction in the British Royal Navy’s rum ration in 1740.  Many of the sailors were dissatisfied with the dilution of their rum ration and legend has it that Admiral Vernon suggested the men spruce up their “tot” with sugar and limes. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Cruzan Single Barrel Estate Rum

Cruzan Single Barrel Estate RumCruzan are a very popular bottler of low to medium price rum in the USA.  Sales of Cruzan in the US are high and you will frequently see articles relating to Cruzan’s Diamond and Blackstrap rums.  These rums are used mainly in the mixology and are popular with bartenders.

Cruzan’s Single Barrel Estate rum is (to my knowledge) their high end product.  Cruzan are based on the US Virgin Isles and as a result the firm benefit from subsidies from the US government.  These subsidies are a massive bone of contention amongst other rum producers in the Caribbean.  Rightly so. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Bacardi Oakheart

image In 2011 after numerous “flavoured” expressions and a couple of rum “liqueurs” Bacardi finally released a Spiced rum to the market.  Except at only 35% they aren’t legally allowed to market it as a Spiced rum so it becomes a Smooth and Spiced Spirit Drink.

Oakheart takes its name from the charred white oak barrels that the rum, sorry spirit drink is housed in.  The rums contained within the blend are aged between 1-3 years.  Bacardi were hoping upon its release that the tagline “Oak and Coke” would be heard in bars all over the world.  I don’t think that has quite worked. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Brugal Anejo Superior Rum

Brugal Anejo Rum review by the fat rum pirateBrugal are one of the big three “B’s” in rum production on the Dominican Republic. (Barceló and Bermudez are the other two)  For those who do not know the Domician Republic is the politically divided island of Hispaniola.  The remaining part of the island is Haiti.

A couple of years ago Brugal began re-branding their slightly dated bottles.  This coincided (no doubt deliberately) as they began to expand into Europe.  Since the re-launch Brugal can now be seen in most style and cocktail bars in the UK.  More often than not it will be this rum and the XV which will be stocked. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Pampero Aniversario Reserva Exclusiva

Pampero Aniversario Reserva Exclusiva rum review by the fat rum pirateHere we have the cream of the crop of the Pampero line.  Aniversario Reserva Exclusiva.  For those not familiar with Pampero the other rums in the line up are the Pampero Anejo Especial and the difficult to find Pampero Seleccion 1938.  I have experience of the Anejo but I have yet to try the 1938.  It is very much a bottle which if I see I will buy instantly, such is its rarity in the UK and online. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

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