Tag Archives: Scotland

Sugar House White Rum

Sugar House White Rum Review by the fat rum pirate Sugar House White Rum. I wrote a couple of years back now on the “Rise of the Micro Distiller” in the UK. A number of companies were setting up small, often one pot still operations and producing rum, with varying degrees of success. Some have long since left the game, meanwhile others are doing quite well for themselves. The English Spirit and Dark Matter are two of the success stories. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Dark Matter Spiced Rum

Dark Matter Spiced Rum review by the fat rum pirateDark Matter: Inspired by Science, Driven by Curiosty.  Is the tagline for this newly released Spiced Rum which hails from the less than Caribbean like island of Great Britain.  More precisely from Aberdeen, Scotland.

Yes that hotbed of rum production.  Dark Matter Distillery is actually the first rum producing distillery in Scotland.  When you consider how many distilleries there are in Scotland, over 100 it is perhaps (or perhaps not when you consider most if not all produce Whisky) surprising that none produce Rum.  Or at least they didn’t, until a few weeks ago……. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Robert Watson’s Demerara Rum

Watson's Rum Robert Review Demerara GuyanaThe British have a long standing love affair with dark rum.  Most navy rum is British Navy Rum.  Dark, sweet Demerara based rum’s are fairly commonplace in the UK Supermarkets.  Brands such as Lamb’s and Captain Morgan lead the way in terms of sales.  Rum which has been distilled and aged in the Caribbean but transported to the UK for blending (and occasionally further ageing). Lamb’s and Captain Morgan use a blend of different rum’s from different islands.  Jamaican rum is used in Captain Morgan to lead the way in terms of flavour (it fails miserably). Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Glen’s Dark Rum

Glens Dark Rum Review

Glen Catrine Distillers are probably not very well known outside of the UK.  The distillery is based in Catrine, Ayrshire, Scotland.  Glen’s are best known for there entry level vodka which competes somewhere in the void between supermarket vodka and Smirnoff, Russian Standard, Absolut etc.  The vodka is quite often bootlegged and a number of television programmes have warned consumers to be on the lookout for counterfeit Glen’s.  I have to say I hope the same problem hasn’t afflicted their Dark Rum as I bought this in a back street supermarket in Cyprus! Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

OVD Old Vatted Demerara Rum

O.V.D, Old Vatted Demerara Rum Guyana Review
OVD – Old Vatted Demerara Rum.  Imported from Guyana to Scotland (something about dark rum seems to suit the cold climate and raging alcoholics) since 1838 by George Morton Limited.  I understand this is now owned by Wm Grant Ltd who produce a lot of the whisky sold in the UK supermarkets. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

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