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Elements Eight Exotic Spices

Elements Eight Spiced Rum Exotic Spices rum review by the fat rum pirateElements Eight – for so long the brand was identifiable by its very tall, sleek bottles and distinctive framed logo.

Moving with the times Elements Eight CEO Carl Stephenson decided to celebrate their 10th Anniversary with a re-boot.  Hence the re-designed “dumpy” bottles.  The logo remains but these newly designed bottles are much easier to store. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Elements Eight – Fine Aged Vendome

Elements Eight Vendome Gold Rum Review by the fat rum pirateElements Eight Rum Company was founded back in 2006.  We recently conducted an interview with Carl Stephenson the owner of Elements Eight.  As a result of this we have been able to gain a lot of insight and information on Elements Eights rums.

Early in my own “Rum Journey” my wife bought me a bottle of Elements Eight Gold Rum.  I actually reviewed it a couple of years ago for the site.  As part of a re-branding Elements Eight have opted to rename their Gold Rum to something more distinctive and meaningful.  So it has been re-named Vendome.  I’m re-reviewing this as I’m curious to see if my opinion has changed much.  I’m assured by Carl that the rum is the same now as it was then.  I do know that my taste had changed slightly and my awareness has improved vastly since those days! Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

An Interview with Carl Stephenson – Elements Eight

Elements Eight Carl Stephension Interview Daiquiri rum by the fat rum pirateFor those of you who aren’t familiar with Elements Eight they are an Independent  British Spirits Company.  Elements Eight refers to the eight elements which make up their final product.  Elements Eight rums are also a blend of eight separate rums.

The company has been operating since 2006.  As well as celebrating their tenth year in business in 2016, Elements Eight have also re-designed and re-vamped their packaging and line up. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Elements Eight Barrel Infused Criollo Cacao Rum

Elements Eight Barrel Infused Criiollo Cacao Rum review by the fat rum pirateElements Eight rums are quite visible in the UK marketplace.  Several more upmarket department stores stock the brand and it can be found in many style and cocktail bars.

Presentation wise that’s not really surprising as the tall square, high shouldered bottles are very pleasing on the eye.  They are however less pleasing on the shelves. You will find they are a lot taller than most spirits bottles – which can make them a bit of a pain to store. So it’s probably just as well that they have recently re-launched their rums with new packaging.  They have also decided to drop this offering. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

St Lucia Distillers – Tour the North – Newcastle Upon Tyne

Chairman's Reserve St Lucia Distillers the fat rum pirateFate is a funny thing and certainly not something anyone should take for granted.  As a rum blogger (I hate that term) based in the North East of England rum “events” don’t come along very often.

I had originally planned to make my first public appearance as “thefatrumpirate” back in October 2015 at the London Rumfest.  However the news that I was to become a father meant such shenanigans were put on hold. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

1931 St Lucia Distillers – 4th Edition

1931 4th edition rum review by the fat rum pirate1931 4th Edition is the latest release in the series from St Lucia Distillers.  Originally produced to commemorate 80 years of the Dennery Distillery we are now celebrating 83 years of rum production at the distillery.

Released in the UK shortly before Christmas 2015 this is batch 04, bottle 5806 which was bottled on the 8th December 2014.  In the UK a bottle of this rum will set you back around £60 it is a 70cl bottle and the ABV is 43% which as the bottle kindly points out adds upto 30 UK units of alcohol. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

St Lucia Distillers Tour the North

ST LUCIA DISTILLERS LOGOThis April, UK distributor Emporia Brands have put together a calendar of events involving its award-winning St Lucia Distillers range.

Brand Ambassador Dave Marsland will be touring four Northern cities as he brings together the Chairman’s Reserve range, which includes Gold, Spiced, White Label and Forgotten Cask, the Admiral Rodney, and the latest edition of 1931, the 4th release. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

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