Tag Archives: UK

An Interview with Neil Mathieson – Mezan Rum

Mezan RumAs Managing Director of the self styled “untouched rum” Neil Mathieson has set the bar high in terms of expectation.

Over the past few years a debate has focused around the practice of adding sugar and other additives during the production of rum.  For many such alterations are viewed as entirely unacceptable. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

British Rum – The Rise of the Craft and Micro-Distiller

British RumRum and Britain have a long and tangled past together similar to other plundering European countries such as France, Spain and the Netherlands.  Indeed the very origins of the word “rum” has been attributed to each of these nations (and others) at some point.

Like it or not rum was used as a commodity by British Privateers and was used to establish the slave trade in the Caribbean and the US.  Empires were built on the trade of goods in the Caribbean and the islands frequently changed ownership between the warring European Empires. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

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