Tag Archives: Premium Rum

Rum & Cane Merchants Guyana XO Single Cask Rum

Rum & Cane Merchants Guyana XO Single Cask Rum review by the fat rum pirateRum & Cane Merchants Guyana XO Single Cask Rum. Following on from my earlier review of Rum & Cane Merchants Mauritius XO, I thought I would return to more “familiar” Independent fayre in the shape of a bottling from Guyana.

Guyanan/Demerara Rum is extremely popular amongst Independent bottling enthusiasts. Up there perhaps with Caroni (Trinidad) and the output from the various Jamaican distilleries. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Sugar House Blood Tub Rum Vintage 2018

Sugar House Blood Tub Rum Vintage 2018 rum review by the fat rum pirateSugar House Blood Tub Rum Vintage 2018. I’ve seen a couple of reviews of this already. Now being anally retentive is not something I excel at.

However, I’ve deliberately added the “Vintage 2018” moniker to the review title because I suspect we will be seeing more iterations of “Blood Tub Rum” over the next few years. So I like to try and keep my review titles as relevant and as ordered as possible. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Watt Rum Belize Rum Distilled at Travellers Distillery Aged 13 Years

Watt Rum Belize Rum Distilled at Travellers Distillery Aged 13 Years rum review by the fat rum pirateWatt Rum Belize Rum Distilled at Travellers Distillery Aged 13 Years rum review by the fat rum pirateWatt Rum Belize Rum Distilled at Travellers Distillery Aged 13 Years rum review by the fat rum pirateWatt Rum Belize Rum Distilled at Travellers Distillery Aged 13 Years. One of my earliest disappointments in the rum world hailed from Belize. At the time paying over £30 for a bottle of rum was quite a big deal for me. I’m still not 100% sure why I opted for the bottle of One Barrel Rum. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

The Colours of Rum Trinidad 1998

The Colours of Rum Trinidad 1998 rum review by the fat rum pirateThe Colours of Rum Trinidad 1998. Whilst the Independent Bottler of this rum may be fairly new, stocks of 1998 Caroni Rum have been circulating for a while. It’s probably one of the most released vintages, particularly over the past few years.

You’ll find that most of these Caroni 1998 bottlings will have been at least partially aged here in Europe rather than in Trinidad or the Tropics. Which is partly why such bottlings are able to be aged for so long. There are a number of things to consider when ageing spirits. However, whilst ageing and maturing rum is important, evaporation has to be considered. No point ageing barrels of rum for years and years to come back and find you’ve barely anything left…… Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Lost Years Navy Strength Rum

Lost Years Navy Strength Rum review by the fat rum pirateLost Years Navy Strength Rum. There’s been quite an explosion of branded, blended rum brands coming out of the UK in recent years. For a long while all we had where the old “favourites” such as Lamb’s and Captain Morgan.

That has definitely changed. Brands such as The Duppy Share, Diablesse and Thameside have shown that you can charge slightly more “premium” price for a superior quality blend. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Dead Reckoning Rum Mutiny South Pacific

Dead Reckoning Rum Mutiny South Pacific Rum Review by the fat rum pirateDead Reckoning Rum Mutiny South Pacific. Another bottling from new Independent bottlers Dead Reckoning. If you aren’t familiar with the brand it is likely because you aren’t living in Australia. Unlike many Independent bottlers Dead Reckoning aren’t based in Europe (or even the US which has seen more Indie bottlers sprout up lately). Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Merser & Co. Rum Merchants Double Barrel

Merser & Co. Rum Merchants Double Barrel Rum Review by the fat rum pirateMerser & Co. Rum Merchants Double Barrel. Blended rum has long been well established at the lower end of the rum market. Most supermarkets have their own blends and many “cheaper” brands are based around blends of Caribbean rum. In recent times many blends have changed from multi island blends to single island blends. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

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