Dead Reckoning Mhoba – South Africa
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8M ago
Around 12 months ago….that was the last time that I felt compelled to put pen to paper (fingers to keyboard) in any serious way. Whilst I was never prolific, I was relatively regular….and whilst this won’t necessarily see a full time return, the fact that this is happening is for me, personally, a good sign ..read more
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SMWS R11.5 Flaming Rum Bananas
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1y ago
Back into it with my first visit to a SMWS bottling from Jamaica. This one is from Worthy Park……the name could almost be a giveaway. There really isn’t too much that I can tell you about Worthy Park that I have not covered elsewhere. So a little click here……or here might assist.  What I CAN ..read more
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Saint Aubin History Collection Cuvée Grande Réserve
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1y ago
Le Domaine de Saint Aubin has existed as a Plantation since 1819 and it takes its name from original owner Pierre de St. Aubin. It is located south of Rivière des Anguilles on the South coast of Mauritius. It’s operation as a sugar growing plantation has continued unabated since it’s inception yet Rhum production came ..read more
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Holmes Cay Mhoba 2017
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1y ago
My interest and appreciation of the output from Mhoba should be apparent to anyone that has visited this site previously. I have a few multi bottling reviews (here and here)and one very large reference piece charting the origins of Mhoba Rum and it’s founder, Robert Greaves here. Robert is a man that I have a ..read more
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Hampden 12 Year Old 2009 Jamaica – Quarterdeck (Duncan Taylor)
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1y ago
Well this almost feels new again…..its been a quite a while since I last wrote anything and personally I was unsure that I’d ever write again. But here we are…..like a bear that has been hibernating for a good few winters, it was time to awaken and reacquaint myself with my surroundings. The Rum being ..read more
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Yeast in Rum (or S. Pombe Revisited)
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3y ago
Following on from the three part collected article titled “Aeneas Coffey, John Dore and Foursquare”, Richard Seale posted an in depth look at “Yeast in Rum” in a 6 part series on his personal page, with his agreement I have again collated them into one single reference article below. Yeast in Rum (or S. Pombe ..read more
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Aeneas Coffey, John Dore and Foursquare
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3y ago
Richard Seale recently posted a very informative and interesting series of articles surrounding Continuous and Batch Distillation on his personal page, with his agreement I have collated them into one single reference article below. Aeneas Coffey, John Dore and Foursquare Part One – The Continuous Still Aeneas Coffey was not the first to invent the ..read more
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Rummieclub Overproof Rum
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3y ago
A newcomer to the crowded marketplace has been the recently opened Rummieclub, which is Amsterdam’s newly opened rum distillery. The Rummieclub distillery is the brainchild of two people, Judith de Bie and Martijn Gerrits. I first met Judith at the UK Rumfest in 2019 and I have been waiting eagerly for their first bottling…..but it ..read more
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The UK Rum Club x SBS Release
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3y ago
As a few readers may be aware, I am one of the Founders and Admins of The UK Rum Club which is a Facebook Group with around 2600 members. We focus on pure rums over spiced, flavoured or doctored products Along with our first release due out in the next month or so which is ..read more
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European Rum and Cocktail Online Festival 2020
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3y ago
*Press Release* EUROPEAN RUM & COCKTAIL ONLINE FESTIVAL 2020 www.rumcask.com/onlinerumfestival On Saturday 8th of August, RumCask brings you the European rum and cocktail online festival, a virtual voyage into the delicious world of rum, taking festival goers on a journey to meet some of the leading rum producers from around the globe. As part of ..read more
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