Cadenhead Classic Rum 50%
Founded in 1842, Wm. Cadenhead are Scotland's oldest independent whisky bottlers, who are also renowned for their rum selections. The Cadenhead 'Classic' rum is a blend from distilleries in the Caribbean, bottled from a selection of casks and reduced to 50% ABV. The nose starts immediately rich, with molasses, demerara sugar and asian spices. Th...
Diplomatico 'Distillery Collection No. 1 Batch Kettle Rum' 47%
This first release in Diplomatico's 'Distillery Edtion' is produced in a Batch Kettle still that has been in opperation at Diplomatico since 1959. Made entirely from sugar cane honeys, this rum is then aged in American white oak barrels, it has a bold aroma of sweet and fruity aromas, with lashings of vanilla and a delicate floral note. The pala...
Diplomatico 'Distillery Collection No. 2 Barbet Rum' 47%
This second release from Diplomatico's 'Distillery Collection' comes from the Diplomatico's Barbet column still, which is filled with sugar cane molasses and continuously distilled. Aged entirely in American white oak barrels, this is a golden rum with notes of tropical fruit, toasted oak and fresh citrus fruits. The finish is slightly drying an...
Diplomatico Ambassador Selection 47%
The 'Ambassador' is Diplomatico's Flagship rum, created by Tito Cordero, the 2011 Golden Barrel Awards Master Rum Blender of the Year.After long maturation in former Bourbon barrels, the spirit is transferred to Spanish PX Sherry casks for a two year finishing period. The result is a rich and luscious rum with notes of dried fruits, dates in par...
Diplomatico Mantuano 40%
Mantuano is the latest blended rum release from Diplomatico. Aged for up to 8 years in ex-bourbon and ex-malt whisky casks this boasts aromas of dried fruit and plums with a delicate oak spiciness. Dried fruits carry through to palate accompanied by well balanced wood and soft vanilla notes. A great rum to enjoy neat, on the rocks or to use in y...
Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva 40%
Type: Venezuelan rum
Diplomatico's Reserva Exclusiva is a complex blend of copper pot still rums that have been aged in oak barrels for up to 12 years. It has a characterful sweet nose, showing notes of fruit cake, vanilla ice cream, cocoa, toffee and sweet spices. This all leads onto the palate which is rich and extremely well balanced with some chocolate, orange a...
Fijian Rum 'BBR' 2003 Vintage #32 46%
The Caribbean boasts a long history of rum distilling, born of the sugar plantations that began to develop in the 17th century. Each country has its unique style and with maturity the full, intense fruit, spice and, often, molasses flavours shine through. This particular botting is more fruit driven, with notes of melon and honey combining with ...
Kill Devil Rum Trinidad (Caroni distillery) 18 years old 63.2%
Caroni distillery has often been touted as the Ardbeg of Rum, possibly down to the fact that it produced a heavy and robust spirit with tary notes rather than having any connection to peat. Having said that, Caroni closed for good in 2002 and Ardbeg is of course one of Scotch's biggest success stories. Perhaps the Port Ellen of rum would be more...
Penny Blue VSOP 40%
Penny Blue VSOP is a new release from the famous Medine distillery, situated in Mauritius. This release has a fruity, spicy and soft character, excellent ballance of sweetness and wood-spice. Unusually, this rum has matured mainly in ex Cognac casks.
Penny Blue XO Single Estate Mauritian Rum Batch #004 43.3%
Penny Blue Rum is stilled at the Medine distillery, situated on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. This fourth release of Penny Blue has been selected from mature rum stocks that have matured in both ex-whisky and ex-Bourbon casks, giving it flavours and aromas of tropical fruit, wood spice and a succulent yet balanced sweetness. One o...
SMWS R11.4 'Tasty treat' 2010 / 6 years old 66.1%
SMWS tasting notes:Minty, fresh green aromas at first; sliced fresh strawberries, vanilla ice cream in balsamic vinegar and a little grated lemon zest on top or brown sugar candied bacon covered asparagus with chopped chive and parsley and orange zest. Surprisingly hot and spicy on the palate neat; barbequed jerk chicken in lime, chilli and ging...
SMWS R11.6 'Just add sunshine' 2010 / 7 years old 66.2%
Region: Country of origin
SMWS tasting notes:A vibrant tangerine tinge immediately caught our attention before the ensuing arrangement of aromas reached our nose. With equal vibrancy we discovered an abundance of toffee and caramel with the peppermint spice of rye whiskey and the petrolic freshness of fine German Riesling. Lychee and papaya lead a tropical charge into ar...
SMWS R2.6 'Banana flambee' 2003 / 14 years old 51.3%
Region: Country of origin
SMWS tasting notes: On the nose neat we got served a vanilla bean cream Frappuccino with a dash of peach syrup as well as a warm raspberry compote banana bread muffin. Lots of banana flavours to taste; baked banana chips, banana flambe split with rum-pineapple caramel and spiced banana fritters. With some water initially a whiff of petrolic/engi...