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New Rum Review: Denizen Merchant’s Reserve

September 4, 2014


With the passing of Labor day here in the states, Summer is coming to a close. For some that means a transition from rum to other spirits, but not so here! You know as well as I do that rum can (should?) be enjoyed year-round, so let’s take a look at an exciting Caribbean aged rum from Holland: Denizen Merchant’s Reserve. Read the review here.

Mahalo for reading as always,

Denizen Merchant's Reserve Rum

New Rum Review: Barceló 30 Aniversario

August 27, 2014


Today I’m back with another review of a fantastic rum out of the Dominican Republic. From the house of Barceló comes their rarest expression: the 30th Aniversario. This rum was released in 2013 to mark the company’s 30th year in business, and it’s a beauty. Read the review here.

Mahalo for reading as always!


Ron Barcelo 30 Aniversario Imperial Premium Blend

New Rum Review: The Real McCoy 12-Year

August 22, 2014

Aloha, folks!

Today I’m back with another review of a quality aged rum from the birthplace of rum: Barbados. This time it’s the Real McCoy 12-Year. If you read my reviews of the 3-year white and 5-year expressions, then you know I’m a fan of this line, so it should come as no surprise that I really loved the 12-year. Check out my review here and let me know what you think.


The Real McCoy 12-Year Rum

New Rum Review: Siesta Key Spiced

August 18, 2014

Aloha folks,

Summer always has a way of slowing my reviews down, but with a few projects out of the way, I’m back to business. One of the bottles I’ve been meaning to get to is a special spiced rum out of Sarasota, Florida called Siesta Key. Made by Drum Circle Distilling, this is not your typical vanilla spiced rum bomb–it’s a quality young rum with a really great mix of spices and a touch of honey. The only problem is its limited distribution, but I imagine that will change before too long. Read the review here.


Siesta Key Spiced Rum

New Rum Review: The Real McCoy 3-Year

July 14, 2014

Aloha folks!

After a bit of time back in Hawaii, I return to you rested and rejuvenated, so let’s get back to the rum reviews! Today we further explore The Real McCoy rum line with a look at their 3-Year white rum. Distilled on Barbados by Richard Seale, this is a fine expression of the distiller’s art. Read the review here.

Mahalo for reading as always,


The Real McCoy 3-Year White Rum

New Rum Review: Facundo Exquisito

July 1, 2014


Today I’m back with another luxury rum review for you. This time it’s the Exquisito expression in Bacardi’s new line of Facundo rums. I wasn’t too impressed with the Eximo, but perhaps this one would be better? It better be to justify the $100 price tag on this 40% spirit. Check out the review here.


Facundo Exquisito

New Rum Review: Diplomatico Ambassador

June 24, 2014


Today I’m back with another review of a luxury rum: Diplomatico Ambassador. This rum comes in box fit for a king, but what about the liquid inside? With packaging like this and an impossibly steep price tag, it’s got to be amazing, right? Not so fast. There’s more (or less) to this beautiful presentation than one might imagine. Read the review here.

Mahalo for reading as always,

Diplomatico Ambassador

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