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New Rum Review: Berry Bros. Guadeloupe 12-Year

October 11, 2014


Reviews have been happening a bit slower again due to an illness in the family, but it’s times like these that I remember the healing qualities of our favorite and most noble spirit.

Today you’re in for a real treat as we dive into a rum from Guadeloupe selected by the venerable London merchants Berry Brothers and Rudd. This twelve year-old French style rum is equally smooth and challenging, and provides a fantastic sipping experience that just might make you re-evaluate what you like in a rum. Read the review here and see what I’m getting on about.


Berrys' Own Guadeloupe 12-Year Rum

New Rum Review: English Harbour Reserve 10-Year

September 23, 2014

Hey there rummies,

After a brief break to talk about bitter liqueurs, I’m back with another premium rum review. This time it’s the English Harbour 10-year from Antigua. At $90/750ml this is a pretty spendy rum, but is it worth it? Read my review and find out!


English Harbour Reserve 10-Year Rum

New Article: Amaro 104, Continuing Education

September 17, 2014

Hey folks!

Today I’m proud to share with you the latest in my series on bitter liqueurs or amari. Amaro 104 includes another nine, which takes the total number of amari evaluated here to thirty-three! These nine include the Vittone line which is new to the States, as well as an amaro made in Oregon and several others from Italy. So if bitter is you thing (heck, even if it’s not)  click here and learn all about them!

Cin Cin!

Italian Amari


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

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