Rum Reviews

Ron Diplomatico Blanco

November 3, 2009
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Ron Diplmomatico Blanco is the newest rum to be brought to us by Distilerias Unidas in Venezuela.  For over 50 years the distillery in La Miel has produced several lines of rums which can be found all over the world. The Ron Diplomatico line of products has long had shelf-space in my collection.  The Reserva […]

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Ron Abuelo 7 Años

September 9, 2009
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Ron Abuelo 7 Años is a rum produced at the very bridge between North and South America: Panama. This particular brand of rums is produced by Varela Hermanos, makers of numerous Panamanian sugar cane spirits – including a sugar cane-based gin! The Ron Abuelo line of products consists of 3 rums, the Abuelo, the 7 […]

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Brugal Extra Viejo

July 23, 2009

The Dominican Republic is home to a number of wonderful rums.  One of their best-known producers is Brugal, whose Siglo de Oro has already been reviewed here. A few months ago I was asked to pen an article for Cigar Snob Magazine and give some thoughts on various rums.  One of the initial rums requested […]

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Appleton Estate Reserve

March 31, 2009

The other day I was contemplating a drink and found myself near the Appleton section of my rum shelf (yes, there is an entire section dedicated to Appleton rums, just as there are sections dedicated to El Dorado, Clement, Havana Club – you get the idea).  I had recently reviewed the Appleton Estate Extra 12 […]

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Appleton Estate Extra

March 26, 2009

Also known as Appleton Estate 12 Year Old, the Appleton Estate Extra is easily one of my favorite rums, and thus long overdue for some analysis in this space. OK, perhaps I’m giving away a bit much with such a lead-in, but I can’t help it.  I’ve never really kept it a secret that I […]

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Maui Gold Rum

March 16, 2009

Rum is always considered a tropical spirit.  Generally when people think about rum their thoughts take them immediately to the Caribbean – to islands like Jamaica, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.  Rum, however, is a truly global spirit, produced anywhere people have access to sugar cane or its byproducts. Distilled, blended, and bottled by Haleakala Distillers, […]

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El Dorado 15 Year Old

January 29, 2009

The El Dorado line of rums hails from the South American country of Guyana.  The name is a nod to the mythical city of gold that Spanish and Portuguese explorers often lost their lives trying to find during the early colonial era. El Dorado is the flagship product of Demerara Distillers Ltd., the sole rum […]

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