Rum Reviews

Maui Gold Rum

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, Maui [...]

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El Dorado 15 Year Old

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 producer [...]

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Appleton Estate V/X

The Appleton Estate line of rums, from the simple gold and white all the way up to their 21 year old and Master Blender’s Legacy, are truly spectacular.  I’ve made no secret of the fact that the collection of rums carefully crafted by Joy Spence – Appleton’s Master Blender – is probably my favorite overall [...]

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Ron Matusalem Gran Reserva

Ron Matusalem Gran Reserva is billed as being the “Spirit of Cuba.”  The frequent gold medal-winning rum has a long and storied past that stretches back to 19th Century Spain and Cuba.Founded in 1872, the Matusalem company has been made by the same family for generations.  The company originally took root in Santiago de Cuba, [...]

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Atlantico Private Cask

One of the things I really love about running this site is that I sometimes I get to be a little ahead of the curve as new rums come to market.  You may not have heard of Ron Atlantico yet, but you should expect to start hearing about it a lot.  One of the newest [...]

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Old Mill Gold Rum

“Oregon” is not usually the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of rum.  Usually the climes that pop into a person’s head are a tad warmer.  Old Mill Gold Rum is a rum that has been “developed for the Pacific Northwest” by H. Malarkey Wall and his father before him.Technically this rum [...]

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Old New Orleans 10 Year Old Rum

At long last we come to the tearful ending of our journey through the Old New Orleans Rums.  Having started with the Crystal, spent time with the Amber, and rejoiced in Cajun Spiced‘s embodiment of the holidays, it is now time to discuss the final offering from Celebration Distillation: Old New Orleans 10 Year Old [...]

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