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Review #024: Doctor Bird

A potentially divisive, Jamaican-sourced rum from Two James Spirits

Review #023: Bapt & Clem's Savanna 12 year

An independent release of the elusive Savanna distillery

Review #022: Real McCoy 12 year - Lincoln Road Custom Batch

This is the real deal: a custom batch of 12 year old rum selected by Lincoln Road

Review #021: Avuá Jequitiba Rosa

The first non-rum sugarcane spirit to be reviewed, with a unique finish

Review #020: Hampden 8 year

Our first review of this Jamaican distillery's self-released lineup

Review #019: Hamilton 86

A budget-friendly staple of home and professional bars alike

Review #018: Privateer Distiller's Drawer - "Respite"

Another special release from an American distillery

Review #017: Blackadder Raw Cask Barbados Foursquare Rum 10 year

An independently-bottled Foursquare rum that offers a unique experience

Review #016: Cruzan Single Barrel

We visit the island of St. Croix to taste a premium offering from a well-known brand

Review #015: Holmes Cay Trinidad Ten Cane 2012

Our first review of a Trinidad rum, from a unique (and defunct) distillery

Review #014: Worthy Park 14yr K&L Wines x Smuggler's Cove "Worthy Then"

A special collaboration yields another release of the WPM marque

Review #013: Worthy Park 13yr Florida Rum Society "Gemini Barrel"

A very special standalone release of the elusive WPM marque

Review #012: Grander Speyside Single Barrel

Our first look at a release from Grander

Review #011: Holmes Cay Guyana Uitvlugt 2003

An independent bottling of a Demerara rum bearing the name of a defunct distillery

Review #010: Treaty Oak Barrel Reserve Rum - Barrel No. 20

A private bottling of Texas-based whiskey distillery's rum

Memphis Rum Club to Join the Rum Round Table

An exciting opportunity is coming for the MRC to collaborate with other American rum groups

Review #009: Appleton Estate 15 year

The newest addition to the prolific Jamaican distillery's vertical lineup

Review #008: Black Tot 50th Anniversary Edition

This navy rum combines some of the finest rums in the world to commemorate 50 years without the Royal Navy's "daily tot"

Review #007: Habitation Velier Privateer 2017

The first American rum to be released under the Habitation Velier label

Review #006: Foursquare Indelible

Six years after the beloved Zinfandel Cask Blend, Foursquare revisits a blend aged in casks formerly containing this red wine varietal

Review #005: Holmes Cay Mauritius 2007

Another Holmes Cay bottling of an African (island)-based distillery's cane juice-based rum

Review #004: Foursquare 2009

We couldn't review anything else for review number four(square)

Review Ratings Explained

This post explains the rating scale used in reviews

Review #003: Diplomatico Distillery Collection No. 3 Pot Still Rum

We take a look at an interesting project from a prolific Venezuelan rum distillery

Announcing Barrel Pick #001: Riverset Rum

The Memphis Rum Club's first selection of Riverset Rum is a collaboration with Joe's Wines & Liquor

Review #002: Holmes Cay South Africa Mhoba 2017

Holmes Cay's bottling of the first Mhoba release for the US market gets evaluated

Review #001: Privateer Letter of Marque - "For Our Friends"

For our first review, we look at Friends of Rum Tennessee's barrel pick of Privateer