Sydney, Australia – May 17, 2018 - East Coast Liquor has gained the exclusive distribution rights for Velier rums in Australia and is joined by Tatu Kaarlas of Refined Vices to promote and distribute the brands nationally.
East Coast Liquor offers an exclusive range of products from La Maison & Velier, which will initially be available through East Coast Liquor wholesale and Liquor MOJO™ online retail for pre-order as of May, and select venues starting from June.
Things are happening at St. Lucia Distillers with the recent acquisition by Groupe Bernard Hayot and the overhaul of the Chairman's Reserve rum range. Now with the new Admiral Rodney Rum range being introduced, things are starting to look very interesting indeed. Admiral Rodney Extra Old has been an important element, and part of a classic collection of staple rums on my shelf for a long time, and has stood the test of time.
A tropical, fun filled pop-up is landing in the CBD this summer!
Lost Luau is a promise of lost paradise in the heart of the concrete jungle. It is all about the chance to escape from the city, relax and have a bit of fun. The fruits of a collaboration between Burrow Bar duo Chau Tran and Bryce McDonough, and Sydney Rum Club’sTom Bulmer, Lost Luau is all about the chance to escape from the city, relax and have a bit of fun.
Plantation Extrême are limited edition rums from Cognac Ferrand bottled at cask strength, which sets them apart from the standard vintages and the other single cask expressions that are often finished in a variety of casks such as Banyuls or Sauternes casks.
The Plantation Extrême still undergo the usual double ageing in ex-Bourbon and Cognac barrels, which is the traditional house style of ageing rum. Notable about these rums is also the significantly smaller amount of added sugar at about 10 g/L for the Barbados and St. Lucia expressions.
The numbered bottles are EKTE Spirits limited releases, which are single origin rums straight from the cask without any additives or unnecessary dilution. They are the pure expressions of the distillery's style, and this is where the rums begin to get serious and even more interesting.
No. 2 is a Jamaican Pure Single Rum from Monymusk distillery, aged for 12 years and is part of a 270 bottle release from a single cask. Let's get into it!
EKTE Spirits is a range of rums from Denmark created by Daniel Nunez Bascunan, a long time bar industry professional and a rum geek, and he also runs a bar called Rum Club Copenhagen. Daniel was originally approached by one of the largest liquor chains in Denmark to develop a new line of products for the Scandinavian rum market and thus EKTE Spirits was born.
Nearly fifty years after the end of the Royal Navy rum ration, independent spirits bottler Elixir Distillers launches Black Tot 40 Year Old, a 100% demerara rum, the very style of rum that would have made the heart of the daily ration once enjoyed by our naval servicemen.
St. Lucia Distillers was recently sold to a French owned company Groupe Bernard Hayot and since their acquisition there have been talk about the future of St. Lucia Rums and which direction they would be steered in under the new management. One of the most interesting changes will be the 1931 range, which will now be sold under the Chairman's range of rums as "Chairman's Reserve 1931." Currently there are 6 editions available of the old 1931 editions, and it is advised rum enthusiasts and collectors should grab them while they last.