To say that I am excited to write about new products like The Husk Distillers Pure Cane New Make is a complete understatement. I always knew Australia had the potential for greatness when it came to rum distillation; here we have the right climate for growing sugar cane and ageing rum as well as a massive local support base, who are learning to appreciate authentic rum and sugar cane spirits.
Sparrow's Premium Rum is another St. Vincent Distillers product that sits under their flagship product Captain Bligh XO. The name of course comes from Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean and got its name after The Curse of the Black Pearl was filmed on the island. It comes in the same simple style bottle as Captain Bligh XO but has a dark label.
St. Vincent is a rum producing island South of St. Lucia and west of Barbados and is probably one of the lesser known rum producing islands, however rum has been produced on the island since the 1900s. The history of the islands rum production is turbulent to say the least as there have been a few changes in ownership and the local sugar production has been on and off.
There are many fine rums that come from St. Lucia such as the wonderful 1931 series, Admiral Rodney and the Chairman's Reserve line. These are all well known rum brands, however I have been allowed the privilege to taste two unreleased rums from St. Lucia Distillers. Both are aged Pure Single Rums, one from molasses and the other one being the distillery's very first distillation from sugar cane juice.
Refined Vices was established in 2007 to provide rum reviews and whisky reviews at a time when there were not many reviews available. The core concept is and has always been the same; to provide in depth reviews and excellent quality photographs for the consumer to help them make an informed decision before committing to purchase.
As we launch our fourth iteration of the website, we have made significant changes to the design, rating system and most importantly we’ve adopted a new type of rum categorisation. Read below why and how we’ve changed.
Rum nerds and geeks rejoice! We are truly living in exciting times in Australia as the rum industry is reinvigorated by the appearance of a few new distilleries that are currently busy producing truly artisanal sugar cane spirits and rums using traditional batch distillation. Archie Rose, a distillery in Alexandria NSW is the latest to be releasing their own Pure Single Rum Sugar Cane Spirit made of freshly pressed and locally produced sugar cane juice.
‘From the house of Martin Doorly, has emerged a rum without equal’
Quittin’ Time is proud to announce the release of the highly regarded and authentic Doorly’s Rum range, R.L. Seale rum and Taylor’s Velvet Falernum from Barbados. ‘Doorly’s’ and the flagship ‘R.L. Seale’ rums are distilled and aged at the Foursquare Distillery on Barbados and are considered one of the best quality rums, offering versatility and great value.
the sydney rum club made a much anticipated return last Monday, at Surry Hills' latest Caribbean restaurant and rum bar Jonkanoo, featuring a tasting of the full line of Mount Gay rums including their latest release, Mount Gay Black Barrel.
Black Barrel was launched in Australia around this time last year and to some of my international friends' dismay, only recently in the UK.
next stop, moscow! Tuesday March 4 at The Mint aka the Rum Hospital Fred Siggins of Black Pearl took home the crown at the Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition National Finals with his Empire of Dreams cocktail.
A combination of Bacardi Superior Rum, pineapple juice, apricot brandy, Crawley's orgeat syrup and fresh lime juice shaken over fresh coffee beans. A delicious concoction indeed.