Tasting Notes: Ron del Barrilito Rums


The rums of Ron del Barrilito are distinctive in the world of Puerto Rican rums.  The small family owned business of Edmundo B. Fernandez has been producing these unique spirits for over 100 years. Their rum comes in two forms. The Two Star and the Three Star.  For a bit more background please see my account of a tour of the facility here on my blog under the category of Distillery Tours. (more…)

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Published in: on November 23, 2009 at 12:11 pm  Comments (4)  
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Tasting Notes: Zaya Gran Reserva Rum


Made in Trinidad

Made in Trinidad

I’m not going to get into the debate whether the “old” Zaya made in Guatemala was better than the new iteration being made in Trinidad. I wouldn’t mind having a go at in a proper venue with samples of both present. Alas that’s not happening today. (more…)

Published in: on September 26, 2009 at 4:56 pm  Comments (7)  
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Tasting Notes: Ron Mocambo 20 Art Edition


Viva Mexico!

Viva Mexico!

In the world of spirits today Mexico is not known for it’s rum. There are however a few still producing rum which will bring you back to the old “New Spain”. Here is one example. (more…)

Published in: on September 25, 2009 at 1:00 pm  Comments (9)  
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Tasting Notes: Ron Zacapa Centenario 23


A Wonderful Sipping Rum

A Wonderful Sipping Rum

If you’re looking for a rum nightcap, this may be the one for you. (more…)

Published in: on September 24, 2009 at 10:09 am  Leave a Comment  
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Tasting Notes: Ron Diplomatico Blanco


RON DIPLOMATICO BLANCO

Reviewed September 16, 2009.

Ron Diplomatico Blanco

Ron Diplomatico Blanco

A bright, crystal clear and perfectly polished appearance.

Light but distinct aromas of vanilla oak underpin top notes of heavy cream and a floral perfume. (more…)

Published in: on September 17, 2009 at 3:36 pm  Comments (3)  
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