Rum

Review #929 – Ron Relicario Dominicano Supremo

This was a bottle that I tried blind and I reviewed live on the Whiskey Network Discord server, then got the reveal in order to fill in relevant details here.

This is a blend of 10 to 15 year old rums distilled and bottled in the Dominican Republic. They are not particularly great at explaining anything about their distilling process, or their distilling history, or whether or not they dose and color their products, so that’s about par for some courses here.

Review #927 – Kaniche XO Double Wood Rum

This is a Barbados rum that is aged in Panama and matured in two types of casks. It also appears to leave Barbados, bound for Panama, to see some time in a cognac cask as well.

Overall, this brand is pretty bad about communicating what is distilled and aged where, which isn’t surprising given the provenance of who owns it, but this expression appears to be a true Barbados rum that is shipped and aged in Panama before being shipped to France for bottling, or extra aging.

Review #888 – Don Q Gran Anejo

This is a solera vatted rum containing contents “up to 12 years old, but between 9 and 12 years old” with no disclosed proportions combined with some portion of “solera rums up to 50 years” aged in sherry casks. In other words, there can be just about anything here at any age between 9 and 50 years. No word on dosing or coloring, which means both are potentially likely. I tasted it blind, and then got the reveal to populate the review with useful details.

Review #882 – Rumfire Hampden Overproof Jamaican Potstill Rum

​Review #882 | /r/Rum Review #44 – Rumfire Overproof Jamaican Rum The Schtick: This is an overproof, unaged release from Jamaican distillers at Hampden Estate. Distiller: Hampden Estate (Jamaica) Bottler: Hampden, For Aiko Importers ABV: 63% ABV Age: N/A Nose: Super sweet and fruit. Confectioners sugar, vanilla icing. Pineapple, mango, guava, rotting banana. Noticeably clean of rubber, acetone, or really dirty …