Matusalem Gran Reserva

Matusalem Gran Reserva

It's always a tough decision when deciding between beer and rum on a hot day. Last week while visiting my local bottle shop (thats Aussie for liquor store) to escape the heat, I didn't know what I felt like! Staring through the frosty fridge door into the city-scape like pile of beer cartons in the cool room I really was tempted to have a snooze and cool down and perhaps grap a … [Read more...]

Inner Circle Rum

Today I decided to go local (well local for me anyway!) so I decided to review the 100% Australian Owned Inner Circle Rum, traditional pot still, born and bred in Australia but made from Australian and Fijian ingredients... go figure. It's a rich, strong flavoured rum and although I wasn't sure if I liked it or not at first its beginning to grow on me. It seems to have quite a … [Read more...]

Mount Gay Extra Old

Its time to discuss Mount Gay Extra Old (or Mount Gay Black as it's known by the locals in Barbados) and although most Rums are enjoyed with a sunset, I enjoyed my Mount Gay Extra Old with fog, gusting winds and torrential rain! There was no way being as cold as a naked chicken lost in antarctica would prevent me from enjoying this fine rum on my recent tour the one of the … [Read more...]

Appleton Estate V/X

Appleton Estate V/X

The Appleton Estate V/X holds some special sentimental value to me. The smooth blended taste of the Jamaican rum always reminds me of the first bottle I tried. You see I didn't buy this bottle, it was given to me as a present for my birthday by a special friend. Knowing that I loved rum and that I had been trying some different varieties, she decided to go out on a limb … [Read more...]

Matusalem Platino

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Matusalem Platino Rum or Ron Matusalem is my new favourite rum! It was a long, hard battle with Mt Gay, but for the moment the Platino has come out on top! It's hard to descibe why, Mt Gay is like my old friend I've known for years, where as Platino is like the fun new guy with all the cool stuff, fast cars, big screen tv's... you know what I mean! Origionally founded in … [Read more...]