Nobilis Rum Enmore (Versailles) 1988-2020 (49.1%)
This is the first bottling of the brand new Danish independent bottler “Nobilis Rum“.
Nobilis started as a local rum club and has now only 5 members left. As part of this club, Kenneth suggested to the others to start as independent bottler. Kenneth shared with me the Nobilis ideology : they want to release only extraordinary casks, they won’t go on compromise with the quality and they’ll bottle only casks they would buy themselves. So watch out for their upcoming releases and follow us to discover each of them. I’ll review their second bottling next week, a 1993 Hampden.
Glenmorangie “A Tale of Cake” (46%, OB, 2020)
Ardbeg 5 yo “Wee Beastie” (47.4%, OB, 2020)
Those are 2 recent releases. I really wanted to try it as most of the time I’m not a big fan of NAS or really young whisky so let’s give those a try!
Cave Guildive W.I.R.D 2000-2017 (56%)
Cadenhead’s Black Rock 1986-1999 (73.4%)
Barbados rums are mainly known because of Foursquare and Mount gay, but you could have missed the West Indies Rum Distillery! They were using the Rockley still in the past, the two rums I’ll taste today are coming from this still. The Cadenhead’s was bottled in 1999, this is the oldest release I have tasted yet.
Teeling 21 yo 1998-2020 (52.6%, OB)
Single Malt Irish Whiskey 24 yo 2017 (46.8%, TBWC)
Ireland 26 yo 1989-2015 (49.8%, DD)
Irish S. Malt 1991-2015 (52.2%, The Whisky Mercenary)
Gelston’s 26 yo 2018 (54.2%, OB)
Irish S. Malt 26 yo 1988-2015 (45.6%, Whisky Doris)
Redbreast 19 yo 1998-2017 (55.7%, OB)
Irish whisky from the 90’s have quite a reputation. So I decided to finally try a big bag of those, I hope you guys loves exotic fruits!
Compagnie des Indes Savanna WST&HF 2008-2020 (58.3%)
Today let’s talk about the brand new bottling from Compagnie des Indes for my friend Gaëtan (Watch Smell Taste & Having Fun). This one is his second rum selection with CDI. This time he selected a Savanna Grand Ârome which was aged for 10 years under the Réunion tropics before it came back to France and lasts 2 years in an ex-Hampden cask.
Glenallachie 5 yo 2014-2020 (52.3%, LGA)
Secret Highland 9 yo 2010-2019 (53.3%, LGA)
Ardmore 22 yo 1997-2020 (50.6%, LGA
Blended Malt 18 yo 2001-2019 (46.4%, LGA
Croftengea 10 yo 2009-2020 (53.5%, LGA
I once heard some positive feedback about “Les Grands Alambics” (LGA), a good french independent bottler. Today I try their new “Birds Serie”, a release of five different bottlings. It’s the first time I taste something from LGA and I was looking forward to try it so let’s get started!
Longueteau Parcellaire La Confrérie du Rhum 2014 (50%)
Longueteau Parcellaire La Confrérie du Rhum 2014-2020 (48.6%)
“La Confrérie du Rhum” (CDR) is the biggest Facebook french rum group which has actually more than 40.000 members.
I had the chance to get two samples of these Longueteau’s by Benoit Bail, the CDR founder.
Ben Nevis 23 yo 1996-2019 (51.3%, Elixir Distillers)
Ben Nevis 21 yo 1996-2018 (52.9%, Cadenhead)
Ben Nevis 22 yo 1997-2019 (48.8%, EVWC)
Ben Nevis 21 yo 1998-2019 (50.3%, EVWC)
Today I’ll test two nice Hogshead ’96 Ben Nevis and I added two bonus bottlings to the dance which are not from ’96 because… why not?!
Mortlach 25 yo 1995-2020 (45.8%, Le Gus’t)
The french independent bottler “Le Gus’t” releases another bottling and it’s a Mortlach 25 yo with a pretty fair price tag to say the least. I can’t wait to try it to be honest and I heard it’s not a typical Mortlach profile so we will see.
Rum Artesanal TDL 2001-2020 (56.5%)
Compagnie des Indes TDL 2003-2019 (63.5%)
The German bottler Rum Artesanal recently released a T.D.L rum from 2001 and it quickly grows into rumours of it being eventually a Caroni. I also had another great T.D.L from Compagnie des Indes to face it. So now let’s solve the mystery.