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Review: Rum Sixty Six English White Rum

Posted by Arctic Wolf on May 29, 2023

I encountered Rum Sixty Six (English White Rum) this past Christmas when it was included as a small sample in my Christmas Advent Calendar. As this is a white rum, I set it aside to visit when the weather was warmer. For myself, white rum is generally a spring and summertime indulgence, and I wanted to try the spirit when I would enjoy it the most.

Rum Sixty Six (English White Rum) was originally distilled in the Caribbean where it was matured for two years. The rum made its way across the Atlantic to the Sovereign Distillery in Liverpool, England where it was apparently rectified (or in other words re-distilled).  After this re-distillation, the spirit was rested in copper tanks.

Here is a link to my full review:

Review: Rum Sixty Six English White Rum

“… Glimpses of mushy plantain, hints of menthol and wisps of orange and banana peel rise into the air, but there is little else. Nothing strikes me as aggressive, but their is very little indication of character either. It’s as if this is a white rum that has taken a journey three quarters of the way to vodka …”

Enjoy the review, and stay tuned for a few more rum reviews in the coming weeks.



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Review: Roble Viejo Maestro

Posted by Arctic Wolf on May 11, 2023

The rum which goes by the name Roble Viejo Maestro was for myself quite an enigma. If you clicked on the link to the Ron Roble website and looked around, you will find no mention of this rum. And … when I first tasted it several years ago, I could find no reference to the rum anywhere online.  That was three years ago.  Since then, it has started appearing on several retail websites, and has even garnered a few reviews on websites like Masters of Malt and Ram Ratings.

I decided that it was finally time to add my thoughts to the online world. Here is a link to my review:

Review: Roble Viejo Maestro

“… Oak spices build just a little mixing with light baking spices (cinnamon and vanilla), a light almond like nuttiness is present as is a fine spicy updraft of alcohol and wood spice. …”

Chimo! (And its good to be back!)

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Review: Plantation Isle of Fiji Rum

Posted by Arctic Wolf on August 26, 2022

Cognac Ferrand has long had a special relationship with a variety of rum producers throughout the world. This relationship is based upon the rum producer’s need for quality oak casks to age their rum. Based upon this relationship, Cognac Ferrand is able to acquire certain old and unique batches of rum from various sources, which they bring back to France and finish in their own warehouses and of course in their own Cognac Casks. These special rums form the heart of the Plantation Rum line-up.

Plantation Isle of Fiji Rum was of course sourced from the Isle of Fiji. It was produced using traditional local methods and local sugar cane. This rum was first aged for two years in the tropical climate (within used bourbon barrels) and then transported to France to be matured for at least one more year in French Oak casks. The spirit was bottled at 40% alcohol by volume.

Here is a link to my review of Plantation Isle of Fiji Rum:

Review: Plantation Isle of Fiji Rum

“… The rum begins with a nice butterscotch, vanilla and oak flavour which which is accented by fruity impressions of pineapple, green grape and zesty orange citrus peel. There is a bit of a spicy bite which is tempered by a light butterscotch sweetness as well as a mild impression of menthol. Hints of cinnamon, some scattered cloves, and a touch of musty tobacco rounds out the flavour profile …”

Please enjoy my latest review!


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Review: Lamb’s Navy Rum  (80 Proof) 

Posted by Arctic Wolf on July 20, 2022

This review concludes my journey through the Lamb’s family of rums which I embarked on earlier this year.

In Canada, Lamb’s is one of the most popular rum brands. This brand traces its history all the way back to 1849 when Alfred Lamb opened his wine and spirits business in London. His original Navy Rum is reported to have been a blend of 18 separate rums from various parts of the Caribbean. Alfred Lamb’s method of aging his rum in cellars under the Thames River is said to be one of the secrets behind the unexpectedly smooth taste and popularity of his rum.

The Lamb’s brand was licensed for North American production to Corby Distillers in 1952 and since that time Lamb’s rum has been part of the Corby portfolio of spirit brands. (Halewood Artisanal Spirits hold the license to bottle the brand in Europe, Africa and Asia.)

In North America, the main portfolio of Lamb’s Rums includes, Lamb’s Classic White Rum, Lamb’s Spiced Rum, Lamb’s Palm Breeze, and Lamb’s Navy Rum (which is sold both at 80 proof as well as an overproof 151).

Here is a link to my review for Lambs Navy Rum (80 Proof):

Review: Lamb’s Navy Rum (80 Proof)

“… The first sip brings firm impressions of sweet molasses and caramel with ribbons of licorice and tobacco running right through. I also taste impressions of vanilla, cinnamon, cloves and brown sugar. My feeling is that the rum is a fairly standard dark rum which relies on added caramel and/or molasses to achieve the desired colour and flavour profile …”

Please enjoy my review which concludes with my suggested serving, Dark Rum and Cola.


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Review:  Angostura 1787 Rum

Posted by Arctic Wolf on June 29, 2022

The House of Angostura traces its beginnings to 1824 when German doctor, Johann Gottlieb Benjamin Siegert, who was then a Surgeon-General in the Venezuelan Army, created a blend of aromatic herbs which he called “Amargo Aromatico” and which would become the world-famous Angostura Bitters. Although the company he created to manufacture these bitters was originally founded in the town known as Angostura (later to be renamed Bolivar City), the company was relocated by his successors (his younger brother and son), who  moved it to Port of Spain, Trinidad in 1876.

The Angostura 1787 Rum is (like all of the Angostura Rums) produced from molasses on their five column still. Part of the rum is produced from a heavy distillate which is drawn from the multi-column still after passing through only one of the five columns. This heavily flavoured rum is aged and then blended with a more purely refined spirit which is distilled upon all five columns. Both portions of the blend are aged a minimum of 15 years in charred American oak bourbon barrels, after which each portion is hand drawn from the barrel, and blended.

Here is a link to my full review:

Review:  Angostura 1787 Rum

“… The nose is rich and heavy and as indicated my belief is that the rum relies more on the heavier distillate drawn from the first column than the rest of the Angostura line-up. This gives the spirit a certain funky quality when it is nosed which promises a full flavoured rum …”

Please enjoy my review of this funky Trinidad Rum.


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