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El Dorado 5 year Guyana Rum Demerara

This is a great rum for cocktails and casual sipping. The Demerara molasses gives a bit of extra body to a very fairly priced bottle. I’d recommend using this for a delightful winter-time Daiquiri. The 5 years spent in Bourbon barrels gives a kiss of coconut and vanilla, but doesn’t leave the rum tasting tannic or overly oaky. John Rankin

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Foursquare Zinfandel Cask Rum 750ml

Nominally the "entry-level" release from Foursquare, there is nothing simple about this rum. The Zinfandel Cask is the answer to 2016's Port Cask finish release: fruit forward and effusive, combining aromas of caramel, dried stone fruit, and baking spices with a hint of brandied cherries and red berry fruit. The palate is light on its feet; this is not a heavy (full-bodied and high ester) rum by any means, but it's nonetheless complex, with a slight salinity that creeps in on the finish. This rum is 11 years-old, and a great introduction to the Foursquare family. Oskar Kostecki

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Habitation Velier Forsyths WP 2005 57.8% (PRE - Arrives Fri Oct.

After a 70-year hiatus due to a government shutdown, Worthy Park was back in business in 2005, continuing to make traditional, aromatic Jamaican rum. This 2005 batch is one of the first distillates produced at Worthy Park since re-opening, and is a great example of a medium-bodied Jamaican rum. Not as high in congeners as the white, this has also been beautifully mellowed by over 10 years of aging in the tropical climates of Jamaica. Petrol and funk are still present, but in a gentler iteration, and the combination of tropical fruit and caramel is perfectly balanced. Great texture and an oily mouthfeel. Oskar Kostecki

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Habitation Velier Forsyths WP 502 57% (PRE - Arrives Fri. Oct 12

A very aromatic white molasses-based rum, distilled on the Forsyth double-retort pot still at Worthy Park distillery. By isolating particular yeast strains and implementing an incredibly long (3 weeks!) fermentation, this particular mark of Worthy Park is incredibly effusive, clocking in at very high congener (a chemical constituent which gives aromas) level. Rich and quite oily on the palate, this rum shows beautiful aromas of citrus fruit, lime zest, banana, vanilla, and a hint of the classic Jamaican petrol funk. Great on its own, I can't wait to see what it does in a daiquiri. Oh my, the very idea has chills running down my spine. Oskar Kostecki

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Habitation Velier Foursquare 2013 64% (PRE - Arrives Fri. Oct 12

Richard Seale of Foursquare Distillery on Barbados is a master of blending pot and column distillates, and indeed all rums produced under the official Foursquare label are such combinations. Finding the right balance between the two has been done with great skill and care, and in the past few years Foursquare has emerged as one of the leading rum brands in the world (we're obviously talking quality here, not quantity). But here we have a different animal: the only commercial example I have ever seen of a 100% pot-distilled Foursquare. Wow is this intense. Aged for two years in Cognac cask and bottled at a whopping 64%, this is a brawny rum, full of character and flavor. Notes of leather, baking spice, raisin, dried apricot, baked apple, and vanilla are all present, along with a meaty and rich mouthfeel. If you've enjoyed the official Foursquare offerings, this will be right up your alley; a step further down the rabbit-hole. Oskar Kostecki

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Habitation Velier Hampden LFCH 2011 62% (PRE - Arrives Fri. Oct 12

If you've stopped by the shop and asked me about rum, chances are you've heard about Hampden Estate. I just can't help myself, there is something about this historic Jamaican rum producer that makes me lose my mind; before I know what's happening I'm on my knees blurting out half-coherent sentences about why this might be the most important distillery in the entire world. If you're curious about the long form story, call the shop or email me, but the shorthand is this: Hampden Estate has been making uncompromising rum in exactly the same way for close to 300 years, using a blend of molasses, fresh sugarcane juice, and dunder (a combination of spent mash after distillation and the residue after fermenting molasses, that's then buried and exhumed and added to these pits and then re-distilled and it's all kind of crazy, etc) all fermented for long periods of time using only wild indigenous yeasts, creating the most wonderfully funky and compelling spirits. Finding pure, aged Hampden is always a joy, finding 100% tropical-aged Hampden is a revelation. The LFCH mark is a quite recent one for the distillery, not as high in congeners as some others produced here, but this is still a cacophony of tropical fruit, petrol, funk, and that special Hampden magic. Bottled at 62% and I wouldn't drink it any other way. Oskar Kostecki

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Habitation Velier Last Ward 2009 64% (PRE - Arrives Fri. Oct 12

Back in 2014 I went to a blending seminar for Mount Gay. We were presented with various marks of rum, both from column stills and pot stills, and asked to approximate the blend for the new Mount Gay Black Barrel, which was just released in the US market. It was my first time tasting the difference between pot and column still rum and I was astounded. The depth of flavor and exuberance extracted by the pot still was amazing, and the column still distillate was, by comparison, muted, lacking discernible flavor, and quite boring. I proceeded to construct a blend of mostly pot still Mount Gay (all I really wanted to drink), adding a tiny bit of the column still distillate, and duly failed the assignment. I was dismayed to learn that the "proper" blend should have been the other way around, mostly dull column-distilled rum, and a small proportion of pot still to give some flavor. I'm very happy I finally have the chance to drink some pure pot-distilled Mount Gay!

Mount Gay is the oldest commercial rum distillery in the world, and has been in operation since at least 1703. Since the early 1900s it has been owned by the Ward family, though the commercial rights to Mount Gay rum have been owned by Remy Cointreau since 1989. The last owner-distiller at Mount Gay, Frank Ward, passed away a few years ago, and this bottle has been named as a tribute to him. It is an incredible distillate, exploding with flavors of dried fruit, figs, apricots, baking spices, caramel and cocoa. Fruit-forward and quite lush, it drinks incredibly well at the full proof of 64% ABV. A beauty. Oskar Kostecki

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Habitation Velier Worthy Park 2007 59% (PRE - Arrives Fri. Oct 12

The 2007 Worthy Park takes everything the 2005 has and magnifies it. Rich and full-bodied, this is a tremendous rum, almost overloading the senses. Waves of leather, vanilla, caramel, petrol, banana, overripe pineapple, and apricot wash over the nose and palate. Bottled at 59%, you might want to reach for a small ice cube, but at the same time, diluting any of the flavors of this powerhouse would be such a shame. Oskar Kostecki

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Hamilton Jamaican Pot Still Gold Rum

Ed Hamilton's Jamaica Gold Rum is sourced from the Worthy Park Distillery in the parish of St. Catherine at 1,200 feet in elevation. The estate was founded in 1670 and commercial sugarcane production began in 1720, long before any other distillery on the island. All of the sugarcane is processed on the property which results in molasses that is exceptionally high in sugar content. Fermentation of the molasses take place over three weeks and distillation occurs in copper pot stills resulting in a classic "heavy" rum - the term used for the rich, molasses-based pot still rums of the former English colonies. The only additives are natural sugar-based caramel coloring and water. The nose is a bouquet of earthy, leathery tones balanced by ripe tropical fruits, starchy banana, sweet spice, and a toasted, nutty quality. On the palate it is quite rich with toasted coconut, red apple skin, bright minerality, and more earthiness. This is killer in many classic cocktails, particularly a Daiquiri, and is equally great sipped neat! Tim Gagnon

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Rhum J.M. Martinique V.S.O.P. Rhum 750ml

Because of Martinique’s history with France, bottles of rhum will often feature some of the same nomenclature that is used to denote age on Cognac labels. Here we have a V.S.O.P., which stands for “very special old pale,” a phrase used in the Cognac trade to highlight aged brandies for British merchants. Some extra oak aging tempers the spirit’s initial herbaceousness with flavors of clove, cinnamon, and smoke. This is extremely complex, round and easy to drink. Treat it as a fine brandy or whisky and enjoy it in a snifter after dinner. John Rankin

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Velier Caroni 2000 Trinidad Rum 55%

A very special bottling of vintage rum from Caroni, the now-legendary Trinidadian distillery that closed its doors in 2002. This is sourced from the cache bought up by Luca Gargano and Velier in 2004, and has continued aging in Trinidad under tropical conditions. Most long-aged rum available on the market these days is sourced from warehouses in Northern Europe, where it undergoes a much gentler maturation, at a rate of evaporation that is around 1 to 2 percent per year. This 17-year-old rum, spending its entire life aging in the heat and humidity of the Caribbean, experiences a loss of about 80% before it is bottled, resulting in one of the most deep and complex rums I've ever had the pleasure to taste. Notes of wood spice, cedar, mahogany, pipe tobacco, dried flowers, potpourri, dried stone fruit, grilled peaches, the scent of old houses, engine oil, and a slight rancio, varnishy quality are all interwoven on the nose and palate. The finish is long and satisfying. This rum drinks fantastically at the high proof. Oskar Kostecki

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Velier Clairin Sajous Sugarcane Rum Haiti 54.3%

Michal Sajous makes this wonderful clairin in the small town of Saint-Michel de L'Attalaye, situated on a plateau surrounded by mountains, about a hundred kilometers north from Port-au-Prince. He grows several different varieties of cane, with the Cristalline being used for this particular bottling. Fermented in stainless steel with all indigenous yeast, this a beautifully mineral expression of fresh-pressed sugarcane juice rum, more effusive and intense than anything I've had from Martinique or Guadaloupe, but still carrying a similar flavor profile. Perfumes of dried flowers, tropical fruit, and the hallmark green grassiness is supported by the more herbal and dense aromas of tea tree oil and eucalyptus. There is an undercurrent of salinity, and the pronounced acidity keeps this fresh and lifted. Drink this neat or make the most phenomenal Ti' Punch. Oskar Kostecki

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Velier Clairin Vaval Sugarcane Rum Haiti 48.8%

Fritz Vaval makes this completely unique clairin in the village of Cavaillon, on the southern coast of Haiti. The distillery Arawaks was founded after the war by Fritz's father, and today they have 20 hectares of a variety of sugarcane called Madame Meuze, farmed without the use of any fertilizers or chemicals. Fermentation takes up to 5 days and is done using only indigenous yeast. Vaval uses a home-made pot still that is steam powered (using a repurposed locomotive engine) by burning bagasse, the leftover pulp once the cane is crushed. The Vaval clairin is, for me, the most singular of the three. The more typical grassy and green notes of sugarcane juice mingle more the more esoteric prescence of anise, cinnamon, lemongrass and citrus peel. Oskar Kostecki

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Wigle Landlocked Spiced (like spiced rum) 750

In the not too distant past, spiced rum was a spirit to avoid at all costs. Producers took an already sweet product (rum,) added artificial vanilla and citrus flavors, cinnamon, and then even more sugar to create a beverage made to appeal to the sweet tooth of an undergraduate student. We now have choices of spiced rum that are actually delicious and actually spicy. Wigle’s entry starts with a distillate of buckwheat honey – a tribute to the local grain known for its earthy, woodsy flavor. Next, a slew of ingredients are infused into spirit. Wigle uses vanilla bean, roasted orange peel, cocoa nibs, and cinnamon for a drink that is aromatically very complex, and downright spicy. This peppery kick makes the spirit an ideal partner for ginger beer, or a feisty member of a punch bowl. John Rankin

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