Category: Spirit science

Talking Marques, Muck, and Dunder with Hampden Estate

One of my activities as the WIRSPA community envoy is preparing and hosting our Rum Talk series, wherein we go behind the scenes at many…

Demerara Distillers Heritage Stills: A Deep Q&A with Shaun Caleb

Demerara Distillers’ three “heritage stills” are a perennial favorite topic for Demerara rum fans. Each still (Port Mourant, Versailles, and Enmore) is famous for being…

Jamaican Rum on Acid: How Vinegar Brings the Funk

The learning never stops. For several years I’ve endeavored to understand the flavor science and history behind Jamaican rum’s unique hogo. As part of that…

Ooh LAA LAA – What’s It Mean?

A member of my High Ester Rum Geeks Facebook group recently asked what LAA means in the context of distilled spirits. For instance, if purchasing…