Tag: jamaican rum

Jamaican Spiced Swizzle #3

It’s always exciting to see a not-so-common ingredient enter the tiki recipe realm. In the case of Oriol Elias’ Jamaican Spiced Swizzle #3, it’s not…

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…

An Illustrated and Informal J. Wray & Nephew Timeline

Jamaica’s Appleton Estate is among the world’s largest rum brands, with roots going back to 1825 or 1749, depending on your perspective. The history of…

New Insights Into Wray & Nephew 17

Over on the Facebook Rum History forum, I shared some recent discoveries about perhaps the most sought-after rum in the world: Wray & Nephew 17,…

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…

A (Non-)History of Jamaica in British Navy Rum

From sheer repetition over many decades, the rum world has accepted a seemingly unshakeable truth: The storied Royal Navy rum, served to Britain’s bluejackets for…

High Ester Rum Production with Vivian Wisdom

This story was originally posted here on Cocktail Wonk. However, to resolve certain technical issues, the background information and slide deck have been moved here….

Geographic Indication Fast Facts

In the spirits world, Geographical Indications, or GI for those who are conserving syllables, have recently been in the forefront of many nerdy conversations. This…

The Cocktail Wonk Comprehensive Caribbean Rum Tour: Bottles $45 or Less

There’s no shortage of rum listicles lately. Rum is a hot topic du jour and publications push them out with abandon: “Nine Rums I Found…

Unraveling Plummer and Wedderburn Rums

Among Jamaican rum aficionados, two names hold almost mythical allure: Plummer and Wedderburn. They’re known as old, obsolete Jamaican rum marques from a glorious time…

The Unabridged Jamaican Rum Geographical Indication – aka Jamaica’s rum rules

In an ongoing effort to disprove the good-intentioned but flawed “Rum has no rules” sentiment, a number of rum experts have repeatedly and forcefully worked…

Plantation Honors Legendary Rum Collector, Recreates Historic Jamaican Rum, Announces Rum Research Facility

While Plantation’s 2017 West Indies Rum Distillery purchase has received the lion’s share of recent press about the brand, the deal also granted them one-third…