Rum Essays

 

This Page contains various essays of a more factual nature that relate to rums, as well as articles or short pieces I have contributed to other fora and various lists compiled for my own amusement. For more subjective matters, see the “Opinions” page.

Rum Information / Reference Material

Essays on Tangential Rum Matters


Other Sugar Cane Spirits – A Series On Indigenous / Artisanal Cane Juice Spirits

 


Formal Tastings, Lists and Multiple Rum Side-by-Sides

Lists

 General


Note to File – Longform Answers, Comments & Discussions on Other Sites / Platforms

Where the issues were of interest and importance, I’ve commented at length on in other fora (mostly reddit) many times, and several of these are mini-opinions or even full essays on their own. I include them here for completeness.

Reddit

  • The Rum Equivalent of Jim Murray’s “Whisky Bible” (Aug 2022)
  • Urging caution with the rhetoric around the new Barbados GI (July 2022, here and here)
  • Riffing on Australian Rums (July 2022)
  • Sponsored content and advertorials commentary (based on a Tony Sachs article) (July 2022)
  • Comments on the SMWS’s lack of (good) rum bottlings (July 2022)
  • A Retrospective on Velier’s Demeraras and Caronis for a new enthusiast (June 2022)
  • Comment on 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition (May 2022)
  • Comment on the simplistic article “Why Are Fine Rums Not Known?” (Apr 2022)
  • Discussion on Foursquare LFT Rum naming (Apr 2022)
  • What Is a rum really worth? (August 2021)
  • The Mishandling of Michael B. Jordan’s “J’Ouvert” Rum (June 2021)
  • Rebutting HipLatina’s story of Bacardi and rum (June 2021)
  • Classifications and white rums (February 2021)
  • Sourcing and dosing of rums (Jan 2021)
  • Appropriation and the naming of Tamosi rums (October 2020)
  • In Defense of Pietrek’s Editorial Standards (August 2020)
  • Barbados GI and WIRD’s stance (Jan 2020)(Nov 2019)
  • Zacapa 23 and sweetening (Nov 2019)
  • Why small samples for reviewing aren’t a bad thing (September 2019)
  • Expanding on the “Age of Velier’s Demeraras” essay (June 2018)
  • Rum Rating site and other reviewers’ usefulness (Feb 2017)

 


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