What’s this all about then? Well……rum.
I love rum. It’s the most fascinating, varied and interesting spirit in the world. So far on my journey I’ve had rums that have exceeded in taste and complexity to any other spirit I’ve drunk, and I’ve also had some not so good. From single cask pot still rums to industrial column still rums that have been adjusted with flavours and sugars – nothing else in the spirits industry comes close in variety.
So me? I live in the UK with my wife and 2 kids, and have been drinking spirits for around 10 years or so (at the time of writing! – 2016). I’ve got a job and a family so posts may be infrequent and/or sporadic, sorry! It is a hobby after all. I also have Autism Spectrum Disorder, specifically what used to be called Asperger’s Syndrome, which has led to much collecting and detailed note writing of various spirits over the years, and one of the reasons for this blog is an outlet for that.
Early on in my spirits journey things started out quite nicely with Single Malt Scotch, however the Scotch industry had been nagging me a bit and I decided to start out on a new path to compliment my Scotch drinking hobby. I went to Bourbon for a time, but this too started to follow the very patterns that made me look away from Scotch in the first place, so where to next? Well, rum looked pretty interesting; it’s been around for a bit (hundreds of years) and some of it is very expensive, so can’t be that bad right? As a result pretty much all I drink these days is rum!
In terms of my reviews, pretty much all are from bottles I’ve bought myself (self funded). There are occasions where I’ve sample swapped with friends. I do not ask for samples from producers or distilleries, and if I ever do get sent any (unlikely) then it’ll be declared, along with the reason why I was sent them.
So here it is; my journey in rum. I’m not an expert (in anything really) but I know what I like, and I like to think I’ve got a pretty good sense of smell and a reasonable palate. Hopefully some of my reviews will help you out and I hope you enjoy reading them.