|An old wooden still in Guyana.
|This still imparts a very distinctive taste to the distillate.
The Rumelier's Favourite Sipping Rums
There is no
particular order to the rums shown in the lists below. It is very difficult to pick a long list of favourite rums. The rums
shown below are the most popular mainly because they are consistently available in the Turks and Caicos Islands, so they can
be drank on a regular basis.
The Rumelier has a large collection of rums to choose from that would be on these
lists if they were more readily available. Only a couple of rums made these lists that are not regularly available in the
Turks and Caicos Islands.
Another difficult decision is, which rum to drink tonight, this can be the toughest decision
of all. This is often planned out at work while waiting for the day to end or while surfing the net learning about rums. Sometimes
this difficult decision is made after perusing the Ministry of Rum Forum and reading member's threads.
is also often made on what rum is readily available, and which rum is near the end of the bottle, and if it can be replaced.
The Rumelier's rum collection has areas that are strong and areas that are weak. He does not have a great collection
of French Rhums, a problem he hopes to rectify one day with a long trip to Martinique. Also, he has a lack of South American
rums and as a result you will not see many in these lists below. None are commercially available in the Turks and Caicos Islands,
with the exception of El Dorado.
Mount Gay 1703
Bambarra Trouvadore Finest Select
Angostura Single Barrel Reserve
Appleton Estate 21 Year Old
Bambarra 8 Year Old Reserve
Mount Gay Extra Old
Atlantico Private Cask
Bacardi Reserva Limitada
Zacapa 15 Year Old
Bacardi 8 Year Old
Appleton Master Blender's Legacy
Flor de Cana
18 Year Old
Barcelo Gran Anejo
Dorado 15 Year Old
Atlantico Private Cask
Matusalem Gran Reserve
1824 from Angostura
Appleton Extra 12 Year Old
Zacapa 23 Year Old
Barbancourt Reserve 15 Year Old
El Dorado 21 Year Old
Cruzan Single Barrel
Flor de Cana 12 year Old
Vizcaya Cask 21
|Doorly's XO Rum from Barbados.
|A second maturation in Spanish Oloroso Sherry Kegs makes this rum special.
The Rumelier's Favourite Mixing Rums
usually mixes these rums with his favourite mixer ginger ale, when available and a slice of lime. If this is not available
it will be substituted with a lemon and lime soda.
Appleton Special Gold
Mount Gay Eclipse
Elements 8 Gold
Flor de Cana Grand Reserve 7 Year Old
Macorix 8 Vieja Reserva
Elements 8 Gold
Brugal Extra Viejo
Barbancourt 3 Star
Cruzan Diamond Estate 5 Year Old
Flor De Cana Gold 4 Year
El Dorado 5 Year Old
Angostura's Royal Oak
|Barcelo Anejo Ron Superior.
|A great mixing rum from the Dominican Republic.
The Rumelier's Favourite White Rums
Bacardi Superior from Peurto Rico
Bambarra Silver from the Turks and Caicos Islands
Elements 8 Platinum from St.Lucia
Mount Gay Premium
White Rum from Barbados
Flor De Cana Extra Dry 4 Year Old from Nicaragua
Barbancourt White from Haiti
White from Jamaica
Myer's Platinum from Jamaica
Barcelo Blanco from the Dominican Republic
Ron Mulata Silver
Dry from Cuba
Matusalem Carta Plata from the Domincan Republic
This list is shorter than the two
shown above, mainly due to the fact
that The Rumelier does not drink white rum too often, usually only
in his favourite
cocktails. When collecting rum, if given a choice
between white rum and gold or aged rum, The Rumelier will nearly
always collect the gold or aged rum as a preference and will ask
for the same if someone asks what rum they wish him
to bring back
from their vacations.
|A small Barbados type table-top copper pot still.
|The Rumelier is having a larger version of this still custom made.
Rum Type Alembic Still
The Rumelier has ordered
a sixteen litre custom built version of the cooper pot still pictured above. The main reason for ordering this still
is for The Rumelier to learn how rum is distilled in a simple pot still. This is a fully functional working still that
will have an electric power source. It is intended to actually distill some rum during the rum tastings that The Rumelier
regularly holds. In other words moonshine will be on the next rum menu, distilled right in front of your eyes.
be a learning process, from start to finish. This will be a great way to learn more about the fermentation and distillation
of rum. So please stay tuned for updates on how to distill rum at home. If you have any knowledge of this process please contact
The Rumelier's father-in-law apparently distilled his own moonshine in the "bush" right here
in the Turks and Caicos Islands, along with some friends. Unfortunately he is no longer alive. There is very limited
information as to how they distilled their rum. The Rumelier is trying to track down some of the friends to see how they
distilled their rum.
The company constructing the still is Destilarias Eau de Vie, Iberian Coppers, SA, from Portugal.
They have a great website that you can buy your own still from or just learn how various things are distilled.
Click on the photo of the old still shown below to go to there great informative website.