Category Archives: SPIRITS WORLDWIDE

Wray and Nephew Overproof Rum

Wray & Nephew, White Overproof Rum, Kingston, Jamaica, NV This spirit: molasses-based, column distilled, screw cap closure, 63% abv, 5cl, widely available, ~£3 WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear, water white intensity, colourless. Nose: clean, medium intensity, with aromas as … Continue reading

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Chase English Potato Vodka

Chase, English Potato Vodka, UK Miniature, 40% abv. WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, water white intensity, colourless. Nose: clean on the nose, light intensity, aromas of hazelnut, pine and pepper; unaged. The addition of water emphasizes the nutty … Continue reading

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Mezan Caroni Rum Trinidad 1999

Mezan, Caroni Distillery Rum, Trinidad, 1999 15 y.o., primary ageing in US oak, screw cap closure, 40% abv (80% proof), Gauntleys, £34 WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, pale intensity gold. Nose: clean on the nose, medium intensity, estery aromas … Continue reading

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Kraken Black Spiced Rum NV

The Kraken, Black Spiced Rum, Caribbean blend Rum blended with spice, caramel and other natural flavours, screw cap closure (miniature), 40% abv (80% proof). WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, medium intensity amber Nose: clean on the nose, medium … Continue reading

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Notes on cognac and armagnac

My cognac and armagnac notes cover a little history, EU regulation and production methods. For omissions, errors and comment please do email. References Broom, D. (2013). Distilling Knowledge, published by WSET Harrison, J., Ridley, N. (2014). Distilled, published by Mitchell Beazley … Continue reading

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Notes on Brandy del Jerez, pisco and grappa

My Jerez Brandy, pisco and grappa notes cover a little history, regulation and production methods. For omissions, errors and comment please do email. References Broom, D. (2013). Distilling Knowledge, published by WSET Harrison, J., Ridley, N. (2014). Distilled, published by Mitchell … Continue reading

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Notes on calvados and other fruit spirits

My calvados other fruit sprits notes cover a little history, regulation and production methods. For omissions, errors and comment please do email. References Broom, D. (2013). Distilling Knowledge, published by WSET Harrison, J., Ridley, N. (2014). Distilled, published by Mitchell Beazley Interprofession … Continue reading

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