Hemingway Rum Company

Introduction Back in February, RumCask made our way down to Key West in Florida to visit the Hemingway Rum Company. They are mainly known for their release of Papa’s Pilar however, this distillery is their innovation centre, headed…

A Brief History

In the Caribbean during the 17th Century, sugar farming was rife and a major source of income. However, once the sugar cane (Genus Saccharum) was harvested, crushed and boiled, it would leave a viscous liquid by product when producing the sugar.…

Rum Maths – ABV/Proof

We’ve discussed Overproof rum before but after a recent chat with my Bajan brother-in-law, we felt compelled to take it one step further. “Why do I see these bottles with 102% this and 151% that? How can you…

What Is Overproof Rum?

Many of us have heard of the term ‘Overproof’ when it comes to rum, the most famous examples being Bacardi 151 and Wray and Nephew Overproof.  But what does it actually mean and where does the term originate…

Angel’s Share

When rum is left to age in barrels after the distillation process, a portion evaporates. That portion is known as “Angel’s Share.” As it sounds, the portion given to the angels above. Wray & Nephew recently introduced a…

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