Wes Burgin – The Fat Rum Pirate

Wes runs a great website on rum. As he puts it ‘it is an unsophisticated review on the world of Rum’  We especially enjoyed his recent article on Top Ten Rums…So Far. Go and have a read for yourself.


  1. Habitation Velier HLCF/LROK

Velier have released three Hampden Estate rums over the past 18 months or so. This one was released as part of LMDW 60th Anniversary. An epic Jamaican rum for the “dunderhead”. Funky, fruity and medicinal it’s a great drop.

  1. Plantation O.F.T.D.

Another slick piece of marketing from Plantation. The first of their rums to have “no dosage.” An Overproof mixer which might in time gain a reputation similar to Lemon Hart 151. In the end this can’t really be ignored. Full flavoured and full on.

  1. Foursquare Rum Distillery – Criterion

I recently voted this as my Rum of the Year so it had to be number one on this countdown as well. Sadly it has sold out now but it was a wonderful example of the strides Foursquare has made over the past 2-3 years. Proof, if it was needed, that Bajan rum is not boring. The reality is that I could have compiled a top three of just Foursquare releases but I went for a bit variety.

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