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Review: Renegade Black Rock 2000 Rum

Posted by Arctic Wolf on July 29, 2012

The Renegade Barbados Rum (Black Rock 2000) from the Renegade Rum Company was aged for 8 years in American Oak (bourbon) casks at the West Indies Rum Refinery (also known as Black Rock Distillery because of it’s location in Black Rock, St. Michael, Barbados). This distillery was established in 1893 by the German Stade Brothers who are known for introducing the first continuous column still to the Caribbean. The Barbados Renegade Rum was first distilled in a column still, and then double distilled in a pot still. It was then ‘enhanced’ for another period of time, at the Bruichladdich Distillery in Scotland, in Martinez Port Casks. The Rum is bottled in the 700 ml squat decanter style bottle shown below at 46 percent alcohol by volume.

Here is an excerpt from my review:

“… The nose of the glass is very nice with a pronounced ‘fruity’ accent (baked apples, baked pears and gooseberry jam) which really smells nice against the backdrop of the butterscotch and vanilla notes from the rum. Deeper down I catch smells which remind me of tobacco and almond, and I even sense a little marmalade… “

You may read the full review here: 

Review: Renegade Black Rock 2000 Rum

Please enjoy my review.. Cheers!

 

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My Early Reviews of Renegade Rums

Posted by Arctic Wolf on May 10, 2011

This week I am re-posting my early reviews of the rums from the Renegade Rum Company.

One of the aspects of these rums which sets them apart from other rums is the barrels chosen for refinishing. Not second run whiskey barrels from the United States, but rather more exotic wine barrels from selected wineries in Europe.  They produce Port finished rums from Panama and Barbados,  and Chateau Latour finished rums from Jamaica and Guyana. Renegade also experiments with a Madeira finished Guyanese rum.  And those are but a few.

These rums are unique and quite unlike anything produced anywhere else in the world.  They do not taste like traditional rums, rather they taste like new hybrid spirits with the influence from the finishing casks setting their imprint firmly into the rum.

For more information please visit the Renegade Rum Website.

Here are the links to my early Renegade Rum Reviews:

Review: Renegade Rum Panama (Don José) 1997

Review: Renegade Guyana Uitvlught 1995

Review: Renegade Rum Company 2000 Jamaica Rum

The Review for the Renegade Uitvlught 1995 includes a cocktail designed specifically for that rum, A Sloe Walk in the Jungle.

(Just to be upfront with everyone I admit that I have edited the reviews to correct the old typos that I have noticed, and in some cases to clarify my somewhat terse writing style. But the scores and the essence of each review has remained the same.)

Please enjoy this re-posting of my Renegade Rum Reviews!

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Rum Review: Renegade Rum Company 2000 Jamaica Rum

Posted by Arctic Wolf on January 15, 2010

Its time for another review of those artisan cask rums from Renegade Rum Company.  This time from the Hampden Distillery, The Renegade Rum Company 2000 Jamaica Rum.

.Jamaica’s Hampden Estate was created (coincidentally) by two Scottish families (The Stirlings and the Farquarsons)  in 1753.  The rums distilled there, are pot still rums, full of fruity flavour and character.   The Renegade Rum 2000 Jamaica Rum was aged for eight in bourbon casks at the Jamaican Hampden Estate and then finished Scotland  in white wine Chateau Climens Sauternes casks.

This unusual finish is what sets Renegade Rums apart from the crowd,  Their rums are single vintage artisan rums made from hand selected stocks of some of the finest  and most unique distilleries in the Caribbean.   Renegade will hand pick the rum casks from the selected distilleries and ship the rums to Scotland to refinish or ‘Ace” them in hand selected finishing barrels at the Bruichladdich distillery.

The barrels chosen for refinishing are not second run whiskey barrels from the United States, but instead more exotic wine barrels from selected wineries in Europe.  These rums are unique and quite unlike anything produced anywhere else in the world.  They do not taste like traditional rums, rather they taste like new hybrid spirits with the influence from the finishing casks setting their imprint firmly into the rum.

Here is my review:

Review: Renegade Rum Company 2000 Jamaica Rum

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This review includes another ‘forrest approved cocktail“.  This one is called,  A Sloe Walk in the Jungle. The name of the cocktail highlights the myriad of scents and aromas which rise from the glass as this rum is poured.  A veritable ‘Jungle’ of aroma.

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Howling Highlights – Renegade Rums

Posted by Arctic Wolf on October 25, 2009

This week the spotlight is placed upon the Renegade Rum Company.   Renegade Rums are single vintage artisanal rums made from hand selected stocks of the finest distilleries in the Caribbean and the Americas.   Renegade will hand-pick the rum casks from the selected distilleries and ship the rums to Scotland to refinish or ‘Ace” them in hand selected finishing barrels at the Bruichladdich distillery.

Renegade Rums

What sets these rums apart from others is the barrels chosen for refinishing.  Not second run whiskey barrels from the United States, but instead more exotic wine barrels from selected wineries in Europe.  So we have a Port finished rums from Panama and Barbados,  or  Chateau Latour finished rums from Jamaica and Guyana.  Renegade experiments with Madeira finished Guyanan rum.  The list goes on.

These rums are unique and quite unlike anything produced anywhere else in the world.  They do not taste like traditional rums, rather they taste like new hybrid spirits with the influence from the finishing casks setting their imprint firmly into the rum.

For more information please visit the Renegade Rum Website.

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Later this week I will be giving my first impressions of Renegade Rum Jamaica 2000 (Hamden).  An eight year old rum from the Jamaican Hamden distillery which has been finished in French Chateau Climens Casks.  Until then you can enjoy my reviews of Renegade Rum Panama (Don Jose) 1997  and Renegade Rum Guyana UITVLUGHT 1995.

Renegade Rum Panama (Don Jose) 1997

Awesome aroma with oriental spices, and brown sugar. A Mild fruity aroma like cherries sits at the very back of the nose……

Read the Review Here .

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Renegade Rum Guyana UITVLUGHT

I am glad I tasted this five times before I reviewed it as it gets better with each tasting. I will warn you that the flavour is unlike any rum I have tasted previously…….

Read the Review Here .

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