Richland Single Estate Rum

Richland Single Estate Rum Small Batch

Price: $45 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Richland

Region: Georgia, USA

43% ABV

Distillate: Pure cane sugar syrup

Aged For: NAS

Cask Type: Rum and Virgin white oak barrels

Chill Filtered: Undisclosed

Additives used: No

Color: Dark chestnut

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Rich caramel, vanilla, buttery pastry, oak, butterscotch, coconut

Mouthfeel: Light

Palate/Taste: Buttery, toffee, oak, baking spice, ginger, and vanilla

Finish: Light warmth, medium length, pepper, oak, brown sugar, milk chocolate

Thoughts: While I would have liked a little more richness in the mouthfeel the flavors are strong, bourbon like, and leave a clean savory note in my mouth. Recommended!

Score: 87 out of 100

Privateer Navy Yard

Privateer Navy Yard

Price: $60 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Privateer Rum

Region: Massachusetts

55% ABV

Distillate: Grade A Fancy Molasses

Aged For: Minimum 2 years

Cask Type: New charred American oak, char level 3

Chill Filtered: No

Additives used: No

Color: Auburn

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Marzipan and coconut, oak, vanilla, and a bit of fruit

Mouthfeel: Full bodied

Palate/Taste: Dry and oaky, tangy, pencil shavings, tart fruit, pepper, and vanilla

Finish: Warm and medium length, Vanilla with a sort of sweet brown sugar tangy flavor that goes back and forth between sweet and savory

Thoughts: For a relatively young spirit this has a good flavor, and is well made. I tend to like a lot of cask influence in my spirits so this says something. However, what could make this go from good to great is additional aging.

Score: 80 out of 100

Lost Spirits Navy Style

Lost Spirits Navy Style

Price: $45 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Lost Spirits

Region: California

68% ABV

Distillate: Molasses & cane sugar juice

Aged For: NAS

Still Type: Copper pot-still

Cask Type: New charred American oak casks seasoned with oloroso sherry

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No



Color: Burnt Oak

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Has an almost agricole nose at first, cane sugar, molasses, pot still funk, and slight nuttiness

Mouthfeel: Dry, hot, and oily

Palate/Taste: Molasses, oak, pepper, tobacco, clove, marzipan, coconut

Finish: Warm and lingering, pepper, spice, coconut water, and slight mint

Thoughts: It’s a strong rum with a French nose and a British palate, and one of the better craft spirits I have tried.

Score: 82 out of 100