Update: References to Foursquare, Renaissance, and Hampden Estate releases.

I’ve maintained Google Sheets that track releases from Foursquare, Renaissance, and Hampden Estate for a few years, and today I’ve updated them and added links to them from the References page on this site:

  • Renaissance Rum bottlings. Renaissance is a rum distillery in Taiwan that’s famous for the volume of information on their labels. This is a collection of that information in a Google Sheet.
  • Foursquare releases. We all know Foursquare in Barbados, this is primarily a tracker for their ECS and private bottlings as well as releases from Velier. There are tabs for Doorly’s, Real McCoy, and RL Seale but those aren’t complete or updated, and I may eventually just delete them. Ignore them unless you’re willing to help me make them more accurate.
  • Hampden Estate Endemic Birds bottles. Velier began releasing a series of Hampden Estate rums across three marques several years ago, the labels highlight different birds that are native to Jamaica. Because people really like collecting things, many in the rum community have sought these bottles out. Unfortunately, many online lists are incomplete or inaccurate (including Hampden Estate’s own list on their site). I’ve tried to make this as complete as possible based on bottles sold at sites like Rum Auctioneer and various retail sites.

These lists are probably missing information and I’d love updates. Especially if you can cite sources/bottle labels to confirm the information.

Scotch Malt Whisky Society chart updates

This morning I added some chart updates to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society distillery chart.

  • Added malt whisky distilleries 155 (Milk & Honey) and 156 (Glasgow Distillery)
  • Added Armagnac distillery A9 (Domaine de Saurine)
  • Added Cider Brandy section with CB1 (Somerset Cider Brandy Company)

I also updated the events calendars for Southeast Asia and Georgia (United States). If there’s an event I’ve left out, please let me know!

Apologies for the outage..

Apologies for the almost month-long outage of this site. If you’re one of the three people who read it, you might have noticed that it’s been down since 30 May. The outage itself is due to a botched upgrade while the length of the outage is due to my being preoccupied with things at home (no drama, we’re still renovating/improving our house and it takes a lot of time).

The site is back as you can see, and I’m setting up alerts that will let me know if it breaks again in the future so I can fix it quickly.

I’m working on a slew of new articles. Most are still in early draft stages, but they range from an article (or series of articles depending on how it works out) musing on the whisky bar as an institution and the lack of them in Georgia to more distillery visit reviews. I recently returned from a trip to the Louisville area and made several visits while there.