Here are some upcoming rum releases for the US market approved in July 2023. These are only label approvals recorded at the US TTB, there’s no news on when these will actually hit stores (though a few are already available for pre-sale online). Anything else filed in July that’s approved in August will be included in next month’s report.
This post covers rum label approvals from July 2023. I don’t include flavored/spiced rums. This month we have releases from Rolling Fork, Barbancourt, Hampden Estate, Dillon, Goslings, Monymusk, Privateer, Raising Glasses, Bayou, Grander, Virago, and Royal Cane as well as several new brands from Mauritius and Indonesia and a new rum and clairin from Haiti as well as new Panama rum releases from Kirkland (Costco).
160th Anniversary, Filed 6 July 2023.
Single Batch 5 YO 2018 Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged, Filed 5 July 2023.
After last month’s flood of Dillon releases, here’s one more!
Rhum Blanc Agricole, 55%. Filed 10 July 2023.
Spirited Seas Volume II, Bermuda. Filed 13 July 2023.
8 YO Whiskey Barrel Finish, Filed 6 July 2023.
It looks like we’ll be seeing a followup to last year’s 8 Marks Set of unaged rum. A year later, and we have a set of the 8 marks after a year in bourbon casks! I’ve written more on this release here. The label for HLCF is in progress.
HGML 1 YO, Filed 18 July 2023.
LROK, 1 YO, Filed 18 July 2023.
C<>H, 1 YO, Filed 18 July 2023.
<>H, 1 YO, Filed 18 July 2023.
LFCH, 1 YO. Filed 18 July 2023.
OWH 1 YO, Filed 18 July 2023.
DOK, 1 YO. Filed 18 July 2023.
I think this is more of a rebrand/label refresh than a launch, though I’m not sure if I’ve seen Monymusk sold on the shelf in the US before, so this could be a new launch here. It’s a different label than used in overseas markets. The NRJ team brought these two bottles to Tales of the Cocktail last week to sample.
10 YO Special Reserve, Filed 11 July 2023.
Classic Gold, Filed 11 July 2023.
Bottled in Bond, Filed 18 July 2023.
Single Cask Selection for Best Brands, Filed 17 July 2023.
Several of these releases are already available for sale at their site, but I’m still including the labels here as they were approved this month.
Heavy Metal releases are cask strength.
Kinnara 9 YO Thailand Single Cask. Filed 17 July 2023.
Kinnaree 9 YO Thailand Single Cask, Filed 17 July 2023.
Manora 9 YO Thailand blend. Filed 17 July 2023.
Whistler, 14 YO Venezuelan Single Cask. Filed 17 July 2023.
Whistler Heavy Metal Edition, 14 YO Venezuelan Single Cask. Filed 17 July 2023.
Yowie 16 YO Australian. Filed 17 July 2023.
Yowie 16 YO Australian Heavy Metal Edition. Filed 17 July 2023.
Amburana Odyssey, Barbados. Filed 6 July 2023.
Brazil 12 YO Single Cask Epris Distillery, Filed 10 July 2023.
Guyana 13 YO Single Cask. Filed 26 July 2023.
Barbados Single Cask 17 YO Foursquare. Filed 5 July 2023.
Venezuela Single Cask 19 YO CADC. Filed 10 July 2023.
Other Interesting Releases
Botran Roaju, Guatemala, Filed 19 July 2023.
Selection Canoubier, Barbados. Filed 11 July 2023.
I believe this is a new label in the US, though I had some of their releases at ProWine Singapore last year. This is a line of independently bottled rums from Distillerie des Moisans in France. The low resolution images are as-is from their TTB filing.
Selection Canoubier Trinidad 3 YO, Filed 26 July 2023.
Conde do Sul Cachaca in Amburana. Filed 23 July 2023.
La Distillerie 1716 Rhum Reserve Royale Aged. Filed 25 July 2023.
La Distillerie 1716 Clairin Kombit. Filed 15 July 2023.
Furia Aguardiente, Mexico. Filed 29 June 2023 (issued in July).
Always happy to see more Mexican rums, though I don’t have any detail beyond the label on this one. Nice to see it’s at 45%.
Kirkland (Costco) 12 YO Panama. Filed 20 July 2023.
Kirkland (Costco) 12 YO Panama Port Finished. Filed 12 July 2023.
Nashville Barrel Company, Single Barrel R43 for Barrel Heads. No source listed. Filed 10 July 2023.
The Obscure, Harbinger Jakarta Rum, Filed 14 July 2023.
Not sure who this is from, could be a new independent bottler. This is the first time I’ve seen a spirit from Indonesia labeled as a rum instead of an arack, it’ll be interesting to see how this turns out. I assume that they’re not just labeling an arack as a rum because they also took care to not add anything to it or chill filter it.
Star & Key Single Cask Mauritius. Filed 21 July 2023.
Sourced from Distillerie de Labourdonnais.
Starr African Rum, Mauritius. Filed 27 June 2023 (issued in July).
This is a new brand, and I’m including it since it’s rare to see Mauritian rums make it to the US.
Starr African Rum, 7 YO Mauritius. Filed 13 July 2023.
Virago Separation 95, Filed 16 July 2023.