5 October 2022

RumX Recap: September 2022

We are happy to introduce a new monthly format to you today: "The RumX Monthly Recap". Every month we will analyze the activities of the community [1] and present them as charts and summaries. This way you will find out which rums are hot right now and what everyone in the RumX community is talking about. We want to improve this format over time, so let us know what you think about the structure and what additional analyses you would like to see. Let's start by reviewing September 2022!

Monthly charts

During September 2022, the RumX community shared 4,981 tasting notes and added 4,777 bottles to their collections. Moreover, with the help of the community, 281 new rums were added to the database.

Most tasted rums in September 2022

This analysis reveals which rums were reviewed the most in September 2022. To get diverse and interesting results, we only consider rums that were released within the last 6 months. Let's take a look at the results:

The first place received Les Ephémères - N°1 of the new Saint James series. This rum was not only the most frequently tasted but also given an impressive 89 points by the RumX community. A real highlight for all Agricole lovers who enjoy cask strength and cask influence. Moreover, a real value for money hit, if you could get one of the 3,500 bottles at the reasonable release price!

Second place went to Compagnie des Indes' New Yarmouth release, selected by Perola. This rum is on par with its stunning predecessors (RX406 and RX611) and offers even more complexity without losing its funkiness due to its longer ageing. We were reminded of a mixture between the classic Hampden profile and cookie dough - insanely delicious! With a fair issue price of 150€, it even allows for use in a high-end Mai Tai or two.

Third place goes to the new Guadeloupe release from Rum Artesanal, which was unveiled at the 11th German Rum Festival in Berlin. The rum surprises with an unusually herby and citrusy profile, which is rewarded by the RumX community with a respectable 87 points. A real highlight of the 11th GRF!

RX12796
1
Buy
Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Les Ephémères - N°1
Les Ephémères - N°1
Saint James
2001   20 years   55,2%   €€€

89 /10086 ratings

RX13284
2
Buy
Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Jamaica (Bottled for Perola)
Jamaica (Bottled for Perola)
Compagnie des Indes • New Yarmouth
2009   12 years 6mo   60,2%   €€€

88 /10026 ratings

RX12189
3
Buy
Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Rum Artesanal Guadeloupe SFGB
Rum Artesanal Guadeloupe SFGB
Heinz Eggert GmbH • Bellevue
1998   24 years   59,4%   €€

87 /10034 ratings

RX12944
4
Buy
Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Deptford Dockyard Reserve
Deptford Dockyard Reserve
Pusser‘s Rum • Multi Distilleries
54,5%   €€

81 /10031 ratings

RX13188
5
Buy
Image of the front of the bottle of the rum S.B.S Jamaica (11. German Rum Festival) C<>H
S.B.S Jamaica (11. German Rum Festival) CH
1423 World Class Spirits • Hampden
2020   2 years   58,9%   €€

82 /10021 ratings

RX13155
6
Buy
Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Wild Series Rum Jamaica No. 32 HGML
Wild Series Rum Jamaica No. 32 HGML
Romdeluxe • Hampden
2020   2 years 1mo   86%   €€€€

89 /10027 ratings

RX13135
7
Buy
Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Bellamy‘s Reserve KFM
Bellamy‘s Reserve KFM
Perola • Enmore
1991   31 years   54,3%   €€€€

90 /10015 ratings

RX12778
8
Buy
Image of the front of the bottle of the rum NYC
NYC
Excellence Rhum • New Yarmouth
1994   27 years   67,8%   €€€€

89 /10021 ratings

RX12747
9
Buy
Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Flensburg Rum Company The Bottle Shop
Flensburg Rum Company The Bottle Shop
Oldman Spirits GmbH • Beenleigh
2014   7 years   58,67%   €€

78 /10019 ratings

RX12187
10
Buy
Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Rum Artesanal Barbados Rum BMMG
Rum Artesanal Barbados Rum BMMG
Heinz Eggert GmbH • Mount Gay
2000   22 years   56,5%   €€

81 /10016 ratings

Most purchased in September 2022

Besides recording tasting impressions, another favourite feature of the RumX community is market value tracking. The list below shows which rums were bought the most this month:

Ranked #1 is the new Trinidad release from Swell de Spirits, selected by Bordeaux-based spirits store Clos des Spiritueux. The sensational community rating of 90 points underlines the cask selection skills of the retailer and we will certainly look forward to more exciting picks in the future.

In 2nd and 3rd place are two familiar names. Since the Les Ephémères - N°1 and the New Yarmouth from CDI were very well received at the tastings, many RumX users purchased a bottle to enjoy the rum again.

RX13297
1
Buy
Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Private Garden Clos des Spiritueux
Private Garden Clos des Spiritueux
Swell de Spirits • T.D.L
2000   22 years   57,5%   €€€

90 /10028 ratings

RX12796
2
Buy
Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Les Ephémères - N°1
Les Ephémères - N°1
Saint James
2001   20 years   55,2%   €€€

89 /10086 ratings

RX13284
3
Buy
Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Jamaica (Bottled for Perola)
Jamaica (Bottled for Perola)
Compagnie des Indes • New Yarmouth
2009   12 years 6mo   60,2%   €€€

88 /10026 ratings

RX13392
4
Buy
Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Les Ephémères - N°7
Les Ephémères - N°7
Saint James
2007   15 years   54,3%   €€€

86 /10031 ratings

RX12189
5
Buy
Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Rum Artesanal Guadeloupe SFGB
Rum Artesanal Guadeloupe SFGB
Heinz Eggert GmbH • Bellevue
1998   24 years   59,4%   €€

87 /10034 ratings

RX12985
6
Buy
Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Plantation One-Time Limited Edition
Plantation One-Time Limited Edition
Maison Ferrand • Demerara Distillers Ltd
2007   15 years   51%   €€

80 /10031 ratings

RX13504
7
Buy
Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Clément Selection Exclusive (Batch 2)
Clément Selection Exclusive (Batch 2)
La Confrérie du Rhum • Distillerie du Simon
2015   5 years   59,9%   €€

86 /10019 ratings

RX13151
8
Buy
Image of the front of the bottle of the rum La Dame Jeanne Numéro 1
La Dame Jeanne Numéro 1
Rhum J.M
48,3%   €€€

90 /1003 ratings

RX13188
9
Buy
Image of the front of the bottle of the rum S.B.S Jamaica (11. German Rum Festival) C<>H
S.B.S Jamaica (11. German Rum Festival) CH
1423 World Class Spirits • Hampden
2020   2 years   58,9%   €€

82 /10021 ratings

RX13475
10
Buy
Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Recolte d'avril 180eme
Recolte d'avril 180eme
Dormoy • La Favorite
2022   Unaged   56%   €

80 /1007 ratings

Are you looking for great deals? The RumX community shares exciting finds in the forum every day. And check out our new Buyer's Guide in the app.

Most popular tasting locations

Using the RumX app at Whisky Live 2022 in Paris

An often requested and already implemented feature is the tagging of tasting locations, and a map showing where they took place (more on that in the upcoming "What's new in the app?" blog format). Now let’s see which places were most popular this month:

Unsurprisingly, most rums were tagged at Whisky Live in Paris. This extraordinary event is our personal rum highlight every year and we can highly recommend it to every rum enthusiast. Currently we are working on a blog article in which we share our impressions and highlights. Meanwhile, we recommend you take a look at our live impressions where we have recorded our on-site experiences in short form.

Second place is awarded to the legendary bar Aguardiente in Marina di Ravenna (Italy), which is a real paradise for all rum enthusiasts thanks to its phenomenal rum assortment. As an example, the Antigua 2012 Single Cask by Velier, Caroni-"Employees" or the Savanna Last HERR were tasted on site by the community. What a crazy selection for a bar!

Comments

Are you enjoying the new format? What analyses and reports would you like to see in the future? We look forward to your feedback!

[1] Privacy note: Analyses conducted for this report were based on anonymized collection, tasting, and location data; no personal information was processed.