Okay, überzeugt! Danke für die Info!
Wow that’s a close one
It’s even worse with cask 13 of plantations Spanish orange wine long ponds. They split the bottles for two different outlets (excellence Rhum and the Luxembourgish cask selection) which made me horribly confused but I talked that one out with Oli and created the other part in all due fairness…
I have just added the first rum where they have three variations of the same cask!
Elizabeth Yard has made several with three interpretations of the exact same cask
Chasing doublettes is sports, isn’t it?
Interesting point! Plantation Single Cask Series is a special case.
I think they always have up to around 15-20 casks per variety. Some of these casks may get claimed by some shops that are then mentioned on the label (“exclusive for xy”). However I think the difference between 2 casks from the “normal” single casks series is already insignificant enough (I wonder why?) to call them identical. Question is if a “shop exclusive” selection that shares all the same specs as the normal release merits its own database entry or will just be mentioned as a different version just like bottle sizes?
Fear not! For now they will be set as it own thing. But as soon as Oli has changed the DB at least the scoring of them will just be merged together!
I have tried single casks from the same batch destill that were significantly different in the profile.
Really? That’s the first time I hear anyone say that. Do you remember which one it was?
I always assumed they do some sort of vatting and the “cask 03 botlle 297” on the lable is just for fun. So basically next time you order it could be cask 05 bottle 143 and taste completely different. Wouldn’t that be disappointing, as a customer?
@DevidedByZero that is actually the whole point of a single cask release. They can all be different and bottlers chose those they like the profile of. Romdeluxe as an example will also receive several samples from the “same” batch and then chose the one they like.
I have a few Rhum J.M Single casks from the same year and batch and they are all different, some only a bit and others pretty significantly
Some of the hardcore tasters can actually taste the difference in the 1st layer and 5th layer in a stack, which to me is pretty darn scary
I know what a single cask release is
I just think that concept doesn’t apply to Plantations Single Cask Series – they call it “Single Cask” but no one really pays attention to what cask number is actually on the label. That’s why I assume they do something to make them more homogeneous.
Cask Alc Comment
05 53,6% Selected by Rumology
06 53,7% Selected by The Luxembourgish Cask Selection
10 53,7% GHT Spirits
10 53,7% Bottled for Denmark
12 53,7% Bottled for the UK
17 53,7% Warehouse #1 Selected by Czech Rum Fans
Those are the casks that I could find so far… all of them are 53,7%, except cask 5 & 7 at 53,6% – a 0,1% deviation is within the margin of measuring error imho. And Cask No. 10 was bottled for GTHSPIRITS and bottled for Denmark, see lower right images.
Question is: should these casks all be in the DB? There are at least 18 it seems. Should they have different scores?
@KevinDK I realize you were not talking about Plantation Single Casks. But I was explicitly talking about their Single Cask Series. I know that “normal” single casks can have huge differences and usually should be separate scores in the DB. But what about Plantation “Single Casks”?
are these the same marque etc?
There is no marque mentioned on the label, only that it’s pot still.
Then that’s a difficult situaion… on the one hand separate entries suck because people seeking information about the rum will miss data about the same rum. On the other hand… caroni single casks are listed as single casks despite the same year, production and maturing in some cases.
Subcategories with merged scores like “the same batch”, “the same year”, “the same distillery”, “the same country” might help a bit but tbh no idea what is right here.
When people search for a specifik bottle “Bottled for Denmark” then they will probaly not accept “Bottled for the UK” because the label says something different.
Not important to me as such but just mentioning
But then they find few no ratings of the specific bottle but get the information “same batch rated…”. I think it could be useful, better give data about similar rum then no data at all
New duplicates found
Rum Runner bottled a 1991 Vintage Enmore with that ABV, but the bottle itself states that it is from DDL and it’s a MEK mark (which is KFM actually).
I took the picture of the label to check the information out
Are duplicated entries. The ABV for 13416 is wrong and I already reported this.
I suggest to merge these two @Oliver