Rumaniacs: Lance

Biography

The Lone Caner is German by birth, West Indian by conviction and cosmopolitan by nature. He has been writing about rums and publishing reviews since January 2010. In 2013 he created the eponymous website, where all his work currently resides. The ‘Caner prefers dark, full proofed unadulterated rums, preferably Demeraras, but has a soft spot for dark, cheap blends that make killer cocktails too. He likes Panamanians, Cubans, South Americans, Trinidadians, Jamaicans and other Caribbean rums, among the many others that exist. He is recently reviewing some agricoles of the French West Indies, and plans to get into cachacas at some stage in order to raise the visibility to other varieties of rum. He also has a peculiar obsession with rums few have heard about or written anything on, and has gradually drifted away from rums well-known, much admired and easily found, and seeks to acquire and write about very old rums, often made by craft bottlers at cask strength. And he is equally curious about rums from emerging rum markets that don’t get much press in the western world – Africa, the Indian Ocean, India, South Asia and the Far East in particular. The ‘Caner is not a regular at judging competitions or rum fests, is not part of the industry except as a buyer, and simply prefers to try new rums, write about them, and contribute to the larger rum world in an effort to raise the profile of the spirit.

Reviews

Rhum

Score

Velier Skeldon 1973

93/100

Velier Uitvlugt UF30E 1985

92/100

Gordon & MacPhail 1941

92/100

Velier Blairmont 1982

91/100

Velier Port Mourant 1974

90/100

Saint James 1885

90/100

Berry Bros 1977 Jamaican rum

90/100

Barbancourt 25 YO Reserve Veronelli

89/100

Velier Albion 1986

89/100

Velier Caroni 1982 Full Proof Heavy Rum

89/100

Berry Bros Demerara 1975

89/100

Appleton 50

89/100

Bally 1960

88/100

Velier Caroni 1984-2006 22 Year Old Heavy Trinidad Rum

88/100

Velier Caroni 1985 Full Proof Heavy Rum

87/100

Saint James 1986

86/100

Bally 1975

86/100

Saint-James cuvée 250 ans

86/100

Bally 1982

86/100

Appleton Reserve 20 ceramic jug

86/100

Velier Caroni 1982-2005 23 Year Old Light Trinidad Rum

85/100

Neisson 2004

85/100

Neisson L'Esprit

85/100

Wray & Nephew Private Stock

85/100

Trois Rivieres 1977

85/100

La Martiniquaise Rhum Pur

85/100

Bally 6 ans

84/100

Appleton Reserve 12 ceramic jug

84/100

Bally 1993

84/100

Saint James 1932

84/100

Bally 1992

83/100

Bally 1979

83/100

La Favourite 1990 AOC

83/100

Sant Andrea 1939

83/100

Barbancourt Reserve Du Domaine

83/100

Appleton 21 90's

82/100

Alfred Lamb's 1949 special reserve

82/100

Neisson Extra Vieux

82/100

El Dorado 25yo 1986

81/100

Nicholson Finest Trinidad Rum

81/100

Black Joe Jamaican Rum

80/100

Havana Club Anejo 80's

80/100

El Dorado 25yo 1980

80/100

Neisson Le Rhum par Neisson

79/100

Bacardi 6 yo Anejo Extra Special

77/100

Bacardi Facundo Paraiso

75/100

Appleton V/X circa 80/90

75/100

King of Diamonds

75/100

Lance

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Reviews: 48

Average score review: 84/100