Rumaniacs: Serge

Biography

Serge Valentin, born 1960, is one of the early whisky bloggers and is still blogging about whisky at Whiskyfun.com. He’s published tasting notes for 11,000 different whiskies since 2002. A few years ago he started to post about other dark spirits as well, which he started to call ‘the malternatives’. Serge always tries to write about rum from a whisky lover’s point of view, and does that more or less every Sundays on his blog. Serge has also been writing for Whisky Magazine France for a good ten years, as well as a few other magazines. Other than that, Serge’s day job is advertising. He’s also passionate about wine, sports cars, motorcycles and a few other ‘toys for boys’.

Reviews

Rhum

Score

Appleton Reserve 20 ceramic jug

93/100

Gordon & MacPhail 1941

92/100

Saint James 1885

92/100

Bally 1960

92/100

Bristol Caroni 1974

91/100

Velier Albion 1986

91/100

Appleton Reserve 12 ceramic jug

91/100

Silver Seal Port Mourant 1975

90/100

El Dorado Rare Collection Versailles 2002

90/100

Berry Bros 1977 Jamaican rum

90/100

Trois Rivieres 1977

90/100

Domaine de Courcelles

90/100

Bally 1982

90/100

Bally 1975

89/100

Black Tot

89/100

Neisson 2004

89/100

Neisson 21

89/100

Velier Port Mourant 1974

89/100

Bally 1993

89/100

Habitation Velier Foursquare 2013

89/100

Wray & Nephew Private Stock

89/100

Appleton 50

88/100

Silver Seal Port Mourant 1975

88/100

Rum of the Lords ‘Freya’

88/100

Velier Skeldon 1973

88/100

Bielle 2003

88/100

Neisson L'Esprit

87/100

Bally 1992

87/100

Barbancourt 25 YO Reserve Veronelli

87/100

Velier Blairmont 1982

87/100

Velier Uitvlugt UF30E 1985

87/100

St Nicholas Abbey 15

86/100

La Favorite Privilège

86/100

Saint-James cuvée 250 ans

86/100

Alfred Lamb's 1949 special reserve

86/100

Appleton Rare Old 12

85/100

Black Joe Jamaican Rum

85/100

Velier Uitvlugt 1997

85/100

Bally 6 ans

85/100

Nicholson Finest Trinidad Rum

85/100

Velier Caroni 1982 Full Proof Heavy Rum

85/100

Barbancourt Reserve Du Domaine

84/100

Velier Caroni 1985 Full Proof Heavy Rum

84/100

La Martiniquaise Rhum Pur

84/100

La Favourite 1990 AOC

84/100

Sant Andrea 1939

82/100

Bally 1979

82/100

Neisson Extra Vieux

82/100

Habtitation Velier Muller LL IV/3177

82/100

El Dorado Rare Collection Port Mourant 1999

82/100

El Dorado Rare Collection Enmore 1993

81/100

Neisson Le Rhum par Neisson

75/100

English Harbour 1981

74/100

Appleton 21 90's

72/100

King of Diamonds

65/100

Appleton 21

60/100

Diplomatico Ambassador

55/100

El Dorado 25yo 1980

45/100

El Dorado 25yo 1986

40/100

Serge

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Reviews: 59

Average score review: 83/100