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Four Bells Navy Rum, 40%, in The Windsor Hotel, Kirkcaldy

After getting off the train from a highly enjoyable session at the Fife Whisky Festival 2022 I thought a night-cap in my hotel bar would be in order.

Having spotted an unknown bottle of rum behind the Windsor Bar when booking in earlier – my curiosity was piqued.

Courtesy Rum Auctioneer

Turned out to be Four Bells Navy Rum.

A tot was ordered amid the sounds of a loud karaoke & merry youngsters downing globes of vividly coloured cocktails.

Four Bells had a soft hint of burnt rubber off the nose.

A rather weak & watery palate – compared to all the wonderful drinks I’d just experienced at the show.

A touch of spice on the rear enlivened this otherwise rather flatly flavoured rum.

Courtesy Rum Auctioneer

Easy drinking indeed – but lacking flair.

Information on Four Bells could only be collated from a number of websites.

Courtesy Tannico

It appears to be/was a Whyte & Mackay brand distilled in Guyana, offered at 40%, 42.9% or 100 Proof, has had several bottle designs & brand owners over the years & seems to be fondly remembered by fans.

I’m assuming I enjoyed the 40% version & despite the lack of punch – Four Bells is just the kind of hidden spirit I enjoy encountering when visiting a bar.

Sláinte

Header image of The Windsor Bar courtesy Booking.com

Penderyn Icon Of Wales #6, Royal Welsh Whisky, 43%

Penderyn flies the flag for Welsh Whisky.

Along with a solid core range of single malts to suit all palates,

The Icon Of Wales series continues to highlight aspects of ‘Welshness’ be it in culture, politics, sports or history.

A good whisky doesn’t last for long! c/othewhiskeynut

Attracted to the initial #1 Red Flag release,

It’s always a joy to encounter the latest offering.

Royal Welsh Whisky caught my eye at the lovely Fife Whisky Festival last year.

Royal Welsh Whisky c/othewhiskeynut

Based on an original bottle from the Frongoch Distillery – later to become Frongoch Interment Camp for Irish Republican prisoners – Royal Welsh Whisky exhibits a flavour profile pleasing to my palate – peat.

The historical connections, revival of Welsh Whisky & gorgeous smokey notes all make for a winner to me.

Iechyd dda!