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El Ron Prohibido Habanero Solera 12 Rum (700ml)

MEXICO
$79. 99 Bottle
$959.88 Dozen
ABV: 40%
An unusual new addition to the shelves, stemming from Mexico, the rum is matured in a 12-year solera system composed of barrels which used to hold sweet raisin wine.

Tasting note: Polished mahogany colour. Mild balsamic over richer scents of candied orange, choc-chip cookie, praline, chico lollies and dilute molasses. Five minutes sweetens the aroma and shifts the emphasis to sticky date pudding. Light to medium bodied, off-dry delivery. Coffee milk, caramel fudge and lingering mocha flavours are nicely counterpointed by subtle bitter chocolate in the aftertaste. An atypical style with a likeable cocoa / mocha accent. Would work well with dessert cocktails. 40% Alc./Vol.

Notes from the bottler: “In 1700, Spanish ships arrived to the colonies in the New World loaded with products from Spain. One popular product was sweet wine stored in barrels, which were later emptied after use. These empty barrels were filled with Chinguirito, which is rum that was produced in Mexico and shipped back to Spain, it absorbed wood flavours and aroma from the sweet wine barrels, which gave it very special characteristics. The resulting product became very popular in Spain and local producers saw it as a threat to the sales of their products. Consequently, the King of Spain prohibited the production of this rum in the New World. Chinguirito was also known as Habanero because the last stop on the way back to Spain from the New World was Habana, Cuba”