Atlantico Reserva Rum
Atlantico // Dominican Republic
Atlantico takes a divergent path comparative to most rums; rather than choosing cane juice or molasses for distillation, they do both. They age those rums separately, and blend them together before marrying them for several more years of aging. Atlantico Reserva is a Solera-aged rum, so after that initial process of aging, blending and marrying, they kickoff the solera process, which for the Reserva results in the inclusion of rums up to 10 years old. The rum's packaging received a makeover in 2017.
Gold RumRum that is often aged, but can also just have caramel-coloring added to provide color. No specific type or size barrel required. No set time required for aging for most countries with a few exceptions.
"Atlantico Reserva offers a rich, buttery nose, with popcorn and a creamy toffee. In the background is a faint grassiness. The palate is drier and oaky, with a lighter take on those buttery notes, and an earthy, mineral layer. Some of that original creaminess comes back on a smooth, warm finish with a touch of caramel and vanilla."