Ron Botran Reserva Rum
Ron Botran // Guatemala
The blenders at Ron Botran utilize a version of the old winemaking technique known as a solera meant to harness the freshness of young spirits in conjunction with the depth and complexity of old. However, unlike in a true solera where the old and new are blended together for inception, here the rums are aged separately then blended and aged together as a final step. The rums used in this expression range from between 5 and 14 years and are aged in a combination of American whiskey, sherry and port barrels. It should also be noted that the rums are distilled from fresh sugarcane honey and not molasses.
Aged RumRum that is aged, but no specific type or size barrel required. No set time required for length of aging, but will often carry an age statement (which should be taken with a grain of salt). Often thought of as "sipping rums".
Cask Typeex-American whiskey, ex-sherry, ex-port
"There is a nice range of flavors that combine in a broad but very accessible rum. A big and spicy nose chock full of all spice, cacao, banana, fresh peppermint and root beer. The flavors are deep and dark with cashew, cinnamon, allspice, vanilla bean, cherries and a hint of rubber on finish. While just as playful as the Ron Zacapa the Botran is nowhere as sweet; it is a great all-purpose rum."