SelvaRey Cacao Rum

Flavored Rum

Selvarey // Panama

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    88
  • Avg. Rating

    3.5
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 2 )

SelvaRey (translated from Spanish "king of the jungle," hence the gorilla on the label) is created by former Havana Club master blender and ex-Cuban Minister of Rum Francisco “Don Pancho” Fernandez. The rum is a selection of 5 year old rums from copper column-stills, aged in ex-bourbon casks with an infusion of locally sourced chocolate instead of cocoa-flavored syrup.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    35.0
  • Flavored Rum
    Rum that has been flavored, either naturally or artificially, with the predominant flavor(s) stated on the label.
  • Cask Type
    ex-bourbon

Tasting Notes

"Most flavored rums tend to be cloyingly sweet and overbearing, but this one is well-balanced. True flavors of dark and malty chocolate fan out elegantly while allowing the rum-ness of the spirit to do its thing. It's a rare exception of a flavored rum one could sip neat, although it would make a fine addition to cocktails calling for chocolate flavors, or even a winter toddy."

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Sweet & Rich