El Ron Prohibido

El Ron Prohibido

El Ron Prohibido

El Ron Prohibido, is a Mexican rum which is made of a blend of rums of different ages, blended with used raisin wine barrels - an intriguing choice that pays off with distinctive bitter-sweet notes and a thick, luxurious mouth feel. Very stylish in its presentation, too.

What they say about themselves.

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.

Crushed walnuts, brown sugar and waves of vanilla. Following that, you'll start to get plenty of raisin and prune notes.

Palate: Viscous and mouth-coating. Honey, dark chocolate and more raisins. Black coffee, nutmeg and oak.

Finish: Strong coffee notes remain.

Overall: Enjoy it neat to get the most out of this distinctly rich rum.

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