After the triple ageing process and enough time, a bright composition of MOSCATEL, PORT, PALO CORTADO, ARMAGNAC and PINEAU DES CHARENTES barrels, finished this delicate Caribbean spirit on the way home.
Almost 5000 miles of sailing over the North Atlantic ocean supplied enough adventure to give this rum ever-changing excellence on arrival in Amsterdam.
The Solera system was first conceived in Spain and has been used for many different liquids, Sherry being the most obvious, and balsamic vinegar perhaps the most surprising. The goal was (and still is) the creation of a consistent, reliable, and therefore quality product.
In Spanish, solera means “on the ground”. And when it comes to ageing liquids in this particular way, the barrels are organized in rows from the ground up, with the lowest layer of barrels containing the oldest aged liquid.
The next row of barrels is called the first criaderas (or “nurseries” – the translation really tells you all you need to know) and contains the intermediate average age and the second criaderas, the highest level in a three-row setup – will contain the youngest average age liquid.
Each bottle is lavishly decorated with motifs from the Tres Hombres and their travels. The design with the small handle is reminiscent of old, maritime times. Closed with a natural cork and sealed with beeswax. Each variety has its own colour. To achieve this, the wax is mixed with colour pigments that are ground from natural raw materials in a traditional windmill in Zaandam.
This beautiful rum has the smell of exotic fruits and caramel. The taste is a bit sweeter and has a great strong aftertaste!
By the way, the chocolate from Tres Hombres with 75% cocoa is a great companion for this rum.
This time the Tres Hombres team bottled all bottles themselves by hand.