Tres Hombres Republica Dominicana Rum 70cl. Solera system 18yr.
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 aging 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 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.