Friday, February 4, 2011

Looking at Atlantico

     Atlantico is one of the solera on the market today.       This Dominican rum is made from estate grown sugar cane and blended with  molasses base rums by a master blender from Havana Club in Cuba.       Individual heavy and light rums and Aguardiente are aged separately for 3 or more years.   They are then blended placed in private casks and rested for 2 more years at which time they are placed into the solera aging system for an average of 15 years.     This entire process is done by hand, like many fine wines are.     This starts with the harvesting, aging, blending, and goes all the way through to the bottling.

     This rum is the winner of the Golden Barrel  award in London last year.     The deep amber color in the glass, leads to a soft and complex nose of toffee, caramel and vanilla.     The palate experience follows the nose with a soft and very pleasing  flavors and finishes with hints of maple at the end of the long and warm finish.

     This is a very popular rum as a sipping rum for those looking for something as a change up from Ron Zacapa 23 Solera or Santa Teresa 1796 Solera.     The rum also mixes very well in daiquiri's, mojitos, or highballs.     This well balanced and versatile solera rum is a welcome addition to your rum section.    ;o)