Saturday, May 26, 2012

Caliche Rum: From the Distileria Serralles

    Caliche super-premium rum is the brain child of sixth generation rum producer Roberto Seralles along with hospitality and night club impresario Rande Gerber.       The March launch of Caliche Rum at New York's Whiskey Park bar, with Cindy Crawford, Gerber's wife, on hand,  provided a "hot launch" for this new super-premium rum.   The rum took 4 years to get the blend the way they were looking for it to be, Gerber wanted this to be a spirit that he could "drink on the rocks" and be able to share with  his friends proudly.    The name comes from a limestone that is quarried around Ponce, Puerto Rico where the rum is produced.

     The rum is made through the use of multiple distillations and carbon-active filtration to produce the cleanest possible rum.   A portion of the rum is aged in American white oak barrels and some in a solera system, then blended for the desired characteristics of the rum.    The rum has a very nice and smooth flavor with notes of vanilla, caramel, and oak.  The rum is more viscous that other white rums and produced by Distileria Seralles.

     I recently received Caliche at the Rum Bar in Key West, and it is a great upgrade for any cocktail that uses white rum as it's basis.    The smooth aged flavors brings any fine cocktail to life.   Try it in a Mojito, it blends well with the mint and lime flavors of the Mojito to yield a perfect ultra-premium cocktail.
Caliche Rum is now available in Florida, New York, Texas, Illinois, and California, but soon to be available in other places.   This collaboration has yielded a truly fine ultra-premium rum that you need to try soon.  ;o)