Thursday, January 17, 2013
Ron Medellin Grand Reserva 12 Year Old
This is a pure rum made from local sugar cane with no added sugars or artificial flavorings. The Colombian way of making rum is based on the quality and control by using selected resources that come from within the Colombian borders.
The rum has a complex smokey flavor from the American Oak barrels that it spends 12 years resting in. The local rum in Columbia is 70 proof, but the export available in the United States is a full 80 proof. There are hints of vanilla and a certain spiciness to the rum that is followed by a long and distinctive smooth finish. The rum feels very nice on the palate, and has a distinctively long finish.
I have always liked the three and eight year old rums from Ron Medellin, but this twelve year old is really nice and one that needs to be placed in your collection. ;o)
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