Ocumare is a Venezuelan rum produced by Distilerias Unidas S. A. (DUSA). The home of many very fine rums coming this fine facility in La Meir. Ocumare Anejo Especial - Golden Reserve is only one of a long line of rums. Names like Cacique Ron Añejo, Cacique Ron Añejo 500, Cacique Silver Premium Rum, Diplomatico Single Vintage 2000, Diplomático Ambassador, Diplomático Añejo, Diplomático Reserva, Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva, Diplomático Rum Blanco, Hacienda Saruro, Ocumare Añejo Especial, Pampero Anniversario and Pampero Ron Añejo Especial. Although it started in Caracus in 1938, using a pot still, today the rum is produced by master blender, Andres Colmenares in a modern facility in Ocumare de Tuy.
Today we are talking about Ocumare Anejo Especial - Golden Reserve. This is a bold deep mahogany colored rum with strong and sweet aromas of caramel, sugar, nutty, oaken and earthy hints. This rum comes across with a flavor of its own, not a lot of distinct tastes, but rather a naturally sweet uncomplicated flavor. This viscous full bodied rum follows with a big finish that lingers with a well blended flavors of caramel and a hint of licorice. Overall, just a bit sweeter that I expected, but I feel this will be a very well received expression here in America.