Monday, November 19, 2018

Columbia's Enchantress, La Hechicera Solera Aged Rum

     La Hechicera, pronounced 'etch-ee-seh-rah.' means "the enchantress" in Spanish.  It is a solera aged rum which contains rums sourced and selected by the Riascos and aged between 12-21 years.  The rum producers claims no additives or sugar have been added.

      La Hechicera beautiful dark mahogany tones, in the glass.  The rum gives off aromas of caramel, and toffee and fruity notes.  La Hechicera telegraphs that the taste this is going to be wonderful just from the aroma.  Sipping the rum, it has honest characteristics of a rum that has been aged for at least 8 years or maybe longer.   It is very smooth with virtually no alcohol burn, bottled at 80 proof It is zesty, spicy with a tobacco and bitter orange flavors.   It has very little evidence of oak or smokiness in its profile.   It has a nice long lasting finish leaving behind a n almost coffee like flavor lingering in the back of your palate.

   This Colombian rum has been available in several markets, starting in the UK in 2012. El Hechicera  was first introduced to the United States during the summer of 2017.   La Hechicer “Ron Extra Anejo de Columbia” comes with a price tag that runs between $40 and $45 in the United States.  It might be hard to find, but it is distributed by Breakthru, but if you cant find it just contact Beth Mool at bpmool@phillipsdistilling.ocm  She will be able to help you find it near you.