Peruano 8 y.o. Rel. 2016
In the northern Peruvian region of Lambayeque, a classic Spanish-style rum is still made exactly like when the distillery was founded in the first half of the 20th century. Molasses from ripe sugar cane grown in extremely fertile soils and climate, ancient Scottish column stills, a solera-like aging in various kinds of barrels, and a timeless blending recipe. A rum that is sweet, syrupy, with notes of figs and dates, but which retains freshness and a crisp and vibrant – but lightweight – character thanks to its young age. Wonderful in cocktails or, even better, with a few ice cubes.
Deep amber with orange nuances.
Almost buttery, very sweet and smelling of fresh sugarcane juice. Toffee, milk chocolate.
Rich and intense, yet never sharp. The kind of full bodied intensity which coats the tongue and caresses it. Raisins, figs, dates, but the sweetness is matched by a hint of spiciness: cinnamon, pepper, and pleasant oak tannins.
Getting more peppery and oaky, but always velvety, syrupy and extremely sweet. Cola and black sugared tea.
An easy and sweet rum which doesn’t forget to have a robust body and to tingle the palate with a touch of spice.