From the environmentally conscious distillery in Ponce (most recently, winner of a “Green Award” from The Drinks Business, which recognizes leaders in environmental, ethical and sustainable practices within the beverage industry), Sotoblends rare rums aged for 5 to 8 years in American white oak casks before resting the spirit for 4 to 6 weeks in Mancino Vermouth Vecchio barrels. Crafted from Italian white oak, these casks carry the distinct aromatics of the fortified wine they once carried, as well as the botanical flavors synonymous with vermouth. This exceptional rum subtly showcases these characteristics, alongside a unique complexity and richness of flavor imparted by the double aging process.
With a dynamic mix of flavors and a rich, aromatic essence, Don Q’s Double Aged Vermouth Cask Finish Rum is best enjoyed neat or on the rocks. Even straight out of the bottle, the expression is reminiscent of a classic Manhattan, with the sweet vermouth-soaked wood barrel creating hints of cherry and raisins that interact nicely with the rare aged rum blend’s natural honey, dark chocolate and vanilla flavors.
Don Q’s Double Aged Vermouth Cask Finish Rum is available at select liquor stores throughout the country with a MSRP of $49.99.
Visual: Dark amber giving way to light gold hues
Aging: A blend of rare rums first aged for 5 to 8 years in American White oak casks, followed by 4 to 6 weeks in Mancino Vermouth Vecchio casks, crafted from Italian white oak.
Alcohol: 80 Proof/40% ABV
Aroma: The double aging process imparts a unique complexity with sweetness from the vermouth barrels and a smooth finish from the blend of rare rums. Notes of chocolate, vanilla and honey are evident.
Taste: Hints of cherry and raisins from the vermouth-soaked wood barrels interact gracefully with honey, dark chocolate and vanilla, creating richness of flavor and a unique tasting experience.
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