Saturday, March 17, 2018

Don Pancho Rum - Great prices

NOT Solera - real aged rum

Origines Reserve Don Pancho 8 Year Old...$23.99
Compare to $30.99 at Total Wine and More in St. LouisWith the perfect aromatic notes of oaken vanilla, caramel and maple sugar. Buttery caramel feel with harmonious wood-aged rum flavors and oily macadamia & pepper complexity finish.   The youngest rum in the blend is 8 years, aged in American Oak ex Bourbon Casks (Kentucky sourced). Don Pancho wanted to recreate the rum he used to drink when he was young in Cuba, at a time where 7YO and 8 YO where the oldest rums available.
A versatile product meant to drink it neat, on the rocks, or on a fine cocktail.

Origines Reserva Don Pancho 18 Year Old..$57.99
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $59.99
Aromas of honey, tea, soft cardamom and figs.A sweet luxurious initial entry on the palate turns to creamy vanilla, then dries to cola nut with some brown spice. Long rich oak finish reluctant to leave the palate.
The youngest rum in the blend has been aged for 18 years in selected American Oak Casks uncharred from Kentucky. A luxury on its own, meant to be drink either neat, on the rocks or with a dash of water.

30 year old is sold out
Origines Reserva Don Pancho 30 Year Old...$299.99
One of the best prices in the country. One place has $299.97, then nobody else is lower than $349.99
An exquisite soft caramel bouquet, followed by deep layered aromas of vanilla and oak, with a strength of tobacco, praline, pecan and orange peel. Full bodied texture, complex, figs, bourbon, a very long dry and warm finish that echoes cognac and toasted nuts.

Limited production only 1,500 bottles available. Every bottle is hand numbered and signed by Don Pancho.This is Don Pancho vision of what a true Luxury rum should be, true aging. This is the Masterblender way to honor his past and those who before him where also the depositaries of the Cuban tradition of rum making.
In Don Pancho´s words: This is not an aperitif but a digestive, drink it slowly, drink it neat. Never Alone.

"True Cuban Style Rum"
Francisco Jose Fernandez Perez “Don Pancho” was born in Cuba more than 76 years ago.
50 of those dedicated to learn, research, develop, and make rum. He learned the tradition of Cuban style rum from his Mentor Ramon Fernandez Corrales, and graduating as a Bioquemist and Microbiologist, at a time where the title “Masterblender” did not existed, he was the head of research and development for the Cuban brands; his input was fundamental during the transformation and upgrading of the Cuban rum Industry in the 70´s.

After establishing in Panama where he found love and the perfect condition to grew the sugarcane the way it was done in his homeland, he started to produce small batches of aguardiente that later became the Carta Blanca and eventually his aged reserves. For years he collaborated with renowned industries in the development of new brands of rums and in the reformulations of some classic ones without betraying the principles learned years ago.

But after fifty years of making rums for his customers, and see how diverse the market had become, he felt the call of his Origins; with a life devoted to his rums and as one of the depositaries of the Cuban tradition of rum making, respecting every aspect of it, from his distillery in Las Cabras de Pese and in partnership with his longtime friend and business associate Carlos E Esquivel, he envisioned and developed his true and only signature line of rums: Don Pancho Origenes.

The 30 YO Reserva Don Pancho evokes the true orthodox school of Cuban rum, a product not intended for mainstream, in fact a product only for connoisseurs. After a couple of months, the 18YO was developed, more in the tendency of the actual market but at the same time different to the usual product found in shelves and fine places, a luxury on its own. Finalizing with the 8YO, a reminiscence of the rums he used to drink in his younger years while in Cuba.

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