Thursday, July 28, 2022

Ron Colón’s Salvadoreño RUMRYE

Ron Colón’s Salvadoreño’s journey started in 2018 with founders Thurman Wise and Pepijn Janssens. The idea to create their own rum brand had been part of their conversations for over a year. During 2018, their job took them on a 22-day, 16-country barhop across Latin America, and it was during this trip that El Salvador captured their attention. El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America, famous for magnificent volcanoes, world-class surf spots, beautiful coffee and fine sugar cane. And so, the story began, a rum passion project with origins in El Salvador and the ambition to create a high-proof rum designed with bartenders in mind.
Ron Colón’s Salvadoreño RUMRYE...$52.99 / 750ml
There was a time when rum was the most popular spirit in America. However, when new heavy taxes on molasses were introduced in the mid 1700s it caused almost immediate decline in the rum industry. The gap that rum left gave space for a new spirit of choice. By the late 1700s there were thousands of small whiskey distilleries in Pennsylvania, Maryland and the surrounding states. Rye was the grain of choice and rye whiskey rapidly grew in popularity. Our aim is to blend these two worlds with RUMRYE, creating a spirit that is a 50/50 split between rum and rye whiskey, showcasing both spirits side by side and creating a new category.
Bottled at 50% ABV. - 100 PROOF
50% Ron Colón’s Salvadoreño Dark Aged Rum | 50% 2017 American Straight 100% Rye Whiskey
Ron Colón Salvadoreño Dark Aged Rum
Ron Colón Salvadoreño rum is made from a special blend, creating a complex flavour palate. The blend includes a 6-year-old Salvadoran rum from Licorera Cihuatán, aged and unaged pot-distilled rums from Worthy Park Estate, Monymusk and Hampden distilleries in Jamaica. By combining column-distilled and pot-distilled rums, the overall flavour offers contrasting characteristics that interact to create something quite unique.
2017 American Straight 100% Rye Whiskey 
A 4-year old straight whiskey produced from 100% rye to showcase the warm and rich spice of the grain. Aged in a charred new oak container, barrel char level was #4 Char on the Staves and #2 Char on the heads. The overall flavour is bold with distinctive honey like texture, fresh mint and floral notes.
Tropical fruit with sticky banana, pineapple, fresh mint and warm honey and a hint of spice. 
The palate is bold, with notes a candied fruit, orange blossom, rich, bright and distinctive spice of a classic rye balanced with the natural sweetness in the rum. The finish is dry, with notes of citrus and soft mint. 

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