Plantation Peru 2006 Rum
Lovingly distilled in 2006 by the Cartavio Rum Distillery (using sugar cane from Chicama Valley near the Ecuadorian border, a John Dore pot still and a column still) in Peru – one of the most exciting places to make rum on the planet. It was filled into Bourbon casks and aged in the hot tropical paradise that inspired that glorious box design for eleven years, under the watchful eye of the Master Blender, Jorge Luis Rodriguez Parajes. From there it was shipped to Javrezac in the Cognac region of France, not far from the home of Cognac masters Maison Ferrand at Château de Bonbonnet. There it spent another three years in Ferrand’s casks gaining further complexity in the cooler European climate. Bottled as a 14 Year Old at 47.9%, this vintage rum is as bright and vibrant as the Peruvian rock cockerel (known as the ‘tunki’ in Quecha and considered Peru’s national bird) on the label. This rich rum tastes like a tropical Christmas. The dried fruit, mixed peel, spices and toasted nuts of a Christmas cake mingle with sun-kissed citrus, exotic fruit and tangy passionfruit. Dark chocolate, vanilla, wood and walnut oil create a firm backbone to a rum that would be an elegant addition to any collection.