El Ron del Rey, literally translated as Rum of the King, is an old Carribean rum, distilled from molasses. Molasses is a mahogany brown liquid that separates from sugar by centrifugation. In fact, it is a kind of second product of cane sugar. The term molasses derives from the Portuguese melaço, in turn from Latin mel, which means honey.
After the centrifugation and extraction of molasses, the liquid is fermented with the addition of water and selected yeasts. Then, the distillation can begin, most of the time with continuous column luminaires, from which industrial rum is obtained.
Even though this rum is made from molasses, it does not follow the industrial production with continuous column luminaires. Instead, it uses ancient discontinuous alembics Charentais type with double distillation. This difference allow this rhum to refine and age firstly for 5 years in oak barrels there, in the Carribean. In addition, after importation in Spain, El Ron del Rey keeps its aging in Rey Luis Felipe’s 60 years old American oak barrels. Intrestingly, it is from this long double aging from which this rum claims its Double Cask!
- Distilled from: Molasses.
- Refinement: 5 years in oak barrels in the Carribean, 60 years old American oak barrels in Spain.
- Color: Intense amber color. Liquid, translucent and shiny texture.
- Scent: very aromatic, elegant, with outstanding notes of Luis Felipe’s oak wood highlights of well vanilla and oak notes.
- Taste: Medium sweet, with wood notes. Excellent finish and aftertaste.