Ron Prohibido - Solera

Forbiden Rum
Ron Prohibido - Solera

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  • Distillation MethodColumn Still

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Gold Rum

Ron Prohibido - 'The Forbidden Rum' - is a unique premium Latino rum from Mexico.

Made in a traditional 12 year solera with a unique combination of column still rums, Ron Prohibido was shipped to Spain in the 17th century in used sweet wine barrels where the distinctive sweet and bitter taste it acquired during the voyage was much appreciated... so much so that local producers in Spain persuaded King Felipe V to ban it.

Now, over 300 years later, this delicious rum is available in the UK for the first time.

Appearance: Dark brown with hints of red.

Aroma: Firstly, intense aromas of dried fruits, raisins and prunes, followed by tones of vanilla, walnut, butter, chocolate, and coffee.

Taste: Raisins, prune, walnut wood, with hints of chocolate and coffee in a distinctly bitter-sweet combination.

Finish: Long, silky, with a touch of caramel and a pleasant hint of bitterness on the finish.

1 Comment

Daniel Byrne-Fraser 2014-12-03 21:09:31

The first thing that catches the eye is the bottle, which successfully alludes to a quality rum without over-doing it and seeming too novel. It creates intrigue, which is where you come in... This rum has a great history and makes for a great story. With the pleasant look of the bottle and the story, you've already sold it. It is a nice dark rum. Drink it neat or on the rocks. Don't mix it! It produces that potent inhalation that many spirits do, and is followed by the spicy flavours of the drink. It all hints toward a sharp kick but when swallowed it is surprisingly mellow and smooth. Both myself and my brother were most impressed. So much so, there is another bottle on order to be wrapped up for his Christmas present. And at £22, it is cheap enough not to worry about finishing it too quickly! I recommend.