ARÔME 28 Limited Edition, Founders Reserve
The ARÔME 28 Founder’s Reserve is a limited production, 28 year aged sipping rum. ARÔME 28 was created in the traditional Cuban orthodox style of rum making by a rum mastero with over 50 years of experience producing, studying, and perfecting rum.
ARÔME 28 is a Panamanian produced rum which has been aged for no less than 28 years in white oak casks formerly used to age Kentucky bourbon. ARÔME 28 is produced from estate grown sugar cane, where the rum is distilled at the source, barreled, aged, blended, and bottled.
The creation of ARÔME 28 begins with the rich soils of Panama where sugar cane is grown and harvested in the ideal tropical climate. The distillery, now named Las Cabras, in the Republic of Panama, is where, more than 28 years ago, the process of creating ARÔME began. Utilizing a single-column distillation process in a copper column still, ARÔME was produced with estate grown sugar cane, distilled, barrelled, and aged at the source. The distillery, originally founded in 1912, survived the turbulent times throughout the 1900's and is a thriving rum distillery.
ARÔME RUM MASTERO
Rum ARÔME was created the in the traditional orthodox Cuban style at the hands of the expert rum mastero. ARÔME'S maestro ronero was trained in the Cuban tradition of rum distillation. In the 1970’s he became the Director of the Cuban Beverage Industry. He continues to be a highly respected and sought-after rum expert while he operates his distillery in Panama. As the Rum Master for ARÔME 28, he is responsible for every step of the rum making process. This guardian of the spirit selects the best sugar cane and follows the aging process until the day the rum is bottled.
THE AGING PROCESS
The casks were strategically stored in the proprietor's Panamanian aging warehouse. The years slowly pass by and the magic of that tropical climate naturally matures the rum as it marries with all the flavors and aromas of the specially selected former Kentucky bourbon cask.s A truly remarkable feat to age rum for such an extended period of time, and end with a product as perfect as ARÔME 28.
ARÔME 28, as a Cuban style rum, reflects the characteristics of an elegant and refined, fine rum. ARÔME is complex yet balanced as a rum should be, with a smoothness rarely found in any other rum on the market. The age statement -28- represents the youngest rum in the blend. At Rum ARÔME we choose to patiently create small batches and use only the best rum, aged to perfection and masterfully blended.