Caliche Rum 750ml
The name "Caliche" comes from a type of limestone. It's a sedimentary rock that cements other materials together including gravel, sand, clay and silt. Caliche is found worldwide, particularly around Destilería Serrallés in Ponce, Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico is known throughout the world for its excellent rum. The noble tradition of producing the most refined and exquisite rums is an art that has been cultivated for more than 147 years by Destilería Serrallés, the birthplace of Puerto Rican rum. The Serrallés story began in 1865 at the Hacienda Mercedita sugar plantation, near the city of Ponce, of Puerto Rico's southern coast. That year, Don Juan Serrallés, the son of a Spaniard who had settled in the area, produced his first few casks of rum using a copper still he had imported from France.
Currently, the Serrallés manufacturing process is characterized by a multipledistillation system and carbon-active filtration, which produces a clean, pure rum. The artisanal aging in American white oak casks and careful blending are exclusive recipes of the Serrallés family that have been perfected through six generations.
White rums are usually not aged. Caliche has FOUR different aged rums (3,4,5 and a small portion of Solera - 3 stacked layers of barrels) which add a particular character aroma and depth.
Caliche uses the Solera System. There is a 3 layer arrangement of casks. When using Solera rum for production you take the maturate from the lower layer casks, which are the oldest. Those casks are then refilled with product from the casks in the middle layer. Maturate from the upper layer is then used to refill the casks in the middle one to replace what was used
Fermentation: A blend of the finest Caribbean molasses is chosen. We use a proprietary selection in a short fermentation cycle which produces a cleaner alcohol.
Distillation: 5x distilled for purity and balance.
Filtration: Treated with special charcoal blend to remove color build up during aging.
Taste Profile: Clean balance of vanilla flavor with a hint of oak followed by notes of caramel.
Perfect on the rocks with a splash of lime. Blends well with standard mixers, in any rum cocktails and artisanal drinks."