LA HECHICERA “SOLERA 21” AGED COLOMBIAN RUM
40% ABV, 750 ml
In the historic port of Barranquilla (Colombia), situated between the Magdalena River and the Caribbean Sea, three generations of the Riascos Family have been producing rums for over two decades. They apparently travel round the Caribbean sourcing their cane spirit which is matured using a solera system in used bourbon barrels. The brand promotes itself as a naturally ‘unpolished’ rum. What they mean by ‘unpolished’ is that no additives or sugar have been added to create a smoother flavour profile.
La Hechicera Solera 21 is bottled at 40 % alcohol by volume and matured using ex-bourbon barrels in a Solera style to create a blend of rums between 12 years and 21 years old.
“A sweet and inviting nose of ripe pineapple and ripe red apples is prevalent in this aged rum. The palate shows its true elegance with balanced flavors of ripe tropical fruit married with subtle spice and oak barrel notes that warm the mouth. A true pleasure.” 92 Points, 2018 Ultimate Spirits Challenge