Don Q Announces Release of Double Aged Vermouth Cask Finish Rum
Puerto Rico’s Award-Winning, Environmentally Friendly Distillery Releases An Innovative Rum Aged in Italian Vermouth Barrels
PONCE, PUERTO RICO (February 13, 2018) – Destilería Serrallés Inc., the producers of Don Q, Puerto Rico’s number-one rum, is proud to announce the release of its Double Aged Vermouth Cask Finish Rum. Destilería Serrallés, and it’s Master Blender, Jaiker Soto, are proud to debut this new rum as part of the distillery’s continued focus on unique barrel-aged expressions.
“Blending innovation, art and science has always been characteristic in the way we have been crafting exceptional spirits for the last 153 years. This new expression has allowed us to collaborate with other high-quality artisans in the industry,” says Roberto Serrallés, Sixth-generation rum maker and Business Development Vice President. “We’ve been excited with the idea of creating unique spirits from unexpected pairings through barrel-aging in recent years, and felt it was the perfect time to enter the category. Our team had been planning this expression for several years, and are grateful to our friends at Mancino Vermouth for helping us bring this dream to fruition with their barrels”, he added.
From the environmentally conscious distillery in Ponce (most recently, winner of a “Green Award” from The Drinks Business, which recognizes leaders in environmental, ethical and sustainable practices within the beverage industry), Sotoblends rare rums aged for 5 to 8 years in American white oak casks before resting the spirit for 4 to 6 weeks in Mancino Vermouth Vecchio barrels. Crafted from Italian white oak, these casks carry the distinct aromatics of the fortified wine they once carried, as well as the botanical flavors synonymous with vermouth. This exceptional rum subtly showcases these characteristics, alongside a unique complexity and richness of flavor imparted by the double aging process.
With a dynamic mix of flavors and a rich, aromatic essence, Don Q’s Double Aged Vermouth Cask Finish Rum is best enjoyed neat or on the rocks. Even straight out of the bottle, the expression is reminiscent of a classic Manhattan, with the sweet vermouth-soaked wood barrel creating hints of cherry and raisins that interact nicely with the rare aged rum blend’s natural honey, dark chocolate and vanilla flavors.
Don Q’s Double Aged Vermouth Cask Finish Rum is available at select liquor stores throughout the country with a MSRP of $49.99.
Visual: Dark amber giving way to light gold hues
Aging: A blend of rare rums first aged for 5 to 8 years in American White oak casks, followed by 4 to 6 weeks in Mancino Vermouth Vecchio casks, crafted from Italian white oak.
Alcohol: 80 Proof/40% ABV
Aroma: The double aging process imparts a unique complexity with sweetness from the vermouth barrels and a smooth finish from the blend of rare rums. Notes of chocolate, vanilla and honey are evident.
Taste: Hints of cherry and raisins from the vermouth-soaked wood barrels interact gracefully with honey, dark chocolate and vanilla, creating richness of flavor and a unique tasting experience.
About Destilería Serrallés:
Destilería Serrallés is one of America’s oldest family-owned businesses with a rum making tradition that spans 6 generations and over 153 years. Based in Ponce, Puerto Rico the distillery it produces its flagship product, the award-winning Don Q rum brand, the #1 selling rum on the island. Please visit us at www.serralles.com.
About Serralles USA:
Serrallés USA, based in Stamford CT, is the USA distribution company of Destilería Serrallés. Serrallés USA’s portfolio includes: Don Q Cristal, Don Q Gold, Don Q Añejo, Don Q Gran Añejo, Don Q Signature Release Single Barrel 2005 and 2007, Don Q Oak Barrel Spiced, Don Q Limón, Don Q Coco, Don Q Mojito, Don Q Pasión, Don Q Piña, Don Q 151, Reserva de la Familia Serrallés, Palo Viejo & Caliche Rum, co-operative US distribution & marketing agreement with Death’s Door Spirits, LLC as well as a sales and marketing alliance with Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur. Please visit us at www.donq.com and follow us on http://www.facebook.com/DonQ and @donqrum.