Compañero is the Spanish word for companion, and it frames this series of products from 1423 where taste, complexity and finish are ultimate keywords. The three first products, Ron Gran Reserva, Ron Elixir Orange and Ron Panama, are from Trinidad, Jamaica and Panama.
Even though Panama is mostly known for its canal, that connects the Pacific Ocean with the Atlantic Ocean, it has much more to offer, for example, some great rums, partially thanks to the country’s wealth of sugarcane, which contributes to Panama’s stockpile of rum.
If you take a closer look at Panama and their weather conditions, it makes sense why Panama is a good place to produce rum. Around the city Pesé, distinct weather patterns exist, and that creates an unmistakable terroir. They have a unique climate called Dry Arch, defined by the area’s lack of summer rain. A microclimate of stable temperature and humidity is created with the confluence of the air from the Pacific Ocean and the heat from the Caribbean. This climate stability allows precise calculations about the evolutions of the rum as it ages.
This rich rum from Panama has been matured for 12 years in ex-bourbon barrels that undergo a completely unique cacao infusion treatment.
Nose: Orange chocolate, tomato stem earthiness and some charred oak warmth.
Palate: Cinnamon, rich caramel, dark chocolate and sugary coffee.