Arehucas, a Palo Cortado Cask Finish straight from the Canaries!

In our special 10th anniversary issue of Rumporter, we already highlighted the Arehucas distillery located in the heart of the Canary Islands, the cradle of sugar cane since 1483.

Arehucas Palo Cortado Sherry Cask Finish 2005Following the release of Pedro Ximénez Sherry Cask Finish 2002, aged for 19 years in American oak and then matured for 18 months in Pedro Ximénez casks, the Arehucas distillery continues in the same vein with its latest release: Arehucas Palo Cortado Sherry Cask Finish 2005.

This pure-juice vintage rum, made from four American oak casks, aged for a total of 18 years, then spent 15 months in Palo Cortado casks. This maturation in fortified wine casks made from a single grape variety, palomino, gives the rum its characteristic roundness and aromatic complexity. Bottled at 45% unfiltered, each bottle of this exclusive edition is numbered and hand-bottled at the distillery.

Arehucas Palo Cortado: 4 American white oak casks for 18 years -> 15 months finish, apparently unfiltered.

Tasting notes by Alexandre Vingtier :

Unfiltered, it is distinguished by its amber color and complex aromas of vanilla, sourdough bread, citrus and clementine. Notes of dried fruit, sweet spices, prune and musk blend harmoniously with hints of chocolate and dried flowers.

On the palate, it reveals a saline roundness enhanced by caramel, honey and a delicate texture of poached pear. Hints of cinnamon, black pepper, zesty orange butter, coffee and leather complete this unique profile.

The finish lingers on wine notes of banana, tobacco, honey, clementine, resinous, white flowers and hazelnuts, with a gourmet reminder of dried fig, butterscotch, cookie, walnut, cinnamon and an elegant balsamic hint. A rum of dizzying complexity, a testament to time and savoir-faire.

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