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La Hechicera Extra Anejo rum Is distilled using the solera method and aged between 12 and 21 years in American white oak casks.
La Hechicera rum has been produced by the The Riasco family for the past two decades. They're the only family-run Rum distillery in Colombia. The rum derives its name from the Spanish word “Hechicera” which translates to “enchantress”.
Recommendable to most
Rhum sec. Arome de cannelle et épices. Alcool présent. Un peu cher pour ce qu'il offre., on s'attenderait a plus de rondeur et de douceur.
The sorceress with a complex and harsh aroma, oily and brutal classic dry taste. Have a pleasant time. Still, it is bitter enough to have delight close.
I've traveled to Colombia but mostly had beer, aguardiente and some basic rums in mojitos. I had to travel to the Czech Republic to find out about this rum. Even most of my Colombian friends hadn't seen this in Colombia.
This is the rum that really sent me on my now two-year deep dive into rum and its history. And it all started in a tiny bar/liquor store hidden down a small walking street in Prague. This was served in a Rumhatten (a rum version of a Manhattan) with their own homemade cherry liquor and it was fantastic! So before I even get into my review of the rum, putting it in a Rumhatten is one of the best ways to drink this rum. And its GREAT in a Mai Tai paired with a sweeter rum like Appleton Estate or Diplimatico Reserva.
So La Hechicera (you don't pronounce the "H" so its "La Etch-ee-sera" is a simply wonderful rum. The nose is mild with just a slight wiff of alcohol and a nice even aroma of toffee and vanilla with a hint of orange. The mouthfeel is smooth and almost velvety. Its dry but not too dry. Once it hits your tongue you get a slow buildup of earthy tobacco a hint of coffee and subtle toffee and dry, dark fruits. Its very well balanced to me, but what you get out of it may be different (plus Im a little biased as this rum brings back some great memories).
The finish is mellow with an easy slow warmth sticking around your throat and chest. Nothing is overpowering. Nothing is too much or too in your face. This is just a great, dry, smooth tasty rum. If you don't care for the sweet rums, give this a try if you can find it. Unfortunately it's only available in about 14 countries, primarily in Europe and its not available in the U.S. according to their website.
This is a rum I will always try and keep stocked in my bar. Despite my bias and personal memories to this rum, objectively I would rate it an 8, but subjectively I have to give it a 9 overall because this bottle, and the rum inside it, always puts a smile on my face. :)
Columbia rum, 40 %, 12+ year old,
The taste is intensely woody, sweetened with orange peel with undertones of fresh roasted coffee, while the finish is pleasant and tasty to drink.
The taste is a bit sharp, too spicy and generally not very pleasant to taste. Aroma is a lot better, but I didn't buy a rum to just smell it. I also got a stomach ache after each tasting.
"It is zesty and spicy with more pronounced orange flavour. There is also a red grape flavour which is very pleasant."
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