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This a new agricole-style rum hailing from Oaxaca, bottled at 54% ABV. It opens with a hugely briny nose redolent of manzanilla olives. It’s fairly grassy as well, so agricole lovers will not be disappointed. The palate is more muted—still briny, but well-balanced by a mild sweetness. It’s quite interesting, but that nose is a challenge. Reminded me of St. George Rum Agricole.
Bought a bottle of Paranubes Aguardiente de Caña Rum. Unique bottle and label design. Plenty of smokiness mixed with unique but still familiar Rhum Agricole style grassy and floral notes to the nose and palate. Quite a kick at the end. Different for sure. Not comparable to any traditional Rhum Agricole and still so familiar. Rhum Agricole lovers can easily add 2 points to my score.
This one's gonna hunt you down and zombify you.
There are probably other rums in the Oaxaca countryside and mountains that do this, maybe better, maybe not. We don't know yet, there are only a tiny bit we can get our hands on in stores. But this is really in a class all its own. Thinking "mezcal rum" is a start, but this monster drinks like a rhum agricole and brings a Caribbean-like delirious heat to it. Briny olives in the nose, that tinge of vinegar, smoked mesquite and scorched grapefruit rind up front, sure. It tastes like exquisite fuel for the palate, bold and funky in its vegetal characteristics, and a passionate heat that gently traces its way down your gullet. Not for the faint of heart!
This rapidly became one of my favorite cane spirits after trying it. I've tried another in the same style, which was good, but this is hands-down a classic.
That nose... holy cow. Old olives and brine. Its almost too much to take at first whiff...
That palate is surprisingly clean and easy considering the 54% abv, with vegetal and grassy notes that remind me of mezcal.
This refreshing agricole from Oaxaca has a refreshingly different flavor profile, nothing like traditional agricole rhums from Martinique. Vegetal flavors and a slightly smoky finish give this rum a distinct taste. Mix it into a traditional daiquiri, or just experiment.
This is a fantastic rum, the nose is complex, the flavor is unique. It’s smooth and delicious. Can’t wait to see more Mexican runs hit the market.