So, I started out with scotch and after a few years noticed a difference in the whiskey I was repeat buying. I switched to rum and am now noticing the same. It's like, OK we have a good product here and it sells real good. What do we do when we run out? There's a few answers here but the most obvious is " fake it". I'm getting that same feeling again! Like, how long can you produce and/or age this same product that makes money before you run out of it and then are left with the fake it option? Any words of wisdom?
Solera, can be produced forever, as long as the manufacturer does not shorten the aging to increase the quantity. Of a single cask rum, there is always only one barrel, which turns out so or so. So if you drink Solera, you can certainly enjoy it for 10 years before the recipe is changed at some point. I have already drunk Pampero Anniversario from 89 and 92, compared with the current bottlings, the profile was similar and I found the current even better. If you drink rum seriously, then the approach is like with wine. With wine, you store certain bottlings of a certain year and chateau for many years. This vintage is irretrievable after bottling. With rum it is similar, you buy certain vintages from certain barrels several times and stores them.
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