Caribu Selection Solera Venezuelan Rum
Bright golden color with hints of bronze that reveal its time in French barrels. Light and smooth on the nose with notes of dried fruit and plum. Aroma of wood that connects with its aging in American white oak barrels and French limousine.
Harmonious from the start, balanced and round, prolonged on the palate.
The top prize for The Best in Show Aged White Spirit was Caribu, Selection Solera Rum. This is a Venezuelan, molasses-based rum that is column distilled and aged in red wine barrels of French and American oak. The rum also took the award for Best of Class Dark/Gold Rum as well as the Best Overall Rum.
The official tasting notes described the rum as being:
Creamy on the nose, with distinctive vanilla, caramel, and brown sugar notes. Smooth and creamy, slightly drying, with noticeable vanilla/crème brûlée and molasses notes on the palate. Long, sweet vanilla notes on the finish, with a bit of lingering pepperiness.
Aged Rum | 40% ABV | 700ml | Venezuela