Soft. This rum is so soft. It is breezes in the warm tropical twilight, the lap of waves at low tide on a deserted Caribbean island, the first unsure, hesitant and oh-so-sweetly remembered kiss of your timid adolescence. It is your grandma’s kitchen on a rainy day, fresh bread baking in the oven. It is a Peruvian piece of magic, I can only say that I believe it to be worth every penny. Want a slightly pricey introduction to sipping quality rum that seduces, not assaults? Here it stands.
A sensational drink. A rich, persistent nose of candied-fruit, prunes and cloves. The palate offers tastes of butter toffee, sultanas, Demerara sugar and even a hint of cola. The well-balanced sweetness first coats the mouth but then fades away slowly, leaving the palate clean. Every bottle of the Ron Millonario Solera 15 Reserva Especial comes attractively wrapped in Toquilla straw, the very same used to make the celebrated Panama hats.