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Hello Rum Bums,

For those of you that were unable to join us this month for Rum Club, here’s a recap of this months controlled mayhem. This months rums were from Peru with love, and featured the Ron Cartavio brand.

The rums of Ron Cartavio have been around since 1929, which is somewhat surprising, because you don’t hear much about Peruvian rums. But the reintroduction of the Cartavio brand to the states has people listening!

We tasted all five rums made by Ron Cartavio and even got a visit from president of Ekeco Wine and Spirits and importer of Ron Cartavio, Jim Driscoll.

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Here’s a list of the rums we tasted and small plates made-up by Rodel Borromeo…

Ron Cartavio Black- Aged 2 years in oak barrels and mixed with 9 different types of rum which is aged between 2-5 years.

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Ron Cartavio Selecto 5- Blend of rums aged at least 5 years in Oak. It was re-branded and re-launched in 2013. The Selecto 5 was paired with Duck Confit which was served atop a roasted beet and kale salad.

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Ron Cartavio Solera 12- this solera style Old Rum is a blend of rums aged 5 to 15 years in Slovevian oak barrels. The Solera 12 was accompanied by a Wild Sole Ceviche.

Ron Cartavio XO- Solera style rum blend of minimum 10 years old with a maximum of 30 year old rums (and the weighted age average of 18 years). Fermented in stainless steel using an anaerobic fermentation then aged in 3 different types of oak- American, French Limousin, and Slovenian casks. The XO was served with a Maduros Bread Pudding.

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Finally, we tasted Ron Cartavio Silver, then used the Silver to make traditional Daiquiri…which, like most of the cocktails I make, was EXTREMELY strong, and tasty.

Special thanks to Jim Driscoll, Patrick Cahall (American NW Distributors), Kat and Rodel.

Join us next month for our “12th Man” themed Rum Club events! Both our Ballard and Redmond events are being moved up a week due to Thanksgiving. Ballard’s will be the 17th and Redmond will be the 18th.

See you then!

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