For three generations, the Riascos family have been creating fine rums in Colombia for over two decades with uncompromising dedication to quality and taste. Travelling around the Caribbean sourcing the finest raw spirits, finding the richest casks, attracting the most talented master blenders, the family has created a signature style with a very peculiar history.
Hechicera Serie Experimental Rum #2
The official info states that this is a “blend of rums aged between 12 and 21 years in American white oak barrels”. This blend has had large amounts of organic banana flesh infused in them – specifically, the sun-dried, organic banana peel of the Gros Michel variety cultivated in the Tolima area of the country, which is paying homage to the Riascos family’s three generations of banana traders.
This edition is limited to 15,000 numbered bottles – I have 4,569, and it is 41% ABV. Inevitably, with the infused fruit, this rum was not going to give a good hydrometer reading, and it hasn’t. When tested, it was 20%, implying around 68g of added sugars, although it is important to note that La Hechicera do not usually artificially sweeten their rums, so hopefully, this is entirely down to the natural sugars present in the fruit.-rumshopboy.com