The Malecon Rare Proof Aged 20 Years is a limited small batch rum from 1999 and was bottled at a high alcohol strength to tease out the ultimate flavor from the rum. A taste experience, almost as if you were tasting directly from the barrel in Panama.
The Malecon Rare Proof range is truly not for beginners. This rum was made for those who, with the support of a high alcohol level, want to tickle the ultimate flavor out of a rum. Looking for a challenge and a great flavor experience? You want a rum in a glass that tastes almost like it does on site in Panama, straight from the barrel? Congratulations – the Malecon Rare Proof range was created for you.
Alcohol is an important flavor supplier, and when paired with proper aging and the perfect barrels, a high alcohol level can tease wonderful flavors out of the distillate. Brand owner Marco Savio has worked with experts to create three special bottlings. For the Malecon Rare Proof Aged 20 Years, the best casks from the 1999 vintage were selected and blended together. This small, limited batch – also called Small Batch – was then adjusted to the perfect alcohol strength in several rounds of tasting. The wonderfully balanced Malecon Rare Proof Aged 20 Years turned out to be perfect at an alcohol strength of 48.4%. This “rare” alcohol strength – hence the name “Rare Proof” – tickles a veritable fireworks of aromas out of the 20 year old rum. It is a delight!
Malecon Rare Proof Aged 20 Years is the oldest rum in the Rare Proof series and impressively proves it. Despite the high alcohol strength, this never comes unpleasantly to the fore but tickles with an intense pepperiness one of the most complex rums of our time. An intense sweetness and spiciness jumps out of the glass at you. The typical aromas of dried fruit are also found woven into the flavors. On the palate then intense and spicy. Chocolate and dried apricots are reminiscent of a spice cake in their combination. A harmonious, intense combination with a very long finish.
Very exciting in the tasting is also the reduction of the rum with a few drops of water, as is known with single malt whiskey barrel strengths. This rum invites experimentation and is as original as hardly any other rum.
Nose: Spices, sweetness, dried fruit, oak.
Taste: Spices, chocolate, fruit cake, nuts, oak and a fine sweetness.