he Malecon Rare Proof Aged 13 Years is a limited edition small batch rum from 2006 and was bottled at a high alcohol strength to tease out the ultimate flavor from the rum. It’s a taste experience almost like tasting straight 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 Malecon Rare Proof Aged 13 Years, the best barrels from the 2006 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. For the “young” and quite tempestuous Malecon Rare Proof Aged 13 Years, an alcohol strength of 50.5% turned out to be optimal. This “rare” alcohol strength – hence the name “Rare Proof” – tickles a true firework of aromas out of the 13 year old rum. It is a joy!
In tasting, Malecon Rare Proof Aged 13 Years shows full character and elegance. Complex fruity and inviting aromas of caramelized pineapple and mango, leather with a powerful, lively body develop. The warming, elegant and long finish is accompanied by coriander, allspice, pecan and wood notes.
Very exciting at the tasting is also the reduction of the rum with a few drops of water, as known from single malt whiskey barrel strengths. This rum invites experimentation and is more original than almost any other rum.
Nose: Intensely spicy and fruity. Pineapple, mango.
Taste: Caramel, candied pineapple, leather, pecan, oak.