Two brothers, Roberto and Vicente Bastos Ribeiro, have spent more than 20 years refining a distillation process suitable to produce the smoothest rum in the world. With years of experience as caçhaca distillers and a profound knowledge of distilling freshly cut mountain sugar cane, the Ribeiros have developed a distillate that raises the standard of fine rum. Oronoco is the first super-premium white rum made with fresh cut Brazilian mountain cane. Unlike most rum with a molasses base, Oronoco’s distinct quality is the result of freshly cut, unprocessed mountain cane juice. The Ribeiros insist on mountain cane, as they believe that it yields a far superior taste. The result is a complex and flavorful cane that is harvested by hand and crushed within hours of cutting. These pain staking efforts allow for a rum with clean nose with light hints of vanilla and a crisp, clean palate and long naturally smooth finish.
Rating: 9.0 out of 10