Las Cabras Distillery was first erected in 1919 as a sugar mill. Since then ownership has passed between the government, international investors, and failed businessmen. In the mid-nineties, Don Pancho and Carlos Esquivel discovered the neglected warehouse, and beneath the overgrown grass, they uncovered a copper column still with a small medallion inscribed with ‘Cincinnati 1922’. Don Pancho’s skills and experience were soon put to good use, and Las Cabras was transformed into one of the great rum distilleries of the world.
Cana Brava 7 Year Reserva Aneja Panama Rum is made from Panamanian sugar cane molasses and aged in ex-bourbon barrels for 7 years, bottled at 45% alc/vol.
Wine Enthusiast – 92 points.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge – 93 points.
NOSE: Vanilla-maple, hard candy, butterscotch.
PALATE: Vanilla, maple and oak, vegetal.
FINISH: Medium, baking spice, cinnamon, black pepper, oak.