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 Panama Rum is aged in a combination of new un-charred American oak and used American Whisky barrels, and then blended with older rums for consistency and carbon filtered to create a light and complex rum. Bottled at 43% alc/vol.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge – 89 points.
NOSE: Dusty, herbaceous, balanced by muted honey aromas.
PALATE: Fresh cane, creamy vanilla notes and a touch of coconut.
FINISH: Herbal notes emerge on the extended finish.