The Don Q Double Aged Cask series reflects the innovative approach of the Serrallés family, despite almost 160 years of rum production. A novel double aging process gives rise to Don Q Double Aged Cash Zinfandel Finish. The blend of 5-8 year old rums ...
The Don Q Double Aged Cask series reflects the innovative approach of the Serrallés family, despite almost 160 years of rum production. A novel double aging process gives rise to Don Q Double Aged Cash Zinfandel Finish. The blend of 5-8 year old rums is first aged in American white oak barrels and then rests for an additional 3 years in California red Zinfandel wine barrels. The result is a distillate created for taste buds looking for a unique pleasure.
Puerto Rico is often overshadowed by better-known rum powers such as Barbados or Jamaica. At the same time, Puerto Rico is currently the largest producer of Caribbean rums in the world. Since 1865, the noble art of producing the finest rums has been concentrated at Destillería Serrallés, in the very birthplace of Puerto Rican rum.
The story of the Serrallés family began on the Hacienda Mercedita sugar plantation near the city of Ponce on the southern coast of Puerto Rico. In 1865, the son of Spanish immigrants, Don Juan Serrallés, produced the first few barrels of rum here in a copper still imported from France. However, Serrallés did not introduce the Don Q brand until 1934, shortly after the end of American Prohibition.
The brand name refers to Don Quixote. Just as Don Quixote sought the perfect world, Don Q depicts the journey to the perfect rum. Puerto Rico is known worldwide as the birthplace of the finest rums, and the Serrallés family has been perfecting them for over six generations. Don Q Rum is currently the best selling rum in Puerto Rico as well as a premium export brand.
Rums originating from the Serrallés distillery belong to a wider group of rums that unite the so-called Spanish heritage. Their common features are, for example, relatively short fermentation, the use of bred yeast, continuous distillation or the mixing of lighter and heavier rums. The production of Don Q brand rums is further characterized by multiple distillation and subsequent filtration with active carbon, the result of which is pure and pure rum. An important part of the recipe is also water from the Río Inabón, the use of which the Serrallés family has the exclusive right to use. Molasses for rum comes from the Dominican Republic and Guatemala. The artisanal art of aging in American white oak barrels and careful blending are the exclusive recipes of the Serrallés family, perfected through the efforts of six generations. The combination of a mixture of the best rums, the right environment and time guarantees a stable quality. The result is a portfolio of premium rums with a distinctive aroma and perfect balance.
Don Q Double Aged Cask Zinfandel Finish is a blend of rums distilled on single and multi-column stills. They are then aged for 5-8 years in American white oak barrels before being moved to California Zinfandel barrels for another 3 years. The rum was created in a limited quantity, only 2196 bottles will reach the European market.
Aging in red wine barrels enriches the rum with unusual fresh tones and aromas. Citrus, tobacco, vanilla and wood are mixed in the aroma. The taste is complex and pleasantly rounded. It shows drier tones of wood, cocoa and a juicy hint of red fruit.
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In addition to the exceptional quality of its products, the Serrallés distillery is also based on an environmentally responsible approach to the production and use of renewable energies. This makes it one of the most environmentally friendly spirits producers in the world. Primarily thanks to innovative waste water management, energy efficiency and emission reduction. Today, the Serrallés distillery is characterized not only by the production of quality Puerto Rican rums, but also by the enthusiasm and investment in transforming it into an environmentally responsible distillery.