Ron Izalco debuts 15-year-old rum

Oct 8, 2020by Owen Bellwood

California-based Phenomenal Spirits has launched Ron Izalco 15 Year Cask Strength, which comprises a blend of Central American rums aged in ex-Bourbon barrels.

Bottled at a cask strength of 55.3% ABV, Ron Izalco 15 Year Cask Strength is made without sugar or other additives. It is made using a blend of Central American rum aged in ex-Bourbon barrels and without the use of the solera method of ageing. The new rum is said to be the only cask strength, non-solera aged, Spanish-style rum crafted with no sugars or additives. Phenomenal Spirits founder and CEO, Karthik Sudhir, said: “High-end spirits and rum connoisseurs are eager for new expressions that are complex yet beautifully balanced, full-bodied and made with no sugar and no additives. We developed Ron Izalco 15 Year Old Cask Strength to provide a more pure and authentic drinking experience specifically with these consumers in mind. “Ron Izalco 15 Year Old is generous and intense offering the ultimate satisfaction for the true rum aficionado. It is made to be sipped, savoured and shared.” The cask strength rum is said to have “an array of intensely fruity aromas” that lead to soft tannins and flavours of baked pineapple and several layers of spices. Ron Izalco 15 Year Cask Strength carries a suggested retail price of US$79.99 per 750ml bottle and is allocated based on limited production. Sudhir added: “At Phenomenal Spirits, we are on a very focused mission to create exceptionally high-quality spirits. We have invested in building our own blending facility to achieve scale and operational efficiency and we control the quality and consistency of our products along with all aspects of product development. "We have created something quite extraordinary and unrivalled in the rum category with Ron Izalco 15 Year Old Cask Strength and are eager to share it with the world.”