La Hechicera, a rum tasting with a touch of magic

Rum, another adventure, a new challenge. Curious as I am, I looked up the meaning of the name La Hechicera. This is Spanish for ‘enchantress’ and pronounced as ‘etch-ee-seh-rah’. Try that a few times before and after a couple of glasses filled with rum when the magic kicks in.

Using the solera method of ageing in American white oak barrels, La Hechicera is a wonderful blend of mature rums between 12 and 21 years.

This captures the character, exuberance and diversity of Columbia.

The promise is simple: From the barrel to the bottle; nothing in between.

La Hechicera Neutro – 96%

  • Color: Bright
  • Nose: Sweet, fruity, strong, toffee, pepper, also hints of saltyness and a complexity of ripe bananas
  • Taste: Warm, spicy, smooth, strong, pepper, toffee, warm chocolate, pears, brown sugar and banana covered with caramel and walnuts
  • Finish: Smooth and warm

La Hechicera Tafia – 93%

  • Color: Bright
  • Nose: Werther’s Original, toffee, caramel, hints of pepper, prunes, apricots and butter
  • Taste: Warm, fruity, smooth, creamy, hints of creme brûlée, caramel, chocolate, buttery and mellow
  • Finish: Nice warm and very creamy

La Hechicera 3 Años – 66%

  • Color: Sweet Amber
  • Nose: Cream. strong, vanilla, oak, warm toffee, custard pudding and a complexity of cacao and fresh coffee.
  • Taste: White pepper, creamy, warm vanilla, white chocolate, smooth and lingering spices
  • Finish: Lovely and creamy

La Hechicera 6 Años – 66%

  • Color: Amber
  • Nose: Fresh, antique wax, spicy influences, nutmeg, cinnamon, salty hints and a sweet balance of salted caramel.
  • Taste: Spicy, salty, maple sirop, ginger, orangepeel, cinnamon and sweetness
  • Finish: Long and lingering

La Hechicera 12 Años – 50%

  • Color: Dark amber
  • Nose: Soft, toffee, brown sugar, vanilla, peach, caramelstick,
  • Taste:Warm toffee, salty and peper complexity, hints of caramel apple, peach, raisins, cinnamon and creamyness
  • Finish: Long and a toffee mouthfeel

La Hechicera Fine Aged Rum from Colombia – 40%

  • Color: Dark Amber
  • Nose: Orangpeel, toffee, banana, hints of mint, plums, chocolate, cold coffee and delicate hints of spices and citrus
  • Taste: Toffee, oranges, mandarins, lemon peel, chocolate, complexity of sweetness with pear and peach
  • Finish:Sweet and fresh

If you are getting curious, find La Hechicera on Twitter. Visit the La Hechicera website or The Floating Rum Shack for more exciting rum.

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