Caliche Rum 065 photo copyright Cheri Loughlin

Caliche Rum sample and recipes provided by brand representatives. All photos and opinions are my own unless otherwise stated.

Caliche Rum is aged up to four years. The purpose of slow blending is to give the rum an extremely smooth, modern characteristic with unique, clean balance of vanilla and citrus flavor and hint of oak. The intention in taste experience is an immediate rum flavor with velvety texture, followed by hints of caramel and vanilla. Citrus lingers slightly providing a crisp note then cleanly disappears with light tannins and oak. – media materials provided by brand representatives

Distilled, aged and bottled by Destilleria Serrallés, Inc. Ponce, Puerto Rico.

80 Proof / 40% alcohol

Suggested Retail Price: $25 range

Availability: Initially available in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago and Dallas

Caliche Rum 086 photo copyright Cheri Loughlin

Caliche Rum Tasting Notes

Color: Clear

Aroma: Some burn. Flat. Bit non-descript as far as rum goes.

Tasted Neat: Butterscotch. Quite a bit of burn. Burn does dissipate rather quickly, though. Barely any sweetness. Buttery is faint. Slight vanilla. Hardly any roundness as some rums seem to have. Little bit of toffee. Hint of coffee. Light citrus.

Mouth Feel: Thin

Caliche Wood Top 076 photo copyright Cheri Loughlin

I love the rope around the neck of the bottle and the wooden bottle stopper. Interesting design etched in the wood, too. Not a fan of the orange lettering or the actual bottle though. But hey, it’s what’s inside that counts, right?!

Caliche Rum Cocktail Recipes

Possible Uses, Pairings and / or Cocktails: Rum cocktails always make an appearance on my back deck when warmer weather finally makes its way back around. Pick up a bottle, grab a shaker and enjoy the sunshine.

Caliche Rum has a nice selection of cocktails on their website. I thought you might enjoy the two below for starters.

Cali GrapefruitBurnt Orange Tang copyright Cheri Loughlin

2 ounces Caliche Rum

1/2 ounce Campari

1 ounce Grapefruit Juice

1/4 ounce Agave Nectar

Club Soda

Grapefruit Wedge Garnish

Combine Caliche Rum, Campari, juice and agave nectar in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend. Pour into goblet or highball glass over fresh ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with grapefruit wedge.

Cali Gold

2 ounces Caliche Rum

1 ounce Lime Juice

1/2 ounce Pineapple Juice

1/4 ounce Agave Nectar

3 – 6 Cilantro Leaves

Cilantro Leaf Garnish

Lightly muddle cilantro leaves in mixing glass. Add liquid ingredients with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice. Garnish with cilantro leaf.

Review sample courtesy representatives of Caliche Rum@CalicheRum on Twitter – CalicheRum on Facebook

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Cheri Loughlin is the Omaha writer and photographer behind www.intoxicologist.net and author of Cocktails with a Tryst: An Affair with Mixology and Seduction. You can email Cheri with comments and questions at str8upcocktails@gmail.com.

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