Aged for one year in an American White Oak barrel that previously held Laws Colorado Whiskey. Because the barrel is wet and fresh from the whiskey, the Oro is more full-bodied and picks up more flavor from the oak than our Platino. This rum is never carbon filtered, so the natural color of the barrel remains, along with a slight bit of color from the tiniest touch of local honey (the honey’s acidity brings out the natural flavors of the rum and the barrel). Unlike many dark aged rums, the Oro never receives added sugar, molasses caramel or artificial colorings/flavorings. Flavors prominent in the Oro include red chili, coffee, caramel, vanilla, pineapple, and chocolate.
The Oro was named USA Rum of the Year in Berlin and has received 8 Silver medals and one “Best In Class” designation in competition.
We batch distill in the mountains using alembic copper pot stills over open flames, following in the footsteps of the earliest rum makers. These traditions add something hard to measure but so central to the way we make unique, American rum: the human element. Because distilling is more than a science. It’s also an art.