Unlike many light rums, barrel aging gives the Platino a unique smoothness and complex flavors. Platino is aged for one year (and often longer) in American White Oak barrels that previously held Laws Colorado Whiskey and Montanya Oro. At bottling time, the tiniest touch of Colorado honey brings out the rum’s natural flavors, while a coconut husk carbon filter removes color. Free of the cloying sweetness of added sugar and flavorings, the flavors prominent in the Platino include biscotti, cream soda, cardamom, coffee, vanilla and pepper.
The Platino has been awarded a Double Gold, 9 gold medals and 2 best in class designations in international competitions, as well as “Best White Rum” at the World Rum Awards, UK 2015.
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.