Ron Ingenio Manacas
In 1948 Juan Jimenez Villalba, foreman of our cellar in Jerez left for Cardenas, Cuba accompanying the barrels used for our sherries and brandies.There he discovered the excep-tional qualities that they possessed to age local rum.
Some Colonial Haciendas (Plantations and Sugar Mills) or Ingenios dedicated to the cultivation of sugar cane and the distillation of rum such as Ingenio Manacas exchanged with Juan their rum for Sherry barrels. A well appreciated exchange by both parts.
After the Cuban revolution, Juan managed to repatriate some of those barrels, creating a small Solera in our cellar in Jerez.
Currently, this Extra Aged Rum is created strictly following the annotations or blending of our long remembered foreman Juan Jimenez Villalba.
Manacas Rum is produced through a careful and studied selection of the best rums of Venezuela, Panama, Dominican Republic and Jamaica. With a caribbean ageing of five years and three more years in our Solera Juan Jimenez Villalba of American oak barrels which previously contained Oloroso and Amontillado Sherries.
Amber with copper highlights, transparent, radiant, shiny and bright.
Nuts (Hazelnuts, Almond Shells, Walnuts), aromas of sweet spices such as vanilla or old oak, toasted, with slight hints of “Oloroso” and PX wines, from the barrel wine-filling process.
Semi-sweet soft and warm, balanced, long-lasting with a delightful aftertaste.
After dinner drinks, coffee, cigars, cocktails, mixers, sangria.