Puerto Angel Rum Blanco
Puerto Angel Rum Blanco is produced in a distillery located in the Oaxaca mountain region of Mexico. To make the product, they distill the juice of locally grown sugar cane with wild yeast in a copper pot still. Hand made in small batches they age the blanco for six months in used American oak bourbon barrels. Due to their production methods they are one of the few rums that has earned the USDA Organic Certification.
The rum is packed in a tall frosted wine bottle. The plastic cork is secured to the bottle with a wooden cap. A security strip wraps the top and anchors it to the neck of the bottle. The screen printed portion of the front label shares the basic product detail. The yellow sticker at the base has the signature of the master distiller, that the cane used for the rum was harvested in 2011, and that the barrel number was 15-03.
The liquid in the glass has a slight yellow tint and creates a thick band with fast moving legs when it is agitated.
When I poured the rum in the glass I picked up a swirl of cane and mineral notes. As the aroma settled I discovered notes of fresh hay, dried apricots, black pepper and capped off with a hint of dill.
On the palate the bite of the alcohol is balanced by the flavors of sweet sugar cane grass, a pop of tangy citrus, grounded by a lightly bitter limestone mineral foundation.
The longer I sipped it hints of oak weave in and out of the other flavors consistently settling with the mineral notes in a bittersweet finish.
I really enjoyed the dynamics of this product. The oak notes popped in and out sharing different aspects of the woods flavor. The mineral foundation counter balanced by the grass notes created levels of flavor that made this an enjoyable sipper.
Not a recommendation I usually make with a six month old rum. The citrus note provides an interesting twist that is fun to play with in cocktails that use white rum as its primary ingredient.
-Review by Paul Senft-
My name is Paul Senft - Rum Reviewer, Tasting host, Judge and Writer. My exploration of
Rums began by learning to craft Tiki cocktails for friends. I quickly learned that not all rums are created equally and that the uniqueness of the spirit can be as varied as the locales they are from. This inspired me to travel with my wife around the Caribbean, Central America, and United States visiting distilleries and learning about how each one creates their rums. I have also had the pleasure of learning from bar tenders, brand ambassadors, and other enthusiasts from around the world; each one providing their own unique point of view, adding another chapter to the modern story of rum. The desire to share this information led me to create www.RumJourney.com where I share my experiences and reviews in the hopes that I would inspire others in their own explorations. It is my wish in the pages of “Got Rum?” to be your host and provide you with my impressions of rums available in the world market. Hopefully my tasting notes will inspire you to try the rums and make your own opinions. The world is full of good rums and the journey is always best experienced with others. Cheers!