The Ron Botran brand of spirits was established in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala in 1939, situated at more than 7,500 feet above sea level. The corporation was founded in 1963 and they currently export a wide range of fine rums throughout the Americas, the Caribbean and Europe.
Botran Solera 1893 is distilled from virgin honey obtained from the sugar cane after undergoing a slow fermentation process. The rum is aged to perfection at an elevation of 2300 meters above seal level in small oak barrels. The rum is prepared using a blend of the finest rums of Casa Botran.
Botran Solera 1893 reveals a medium dark amber color due its aging in oak.
On the nose: Botran Solera offers a delicate caramel aroma, coupled with golden raisin, a hint of dried apricot tart-fruit, and a slight oaken vanilla foundation, leaving traces of almond
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Perfectly smooth to sniff with moderate complexity and no offensive alcohol aromas.
The initial taste is complex as you would expect of a rum matured in the rare Solera method, whereby rums of different vintages are periodically and sequentially blended, so that younger rums are blended with progressively older ones until a certain age and flavor is achieved.
A great rum for drinking alone or on the rocks.