El Ron Prohibido Mexican Rum

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 7 502265 140 376
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Natural cork stopper

More about El Ron Prohibido

Produced by: Cervecera Mexicana S de R.L. de C.V.
Owned by: Fraternity Spirits
UK distribution by: Emporia Brands Ltd
UK consumer PR by: Euro Strategies Ltd
UK trade PR by: Euro Strategies Ltd
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alc./vol: 40%

Proof: 80°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of Mexico Mexico

A blend of column distilled from fermented sugar cane juice and then aged in what’s described as a 12 year solera.

The El Ron Prohibido brand ‘story’ goes like this, “During the 18th century, the Spanish ships reached America with sweet wine reserves in barrels. Instead of going back with empty barrels, they filled them with Chinguirito, known as Mexican rum. During the trip, the rum absorbed the aromatic characteristics of the barrels, which resulted in a high quality product. Prohibited during the reign of the King of Spain Felipe V De Borbon, for the disastrous effects caused on society by its excessive drinking, this alcohol beverage known as Chinguirito or Habanero comes back to light in its original recipe for the lucky fans of the real rum.”

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 30/06/2014


(sample bot No. 1309133) Clear, deep tawny brown with coppery amber glints.


Molasses, malt vinegar and pickled walnuts with raisin and prune.


Espresso coffee, dark chocolate, raisin and prune, assertive black pepper and cinnamon spice with the edge taken off the bitterness by faint honeyed sweetness. Faint notes of woody vinegar are evident beyond the mocha coffee.


Vinous mocha coffee, caramel and delicate spice.

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