Last night in London kilts and headdresses collided as two very distinct worlds united. Itís hard to imagine there has ever been a more amusingly incongruous marriage than Scotland and Brazil. Certainly the marketing minds behind†Ballantineís Brasil†have been having fun with the idea. Their accompanying cocktail creations include the Highland Samba and the Glen Coco.
La Hechicera, priced at £38 for 70cl (40% abv), is aged for an average of 21 years in oak casks using the solera method.
Produced in Barranquilla, Colombia by the Riascos Family for over 20 years, La Hechicera rum is sourced from distillers across the Caribbean. †
In the UK market the company said the rum is targeting high-end London bars, aiming at ďcosmopolitanĒ men and women aged 28 and over.
According to the brand owners, tasting notes for †La Hechicera are as follows: deep woodiness, a heady scent of toffee and orange peel on the nose followed by a bold burst of flavour on the palate with distinctive notes of tobacco and roasted coffee. Its ending is crisp and smooth. †