This rum has been sitting on my review shelf for a long time – longer than I care to admit. I figured it was time to open it up and give this Venezuelan beauty a try. Santa Teresa Claro is a “white” rum offering from Ron Santa Teresa SA, the same people who give us [...]
I seem to be on a bit of a Venezuelan kick lately. That might sound weird on a rum site, but the truth of the matter is that the nation of Venezuela seems to be producing a heck of a lot of good rum, and Santa Teresa is no exception.
In 1796 the Santa Teresa Hacienda was established by the Count of Tovar y Blanco after being given the land by the king of Spain. 100 years later, new owner Gustavo Vollmer Ribas began producing rum on the hacienda. The Santa Teresa 1796 was created in 1996 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the hacienda’s creation.
Venezuela probably isn’t the first country that comes to mind when someone mentions “top-shelf rum.” While the rum from the islands in the Caribbean tends to draw all of the attention, the people on the mainland continue to toil in the same hot, sticky weather to make rums that are all their own and every bit as delicious as you might find on any wind-blown island.
Not only are the mainlanders making rum, they’re making damn good rum.
Ron Diplmomatico Blanco is the newest rum to be brought to us by Distilerias Unidas in Venezuela. For over 50 years the distillery in La Miel has produced several lines of rums which can be found all over the world. The Ron Diplomatico line of products has long had shelf-space in my collection. The Reserva [...]