This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Don Q rum. All opinions are 100% mine.
On the lovely island of Puerto Rico, which is just a hop, skip and a jump away from my home in Miami, lies one America’s oldest family-owned businesses. I’m talking about Destilería Serrallés located in Ponce, Puerto Rico, of course! Destilería Serrallés has been crafting Don Q rum since way back in 1865, with the very first being made in a copper pot imported from France. They have been so successful in perfecting their craft over the years that their flagship product, Don Q rum, is the number one selling rum in all of Puerto Rico! It’s no wonder, when you take a look at one of their products, like Don Q Gran Añejo Rum.
You be wondering what exactly makes Don Q rum the best selling rum in Puerto Rico, as we all know that Puerto Rico is quite famous for their rums – I am sure that we can all think of at least one of our favorite cocktails that is made with Puerto Rican rum. Firstly, the Destilería Serrallés distillery is actually the birthplace of Puerto Rican rum which means that they’ve been practicing their art longer than anyone else! Destilería Serrallés is the only rum company that uses aged rum in ALL of their rum products, and they use no additives, artificial sugars or coloring agents. Yes, that’s why Destilería Serrallés has produced not only the best selling rum in Puerto Rico, but they have won awards for their rum as well, including the GOLD MEDAL AT THE 2017 BEVERAGE TESTING INSTITUTE!
Destilería Serrallés is a company with a heart too! Through the years, Destilería Serrallés has been one of the most environmentally responsible distilleries in the spirits industry, making use of the benefits of real energy return, and a water reclamation program that allows them to recycle their wastewater instead of disposing it into the ocean. They are one of the only brands in the industry that does this, which I find so important!
Don Q Gran Añejo Rum
Don Q Gran Añejo rum is a super premium rum that is a blend of rums aged from 9 to 12 years in American white oak barrels and Solera aged rums aged up to 50 years old! Don Q Gran Añejo rum is 80 proof, with 40% ABV, and has a deep, complex nose of molasses, cigar tobacco (yum!) and dark caramel (double yum!). It is so smooth and lush, with pronounced notes of vanilla, cinnamon and honey.
Of course, Don Q Gran Añejo Rum is always delicious when enjoyed when sipped neat or on the rocks, but if you’re anything like me, then you probably want to pair your cocktail with dinner! Do you need a few pairing ideas? Don Q Rum is the perfect alternative for whiskey when creating Old Fashioned cocktails, which of course pairs perfectly with a variety of grilled meat, including steaks, lamb, and prime rib.