Ocumare Anejo Rum, Venezuela
In Venezuela it is forbidden to alter rum with substances that contribute colour, flavour or aroma in an artificial way, also they must be aged for at least two years. These rules distinguish Venezuelan rum from the rest of the world and in 2014 Venezuela was recognised worldwide with the best rum awards in the world and the best distillery in the world at the International Tasting Contest held in Madrid, Spain.
Ocumare Anejo is a dark rum matured in bourbon barrels for three years and named after the Venezuelan city where it's made - Ocumare del Tuy. It's round and well-balanced with aromas of vanilla, and cocoa while flavours of praline, sweet cinnamon and hints of cigar box fill the mouth. Great in cocktails and, unusually, it goes very well with chocolate.