If you love Rum, get a bottle of Don Pancho Origenes Rum 18 Year Reserva Especial… now.
“One Eyed Spirits” that was founded by a pair of ex ad-men whose stated goal is to “bring spirits brands and pop culture together.” We say mission accomplished. They started with their extensive line of Ron de Jeremy Rums (yes, “that” Ron Jeremy), they extended their partnership with the legendary Master Ronero Francisco “Don Pancho” Fernandez Perez to produce super-premium Origenes Rum. Since then they have added Hedgehog Gin and Tom of Finland Organic Vodka. And while we don’t know what’s next, we do know that it will involve quality premium spirits and a healthy dose of humor.
Master Ronero Don Pancho is truly a legend. Long the premier Rum-maker in Cuba, he fled when the Communista government took over and started making unsavory changes in production. He found an abandoned distillery in Panama and set up shop once again, maintaining his no-compromises approach. Don Pancho Origenes Rum 18 Year Reserva Especial is in the middle of his range (imagine when an eighteen-year-old is your “middle”). And importantly, eighteen years is the minimum age of the Rum in this bottle. So, if you’re a rum fan, get yourself one of these.
Master Ronero Francisco “Don Pancho” Fernandez Perez takes every aspect of Rum-making seriously. He even uses a specific variety of sugarcane and has isolated a singular strain of yeast to get the results he wants.