Destilería Serrallés Inc., the producers of Don Q Rum, announced the limited distribution of 6,000 bottles of its exclusive 2005 Signature Release Single-Barrel Rum.
Aged for more than 10 years, the Signature Release Single-Barrel is a departure from Don Q’s portfolio of blended rums, the company says. The 80-proof light rum has a deep woodiness, mingled with tannins and sweeter notes, the company says, with aromas of heavy oak bouquet, leather and dried fruit.
“We are committed to expanding our rum portfolio and elevating the rum category. We started experimenting and having fun outside of our comfort zone,” says Roberto Serrallés, Vice President of Business Development at Destilería Serrallés and sixth generation master distiller, in a press release. “During this process, we created the first single-barrel expression we have ever released, barreled in 2005.”
This launch is the first of a planned series of single-barrel aged rum releases. The first being the Single-Barrel 2005 expression, with 3,000 4.5-liter cases allocated to the U.S. and Puerto Rico, and the remaining 1,000 cases destined for Europe. A 2007 Single-Barrel variant will follow in 2017.
Don Q Signature Release Single-Barrel Rum is 80 proof, available at select liquor stores throughout the country, and is priced at $39.99 for a 750-ml bottle.