Rum - Aged
Don Q Gran Añejo Rum
This is a Tier 1 score in the Rum category. It means the spirit has won the highest recommendation at least once and probably many times.
Don Q rums are made in Puerto Rico at the Serralles distillery and began production in 1865. There is a great write-up at the Liquid Muse describing how Serralles began a multi-million dollar investment in 2004 to remake their facilities to employ maximum sustainability. This includes waste C02 going to soda drink manufacturers, waste water being "polished" for irrigation, composting the solid waste products, and recycling the glass. The name Don Q is for Don Quixote, that most famous of all Spanish romantic heroes.
The Don Q Gran Anejo rum is blended with rums aged 3 to 9 years and is considered their premium offering.
Don Q Gran Anejo was awarded a Silver Medal at the 2010 SIP Awards.