Hailing from Bogotá, Columbia, Parce Rum is a collection of 3 expressions: 3-Year, 8-Year, and 12-Year old. Aged Columbian rum has generally been a rare category in America, Parce was launched three years ago in Chicago and until now was only available in Illinois and other select markets.
Parce’s’s master blenders, Arthur Fernandes and his son Brojen Fernandes Domecq use natural spring water and homegrown yeast for optimal fermentation. They also use a blend of sugar cane juice, fresh-crushed from three cane varieties, and after distillation the spirit is aged in charred oak whisky barrels.
For each bottle of Parce Rum sold, we plant a native species tree in the Colombian rainforest through the Colombian environmental organization Contreebute and their reforestation initiative.
By the way, “Parce” (PAR-say) is Colombian slang for “buddy” or “pal,” used among good friends in good times. GSN was sent a bottle of the 3-year rum for review.
Parce 3-Year Old Rum (86 proof)
Visual: Medium gold.
Nose: Good heft of oak and char painted over a clean, expressive rum canvas.
Taste: Interestingly, although this is a cane based rum, there is no “agricole” sensibility here. Instead, it is straight forward, dry and aged to a young degree to just impart enough vanilla and oak to give it a broader spectrum of flavor.
Finish: Medium long, with a somewhat tannic moment. At the very end there is a brown sugar finish.
Overall: Younger than I’d prefer, this is still a great rum for use in cocktails and highballs. The distillate begs for a few more years in the barrel.
GSN Rating: B
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