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Review: The Rum Rats Arco Seco (The Perfect Barrel)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on April 11, 2022

Arco Seco  is a Panamanian rum brought to you by Rum Rats. a partnership of Shamus Hewitt & Jason Gardner based in Ontario Canada. To bring this rum to Canada, Shamus and Jason have collaborated with renowned Panamanian Master Blender, Francisco “Don Pancho” Fernandez and Carlos Esquivel of the Pilsa Rum Distillery in Panama.

According to the Rum Rats website, this first rum release from Rum Rats brings a distinct, authentic Panamanian flavour to the Canadian market. It is a single origin spirit aged for 5 years in previously used Bourbon barrels. The rum is column-distilled from black molasses rum processed, fermented, distilled and aged all in the Arco Seco region of Panama. It is non-chill filtered and bottled at 43 % alcohol by volume with with no sugar or additives.

Here is a link to my full review:

Review: The Rum Rats Arco Seco

“… Mild butterscotch and honey combine with vanilla and almond. Orange peel is present as are fine oak spices. As the rum breathes the fine oak spices build up giving us a sort of dry and dusty impression of sandalwood and straw. There are hints of tropical fruit (banana and coconut) as well as vague impressions of baking spices …”

Please enjoy my first rum review in over a year. Hopefully this starts a trend.




2 Responses to “Review: The Rum Rats Arco Seco (The Perfect Barrel)”

  1. rus ganz said

    Welcome back ,Chip. Any plans to review the cask strength? Cheers ,russ

    • Thanks for the welcome back. Hopefully I will be able to pick up where I left off with regular reviews again. As for the Cask Strength, I do not have access to a sample bottle at this time, and I have I have quite a backlog I need to get too, but one never knows what’s in the future, so stay tuned …

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