Posted by Arctic Wolf on January 20, 2017
My first review for Legendario Elixir de Cuba was published in 2009, However, as US restrictions of Cuban products appear to be easing I thought it would be timely to revisit the brand. The brand owner, Legendario Rum is headquartered in Spain, however the rum used within the Elixir de Cuba’s blend is apparently imported from Cuba. The brand, was founded in the city of Havana in 1946.
According to the research I conducted, Legendario Elixir de Cuba, is produced from a blend of 2 to 4 year-old Cuban Rums (source: Rum Distribution.com). The rums were aged in American oak barrels at temperatures which approached 47°C. After the rums were blended, extracts of macerated raisins, syrup, and demineralised water are added, and this blended mixture is rested (or married) in American oak barrels for several weeks (30 days) after which the final spirit is filtered through a traditional system of activated carbon filters and silica sand before bottling.
According to Phil Moncton of the GFH Group (the Ontario importer), Legendario Elixir De Cuba is now available in Ontario (via the GFH Group) through LCBO Private Order.
Here is a link to my newly written review for the Legendario Elixir de Cuba:
” … The aroma is rich and inviting with smells of oak infused rum and caramel, brandy and raisins, and some dark chocolate drifting in the breezes above the glass. It is almost as if we are encountering a sweet mixture of rum, cognac, and dark caramel …”
Please enjoy my review of this outstanding rum liqueur, Chimo!
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Posted by Arctic Wolf on November 20, 2011
Photo Courtesy Legendario.com
Jesus Lester Pomo (a Cuban National living in Spain) is the Export Manager for Legendario Rums (headquarters in Spain) responsible for the world-wide export of the Legendario line-up. Although the company is headquartered in Spain, the rum itself apparently hails from Cuba. The Legendario Rum arrives from Cuba to Europe via the Sl Valencia Company. The brand, founded in the city of Havana since 1946, is marketed in the domestic market by the company Cuban Beverages.
The subject of my review, the Legendario Ron Anejo, is produced from a blend of 1, 4, and 6 year-old Cuban Rums which, after blending, are mixed with a small amount of muscatel wine. The blended product is then rested (or married) in American oak barrels for 15 days. The final rum is filtered through a traditional system of activated carbon filters and silica sand before bottling.
Here is an excerpt from my review:
“…When I bring the glass to my nose, I sense a combination of sweet caramel and dark field berries. There are also rich smells of vanilla and baking spices. As I let the glass decant, a honeyed molasses evolves; I also begin to sense which seems to be some wisps of dark tobacco and raisins in the aroma…”
You may read the full review here:
Please enjoy this review of a rather unique Cuban Rum!
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Posted by Arctic Wolf on May 31, 2011
I get a lot of emails from persons trying to find information on Legendario Rums. The only help I can offer is to explain that the export of this Cuban Rum to Canada is actually via Spain rather than Cuba. Jesus Lester Pomo is the Export Manager for the Legendario Rums from Cuba. I met Mr. Pomo (who is s a Cuban National living in Spain) last September at a tasting event held here in Edmonton, and he allowed me to sample the entire Legendario line-up.
Because I receive so many questions about the Legendario Elixir de Cuba, today I am re-posting my review for this Cuban Rum for those persons who may have missed it. I have not changed the scores, but I have edited the review for clarity although the essence of the original review remains the same.
Here is an excerpt from the review:
“…This is really rich. Very very sweet, and more like a rum liqueur than a true rum. It has a hazelnut accent reminding me a bit of Frangelico except the rum is heavier in the mouth, less viscous and of course tastes much more of molasses and caramel… If I have described some rums as oily, I would have to describe this one as almost honey like in its texture…”
The full review is available here:
Please enjoy the Review!
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Posted by Arctic Wolf on September 23, 2010
A few weeks ago I received an email from Owen Fieldberg of götchya pröducktos Inc. inviting me to a special industry tasting of the Legendario line-up of Rums. The tasting was set for September 21, at one of my favourite stores Aligra Wine and Spirits. All of the local Venders who sold the Legendario Elixir de Cuba were invited, and it was basically a sneak peek into the new Legendario Rum line-up. Here is what we tasted:
Legendario Elixir de Cuba 34% – 2 – 4 Year
Legendario Añejo 38% – 1 to 6 year
Legendario El Dorado 38 % – aged Gold
Legendario Blanco 40% – aged White
Photo Courtesy Legendario.com
The highlight of the evening was meeting Jesus Lester Pomo the Export Manager from the Legendario headquarters in Spain. Mr. Pomo is a Cuban National (living in Spain) who is responsible for the world-wide export of the Legendario Rums. Mr. Pomo spoke briefly about each rum and then poured generous samples for all of us to try. He even showed me a trick for sampling and tasting I had never seen before. When he poured my sample of the Anejo, he also poured a tiny bit on my wrist. I was asked to spread it around a little and then to take a nice deep wiff. Nice! The warmth from my wrist carried the aroma upwards and gave me a delicious invitation to sample the glass.
I have already reviewed the Legendario Elixer de Cuba here on my blog, but I would feel remiss if I didn’t also give a little indication of each of the other spirits:
The Lengendario El Dorado and Legendario Blanco each exhibited a bevy of character and aroma in the glass. I found the white rum (Legendario Blanco) carried much more flavour in the mouth than many of these new well aged whites which have recently entered the market. The Gold rum (Legendario El Dorado) was even more flavourful, and each of these rums had a satisfying ‘kick’ to impart to my tonsils.
The Legendario Anejo was silky smooth and suave with excellent favours of rummy caramel and oak spice. It was easily my favourite spirit of the afternoon. The rum was very well-balanced and at 38 % alcohol strength the Anejo satisfied at all levels. I am looking forward to mid November when this rum should enter the Alberta marketplace.
I plan to obtain a sample bottle so that I can share a review.
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Posted by Arctic Wolf on October 22, 2009
Chocolate Legendario Ice Creme
What happens when a good idea goes horribly awry? A new cocktail is born of course ( sort of).
What was the good idea? Rum Flavoured Ice Cream!
I started with my trusty ice cream maker and a bottle of Legendario Rum. What could go wrong?
I filled the ice creme maker with all of the ingredients for a nice ice cream:
375 ml rich cream
500 ml half and half (Half creme half milk)
350 ml cold sugar
75 ml chocolate syrup
I started the ice cream maker with the intent to make a nice stiff ice cream and then when it was almost ready I added 500 ml of my 7 yr old Legendario Elixir de Cuba Rum.
Unfortunately I miscalculated. The alcohol in the rum instantly melted all the ice cream. I was left with a sloppy mess. But it sure tasted good!
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