About Ron Izalco 10 Year Old
Having grown up in India, Karthik Sudhir has plenty of memories of bonding with his family and friends over Kingfisher beer. Drawing inspiration from those times, he founded Phenomenal Spirits in Laguna Beach, California in 2017. But it was a long way to the launch of the company. The journey had the former software developer take countless distillation courses, acquiring several certifications, and ― most importantly ― amassing a wealth of knowledge and experience that would serve as the foundation for the operation.
Being a rum aficionado, he figured that the spirit had plenty of room for growth and was overdue for a huge wave of popularity. Thus he set his sights on creating his very own super-premium sipper. With the help of his master blender, they concocted a blend with a strong oaky and woody foundation, plenty of congeners, and fruit notes. It took 29 iterations until they arrived at the perfect rum ― the Ron Izalco. Crafted with Central American rum, it's named after the Izalco volcano, also known as the "Lighthouse of the Pacific". Its volcanic soil helps produce some of the finest sugar cane in the world, making it the perfect representation of the freshly-launched brand.
Aged 10 years in ex-bourbon barrels, Ron Izalco is bottled at a higher 86 proof and has an unusually high level of congeners ― the substances that are by-products of the distillation process and contribute to the aroma, taste, and complexity of a spirit. It's an exceptionally well-balanced and complex rum that was crafted to be a delicious sipper or serve as the basis for premium cocktails. In 2018 the rum received a Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition among several other accolades.
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