The result of intense dedication and craftsmanship, César Martí created a new style of Cuban rum for Eminente: one that draws its inspiration from 19th-century Cuban rum, recalling its richness and depth of flavours. What’s more, César Martí brought a renewed complexity to this Central Cuban rum by mastering the art of ageing and blending aguardientes. Referred to as the “soul of Cuba”, aguardientes are the most flavourful and complex sugarcane eaux-de-vie the island produces from molasses distilled to 75% ABV (alcohol by volume), which are then aged in white oak barrels that were once used for ageing whisky, blended and aged again with traditional light Cuban rum distilled to 95% ABV. The blend of aged aguardientes and light rums creates Cuban rum as we know it:
- The aguardiente brings the complexity and depth of aromas,
- while the light rum adds vitality thanks to the strength of the alcohol.
By focusing on these refined aguardientes, Eminente sets new standards with Reserva made with 70% of aged aguardientes, the highest proportions among all Cuban Rums.