Proof Drinks brings Cuban rum collection to UK

Legendario Elixir rum

A Cuban rum dating back to 1946 is being introduced in the UK as part of the portfolio of Proof Drinks.

It has become sole UK distributor of the Ron Legendario collection, made up of six rums ranging from the rich, smooth and sweet 34% ABV Legendario Elixir de Cuba to the 15-year-old Gran Reserva at 40% ABV.

It is made at a distillery in Havana where it was first produced in 1946 and also at six other distilleries across the Caribbean island. The rums are all aged in American oak barrels.

The Legendario Elixir de Cuba is at the heart of the range, with the addition of extract from a barrel-aged maceration of raisins, giving it a deeper colour and sweeter flavour.

The Legendario collection also includes Ron Carta Blanca Superior, Añejo, Añejo Blanco and Gran Reserva, all at 40% ABV, and the golden Ron Dorado at 38% ABV.

Andy Clark, sales director at Proof Drinks, said: “The Proof Drinks portfolio has gone from strength to strength over a short period of time across a number of categories, where we have been able to handpick the brands that suit our premium customer base.

“We are excited to be bringing the Legendario brand to our customers and to have fortified our already exclusive offerings.”

Proof Drinks’ portfolio also includes Cazcabel tequila, Agwa de Bolivia coca-leaf liqueur, Pistonhead and Gotlands beers, and Goldberg & Sons mixers.

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