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Posts Tagged ‘Pampero Rum’

Review: Pampero Seleccion 1938 Rum

Posted by Arctic Wolf on April 3, 2012

In 1938, a distillery in Venezuela was established called Industrias Pampero, C.A.. This distillery is said to be the first distillery in Venezuela to set the high standards for which Venezuelan Rum is now famous for. Their flagship rum,  Pampero Seleccion 1938 is a rum which unfortunately is unavailable any longer where I live in Alberta, because Diageo, the spirits conglomerate which currently owns the rights to the Pampero brand outside of Venezuela, has chosen not to market this rum in my locale. The way it was explained to me is that boutique brands such as Pampero, regardless of how well-regarded they may be, just don’t sell well enough in my market to warrant the effort.

I found what I believe was one of the last bottles for sale in Edmonton about two years ago and now, two years later, I cannot find the rum anywhere in the Province. Sadly, it seems the entire family of Pampero rums will be absent from Alberta shelves for quite a while. I did however review the bottle I found, and here is an excerpt from that review:

“…The rum looks dark and rich with red streaks.  The glass smells of nutmeg and roasted hazelnut.  A very faint cigar and leather aroma lies under a dark caramel molasses and is very inviting.  There is a very small medicinal quality to the nose indicating a younger spirit than I was expecting…”

Here is a link to the full review”

Review: Pampero Seleccion 1938 Rum

As part of the review I have provided my Cocktail Recipe, The Selection Cocktail.

Please enjoy the review and the cocktail!

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Rum Review: Pampero Anniversario Reserva Exclusiva

Posted by Arctic Wolf on February 28, 2010

In 1938 Industrias Pampero, C.A., a distillery in Venezuela was established.  This distillery is reputed  to be the first distillery in Venezuela to set the high standards for which Venezuelan Rum is now famous for.  The Pampero brand is now controlled by Diageo, one of the largest liquor companies in the world, and Diageo is responsible for marketing and selling the Pampero Rums Wordwide.

Here is an excerpt from my Review:

In the glass the rum is dark, rich and inviting.  A quick swirl reveals moderate legs trailing down the glass and brings scents of brown sugar (baking) spices to the fore. Heavy dark brown sugar, underlain with caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg and spicy oak tannin present a luxurious bouquet to the nose. Hints of tobacco and unfinished leather seem to come and go, and even a few tea leaves seemed scattered in the breezes. This is heady stuff.

Click on the following Link to read the full review:

Review: Pampero Anniversario Reserva Exclusiva

As usual I have included a cocktail Suggestion or two.  Enjoy!!

And I must give a big thank you to the Rum Chums who provided me with the sample to review.   I really appreciate the help that the club has provided.

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Rum Review: Pampero Seleccion 1938

Posted by Arctic Wolf on November 27, 2009

The country of Venezuela produces some fantastic rum.  I have already reviewed the Santa Theresa 1796 from Venezuela, as well I have  featured the Venezuelan Diplomatico Rums in one of my first Howling Highlights. There is a third famous rum family from Venezuela, The Pampero Rum family.

A few weeks ago I gave you my first impressions of Pampero Seleccion 1938 when  I found what I believe was one of the last bottles for sale in Edmonton.  Now I cannot find the rum anywhere in the Province, and sadly it seems the entire family of Pampero rums will be absent from Alberta shelves this winter.

Fortunately for my readers I did find one bottle, and now I have completed five separate tasting for this rum and also experimented with a few cocktails.  You can read the results of this hard labour here:

Review: Pampero Seleccion 1938 (Rum)

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