Legendary Ron was founded in the city of Havana since 1946. Legendary although it was known in the domestic market since 1950, is in 1976 when deciding solely on producing factory in Bocoy El Cerro, Havana. Legendary Ron, this is a very pure rum produced by ancient methods: filtering system from double bottom tanks, the use of silica sand and activated carbon, where the dilutions are made aware of alcohol as spirits to 55th, which are processed by gravity in this system, which also includes American oak barrels which are aged brandies and alcohols screeds fresh one, two, four and six years: that is the great secret of Ron Legendary. Holds out the Elixir of Cuba’s famed “Punch au Rhum” Carta Blanca Rum, rum, Ron Añejo Blanco, and Ron Dorado Gran Reserva 15 years.
Legendario 7 Años Elixir de Cuba is much darker in color than I would expect from a rum colored only by aging seven years in oak barrel, but a noble shade of aged copper patina or walnut-wood nonetheless. Aromas of brown sugar, caramel, light milk chocolate and musty old wood are most pronounced. There’s more of a sweet alcohol tinge on the nose than you’d expect from a rum bottled at 34% ABV (though it’s not objectionable). Slight molasses and sulphur odors add a dry essence that partially offsets the alcohol and sugars, then a light spice, (nutmeg and vanilla), and a hint of fruit (grape, raisin, mango, and banana). The aromas are well integrated, but a moderately complexity enables recognition of the individual components. The initial taste is completely unique amongst aged rums, and is surprisingly different from the aromas. It is sweet with fruit, like a madeira or tawny port, and chewy with a medium-heavy weight body. The finish is thinner than the body, is sweet like sherry on the tongue tip yet fruity on the palate, the caramel disappears and leaves a dry tobacco in the throat, adding to the mystery.