Ron Izalco 10 Year is the first expression to launch in the U.S. from Phenomenal Spirits. This rum is 43% ABV, aged a minimum of 10 years, and was first commercialized in 2018 in Bordeaux. Since then, the popularity of Ron Izalco 10 Year has grown across Europe, the company says, before now heading into the U.S.
“Curious rum drinkers and enthusiasts are very much aware of premium rums and their taste profiles, but true rum lovers are eager to move on to the next level,” says Phenomenal Spirits Founder Karthik Sudhir. “They are searching for rum that is evenly balanced and less sweet with full body, complex fruity notes and a long finish. This is precisely what Ron Izalco 10 year has to offer consumers. In addition, straight-aging 10 years in ex-bourbon barrels with 43% ABV versus Solera ageing like many other regular 40% ABV rums, results in a beautifully balanced rum with an explosion of congeners as it hits the middle of the tongue. We specifically developed the 10-year expression for sipping and to enjoy in high-end craft cocktails and signature pours.”
Ron Izalco 10 Year sells for a suggested retail price of $55 per 750-ml. bottle. It is currently available in Washington DC, Maryland and Delaware through Lanterna Distributors, in California through Liberation Distribution (LibDib), in Illinois through SpiritHub and shipped to 28 states through Curiada’s E-Commerce platform.
“At Phenomenal Spirits, we are on a very focused mission to create exceptionally high-quality spirits,” Sudhir adds. “To help guide us forward, we have recently onboarded Matt Witzig, Co-founder and Master Distiller of Joseph Magnus Distillery. Matt is working along with me to build our next ambitious and very exciting rye whiskey brand finished in Ron Izalco Cask, which is due to be launched in September of this year.”
Phenomenal Spirits has invested in building its own blending facility to achieve scale and operational efficiency.