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Old 03-10-2010, 11:50 AM   #11
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The mission looks tough, but I most people (including me) love cheering for the underdog. And im willing to bet EVERYBODY here is cheering for this underdog. Its just amazing to see a young couple pour the effort into bucking the trend. You know though, if they manage to keep overhead low they've got a shot. There's enough gringo's like myself that wanna taste (purchase) the real stuff as opposed to the mass market stuff. Lololol, i think I've got the Rocky theme song in my head now.
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:31 AM   #12
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I am staying for a couple of extra days after "A Taste of Rum" for a couple of days R&R, I think I smell a road trip!! Hopefully we will meet these guys at the rum festival.
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:44 PM   #13
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Hopefully we will meet these guys at the rum festival.
And indeed we did. Sadly they got cold feet and bowed out of the competition at the last minute, but they did have a booth at the Fest In Old San Juan. Judging by the lines of people at their booth and enthusiasm for the product, I think they may regret the cold feet in entering the competition.

I will have a review and pics up soon of the two official products they have for sale here. Here is a highlight. It is being made from fresh cane juice when available. They have 5 acres of cane and hope to add more. They will use cane syrup or molasses when they need to.

The Pitorro Blanco is double pot distilled and brought over at 170 Proof. It is bottled at 100 proof. It is charcoal filtered. The example we tasted showed all the best characteristics of a young fresh cane juice rum.

The Pitorro Frutas, is the same as the Blanco with the addition of hand cut fresh fruit added right into the bottle. Mango, Papaya, Carambola and Guava in this iteration. Nice, no sugar added.

Distinctive in many ways for a modern day Puerto Rican Rum...And very tasty too.
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Old 03-23-2010, 10:08 AM   #14
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Im gonna have to track some of that down when I go this summer. The blanco sounds right up my alley.
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Old 03-23-2010, 11:05 AM   #15
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i remember the pitorro frutas. it was good i liked it. the pitorro blanco reminded me strongly on Damoiseau from Guadeloupe. Good stuff too
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Yeah Jim, fun guys with some good products for a start up company, especially those special ones they were pulling out from under the table. Hopefully they are setting some aside for aging for next year.
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Might be a little early, but would they have mentioned where a person could pick some up in PR?
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Might be a little early, but would they have mentioned where a person could pick some up in PR?
James. I believe they are just rolling out the Blanco and Frutas versions. I know that it's not available in San Juan yet. I am trying to establish a line of communication with them and will update when info on distribution becomes available.

As Bob mentioned, they had a slew of fruit flavored versions under the counter that we sampled. They were quite intense in fruit flavor and fashioned more after a cordial.

They did say they have some Blanco that has been aging in barrel for two and one half years. I can't wait to taste some of that sometime soon.
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How did the raw young pitorro taste? My wife says that pitorro generally is sweet and you don't realize the amount of alcohol in it.
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Since you asked, I just poured myself some.

The aroma is very fresh, bright and fruity. There is a distinct aroma of fresh pear in it. The flavor is big and bold. Grassy with pear notes. The mouth feel is dry and soft. Quite smooth really. The 100 proof is surprisingly well integrated with the aroma and flavor. The finish is warm and very long. Really delicious and well done in my opinion.

This would make a great daiquiri or 'ti punch I think.

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