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Charanda - 'Mexico has a rich history of making rum from sugarcane, dating back to when the Spanish first brought the plant to the country in the early 1500s. Charanda is the only sugarcane distillate with an official protected denomination of origin (DO), joining other established spirit designations like mezcal, tequila, bacanora and sotol when the appellation was established in 2003. The expressive, terroir-driven rum can only be produced from fresh sugarcane juice, molasses or piloncillo (cane juice that is preserved via boiling, evaporation and caramelization), and it can only be made in 16 of 113 municipalities in Michoacán. The region is known specifically for this soil; the people who lived in the Tarascan state during pre-Columbian times (roughly where Michoacán and parts of Jalisco and Guanajuato stand today) called the dense, nutrient-rich earth charanda, a word that translates from the Purépecha language to mean “red soil” in English. Charanda is also the name of one of the country’s most intriguing native spirits, a cane distillate that’s been made in the region for more than a century.'
- Emma Jensen, Imbibe, Oct 1st 2019
El Tarasco Gran Reserva Extra Aged Charanda
El Tarasco Rum special edition Gran Reserva Extra Aged is the result of a blend of barrels with ages of 12 and 18 months that the Master Blender selects to obtain an artisanal rum matured at its best.
Appellation of Origin: Charanda
El Tarasco Gran Reserva Anejo is ideal for sipping but also works a treat in the cocktail Devil's Knee.
Red Wine Reduction
Add all ingredients in a saucepan and boil for 5 minutes. The consistency must be between liquid and syrup.