Gold Winner - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2020
On the nose, the aromas of tropical fruits are most apparent with fresh banana and sticky pineapple. Adding to this there is a deeper aroma of rich raisins and prunes.
The palate brings the same tropical fruit notes, but with a developing toasted warm spicy caramel flavour. Balanced with creamy milk chocolate, roasted almond and dried chewy apricot notes.
Ron Colon's story started in 2018 when two spirit industry colleagues did a 22-day, 16-country barhop through Latin America. It was during this trip tht the two were captivated by El Salvador ("Sivar" in slang).
El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America. It has a complex political history which included a violent civil war from 1980-1992. What most aren't aware of are the magnificent volcanoes, world-class surf spots and amazing produce - including some of the worlds finest cane sugar and coffee.
Back in Europe, the original two put together a team to help bring their love of El Salvador to the world. Thus the RCS team was born.
The Name, Ron Colon:
In the early 16th century the Spanish Conquistador Pedro de Alvarado named the newly discovered province of El Salvador (which translates directly to “The Savior”) after Jesus Christ.
In 1892, the government of President Carlos Ezeta decided that the Salvadoran peso be called “Colón”; in homage to Christopher Columbus. The Colón stayed the currency of El Salvador until 2001, when it was replaced by the U.S. Dollar.
We pay homage to the old “Colónes” banknotes and currency in our bottle labels and the unique coin that is placed in the cap of each bottle.