Tres Hombres 2017 7 Year Solera

Tres Hombres 2017 7 Year Solera

Today’s rum is a 7 year Solera produced by Tres Hombres on the isle of La Palma in the Canary Islands. It is produced from local sugarcane, and once distilled aged for 7 months at sea before spending the rest of its time on La Palma. Pretty interesting process, but unfortunately a 40% solera at most 7 years old raises some red flags for me. Lets see how it shakes out.

This is a series of blind tastings from the “24 Rums” advent calendar. I have not looked at what is in the calendar, so every one of these reviews is 100% no prior knowledge.

1. Dictador 20
2. Whisper Antigua Gold Rum
3. New Grove 8yo
4. Cihuatan 8 year Solera
5. Domaine de Séverin VO
6. Novo Fogo Familia
7. NAUD Ron Panama 15yo
8. Enghaven Blackstrap Rum
9. Zuidam Flying Dutchman Dark Rum No. 3
10. Deadhead Dark Chocolate
11. Rum Magec Ron Añejo XO Oloroso
12. Fijian Rum Liqueur 8yo
13. Matugga Golden Rum
14. Cane Island Trinidad Rum
15. Cane Island Jamaica Rum
16. Saint James Rhum Vieux 7yo
17. Neptuns Rhum
18. Cane Island Cuba Rum
19. Borgoe 8yo
20. Mombacho Ron Reserva 8yo
21. Old New Orleans Amber Rum
22. Tres Hombres 2017 7 year Solera
23. Travellers 5yo Reserve
24. Barceló Imperial Ron Dominicano
25. Barceló Imperial Ron Dominicano (Take 2)

Distiller: Tres Hombres
ABV: 40%
Age: at most 7 years
Cask type: American Oak (unspecified previous use)
Source: 24 Rums Advent Calendar
Setting: Blind

Nose: Dense overripe fruit, light brown sugar, milk chocolate and some light oak. A little bit of rubbery funk character.
Palate: Light and round, molasses, golden syrup and dried papaya.
Finish: Dried papaya leads with some musty notes into a pungent banana character, then finishes with oak dryness.
Overall: Not a bad pour, some funk lends character to it, and it has a nice dry oaky finish. Overall I feel it was a little young and uninteresting though, it could have benefited from a higher proof and more ageing.
Rank: 4