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Ron Maestro Gabo launched by FLA in Colombia

Colombian-based Fabrica de Licores de Antioquia has released a new limited-edition super premium rum as part of its Ron Maestro collection. The new expression pays homage to Colombian writer and Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez, aka 'Gabo'.

The glass bottle for Ron Maestro Gabo Special Reserve is from Owens-Illinois, selected from the the global glass manufacturer's Covet Classics line. The bottle and the decoration capture the magic of Gabo' works. The label features Gabo's face surrounded by the titles of his various literary works and a number of colourful butterflies, a reference to a character from the One Hundred Years of Solitude who was always surrounded by yellow butterflies. The bottle is produced at O-I's manufacturing facility in Soacha, Colombia.

"We are thrilled to collaborate with FLA yet again," said Gabriel Sanchez, director of Covet, O-I Latin America.  "By leveraging our Covet designs for Ron Maestro Gabo, this new bottle fully captures the essence of the spirit as well as the heritage and legacy of Gabo that FLA desired."

Ron Maestro Gabo Special Reserve was created by a panel of expert spirits tasters who worked for more than six months to achieve a blend of 30-, 17- and 12-year vintage rums from FLA's cellars for a flavour profile that would be “deserving of the internationally-recognised author”.

The spirit is currently available in limited quantities in Colombia.

3 February 2014 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor