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Spirit Cartel to distribute Isla del Tesora

Spirit Cartel has secured UK distribution of Cuban rum brand Isla del Tesora.

With its RRP of £499.00, Isla del Tesoro, or Treasure Island, is a blend of 'antique' rums. The original recipe was blended from a collection of rums appropriated by the Cuban State, hitherto owned by old rum families who fled the Revolution. These rums were discovered in 1959, ageing in an old cellar nicknamed the Cathedral of Light Rum.

For 50 years, Isla del Tesoro was blended exclusively for El Comandante Fidel Castro’s personal consumption. It was then gifted to visiting international dignitaries and to senior members of Cuban government. Until recently, the rum was never commercially available; and production is limited.

The individually numbered ceramic decanter is encased in a handmade wooden chest. Accompanying the rum is a scroll depicting where you can find the real Isla del Tesoro island (now called Isla de la Juventud), along with cocktail recipes.

Charles Marshall, Spirit Cartel consiglieri comments: “Isla del Tesoro is truly the stuff of legend. We feel it’s our own little revolution and certainly a piece of history, just getting our hands on the UK distribution for the rum. The romance surrounding this rum, contributes to the myth that it has come to represent the Cuban people’s soul: pure and full of spirit, whilst maintaining a real sense of dignity and elegance. It’s a rum for connoisseurs and aficionados. In my opinion, no rum collection is complete without a bottle of ‘El Caballo’s’ personal rum. We can all be a little Fidelista even if we are not communist.”

21 August 2017 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor in chief