Spanish Rum Production
process using Solera System

From the home of rum in the Caribbean to the heartland of sherry, Dos Maderas elaboration process brings together two cultures. After its first ageing in the Tropics, these spirits are matured for a second time using the traditional solera system of Sherry. The result combines the best of these two worlds.

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SUGAR CANE

How rum is made using Sugar Canes

The Dos Maderas journey begins with sugar cane, best grown in the tropical climates of Barbados and Guyana. Harvest is between February and June, when the plants are at their best.

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SUGAR CANE

How rum is made using Sugar Canes

sugar cane compass production process

The Dos Maderas journey begins with sugar cane, best grown in the tropical climates of Barbados and Guyana. Harvest is between February and June, when the plants are at their best.

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FERMENTATION

Fermentation process of rum

The Dos Maderas journey begins with sugar cane, best grown in the tropical climates of Barbados and Guyana. Harvest is between February and June, when the plants are at their best.

FERMENTATION

Fermentation process of rum

distillation compass production process

The Dos Maderas journey begins with sugar cane, best grown in the tropical climates of Barbados and Guyana. Harvest is between February and June, when the plants are at their best.

DISTILLATION

Rum and the Distillation Process

The fermented molasses is distilled by traditional rum producers in Barbados and Guyana, using a variety of methods and a number of still types – everything from old Coffey alambiques to discontinuous wooden stills. Rich pot still flavors and the lighter styles produced with column stills combine to capture the diversity of rum from the region.

distillation production process 2

DISTILLATION

Rum and the Distillation Process

distillation production process 2

The fermented molasses is distilled by traditional rum producers in Barbados and Guyana, using a variety of methods and a number of still types – everything from old Coffey alambiques to discontinuous wooden stills. Rich pot still flavors and the lighter styles produced with column stills combine to capture the diversity of rum from the region.

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RUM AGING

CARIBBEAN

The hot Caribbean climates of Barbados and Guyana are ideal for the first maturation of Dos Maderas. These spirits spend five years resting in 220-litre ex-bourbon oak casks. The five-year-old rums from Barbados are light and refined, while those from Guyana are generally heavier and more full-bodied.

RUM AGING

CARIBBEAN

barriles production process

The hot Caribbean climates of Barbados and Guyana are ideal for the first maturation of Dos Maderas. These spirits spend five years resting in 220-litre ex-bourbon oak casks. The five-year-old rums from Barbados are light and refined, while those from Guyana are generally heavier and more full-bodied.

SELECTION

Choosing the best rum

After five years of ageing in the Caribbean climate, these are already exceptional rums in their own right. A crucial part of the Dos Maderas process, however, is selecting and blending rums from these two diverse rum producing countries to produce a spirit with the perfect characteristics to be enhanced by sherry cask ageing in Jerez.

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SELECTION

Choosing the best rum

catadorcompass production process

After five years of ageing in the Caribbean climate, these are already exceptional rums in their own right. A crucial part of the Dos Maderas process, however, is selecting and blending rums from these two diverse rum producing countries to produce a spirit with the perfect characteristics to be enhanced by sherry cask ageing in Jerez.

RUM AGING

JEREZ

This blend is then shipped to the Williams & Humbert sherry-ageing bodega in Jerez, the heart of the sherry-producing region. Spain’s unique solera ageing process transforms the spirit, with the climate of Jerez and a combination of sherry barrels all contributing towards the flavour of the final product.

RUM AGING

JEREZ

This blend is then shipped to the Williams & Humbert sherry-ageing bodega in Jerez, the heart of the sherry-producing region. Spain’s unique solera ageing process transforms the spirit, with the climate of Jerez and a combination of sherry barrels all contributing towards the flavour of the final product.

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AGING RUM IN PALO CORTADO SHERRY CASKS

To produce Dos Maderas 5+3, 5+5 and Seleccion, the Caribbean-aged spirit is aged in barrels previously used to age 20-year-old Palo Cortado. This one-of-a-kind sherry imparts a unique character to the rum, adding complexity, and notes of dried fruits and walnuts.

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AGING RUM IN
PEDRO XIMENEZ
SHERRY CASKS

The casks of the sweetest sherry wine adds another dimension to Dos Maderas 5+5, Seleccion and Luxus, providing smoothness, as well as flavors of raisin and prune. These exquisite rums are transformed through the solera ageing process with casks that previously aged very sweet 20-year-old Pedro Ximénez. These highly sought-after casks are over 80 years old, adding wonderfully complex flavors.

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dos maderas production process pedro ximenez

AGING RUM IN PALO CORTADO SHERRY CASKS

bottle group 1

To produce Dos Maderas 5+3, 5+5, and Seleccion, the Caribbean-aged spirit is aged in barrels previously used to age 20-year-old Palo Cortado. This one-of-a-kind sherry imparts a unique character to the rum, adding complexity, and notes of dried fruits and walnuts.

AGING RUM IN PEDRO XIMENEZ SHERRY CASKS

bottle group 2

The casks of the sweetest sherry wine adds another dimension to Dos Maderas 5+5, Seleccion and Luxus, providing smoothness, as well as flavors of raisin and prune. These exquisite rums are transformed through the solera ageing process with casks that previously aged very sweet 20-year-old Pedro Ximénez. These highly sought-after casks are over 80 years old, adding wonderfully complex flavors.

CRIADERA & SOLERA SYSTEM

The solera system of ageing originated in Jerez, and is traditionally used to age sherry. This is a continuous ageing process, with the spirit starting in the top row of casks and slowly moving downwards until the rum is extracted for bottling. This process adds complexity and depth throughout this time in oak.

 

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and solera system click here.

BLENDING PROCESS

Dos Maderas Rum Master Blender Paola Medina

The Dos Maderas master blender, Paola Medina – recognized by Decanter Magazine as ‘one of the 10 most outstanding winemakers in Spain’ – ensures the quality and harmony of the finished rums after ageing.

dos maderas production process

CRIADERA & SOLERA SYSTEM

The solera system of ageing originated in Jerez, and is traditionally used to age sherry. This is a continuous ageing process, with the spirit starting in the top row of casks and slowly moving downwards until the rum is extracted for bottling. This process adds complexity and depth throughout this time in oak.

dos maderas production process

BLENDING PROCESS

Dos Maderas Rum Master Blender Paola Medina

The Dos Maderas master blender, Paola Medina – recognized by Decanter Magazine as ‘one of the 10 most outstanding winemakers in Spain’ – ensures the quality and harmony of the finished rums after ageing.