This spectacular rum is from the tiny Denominacion de Origen of Charanda in Michoacan, Mexico. It is a 50/50 blend of molasses distilled on a column still and fresh cane juice on a copper pot still. The cane is all estate grown around 1500 meters above sea level in the red-colored volcanic soils of Uruapan, the village most associated with Charanda rums. Bottled at 46% this is wonderfully smooth, rich, a touch funky, and astonishingly affordable. It's a slam dunk in your cocktail bar and a perfect summertime sipper on ice.