Ron Izalco 10 Year and Cask Strength 15 Year rums join the Brescome Barton portfolio for Connecticut distribution, the first expressions to launch in the U.S. The 43% ABV, minimum 10-year aged rum was created and launched by Phenomenal Spirits, which was founded in 2017 by spirits entrepreneur Karthik Sudhir. The high-quality super-premium and ultra-premium sipping rums under the Ron Izalco umbrella blend Central America’s finest rums straight aged in ex-bourbon barrels in their respective distilleries. Ron Izalco 10 Year won a Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2019, following additional awards including Double Gold and Rum Trophy at the International Spirits Challenge and Master of Rum in the Ultra-Premium category from Spirits Masters. It also received a 98-point rating by The Tasting Panel Magazine. Named after a volcano in El Salvador, Ron Izalco 10 Year is an aged rum blended with rums from Central America, including Nicaragua, Panama and Guatemala. The rum is aged for 10 years in ex-bourbon barrels and blended in the U.S. Ron Izalco Cask Strength 15 Year Rum is a premium, artisan-crafted spirit aged a minimum of 15 years, cask-strength, at 55.3% ABV, with no sugar and no additives. Ron Izalco 15 entices the nose with an array of intensely fruity aromas, and on the palate the complexity increases even more, revealing a rich layer of soft tannins, baked pineapple and several layers of spices.