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Episode 2: Santa Teresa 1796 Solera Rum
Episode 22nd May 2020 • Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur • Matt Birchard
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The second episode features my current favorite sipping rum, Santa Teresa 1796 Solera Rum. This is a product of Hacienda Santa Teresa, an 8,000 acre estate in the northern part of Venezuela. This rum is aged from 4 to 35 years. It's 40% alcohol by volume, so 80 Proof.

This episode is best enjoyed with a glass of 1796!

Santa Teresa 1796's official website:

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 1796 - Hacienda Santa Teresa founded
  • 1830 - Rum production begins
  • 1996 - Bicentennial of the Hacienda and launch of 1796 Solera Rum
  • 2017 - Global distribution deal with Bacardi

Solera System Explained:

Key Cocktails:

Santa Teresa 1796 should be enjoyed neat.


Interview with Nestor Alfonso Ortega Sotero, Master Distiller of Santa Teresa Rum

Barrons Magazine Interview: 20 Minutes with: Alberto Vollmer, CEO of Venezuela's Santa Teresa Rum

The Hype Magazine Interview: Santa Teresa Rum's Josh Campbell

Distilling Order From Chaos: Making Santa Teresa Rum in Venezuela