By Ian Fletcher
London-based agency Spirit Cartel has been taken on to distribute the rum called Isla del Tesoro, which for 50 years was made for controversial Cuban revolutionary Castro's personal consumption
A Cuban rum originally blended solely for the personal consumption of Fidel Castro is set to go on sale in the UK.
London-based agency Spirit Cartel has been taken on to distribute the rum called Isla del Tesoro, which for 50 years was made for controversial Cuban revolutionary Castro's personal consumption.
It was reported that the rum was first blended from a collection of rums appropriated by the Cuban State after being owned by old rum families who fled the revolution.
The rum has only recently entered the commercial market and supply is limited.
The rums were discovered in 1959 in an old cellar nicknamed the 'Cathedral of Light Rum'.
For half a century, the rum was blended for Castro alone before being gifted to visiting international dignitaries and senior member of the Cuban Government Spirit Cartel's Charles Marshall said: "Isla del Tesoro is truly the stuff of legend. We feel it is our own little revolution and certainly a piece of history just getting our hands on the UK distribution for the rum.
"It's a rum for connoisseurs and aficionados and in my opinion, no rum collection is complete without a bottle of 'El Caballo's' personal rum."
Castro toppled the Government in 1959 and introduced a Communist revolution.
Cuba's revolutionary leader died in November last year at the age of 90 and the country declared nine days of national mourning to mark the demise of one of the world's longest-serving and most iconic leaders.
Source: The Mirror