Midnight or moonlight maritime battles were very rare over the ages. One in particular comes to mind for our Falconet Midnight Edition. In 1628, Admiral Piet Hein sailed out to capture the Spanish treasure fleet loaded with silver from their American colonies. Part of the Spanish fleet in Venezuela had been warned because a Dutch cabin boy had lost his way on Blanquilla and was captured, betraying the plan. Sixteen Spanish ships were intercepted and a battle raged under the cover of night. Hein’s crew weapon of choice; the accurate & deadly Falconet cannons. Altogether, he was victorious and the spoils unimaginable - 11,509,524 guilders of booty in gold, silver and expensive trade goods.
Bombarda’s Falconet 8 - 15 Year Lost Barrel blend is masterfully blended and double aged in white oak & ex bourbon casks. Our blending crew combined the flavors of the sweet and smooth profile of Latin American rums from the ports of Panama & Dominican Republic with the English style rums of Trinidad and pot stilled Guyana aged rums. Falconet's combination of origin & age allows for depth and complexity. With no added sugars, colorants or caramel, Bombarda’s Falconet is a pure & natural rum with a fierce character. The Falconet dark rum blend is rated as the best dark rum for a daiquiri at tastings.com and one of the best rum brands of 2021.
Dating back to 1526, Falconet cannons were accurately effective and regularly used in strategic broadside battles such as in the Midnight Battle of the Bay of Matanzas in 1628. The name was derived from the size of the shot she fired! Often compared to the size of a bird of prey and so was decorated with the falcon. Experienced crews knew that mastering the use of Falconet cannons meant the difference between defeat and victory.
Gold Color. Aromas of kiwi, green plantain, sarsaparilla, and cinnamint with a satiny, vibrant, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, layered, long roasted pineapple, tamarind, allspice, and toasted brioche with cinnamon and sugar finish. A rock solid, twangy Rum that's perfect for most any occassion; sip, cocktail and share this delicious and flavorful spirit.
- Dominican Republic
Our award winning Lost Barrel Falconet Blendis an 8 - 15 Year dark rum blend of 4 Ports of Origin: Trinidad, Dominican Republic, Guyana, and Panama. Sweet & Stealthly, Falconet is a mighty blend best served neat resting on the rocks or in an Old Fashioned. She is our most feared and popular blend.
LOST BARREL BLENDS
Our masterfully crafted blends show the real age classification. We don't use the controversial solera system.
WE USE ONLY STATIC BLENDS
Bombarda avoids the Solera system! Brands using the Solera system cannot guarantee an age and many other Rum producers make inaccurate claims for ages on their labels. Not Bombarda!
Falconet is a blend of Rums aged 8-15 years in Bourbon casks.
Trinidad, Dominican Republic, Guyana, and Panama
Each of our products are named from cannon types over the ages.
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