Episode 2

Published on:

2nd May 2020

Episode 2: Santa Teresa 1796 Solera Rum

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: https://www.santateresarum.com

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGMVvPUiTzU

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

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Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur
Podcast dedicated to drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits.
Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur is a podcast for anyone that enjoys distilled spirits!

Built on the premise of drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits, each episode features consistent tastings and much more. The featured spirit's backstory is covered, including history of production, marketing, availability, notable events for the spirit, as well as personal stories on enjoyment.

This podcast features new episodes at least weekly, and is the work of host Matt Birchard, who created the podcast as a way to keep a new year's resolution to himself - which was to drink more!

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Matthew Birchard

I'm a fan of distilled spirits, and marketer by trade. Native of Portland, Oregon, USA.