Our rums are special and unique not only because they were the first to be organic and Fair Trade certified, but also because they are Paraguayan. The incredibly fertile soils of Paraguay produce the best organic sugar cane in the world. Additionally, Paraguay sits atop the second largest and the purest aquifer in the world…..the Guarani Aquifer. By combining our organic production with the already rich soils and amazingly pure deep aquifer mineral water, we produce an organic molasses with an incredible flavor profile. From this organic molasses, we distill our alcohol and produce our organic rums using both copper pots and continuous columns.
Of all distilled spirits, rum best retains the natural taste of its base, because:
(1) the step of turning starch into sugar is unnecessary;
(2) it can be distilled at a lower proof;
(3) chemical treatment is minimized;
(4) and maturing can be done with used casks.
Our organic gin is a clear distillate with organic juniper berries and other organic herbs added to give the spirit its traditional taste. Again, what sets our apart though is that it comes from sugar cane and not the typical grain input. We work with customers to custom formulate and blend to their satisfaction and make that recipe proprietary to the client.
Legado’s organic vodkas are interesting since they are made from sugar cane and not using the traditional grain or potato recipe. They are however clear and do not have a special taste or aroma. We can however, based on customer specifications and desire, flavor with floral essence, aromatic herbs or fruits. We’ve even produced a Scandinavian aquavit, flavored with organic caraway seed. We can also produce organic certified vodkas produced from “mandioca” also known as “Yuca root”.
Paraguay is a sub-tropical country rich with an abundance of exotic fruits such as guavas, mangoes and many other tropical fruits. With these, Legado produces organic and/or wild harvested brandies.
These are European style schnapps, distilled directly from organic fruit juices. These include flavors like “Honey & Pear”, “Cinnamon”, “Peach” amongst others.