Following a rich history it is our honour to inherit and hand down the distilling tradition from generation to generation. Jogaila Rum Reserva dry is a part of it!
Jogaila Rum Reserva dry is a true Caribbean rum, which stands out thanks to the process of continuous, multiple distillation of 100% real sugar cane. Subsequently, a specific process of maturation takes place in 300 litters oak barrels which were used to store high-grade 5-year-old Zamoyski Brandy, thus acquiring a richer and more developed taste.
Blending takes place exclusively in wooden oak vats, which are made of European oak, growing at an altitude of 800 m above sea level and consists of a perfect combination of rums from various barrels.
The storage space, in which the temperature varies from -25°C to + 25°C during the year, significantly affects the quality of the rum itself. The combination “Dry” means that the drink is intended to those who like less sweet rums (dry) and are looking for something truly original. Jogaila Rum Reserva dry is characterized by its oak scent with developed delicate features of brandy.
Vladislav II. Jagelo (in Polish Władysław II Jagiełło), the original name of Jogaila, was the Lithuanian Grand Duke and the King of Poland (1386 – 1434). He is considered a founder of the Jagel dynasty. In 1386 the Grand Duke Jogaila in Krakow received a Christian faith by marrying Hedwiga of Anjou (Jadwiga of Anjou), a daughter of the Hungarian and Polish King Ludovit the Great, who granted the city of Stará Ľubovňa many privileges in 1343, one of which was the right to the free service on tap. The wedding was attended by noblemen and affluent people from near and far regions. Among the gifts the newlyweds were given was also a sugar cane juice. Jogaila tasted the juice and its sweetness amazed him. The cane, however, could not be grown in the Central European conditions, so he kept this gift for special occasions.
It is year 1412, the Polish-Hungarian bordertowns are being burnt down. War is raging in Central Europe. However, there is a new hope for peace at the Ľubovňa Castle. The King of Hungary Sigismund of Luxembourg and King of Poland Vladislav II. Jagelo met at the castle to sign the peace treaty between Hungary and Poland. During this stay, Vladislav remembered the gift he had received at the wedding with Ludovit’s daughter. He asked servants to bring the barrel. After 26 years, the gift in barrels fermented and created a new yet unrecognised drink – the predecessor of today’s rum. After the tasting by both Kings, the treaty was much easier to sign and peace consolidated between Hungary and Poland. The Treaty also provided for mutual support and assistance in the event of a threat to the countries. Jogaila Rum is a tribute to this extraordinary event and a revival of the story of this region.