Ron Colón Salvadoreño: Red Banana Oleo Rum – A Fusion of Nature and Innovation


Ron Colón Salvadoreño, this year’s nominees, partners and proud members of the WTA community, have unveiled their latest creation, the Red Banana Oleo Rum. Inspired by the shade-giving banana trees in El Salvador’s coffee farms, this innovative rum showcases a harmonious blend of natural ingredients and sustainable farming practices.

The Ron Colón team discovered the perfect combination of their Dark Aged Rum, banana oleo saccharum, chocolate, and tiki bitters, which led to the creation of a cocktail that captured the essence of El Salvador’s red bananas, known for their mix of plantain and yellow banana flavours with a touch of berry-like sweetness.

Co-founder Pepijn Janssens witnessed the beneficial relationship between banana trees and coffee farms during a visit to El Salvador. Intrigued by the concept, the team explored incorporating these ingredients into their rum production process. Bartenders showcased the recycling process of banana peel oleo, inspiring them to create an all-natural, organic product that authentically embodies the banana’s flavour. They wanted to avoid artificial flavour extracts and instead rely only on the organic banana to infuse their rum with its unmistakable taste.

Raise a glass of their Red Banana Oleo Rum and experience the harmonious fusion of nature and innovation that defines Ron Colón Salvadoreño’s exceptional spirits.