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Terlato Wines has signed an exclusive “long-term” deal to import and market rum brand Don Pancho Origenes in the US. 

The Illinois-headquarted company will handle Don Pancho Origenes 30-year-old and 18-year-old rums and, eventually, an eight-year-old, it announced today (11 November). The brand is produced by Cuban master rum distiller Francisco "Don Pancho" Fernandez at his Las Cabras Distillery in Panama. 

“This is a connoisseur's rum, meant to be enjoyed as a fine spirit,” said Terlato Wines' CEO William Terlato. “We know that luxury whisky aficionados are exploring other brown spirits - and Don Pancho super-premium rums will soon be on their radars.” 

The brand is the latest to be added to Terlato's new artisan spirits unit, launched in August

Carlos Esquivel, Don Pancho's executive director said: "We are extremely pleased to be working with the Terlato family as we introduce Don Pancho Origenes in key markets internationally.” 

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.