It all began when Alois Gölles, the father of David Gölles, designed the chocolate spirit in collaboration with Josef Zotter. From that day on, the family started producing rum. The son, David Gölles, then founded the Ruotker's company in Riegersburg, in Styria. Today, Ruotker's offers high-quality whiskies, rums and gin. The Ron Johan Rum brand is not only dedicated to the Archduke Johann (Johan), but also to the Caribbean (Ron). The special thing about "Ron Johan Rum Dark" is that it is distilled in Styria. The distiller gets the molasses from Brazil, Paraguay or the Dominican Republic. Pirate Black Beard and the Austrian Archduke Johann can be seen on the bottle. The rum is stored in new and used American white oak barrels and former bourbon barrels. It is free of any colouring and flavouring substances. Tasting notes:Colour: Mahogany. Nose: Intense, powerful, spicy notes. Taste: Intense, powerful, estery notes, spicy notes, caramel and chocolate flavors. Finish: Long lasting, powerful.