You Only Live Once.
YOLO, Ltd., founded in Denver, Colorado, established a partnership with Consorcio Licorero Nacional S.A. of Panama City, Panama. It is a unique pairing that benefits rum aficionados searching for the ultimate rum experience.
YOLO Rums are made from rare strains of sugar cane found only in small areas of Central America and the Caribbean. A specially prepared sugar cane juice is fermented and distilled through a complex, five-stage series of operations. Then Francisco “Don Pancho” Fernandez works his magic. He dictates how and for how long the rum will be stored before he decides which blends he will craft into either light or dark liquors. Under his watchful care, the aging of the rums in charred barrels takes care of the rest. And, finally, YOLO is born.
Yolo Rum Amazing, fantastic!
Aged 10 years, Yolo Gold is plenty smooth for sipping, with a nice finish that’s heavy on the vanilla with very little burn. It’s solid, bordering on sophisticated, which, of course, very much flies in the face of the brand image. Rum is typically fun, but don’t let Yolo Gold fool you… She’s classier than she seems.
The standard all rums should be held to.
YOLO Silver rum is decent but the influence of oak makes the gold rum fabulous. In a world where rum currently represents some of the best value on the market, Yolo Gold represents that kind of "quest bottle" that causes us to specifically seek it out and purchase. We particularly recommend for those who like milder bourbons or Canadian whisky... to them, Yolo Gold might be a revelation.
We Make Rum
It takes two to tango, it takes more to make Rum.
Philip GuerinChief Yolo, Co-founder
Phil is a 25-year entrepreneur and much-admired business leader. He co-founded Yolo Rum with his wife, Jessica, in 2012 with a vision to bring premium rum made with sustainable, ethical business practices to the United States market. With a digital-first marketing background, Phil was one of the first business leaders to crowdsource early investments for the company and was recently selected to join the exclusive, invitation-only Google Brand Accelerators program.
Jessica GuerinOperations, Co-founder
Jessica spent the early part of her career in marketing and sales for biotech companies including Pfizer and Bayer. A native of El Salvador, Jessica co-founded Yolo Rum with her husband, Phil, and has been instrumental in driving partnerships in Central America. The company’s commitment to sustainability and responsible manufacturing is core to Jessica’s belief that quality and doing good go hand in hand. She holds a master's degree in marketing from the University of Central America.
Jennifer S. CarrollChief Executive Officer
Jennifer is the former Senior Advisor for Global Digital Solutions Inc. Advisory Board. She worked with officers and directors to complete multiple acquisitions. She is the former President and CEO of North American Custom Specialty Vehicles, Inc. Jennifer has a long and distinguished 20-year military career and served in public office, and held government administrative positions for 13 years. She holds an MBA from St. Leo University.
John GranvilleChief Financial Officer
John is a serial entrepreneur, consultant, and investor. As the founder of an accounting, tax, and financial consulting firm, he has worked with over 75 different businesses. He brings a common sense, conservative financial perspective and is an expert in helping direct businesses to profitability. He holds a BSBA from the University of Denver where he played varsity soccer.