Cihuatán Cinabrio 12 Year Old Rum
  • Category Rum
  • Country El Salvador
  • Region Central America
  • Distillery Licorera Cihuatán
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Aged Rum
  • Bottling date 2019
  • Maturation ex-Bourbon barrels
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • nutty
  • vanilla
  • sweet
  • citrus zest
  • caramel
  • plums
  • toasted oak
  • fruit
  • orange peel

Cihuatán Rum

Cihuatán Cinabrio 12 Year Old Rum (0.75l, 40%)
Price $37.99

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Praise the sun with this proper El Salvador Rum.

Cihuátan was an ancient Mayan city that was granted riches and fertility by a goddess who took the form of a nearby mountain to watch over the sugar cane fields. The name itself is a reference to this legend and translates to "the land beside the sleeping woman". That's quite a backstory! Here's another shocker: Ron de El Salvador Cihuátan is the first Rum distillery in El Salvador. Dedicated to sustainability, Master Blender Gabriela Ayala crafts delicious Spirits, each expression paying tribute to a different Mayan god.

Cihuátan Cinabrio is a 12-year-old Rum that was aged in American oak ex-Bourbon barrels right there in the beautiful Cihuátan valley, then bottled at 80 proof. It celebrates the Mayan god of the sun Kinich Ahau who was traditionally celebrated with the color red, extracted from cinnabar (cinabrio) ― hence the name and the red color scheme of the packaging. The Spirit inside is a proper rich one as well, with notes of fruit, nuts, and orange zest aplenty. God G be praised! 

  • Category Rum
  • Country El Salvador
  • Region Central America
  • Distillery Licorera Cihuatán
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Aged Rum
  • Bottling date 2019
  • Maturation ex-Bourbon barrels
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Deep Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
There's fruit on the nose, as well as a nuttiness, sweetness, vanilla, and citrus zest.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
It's rich & creamy on the palate with plum, pistachio, orange peel, caramel, and sugarcane juice. There's an interesting starfruit note in there as well.

Finish
The finish has a lingering sweetness and toasted oak. 

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  • nutty
  • vanilla
  • sweet
  • citrus zest
  • caramel
  • plums
  • toasted oak
  • fruit
  • orange peel
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Character Dogson
If the center of our galaxy had a signature scent, it would be Rum. Yup, astronomers studying a giant cloud in the Milky Way found a substance called ethyl formate, a chemical that smells suspiciously like Rum.
Rum is why we measure alcohol proof. To make sure Rum wasn’t watered down, it had to be ‘proven’ by soaking gunpowder with it. If it was ‘overproof’ (higher than 57.15 % vol.), then the gunpowder would ignite, but if it wouldn’t, it was ‘underproof.’
Common Rum classifications: White, Golden or Amber, Dark, Spiced, Añejo and Age-Dated Rums.
A little bit of etymology; nobody really knows where the word Rum comes from. The most popular suggestions are Rum (the Romani word for 'potent'), Rumbullion (an uproar), Saccharum (sugar in Latin), and Rummer (a Dutch drinking glass).
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
Rum (usually) comes from molasses, the sweet and syrupy residue of refining sugarcane into sugar. Molasses is over 50% sugar, but it also contains significant amounts of minerals and other trace elements, contributing to the final flavor.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
If the center of our galaxy had a signature scent, it would be Rum. Yup, astronomers studying a giant cloud in the Milky Way found a substance called ethyl formate, a chemical that smells suspiciously like Rum.
Rum is why we measure alcohol proof. To make sure Rum wasn’t watered down, it had to be ‘proven’ by soaking gunpowder with it. If it was ‘overproof’ (higher than 57.15 % vol.), then the gunpowder would ignite, but if it wouldn’t, it was ‘underproof.’
Common Rum classifications: White, Golden or Amber, Dark, Spiced, Añejo and Age-Dated Rums.
A little bit of etymology; nobody really knows where the word Rum comes from. The most popular suggestions are Rum (the Romani word for 'potent'), Rumbullion (an uproar), Saccharum (sugar in Latin), and Rummer (a Dutch drinking glass).
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
Rum (usually) comes from molasses, the sweet and syrupy residue of refining sugarcane into sugar. Molasses is over 50% sugar, but it also contains significant amounts of minerals and other trace elements, contributing to the final flavor.
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