Cihuatán Nahual Limited Edition Rum
  • Category Rum
  • Country El Salvador
  • Region Cihuatán Valley
  • Distillery Licorera Cihuatán
  • Age 11-14 Year Old
  • Style Blended Rum
  • Bottling date 2018
  • Maturation ex-Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 47.5%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • caramel
  • vanilla
  • coconut
  • dark fruit
  • cocoa
  • nutty
  • spicy
  • woody
  • sweet

Cihuatán Rum

Cihuatán Nahual Limited Edition Rum (0.75l, 47.5%)
Price $79.98

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Of Mayan guardian spirits and 95-proof Salvadorean 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 Nahual is where their lineup gets serious. It's a limited-edition blend of 3 Rums aged 11 to 14 years that are hand-picked from their private reserves. Aged in ex-Bourbon as well as new American oak barrels, it's one for the hardcore aficionados and collectors, with every bottle numbered by hand. In Mayan legend, the Nahual isn't gods per se, but rather shape-shifting guardian spirits that watch over each person. We're sure these come in handy, as the award-winning expression bumps the proof up to 95 and fits squarely in the deceptively-smooth sipper category. 
  • Category Rum
  • Country El Salvador
  • Region Cihuatán Valley
  • Distillery Licorera Cihuatán
  • Age 11-14 Year Old
  • Style Blended Rum
  • Bottling date 2018
  • Maturation ex-Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 47.5%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Mahogany

Nose / Aroma / Smell
It's a pleasantly sweet aroma with caramel, vanilla, meringue, and hints of coconut.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
There's dark fruit, vanilla, and cocoa on the palate. A nuttiness is present in the form of cashews and the wood makes itself known. A touch of spice is in there as well.

Finish
Finishes long with wood notes and a lingering nuttiness. 
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  • caramel
  • vanilla
  • coconut
  • dark fruit
  • cocoa
  • nutty
  • spicy
  • woody
  • sweet
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Character Dogson
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 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.’
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.
Rum is a sugar cane based spirit, primarily made in the Caribbean and Latin America, but you can really find Rum in many corners of the world.
Next time you have a tipple of Rum you can say that you're tapping the Admiral. This intriguing phrase comes from the great Admiral Nelson who was killed in the battle of Trafalgar off of Spain. The story is that his body was preserved in Rum to be shipped back to England but, when the barrel arrived, some of the Rum was missing and said to have been siphoned off by some desperate or unknowing sailors. It's a great story but most likely false.
Common Rum classifications: White, Golden or Amber, Dark, Spiced, Añejo and Age-Dated Rums.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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 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.’
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.
Rum is a sugar cane based spirit, primarily made in the Caribbean and Latin America, but you can really find Rum in many corners of the world.
Next time you have a tipple of Rum you can say that you're tapping the Admiral. This intriguing phrase comes from the great Admiral Nelson who was killed in the battle of Trafalgar off of Spain. The story is that his body was preserved in Rum to be shipped back to England but, when the barrel arrived, some of the Rum was missing and said to have been siphoned off by some desperate or unknowing sailors. It's a great story but most likely false.
Common Rum classifications: White, Golden or Amber, Dark, Spiced, Añejo and Age-Dated Rums.
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