Coconut Cartel Rum

Coconut Cartel Rum

(0.75l, 40%)

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Premium Guatemalan Rum cut to proof with coconut water for a richer, more authentic tropical sipper.

Danielle and Mike Zighelboim ("Zig" for short) are a brother/sister entrepreneurial combo — born in Miami to Central American parents. In 2013 they started smuggling coconuts back into Miami, branding them with their logo as fancy, drinkable party-favors. This became a thriving business. Restaurants and bartenders started pouring Rum shots into the coconut-water-filled shells for a quick cocktail just like they do in Guatemala and El Salvador. So, starting last year the dynamic duo created a unique take on this Spirited tradition.

Coconut Cartel Rum starts with a blend of Guatemalan Rums aged in American oak — arranged through their partnership with Destiladora de Rones y Alcoholes Sur America (DARSA). But this is not just some "flavored" Rum beverage. Where some Coconut Rums infuse coconut or add coconut flavorings, Coconut Cartel Rum uses 100% pure coconut water to cut the Rum from barrel-strength to proof at 40% ABV. We’ve never heard of that before and it really makes a difference. The flavors feel more rich, authentic, and alive.
  • Category
  • Style
    Dark Rum
  • Region
    Central America
  • Country
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
    Arranged through their partnership with Destiladora de Rones y Alcoholes, SA (DARSA).
  • Age

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slightly spicy
slightly sweet
What does Coconut Cartel Rum taste like?

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Rum used to be accepted as form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Warm Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Plenty of fresh coconut aroma lingers above the glass with hints of banana, mangos, and vanilla.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
There are rich notes of coconut and caramel on the tongue followed by plantains and a light spice.

The finish is long and lightly sweet.
Ratings & Reviews
Definitely a sipping rum. Mixing this rum with anything would cause it to become instantly lost because it's subtle flavors.
This is not an overly flavored coconut rum used in watered down frozen drinks. It is a uniquely lovely sipping rum. Very smooth, the coconut water does not overpower the rum. Nice on ice, or neat. No mixer required. Really enjoyed this rum straight.
The only issues with this rum is that it's too smooth. Seriously I could drink the whole bottle in one sitting. Great flavor and the Coconut water adds a really nice finish. Just a one cube and enjoy, responsibly.
i liked it a suttle taste of coconut
This rum is quite nice served neat. I have not had a successful mix yet, however.
Really smooth with a hint of coconut not overpowering the caramel and smoothness of the rum. Great for summer days with just a big cube of ice. Highly recommend it.
Amazingly smooth best chilled served neat but mixing is great too
I was really shocked with this rum. It’s mellow and smooth and has nice legs in my Glencairn. I prefer my rum neat and this is one that you can definitely sip with no added ingredients. On the nose I got a light coconut aroma and on the taste I got coconut but it’s not overwhelming, Vanilla, and on the finish I get a little bit more coconut but it rolls into a light chocolate profile. Totally satisfied with this. A worthy buy and one that will be a staple in my bar.
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