About Cihuatán Grand Reserva 8 Year Old Solera Rum
Ron Cihuatán’s story dates all the way back to the ancient Mayan city of Cihuatán. According to legend, a Goddess bestowed Cihuatán with riches and fertility, her spirit watching over the sugarcane fields, remaining in the shape of the Guazapa Mountain. This El Salvadorian rum is named after this legend, which in Nahuat “Cihuatán” translates “the land beside the sleeping woman.”
Produced by Licorera Cihuatán, a subsidiary of Ingenio La Cabaña of El Salvador. This rum is made using a 100-year-old sugar cane mill. Licorera Cihuatán distillery was established in 2004 and began distilling and aging their rums. After fermentation the rum is aged in used American oak bourbon barrels using the Solera method.
El Salvador’s first rum, this spirit is handcrafted by 100% by Salvadoran hands. “Our rum’s mystical surroundings, our sugarcane and aging methods, mixed with our hard work and patience, give Ron Cihuatán 8 Years an unmistakable quality you can easily taste” (producer).
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Rum history allegedly started in the Carribiens in the 17th century when they started to ferment and distill molasses, a byproduct of sugar production. Most of the Rum is aged in oak or ex-wine casks, giving its color and flavor.
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