About Coconut Cartel Rum
Mike and Dani Zig are Miami-born siblings who grew up torn between Miami, Guatemala, and El Salvador. By the time they had settled in Miami, they were "smuggling" coconuts from El Salvador in their luggage and selling them to Miami Beach hotels. The instagrammable drinks, packaged in their natural round shell, stamped with the Coconut Cartel logo, and served spiked with alcohol, became an instant hit and the talk of Miami.
This brought with it a slew of collaborations with the likes of Soho House, Standard Hotels, and The Surf Lodge, coming into the hands of celebrities like Drake, Martha Stewart, Prince Harry Sussex, Salma Hayek, and Cristiano Ronaldo. It was in 2018 that they graduated from branded coconuts to premium Guatemalan dark rum. "Premium Rum is finally having its moment in the sun, and the timing couldn’t be better to launch a fresh new face in somewhat a dull space. We are excited to change people’s perception of what they think rum is (hint: it’s not just what you chugged in college)," says founder Mike Zig.
Coconut Cartel Special is a premium Guatemalan añejo rum that is infused with real coconut water. Distilled in copper column stills, aged in new charred American oak barrels, it's a blend of rums up to 12 years of age. It was developed in partnership with some of the best coconut, coffee, and rum from Central America. The rum blend is cut with the coconut water to 80 proof, creating a rich and smooth profile with vanilla and coconut notes.
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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.
We distinguish between 4 different Rum categories, where white or unaged rum is mainly used in cocktails, while dark, spiced, and añejo (aged) rum are mostly enjoyed neat.
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