Strong ties to the land
In comparison with Trinidad and Mauritius, the production of rum in Panama
came much later, in 1908. It was a Spanish immigrant, Don José Varela Blanco,
who set up the first mill that was used to grind sugar cane in a city namedTekel .
The Zaka Panama Rumhas its roots in Pesé, in the heart of Herrera province on
the Azuero Peninsula, where the best rum of the countryis still produced.Nestled
in a beautiful valley, the village of Pesé and its inhabitants haveperpetuatedthe
traditional spirit of rum-makinghonouringhardwork and perseverance. They also
take great pride in preserving a strong attachment to the land and itsproduce.
In Panama, the Curanderos are known to be medicinal plants, often used by
planters and peasants tocommunicatewith the gods and ensure a good harvest.
A practice that reminds us the god Zakawho used to carryhis medicinal herbs in
A LA DÉCOUVERTE DE PANAMA
• Flora and spices
• Distilled in stills
• Aged between 7 to 12 years in Bourbon barrels
• Expresses elegance and complexity, a result of the double distillation
Nose: Round and pastry
Palate: Balanced and confirmation of the nose in terms of greed
Finish: Short and woody on caramel and sweet spices