Known locally as Aguardiente de Caña, Camazotz Mexican rum is made from sugar cane juice, fermented with wild yeast, and distilled in a copper pot still. The liquid is then transported by mules 5 km up a mountainside for collection. This is an unaged spirit and bottled at 48% ABV, so it is plenty flavorful. Flavors lean toward olive notes rather than grassy notes, though the vegetal flavors inherent with sugar cane juice-based spirits is certainly present. It’s fantastic.
The Kon-Tiki remains a leader in rum selection in the East Bay, offering neat pours alongside putting these interesting and often rare rums in cocktails like Daiquris or Mai Tai’s.