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Review: Cihuatan Obsidiana (Exclusive Traveler’s Edition)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on January 29, 2021

Cihuatan Rum is produced by El Salvador’s first ever rum distillery, Licorera Cihuatán, and is apparently inspired by El Salvador’s Mayan Heritage.  After a little research I was able to discover that the RON DE EL SALVADOR CIHUATÁN trademark was filed for on September 16, 2014 and this trademark was granted in August 30 2016 (see here and here). This type of Trademark is normally applied for when a company wishes to export products outside their home market which would indicate that the company which owns and produces Cihuatan Rum began to export the rum out of El Salvador in 2016. Presumably the distillery has been operating for a longer time than this, and according to Drink Hacker (see here), Cihuatan was established in 2004.

The Nightcap Daiquiri

Cihuatan Obsidiana is produced for the “Travel Market” and is available through duty free retail outlets only. The bottle does not appear to have an age statement; however, the company’s website states the spirit is produce from a blend of 3 rums aged between 11 and 14 years. These rums have been aged in new American Oak and ex-Bourbon barrels.

Here is a link to my review:

Review: Cihuatan Obsidiana

“… What is in the breezes is quite nice beginning with fine oak spice and vanilla accented by cane and corn. Coconut seems to pour out with banana and orange peel following. Almond scents are trying to move towards marzipan, and fine baking spices have begun to gather (cinnamon with hints of nutmeg) …”

Please enjoy my review which includes a new recipe of mine, the Nightcap Daiquiri.



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