Camazotz is a handmade raw sugar cane rum produced in the eastern highlands of Oaxaca, Mexico. It's the combination of family tradition, ancestral distilling techniques and the region's terroir that make Camazotz rum a rare elixir.
Made by Maestro Leoncio Gaspar at the family distillery in the Sierra Mixe, approximately 5 hours North East from the capital and locally known as Aguardiente de Caña, the juice of the sugar cane, grown by the family in the surrounding hills, without pesticides, is raw pressed by hand, then fermented in open barrels using only wild airborne yeasts. Double distilled to proof in small batches of up to 300 litres using a traditional alembic copper pot still, the liquid is transported by mules 5km up the mountainside ready for collection. Bottled at 48% abv, un-aged with no additional ingredients, the resulting rum is expressive from the first sip.
TASTE & AROMA
The liquid is clear in the glass with a beautifully expressive aroma, driven by its terroir. Mildly sweet and full of fresh sugar cane, vegetal grassy notes and woody tones. Long saline finish. Camazotz shares a similar heritage to Agricole and Cachaca style rums, being very expressive of its raw ingredient - sugar cane.