Mezan has introduced their newest expression, Chiriqui, to the U.S. market.
The brand will be imported and distributed by Marussia Beverages USA.
Mezan Chiriqui is a molasses-based rum distilled in Panama, where the terroir and tropical climate is conducive to growing sugar cane. The distillery grows its own cane and cultivates yeasts that preserve the character and distinctive qualities of the rum, the company says.
After distillation in multi-column stills, Mezan Chiriqui ages in second-fill American white oak casks, before finishing in casks previously used for Portuguese moscatel.
On the nose is spices and vanilla, with light pepper and woody accents, the company reports. The palate is stone fruit (peach, apricot) and coconut aromas. Woody notes develop into a peppery finish.
Mezan Chiriqui is available for purchase at local and online retailers for a suggested retail price of $25 per 750-ml. bottle.