GSN Review: Coconut Cartel Guatemalan Dark Rum

Rum lovers, take note. Coconut Cartel combines rum aged in Guatemala by some of the world’s best rum makers with coconut water creating a smooth, rich taste that is unlike anything available on the market.

Coconut Cartel was inspired by a fresh cold coconut spiked with a shot of Central American aged rum. What you’ll find inside the bottle embodies just that, a unique blend of Central American dark rum infused with real coconut water to proof. The natural minerality in the coconut water makes this blend uniquely smooth, with notes of vanilla at first and a touch of coconut as the finish.

Mike Zig, founder of Coconut Cartel explains, “Premium Rum is finally having its moment in the sun, and the timing couldn’t be better to launch a fresh new face in somewhat a dull space. We are excited to change people’s perception of what they think rum is (hint: it’s not just what you chugged in college).”

Coconut Cartel Guatemalan Dark Rum (80 proof)
Visual: Medium-dark gold.
Nose: Loads of vanilla, caramel and a slight hint of coconut. This is a dark rum that grabs you instantly with a rich and mouthwatering nose.
Taste: One of the smoothest rums I’ve ever tasted, this is soft, extremely approachable and luscious. The coconut water which brings it down to proof, works beautifully to add a tropical note that colors the rum, but never overpowers it. Essences of the oak aging add the final touch of elegance.
Finish: Medium long, with a sweet and oaky tang.
Overall: Considering that the bottle we were sent is hand numbered “Batch No. 01”, this tastes like it has been carefully crafted over the years and has been a mainstay in the world of rum for decades. A world class winner that any rum enthusiast will be happy to own.
GSN Rating: A+

For more information go to: Coconut Cartel

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