A Blend of Aged Rums
Rated 94 pts by Tasting Panel Magazine, Nanea is made by blending three carefully selected, variously-aged rums from around the world, meticulously considering how each contributes to the foundation, body and accents, until the blend is unmistakably nanea (fascinating). This should be enjoyed naked or in a classic cocktail.
Nanea is a word that sums up the Hawai‘i effect. It means: “of absorbing interest; fascinating, enjoyable; relaxed, at ease, tranquility, amused.” It especially means “to have a good time.”
BASE RUM: To create this intriguing, round and balanced rum, we chose for its base a beautiful molasses-based rum from Guatemala, distilled to 90-94% ABV and aged in ex-Bourbon barrels for two years.
BODY RUMS: To build its gorgeous depth and flavor, we blended in our own super-flavorful Aged Hawaiian Rum Agricole made from fresh sugarcane juice, distilled to 50-74% ABV and aged 18 months in ex-Cognac barrels; and a rich molasses-based rum from Venezuela distilled to 85% ABV and aged 2-8 years in ex-Bourbon barrels.
ACCENT RUMS: To increase Nanea’s dynamic range and make it sing, we then added two molasses-based rums from Trinidad (funky-rich) and El Salvador (mature oak), aged 3-5 years and five years in ex-Bourbon barrels, respectively.
NOTES: light orange peel, caramel, vanilla, Bourbon, Oloroso sherry, dried mango, baking spices, and clover honey
‘Gold color. Aromas of caramel, cinnamon-sugar toast, marzipan, and vanilla with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, complex, medium-long oloroso sherry, peppered cured meats, dried mango, and clove finish. A distinctive aged rum that is elevated once hitting the mid-palate with a meaty, sherry-like note; highly recommended.’ – Beverage Tasting Institute