Amongst the great rum countries in Central America such as Panama, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, you will find Guatemala. Guatemala is located next to Mexico to the northwest and Honduras to the southeast. There live approximately 12 million people in Guatemala. The country is known for the old Maya civilization, but certainly also for their rums. Guatemala has a long rum tradition that stretches back over 100 years.
The rum produced in Guatemala is based on sugarcane syrup, which is an intermediate between sugar cane juice and sugar cane molasses. The fermented sugarcane syrup is distilled on large multi-columns, providing a light and elegant rum, which then is matured in several different types of oak barrels. The country are also known to produce a relatively sweet type of rum.