A rhum agricole distilled from fresh high-mountain cane juice using traditional hand methods at the Tosba artisanal mezcal distillery, located near San Cristobal Lachiroag at 3800 feet in the rugged Sierra Norte of northern Oaxaca state. Juice from the mountainside plantings of sugar cane is highly aromatic.


“Best Rum” at the 2019 Cocktail Spirits event in Paris

DAKABEND Rum Blanco (from fresh cane juice): From cane harvested in local mountainside plantings near San Cristobal Lachiroag in Oaxaca’s rugged Sierra Norte, crushed immediately for hand- distillation in a wood-fired mezcal potstill. Rich flavors and aromas are beautifully purified and concentrated in this terrifically appealing small-batch rum. Pure, fresh, smooth, and very easy to drink. 1-liter bottle
1 liter ml / 51% ABV  
DAKABEND Rum Añejo: Edgar Gonzales, who also distills Tosba mezcal, is the only Mexican distiller we have encountered who deliberately does very slow runs, 12 hours. His rum is subtle and and elegant. When we visited Dakabend in 2019, Edgar showed us an aged rum, 4 barrels, now 6 years old. He has released 3 barrels to the USA market. Two barrels were sold directly to private clients; Caddell has some of the third. Aging has deepened its flavor and complexity. This is a superb artisanal distilled spirit. There are only 270 bottles total.
750 ml / 49% ABV