From the Jungles of Latin America
Our journey begins over five hundred years ago in the heart of the Paraguayan jungle.
The Jesuits have traversed across unforgiving terrain, down the Río Paraná and deep into the great Río de la Plata basin.
Their arduous journey ends in Asuncíon, a subtropical haven nestled between the Brazilian highlands to the north, the Andes Mountains to the west, and Patagonia to the south. In the coming years, Asuncíon would evolve into an epicenter of cultural exchange where new and old worlds meet.
Against the backdrop of the majestic Guarani Aquifer, the local Guarani Indians and the Jesuits worked hand in hand to create what would become Paraguay’s best kept secret – Paraguayan rum. In the centuries following, the recipe remained unchanged: the freshest cãna, aged in local Incienso Marrón barrels and carefully finished in French Oak casks.The result is a tradition of ingenuity and excellence.
Fueled by this newfound liquid gold, Paraguay would usher in the Guarani Baroque era, a period of tremendous artistic, musical and cultural ingenuity.
Amongst the plethora of cultural advancements came great historical figures who took pride in protecting this fertile land. And it was on this very soil that the greatest hero in South American history was born.
Don José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia y Velasco was venerated for his unwavering demeanor and utopian aspirations. The lawyer turned politician galvanized the masses and freed his country from Spanish rule 1811, henceforth affectionately dubbed El Supremo. We dedicate our unique rum to this pioneer whose free spirit and uncompromising pursuit of perfection continue to inspire the modern visionaries of today.
A toast to Don José Rodríguez de Francia, a true visionary ahead of his time.