Very Special Distilled Rums
Since 2016, rum aficionados have been coming to Panama to seek out a new holy grail for their palates at Pedro Mandinga spirits. This distillery, with two branches in the Panamanian capital (Casco Viejo and Vía Argentina) and a location in Bogotá, seduces its clientele with rums distilled from raspadura (unrefined cane sugar) for a smoother, less herbal aroma. Ask to taste all five varieties: Raspadura, Spiced, Blend, Cocoa, and Geisha. They’ll share colorful stories and tell you about the dominant notes in each rum. And be sure to taste a cocktail made from one of these varieties, guaranteed to be as unique as the spirit at its heart.