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A spirit for the conservation of Amazonia
11 Apr 2020

 

Inspired by the Amazon and mystical vast rainforest, Canaima is the National Park located in the Venezuelan state of Bolivar in the Amazonian. Home to breath taking cliffs and waterfalls, including the Angels falls, the highest in the world, this mysterious land contains many legends and myths and is of an unlike beauty in the whole world. Looking at the bottle sitting in front of me with the wooden top of the cork, I traveled to all that breathtaking scene of plunged greenery and the falling waters along the sounds of the birds and animals crossing from one end to the other. Life at its original form as it was meant to be from the beginning!

 

 

 

 

 

Canaima Gin is distilled in Venezuela at Dusa’s distillery alongside with the Diplomatico rum range. The master distillers in collaborations with the locals they have studied and hand picked up the best of fruit and herbs avoiding impurities and assuring the best quality. The outcome of Cainama gin comes from 10 exotic ingredients and traditional gin botanicals with one local fruit. There are 3,000 fruit in the rainforest but only 200 are known. Here the master distillers chose 10 different ones. Some are Merey (cashew), Acai berry, Uva de palma, Tupiro, Seje, Topoazu, etc. In the traditional botanical list they also used Juniper, lemon peel, orange peel, coriander, angelica root and fennel. Botanicals used in the gin are treated, macerated and distilled individually, producing small batches of 500 liters.

 

 

 

 

 

Canaïma Gin has partnered with two local foundations, including Tierra Viva, which developed the brand’s visibility material. The design and materials used for the brand were made by indigenous women, which created sustainable jobs for the different communities in the region.

 

The distilleries approach to sustainability and the preservation of the environment is already declared with their presentation of the Diplomatico range of rums. In this case of this Venezuelan Canaima gin a 10% from the sales will be donated to foundations working for the conservation of the Amazon.

 

Additionally, Canaïma is working with Saving the Amazon, which uses technology, mobile applications and the “human potential of indigenous communities” to tackle the destruction of the Amazon, and plant trees.

 

 

Experience Canaima gin

 

Nose: Citrus, fresh and fruit aromas. A hint of juniper and spice.

 

Palate and aftertaste: It starts with a spicy freshness, and a soft juniperesque burn follows. It has an opulent feel in the richness of taste. Fruit and depth of character is felt with references of a classic gin with a power. The aftertaste is sweet, round and leaves a spicy note as a reference to pepper and chilies. Definitely exotic and mysterious.

 

 

CANAÏMA PERFECT TONIC 

 

 

1 PART CANAÏMA

1 PART PREMIUM TONIC WATER

1 PART GRAPEFRUIT SODA

1 SLICE OF GRAPEFRUIT

5 PINK PEPPERCORN

CUBED ICE

MIX IN A SHORT GLASS

 

 

LAST WORD

 

 

20 ML CANAIMA

20 ML GREEN CHARTREUSE

20 ML FRESH LIME JUICE

MARASQUINO LIQUER

SHAKE AND STRAIN, SERVE STRAIGHT UP

IN A COCKTAIL GLASS

 

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