WaThe leaning trunk of a palm tree stands preferable with the roots in sand mixed with ocean’s salt. The palm tree is a huge appreciator of the tropical sun. No surprise the trees are found along the equator. The ‘tree of the sky’, reaching up to 30 meters, carries the fruits together with enormous, evergreen leaves, that form the perfect contrast with a white sandy beach and crystal-clear ocean water.
Although the hard shell of coco suggests something else, the fruit is actually not a nut but a drupe, like mangoes and cherries. For this rum, the juice of young coconuts is used. They are grown in the tropical climates of Brazil and Sri Lanka. The result of using the best young coconuts is a clear liquid, delicious of taste with refreshing effects.
Fun fact: Coconuts are perfect swimmers. After a coconuts fall on the beach, they are often collected by the sea. The coconuts travel the oceans, searching for the perfect beach to grow as a tree. After bobbing the salty sea for a long journey, sometimes over 100 days, the nuts are ready to mature as a tree.