Review: Cihuatan Nikté

After the successful Cihuatan Nahual, which we also reviewed, the Salvadoran LICORERA CIHUATÁN S.A. DE C.V. distillery brings another limited edition (17 914 bottles) with a gorgeous blue bottle and strength of 47.5 %. Cihuatan Nikté.

After the successful Cihuatan Nahual, which we also reviewed, the Salvadoran LICORERA CIHUATÁN S.A. DE C.V. distillery brings another limited edition (17 914 bottles) with a gorgeous blue bottle and strength of 47.5 %. Cihuatan Nikté

The story

The story of Cihuatan Nikté relates to the old Mayan heritage. The name is inspired by Kay Nikté, Mayan festival of floweres. During a big celebration under moonlight, the old Mayans sacrificed sacred flower petals to a goddess named Ix-Chel.

Master Blender Gabriela Ayala

Gabriela Ayala, Cihuatan’s Master Blender drew inspiration from the mystical flower known as the Night Queen, or Sac Nikté in Nahuatu (“sac” meaning white). This fascinating flower blooms for just one night, filling the air with delightful smells of honey and jasmine. It withers before sunrise. In Nikté, she captured the unforgettable experience of witnessing the ephemeral blossom of the Night Queen. She discovered this flower as a child in her grandmother’s garden.

The bottle

The gorgeous bottle and tube in bright blue colour deserve a few lines. This design is a work of Appartement 103. It has a beautiful inlayed wooden top, which may be used as a beautiful glass stand. 🙂

With the Mayan heritage concept defined, Appartement 103 – Brand Design took a deeper inspiration from the mystique of Kay Nikté, the Mayan festival of flowers. – Cihuatan Nikté #rum #packagingdesign

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The colour

Bright orange and very intense, which you may see in the image below:

The smell and taste

The smell is very pleasant, subtle. Sweetish fruit smoothness with a slight bite. 

The taste shows its strenght and harshness, with a nicely long finish. The wooden notes are smooth and do not irritate. It reminds me a bit of a smooth whisky. 

Comparison with Nahual

You cannot help comparing it with its predecessor, Cihuatan Nahual. I find it a bit smoother than Nahual and the packaging definitely looks much better. Of course there are more of them. Come what may, you need both of them 🙂 So buy this one, kids – a nice and tasty limited edition with a fair price tag.

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