The story behind SéRum
The story of SéRum is dated back to the end of the 19th century while during the building of Panama Canal a lot of workers coming from Central America, mostly from Caribbean islands and Cuba, were losing their lives. The main reason for that was malaria and very hard working conditions as well as malnutrition. The workers had to work faster each day for very little money and less and less food every day.
How it comes that rum was made
At that time the Cuban women got an idea to put into their old Panamanian rum pickled dried fruit and spices which led in to a preparation of an energetic drink providing the needed strength for the men to be able to work under the difficult conditions. Later this “miraculous” drink was used for not just the strength and energy supply but also for the snakebites and malaria. A lot of men and women were believing in the healing effects of this drink so they started to call it the SéRum which means the cure.
But this is just a legend…
Not Rum. SÉRUM
The sugar cane for the rum is grown in the valley of Pesé in the province of Herrera. This region in Panama has ideal climactic conditions for the cultivation. They make sugar cane juice, then it is fermented and distilled utilizing an advanced stainless steel column system, where fresh rum is obtained and then used to produce SéRum. After that the long process of aging in oak barrels begins.