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Discover the heart of Panama



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Casa Barú Blanco

Made from artisanal sugarcane syrup, Casa Barú Blanco elegantly displays delicate fruit, citrus and fresh cane notes imparted by our copper pot still distillation. Its distinctive character will completely change your experience of what a white rum can be.

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Casa Barú Five Year Old

Casa Barú 5YO is an exceptional rum made from artisanal sugarcane syrup from local farms. Double distilled in a copper still, and aged in fresh ex-bourbon, ex-rye and European fortified wine casks, it has a unique character and complexity.

Casa Baru is an exceptional pure rum, made in our distillery in Chiriquí, using artisanal sugar cane syrup exclusively from surrounding farms.

Once distilled, we use barrel finishes to add character and complexity to each drop.

We don't add anything to our rum - no colorings or sweeteners - which means that the taste of Casa Barú is the taste of pure Panama.


Pure rum from the heart of Panama

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Dick Barba’s career has taken him all around the world, immersing him in the traditions of spirit-making, from Rum and Tequila to American Whisky and Scotch.


But he always dreamt of setting up his own distillery in the perfect place to create a premium craft rum to be proud of. And that led him into the heart of Panama.


He started in a small laboratory in Panama City, but soon discovered that molasses (found in most of the world’s rums and a by-product of the sugar industry) wasn’t giving him the results he wanted. He decided to experiment with artisanal sugarcane syrup from the Chiriquí highlands. He was so blown away by the results that the next day he travelled 600 km to meet the local farmer and talk business.


He immediately fell in love with the location – rich volcanic soil, a rainforest climate and a high altitude perfect for slow maturation. Inspired by Scotch whiskies, he started making rum in copper stills and there, in our small distillery a few miles from the sugar cane farmer, he started crafting a world-class rum.


The first distillates he made were so well-received, especially amongst rum-lovers and Panama City bartenders alike, that it became very clear to him that he had created a very special liquid which he had to share with the world.




Locally grown artisanal
sugarcane syrup.

The best ingredients


Copper pot stills 
copper give character
and flavor.



Matured in
hand-selected oak barrels.


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