Zaya is estate produced and bottled in Guatemala where rich volcanic alluvial soils and tropical temperatures produce the best sugar cane in the world. Zaya is produced using the finest sugar cane hand selected from the estate. The selections go through an elaborate extraction process to obtain only the "pure virgin honey" of the concentrated juice, which is then double distilled in small copper pots to achieve greater complexity. The water and its limpidity are an important foundation of world class rum. Zaya uses indigenous natural artisan "Millenary Waters" that display purity that is beyond compare. Most countries require any rum to be aged for a year before bottleing. Zaya is gently matured for 12 long years in the finest oak barriques, imparting deeper, more complex and smoother flavors, before its release.