Huana is a rum-based liqueur made with Mayan guanabana fruit (aka soursop), a spiny fruit — it looks like a prickly avocado — that grows in the Mexican jungle. The nose of the spirit is difficult to describe, part Meyer lemon, part coconut water, part apple cider vinegar. The palate clears some of this up. Quite sweet, it’s rich with honey that tastes like it’s been doused with cinnamon, applesauce, and a touch of citrus (especially lime). Fairly sharp on the back end, with that vinegar note kicking in (and helping to balance the sugar). All told, it’s interesting stuff, though not immediately apparent how one would use it.
Bottle Size: 750mL