HACIENDA LA CARLINA
Located in San Francisco de Sales, Cundinamarca, in the Gualivá region, one of Colombia’s largest pure water sources.
La Carlina is a farm that is over 200 years old, located on the old mule trade route that connected Bogota to the port of Honda, on the Magdalena River.
The house at La Carlina has served many purposes in its long existence: it has served as an inn for travelers going from Bogota to Honda when traveling was done by horse or mule, was the scene of the legendary Battle of the Yaque, was a convent and a coffee trading house between merchants from Bogota and the lower mountainous regions.
Our distillery is part of Colombian history in every bottle we produce.
We are the first Craft and Independent Distillery in Colombia in 200 years of republican history.
Our fermentation process is slow and at low temperatures, adding more natural flavor to our products.
The distilled mash is made from virgin molasses or cane juice, passing through our hybrid 9-plate copper still, to obtain a high-quality sugarcane alcohol with an unparalleled taste and smoothness.
We cultivate our own organic sugar cane, protect our water sources, and use cane bagasse as our heating fuel, ensuring a sustainable and circular process.
We support local farmers in the Gualiva region by purchasing molasses and sugarcane with stable long term contracts, giving them future economic certainty. Among our collaborators, we prioritize the hiring of single mothers and victims of violence that need a second chance in life.
The Trapiche (Cane Mill) and Distillery serve as a community workshop. With the support of Fedepanela, we train employees and local sugarcane farmers in good farming, milling, and distillation practices for those who would like to pursue the trade.
In Colombia, there are over 250,000 sugarcane farming families, and we want to contribute to the sustainability and growth of our industry and their livelihoods.
DESQUITE is a constant reminder that we all need to give and receive second chances in life and love.
Distilled from virgin sugarcane molasses, spring water from the Andes mountains, and natural anise.
28% ABV / 56% Proof
No sugar or additives added
It’s a homage to the traditional cane distillates of our ancestors.
A blend of 50% virgin sugarcane molasses and 50% fresh organic sugar cane juice distillate. Cut to proof with natural spring water from the Andes mountains and a light touch of natural anise.
38% ABV / 76 Proof
No sugar or additives added.
100% Colombian Crafted White Rum.
A rum for the superstitious and those who don’t even believe in themselves.
Distilled from virgin molasses and aged in Ex-Bourbon American white oak barrels for a minimum of 6 months at 1700 meters above sea level.
40% ABV / 80 proof
No sugar or additives added.
It has been a wild and challenging project to create a new category in the Colombian spirits space. Crafted Aguardiente was non-existent 2 years ago. Now we are in all the top restaurants and the hottest nightclubs in Bogota and Cartagena.
I'm passionate about the world of spirits; my commitment is to offer high-quality products and promote the authentic flavor of Colombian artisanal spirits.
As a sales representative, I'm dedicated to promote our liquors. My motivation is to connect demanding customers with our authentic spirits that highlight Colombia's rich heritage.
My sales experience provides me with extensive market knowledge, which is why I understand the importance of our liquors, which enhance our authenticity and tradition.
I take pride in being able to connect our artisanal spirits with the most exclusive gastro bars, bars, and restaurants in the city, creating exceptional culinary experiences.
My mission is to share the wealth of our rum and aguardiente tradition with future customers, promoting the culture and unique flavors of Colombia.
I lead my sales team with passion and strategy. My focus is to boost the presence and success of our products in the market, collaborating with partners and generating growth.
My job is to bring our company's identity to life with our artisanal liquors. My creativity and visual style enhance the unique essence of our products.
My focus is on expanding the presence of our exceptional liquors in large supermarket chains, offering quality and authenticity to the Colombian market.
In my day-to-day, I create unique sensory experiences for our customers and prospects. My goal is to blend tradition with innovation to delight their palates.
My focus on efficiency and punctuality ensures our liquors reach their destination without issues. I'm excited to see how each day we reach more and more customers.
Digital Marketing Manager
I am always seeking to creatively and strategically express the personality of our products through different communications platforms
I have been able to express all my knowledge in helping create this new spirits category. Creating cocktails with local products has been a gift and a dream
At Licores Artesanales I have been able to develop my professional and personal abilities, allowing me to continue growing. I take pride, as a woman, in being the distillery manager of Colombia's first independent distillery.
I am proud to be part of this project. Through my work, I help create the finest liquors in Colombia and provide stability and support for my family
Co-Founder and Aguardiente Master
I love this job. Creating a product that people love and that thank me for rescuing aguardiente from oblivion is highly gratifying
Making the San Francisco community a part of this project is one of the most gratifying parts of it