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Copalli Rum Named Best of Green Spirit

While we aren’t one to pat ourselves on the back too much, we are thrilled that TreeHugger named Copalli Cacao 2021 Best of Green Rum.

The blog took a look at eco friendly food and drinks to shine a light on those that are good for the planet. For more information check out the article and make sure to support our fellow winners!

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Rainforest rum from a picturesque landscape in Belize. As clean and tasty as they come, this eco-friendly rum draws inspiration from ancient local traditions. 5 Stars!!

Copalli Rums win Gold and Double Gold Medals at Prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Copalli Rum, the single-estate organic rum produced in the rainforest of Southern Belize, has proudly added several more medals, including a Gold and Double Gold medal, to its roster during the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the oldest and largest competition of its kind.

Copalli Rums gain two more 90+ scores

Copalli Rums, the portfolio of clean organic rums sustainably produced in Southern Belize, continued to score well with judges at the 2012 Ultimate Spirits Challenge, including two, 92-point ratings. This was the 12th consecutive year of record submissions to this global competition which evaluated entries from more than 50 spirit-producing countries.

The Perfect Recipe for National Daiquiri Day.

A daiquiri is only as good as the rum you choose to put in it, and one of our favorites right now is Copalli Rum, which hails from Belize… while I don’t play favorites, I can confirm that Copalli’s very simple recipe is among the best I have ever tasted.

An Outstanding New Rum from Belize

One of the Caribbean’s newest rum companies is doing something very special. It’s a sustainable rum — and most importantly, a very good rum. Score: 93

Copalli Rum Only Uses 3 Ingredients: Zero-Impact, Community Employment, and Education Grants

“We spent a huge amount of time figuring out how to make it truly zero impact,” said Fernald. Rum distillation is a complex process that, depending on where you are in the world, includes the addition of various ingredients (more sugar, flavorings, color, et cetera) over time. This process, like almost all distillation, also produces waste that harms the environment upon its disposal.


Copalli Rum, the organic, single-estate spirit from the heart of the Belizean rainforest, is proud to be awarded “White Rum of the Year” in the 2019 New York International Spirits Competition. The only white rum to win Gold, Copalli was selected out of over 600 spirits from around the world.

Copalli Rum recognized by Vinepair for its positive community engagement and social responsibility

Copalli Rum was recently featured in VinePair, the largest drinks focused digital media company, in an article focused on cultural branding in the spirits industry. Among four spirit brands highlighted, Copalli is cited as “a case of a company doing its best to benefit its local community” promoting the brand’s pillars of zero-waste sustainable production and land conservancy. Ed Tiedge, Copalli’s Distiller, is also quoted promoting the rums positive impact in the area through educational grants.

COPALLI: Drinking Rum Never Felt So Good

“Without a doubt, the rum revolution is here, with a rising tide of craft distilleries just like Copalli. Shedding the spirit’s poor reputation, these new rums are truly exciting. Like Copalli, many of them display intensity of character and nuance of place. Copalli, however, takes it a step further, infusing their philosophy of conservation and sustainability in the bottle. Clean and pure, it not only tastes refined and delicious, but it’s simply something you can feel good about drinking.” – K&L Wine Merchants

Fodor’s Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Give the connoisseur in your life a bottle of Copalli’s double-distilled barrel-rested rum, which can be sipped on the rocks or (shockingly) neat. And to the friends who refuse to drink your vile eggnog because every year you spike it with too much loathsome Bacardi–give them (and yourself, frankly) the gift of eggnog mixed with Copalli’s white rum for a considerably more cosmopolitan holiday concoction.

Copalli: An Organic Rum Emerges From The Rainforests Of Belize

“Copalli: An Organic Rum Emerges From The Rainforests Of Belize” – Todd and Anya’s latest project is Copalli Rum, an organic spirit produced at a new distillery on the resort grounds, and just released to the U.S. Market.”

What's In Your Rum

Copal Tree Distillery and Copalli Rum support sustainable agriculture causes in Southern Belize via producing and selling premium organic spirits.


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Our organic single estate rum is made from just three ingredients sourced from an organic farm in the heart of the rainforest in Southern Belize.

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Made from sugar cane, canopy water & yeast, sourced from an organic farm in the heart of the rainforest in Southern Belize.