San Cristobal Volcano

San Cristobal Volcano

San Cristobal Volcano

It is the tallest volcano and one of the most active in Nicaragua. Its had around 30 eruptions reported since the 16th century and is constantly expelling large quantities of gas, ashes and smoke.

It is part of a volcanic complex that bears the same name and which consists of 5 volcanoes. In turn, this volcanic complex is part of the “Pacific Ring of Fire”, the region with the most volcanic activity in the world.

The proximity between the San Cristobal volcano and the Flor de Caña distillery (5 miles) creates unique conditions that directly influence the production process of our rum. The soil fertilized by its ashes, the use of enriched volcanic water and the volcanic climate to which the barrels are exposed during the aging process contribute in creating a uniquely smooth and deliciously balanced rum.

That is why we say that Flor de Caña is born and aged at the base of an active volcano, our San Cristobal.

Elevation: 1,745 m (5,725 ft)

Type: Stratovolcano

Crater Size: 500 × 600 m (1,640 x 1,968 ft)

Almost 56 times the size of an American football field