XTA [ISH-ta] is the 21st century expression of a traditional Mayan drink made from the nectar of the Xtabentún [ISH-ta-BEN-toon] flower that is native only to Yucatan. Casa D’Aristi creates exclusive honey by maintaining hives of stingless bees, a key tradition of the Mayan people in the Yucatan.
XTA availability is limited by the small amount of Mayan honey created each year. After careful fermentation of the honey along with the finest anisette from Mexico, the ingredients are macerated in superior, Mexican rum that serves to intensify the naturally rich flavors.
Aroma - leads with rich anise, followed by traces of honey, dark chocolate cake and orange marmalade
Palate - texture of light syrup, fresh anise and overtones of minty freshness, honey and juicy orange
Finish - lingering dryness of anise balanced by honey creaminess
Spirit Type: Imported Liqueurs/Cordials/Specialties