PANELA: MADE IN EL SALVADOR
The key to our distinctive flavor is related to one key ingredient, Panela sugar. It lends LumiereVodka its sweet taste, caramel undertones, and rum-like character.
The Art of panela Making
Panela is a non-centrifugal sugar which means it is not put through a machine to strip its color, vitamins, minerals, aromas, and most of all great taste.
The small batch non-industrial process of panela allows it to retain high amounts of molasses to give it distinction. It is the byproduct of sugarcane that is predominantly grown & harvested in South American countries.
MILLING & EXTRACTION
Sugarcane is cut and harvested by hand to then be milled to extract the raw sugarcane juice inside.
BOILING & EVAPORATION
Sugarcane juice is kettle cooked in small batches and then boiled. As the sugarcane evaporates excess water boils off and syrupy rich molasses is captured for cooling.
Hot panela liquid is poured into molds and then cooled to be further processed in solid form.
Panela is dehydrated for ease of consumption and processing. It transitions from its liquid form and then is pressed into shape by hand.