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Our Story

Punta Cana

Sunsets that make Rothkos look dull.

After sharing a few rounds of Mamajuana with friends, our founder fell in love; it was unlike any other drink he'd ever tasted.

Eager to bring some Mamajuana back home, he was disappointed to hear that there was no export-quality Mamajuana he could purchase. The idea of Candela was born:

To create the finest mamajuana and share it with the world.

Our founder became obsessed with creating a Mamajuana he could be proud of. After years work, Candela finally became a reality.


Not only is Candela the best-tasting Mamajuana, it's also the first Mamajuana to be served in the finest dining and nightlife establishments in the USA, the Dominican Republic and Peru.

We are proud to share this Dominican jewel with you.

As pure as they come.

It all starts with the purest native ingredients the Dominican Republic has to offer. Our signature mix of sticks, barks and spices are soaked in a sugarcane base and then sweetened with organic honey.

Our secret sauce.

You will find Candela to be smoother than any other Mamajuana in the market. Our unique mixing and aging process gives Candela a rich flavor and an exquisite aroma.

The definition of 'handcrafted'.

Every bottle of Candela us unique. Our bottling, labeling and packaging is all done by hand to ensure you get the most authentic Mamajuana to come out of the Dominican Republic.


Good things take time.

Candela is handcrafted in tiny batches. We've been overwhelmed by the positive response from our community. Please be patient if Candela still isn't your city. It will be soon. 

In the meantime, you can buy online.

Also, please tell us where you'd like to see Candela and we'll get to work.