Don Q (Serrallés)
Around since 1965, the most prestigious brand from the Serrallés distillery has been smoothing its way into your drinks. Don Q uses a distillation system that produces a delicate flavor profile for a cleaner and more refined rum. Aged from one and a half to five years in a white oak barrel, this spirit is so smooth you won’t be able to tell the difference from vodka. The Don Q rums – that have won multiple five-diamond awards – can be best enjoyed in cocktails or on the rocks.
Take a walking tour of the Castillo de Serrallés in Ponce, known as the house that built rum and learn about the family that has been spicing up your drink for centuries.
Club Caribe Rum
A distillery set in the mountains of Puerto Rico carries the seal of quality for decades. This family of white and flavored splashes are fun and refreshing and make a great cocktail anytime. It is the first brand of rum to be distilled with waters from the inner mountains of Puerto Rico, which elevates the quality of the product to another level.
Trigo Reserva Gran Añejo
One of the finest rums in the market, Trigo Reserva Gran Añejo is aged in oak barrels for at least 12 years in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. Its profile delivers a unique woodsy flavor, full of character and body. This masterpiece is bottled in a limited-edition hand-blown decanter bottle suited for collectors. Its creation dates to the 1980s, but the timelessness it evokes make this ultra-premium rum a masterpiece on its own.
These are two newer brands have earned the seal of approval granted by the Rums of Puerto Rico group. These artisanal spirits aim to modernize the flavor profile of Puerto Rican jíbaros of yesteryear and are making progress as recognized brands.
From their creation to mixology, the cultural and historical significance of distilleries on the island are a great part of the Puerto Rican experience. So, be sure to take a tour, drink a sip and taste the profiles of what makes this Caribbean gem the Rum Capital of the world.