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Bacardi
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Bacardi Limited is the largest privately held, family-owned spirits company in the world. Its brand portfolio comprises more than 200 brands and labels, including the eponymous Bacardi rum. Founded on 4 February 1862, and family-owned for the past seven generations, Bacardi now employs nearly 6,000 people, manufactures its brands at 27 facilities in 16 markets on four continents, with sales in more than 150 countries. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited. The company sells in excess of 200 million bottles per year in nearly 100 countries. The company's sales in 2007 were US$5.5 billion, up from $4.9 billion in 2006.
Bacardi Limited is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda and has a 16-member board of directors led by the original founder's great-great grandson, Facundo L. Bacardí.

Early history
Facundo Bacardí Massó, a Catalan wine merchant, was born in Sitges, Catalonia, (Spain) in 1814, and emigrated to Cuba in 1830. During this period, rum was cheaply made and not considered a refined drink, one rarely sold in upscale taverns. Don Facundo began attempting to "tame" rum by isolating a proprietary strain of yeast still used in Bacardi production today. This yeast gives Bacardi rum its unique flavor profile. After experimenting with several techniques he hit upon filtering the rum through charcoal, which removed impurities. In addition to this, Facundo aged the rum in white oak barrels, which had the effect of "mellowing" the drink. The final product was the first clear, or "white" rum in the world.
Moving from the experimental stage to a more commercial endeavor, he and his brother José set up shop in a Santiago de Cuba distillery they bought in 1862that distillery housed a still made of copper and cast iron. In the rafters of this building lived fruit bats – the inspiration for the Bacardi bat logo.
The 1880s and 90s were turbulent times for Cuba and the company. Emilio Bacardí, Don Facundo's eldest son, was repeatedly imprisoned and was exiled from Cuba for having fought in the rebel army against Spain in the Cuban War of Independence.
Emilio's brothers, Facundo and José, and his brother-in-law Henri (Don Enrique) Schueg, remained in Cuba with the difficult task of sustaining the company during a period of war. The women in the family were exiled in Kingston, Jamaica. After the Cuban War of Independence and the US occupation of Cuba, "The Original Cuba Libre" and the Daiquiri were both born with Bacardi rum. In 1899 US General Leonard Wood appointed Emilio Bacardí Mayor of Santiago de Cuba.

In 1912 Emilio Bacardí travelled to Egypt where he purchased a mummy (still on display) for the future Emilio Bacardí Moreau Municipal Museum in Santiago de Cuba. In Santiago, his brother Facundo M. Bacardí continued to manage the company along with Schueg, who began the company's international expansion by opening new bottling plants in Barcelona (1910) and New York City (1915). The New York plant was soon shut down due to Prohibition, yet during this time Cuba became a hotspot for US tourists.

In 1922 Emilio opened a new distillery in Santiago. In 1930 Schueg opened the art deco Bacardi building in Havana and the third generation of the Bacardí family was entering the business. Facundito Bacardí was known to have invited US-Americans (still subject to Prohibition) to "Come to Cuba and bathe in Bacardi rum." A new product was introduced: Hatuey beer.

Bacardi's transition into an international brand was due mostly to Schueg's "business genius"Schueg "branded Cuba as the home of rum, and Bacardi as the king of rums" and expanded overseas, first to Mexico (1931), then to Puerto Rico (1936), under the brand name Ron Bacardi. (Ron is the Spanish word for rum). Post-Prohibition production in Puerto Rico enabled rum to be sold tariff-free in the U.S. after Prohibition. He then expanded to the United States (1944).
During the World War II years the company was led by Schueg's son-in-law José "Pepin" Bosch. Pepin founded Bacardi Imports in New York City, and was named Cuba's Minister of the Treasury in 1949.

Cuban Revolution
Portuondo and other Bacardí family members initially supported the Cuban revolutionaries, including Fidel Castro and the broader M-26-7 movement: Bosch personally donated tens of thousands of dollars to the movement, and acted as an intermediary between the revolutionaries and the CIA to assuage the latter's concerns. Family members, employees, and facilities were put to use by the movement and the company supported the revolution publicly with advertisements and parties. But their support turned to opposition as the pro-Soviet Che Guevara wing of the movement began to dominate and as Castro turned against American interests.
The Bacardí family (and hence the company) maintained a fierce opposition to Fidel Castro's revolution in Cuba in the 1960s. In his book, Bacardi, The Hidden War (ISBN 978-0745318738), Hernando Calvo Ospina outlines the political element to the family's money. Ospina describes how the Bacardi family and Company left Cuba after the Castro regime confiscated the Company’s Cuban assets on 15 October 1960in particular, in nationalizing and banning all private property on the island as well as all bank accounts. However, due to concerns over the previous Cuban leader Fulgencio Batista the company had started foreign branches a few years prior to the revolutionthe Company moved the ownership of the Company's trademarks, assets and proprietary formulas out of the country to the Bahamas prior to the revolution as well as constructing plants in Puerto Rico and Mexico after the prohibition era to save in import taxes for rum being imported to the US. This helped the company survive after the communist government confiscated without compensation all Bacardi assets in the country.
Ospina also explains the close ties Bacardí family members had to the US political elite as well as organizations of state such as the CIA. The family funded various Cuban exile organizations such as CANF.
More recently, Bacardi lawyers were influential in the drafting of the 1996 Helms-Burton Act which sought to extend the scope of the United States embargo against Cuba. In 1999 Otto Reich, a lobbyist in Washington on behalf of Bacardi, drafted section 211 of the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Appropriations Act, FY1999 (Pub.L. 105–277), a bill that became known as the Bacardi Act. Section 211 denied trademark protection to Cuban businesses products expropriated after the Cuban revolution, a provision keenly sought by Bacardi. The act was aimed primarily at Havana Club brand in the US. The brand was created by the José Arechabala company and confiscated without compensation in the Cuban revolution. The Havana Club trademark had been registered by the Cuban government in the United States without permission of the rightful owners. The new law invalidated the trademark registration. Section 211 has been challenged unsuccessfully by the Cuban government and the European Union in US courtshowever, the act has been ruled illegal by the WTO (August 2001). The US Congress has yet to re-examine the matter.

Bacardi and Cuba today
Bacardi drinks are not found in Cuba today. The main brand of rum in Cuba is Havana Club, the company it nationalized during the revolution. Bacardi later bought the brand from the original owners, the Arechabala family. The Cuban government, in partnership with French company Pernod Ricard, sells its Havana Club products internationally, except for the United States and its territories. Bacardi created Havana Club rum based on the original recipe from the Arechabala family, manufactures it in Puerto Rico, and sells it in Florida. Bacardi continues to fight a war in the courts attempting to legalize their own Havana Club trademark outside of the United States. Drinks now made in the former Cuban Bacardi distillery are sold in Cuba under the name Caney.
Despite having no production facilities in Cuba today, Bacardi in the UK has recently decided to re-emphasize its Cuban heritage, primarily for commercial reasons. Facing increased competition in the rum market from the now international brand Havana Club, the company concluded that it was important for sales to associate its rum with Cuba. TV advertisements with slogans of 'Welcome to the Latin Quarter' are but one example of this. In 1998, under the distinctive bat logo, the phrase "company founded in Santiago de Cuba in 1862" was added.
Bacardi has faced criticism and legal problems for supposedly attempting to falsely convince consumers they were purchasing rum made in Cuba rather than just marking its heritage. Bacardi adverts in Spain, since 1966, had described a popular combination of rum and Coke as "rum and coke". However, after 1998, it began to describe the drink as Cuba Libre – literally translated as "Free Cuba", which is the original name of the drink and how it's mostly called in Latin America. In this instance, Bacardi faced a legal ruling from the Spanish Association of Advertising Users which forced the company to stop the advert. They concluded that it could "mislead the viewer as to the true nature of the product" as the advert contained so many pieces of Caribbean imagery, one might conclude it came from Cuba.
The Bacardi legacy lives on in Santiago and Havana through its grand buildings and its historic significance. The Bacardi Building in Old Havana is regarded as one of the finest art deco buildings in Latin America.

Brands
Bacardi Limited has made several acquisitions to diversify away from the eponymous Bacardi rum brand. In 1993 Bacardi merged with Martini & Rossi S.p.A., the Italian producer of Martini vermouth and sparkling wines, creating the Bacardi-Martini group. In 1998 the company acquired Dewar's scotch, including Royal Brackla and Bombay Sapphire gin from Diageo for $2 billion. Bacardi acquired the Cazadores blue agave tequila brand in 2002 and in 2004 purchased Grey Goose, a French made vodka, from Sidney Frank for $2 billion. In 2006 Bacardi Limited purchased New Zealand vodka brand 42 Below. Other associated brands include the US version of Havana Club, Drambuie Scotch whisky liqueur, DiSaronno Amaretto, Eristoff vodka, B&B and Bénédictine liqueurs.
Bacardi is also the only brand to feature the Mexican free-tailed bat as its icon or logo.

Awards
In its 150 year history, Bacardi rum has won upwards of 400 awards for quality and product profile making it the world’s most awarded rum. Emblems of gold medals and the Spanish Coat of Arms awarded during the formative years of the business appear on every bottle of Bacardi Rum.
Despite the fact that many of Bacardi's offerings are aimed at the lower and middle part of the price spectrum, Bacardi rums have been entered in a number of international spirit ratings competitions. Several Bacardi spirits have performed notably well. Bacardi 8, for example, received two gold medals and a silver medal from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition between 2008 and 2010. In addition, it received the International High Quality Trophy at Monde Selection's World Quality Selections in 2010, and a Grand Gold Medal in 2011. Bacardi Gold, Bacardi 8, and Bacardi Reserva Limitada were also awarded International High Quality Trophy awards at the 2010 Monde Selection’s World Quality Selections.
Proof66, a website that aggregates professional ratings from the Beverage Testing Institute and other professional rating organizations, places Bacardi Reserva Limitada, Bacardi 1873 Solera, and Bacardi 8 in the First Tier or Top 10th percentile of all rated spirits.

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Established 1862
1936: Bacardi y Companía was established by the Bacardi family in Puerta de Tierra.
1959 Bacardi y Companía was moved to Catano.

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Bacardi and cola
Bacardi Big Apple
Bacardi Ciclon
Bacardi Classic Cocktails Pina Colada
Bacardi Classic Cocktails Strawberry Daiquiri
Bacardi Classic Mojito
Bacardi COCO
Bacardi daiquiry Lime
Bacardi daiquiry Mango
Bacardi daiquiry Strawberry
Bacardi Dragon Berry
Bacardi Founder's Select Extra Special Rum
Bacardi Limon 35% alc by vol
Bacardi O
Bacardi Oakheart
Bacardi Razz
Bacardi Ron 8 Anos
Bacardi Tropico
Bacardi Vanila
Facundo Bacardi
Ron Bacardi 1873 Extra Dry 40% alc by vol.
Ron Bacardi Anejo 40% alc./vol.
Ron Bacardi Carta Ambra 86 Proof
Ron Bacardi Gold Reserve (Anejo) 40% alc. by vol.
Ron Bacardi Reserve 40% alc. by vol.
Ron Bacardi Spice 40% alc/vol
Ron Bacardi Superior Black
Ron Bacardi Superior Commemorative label
Ron Bacardi Superior 151 Proof 75.5% alc/vol
Ron Bacardi Superior Carta Blanca 40% alc/vol
Ron Bacardi Superior Premium Black 40% alc. by vol.
Ron Bacardi Superior Silver Label 40% alc. by vol.
Ron Bacardi Superior Carta de Oro
Rubi Rey Single Barrel Finished White Rum Mellowed in White Oak

Barcelo Marques & Co
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Palo Viejo 40% alc/vol
Palo Viejo 151 Proof 75.5% alc/vol

Boca Chica Rum
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Brugal & Co
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Brugal Rum Superior 86 Proof

Bugalu LTD
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Bugalu Puerto Rican Rum with coconut flavor 24% alc/vol

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Captain Morgan Rum Moving To St. Croix

With a 10 to 5 vote, the Virgin Islands Legislature has approved a massive deal with Diageo that will move production of Captain Morgan's Rum from Ponce, Puerto Rico to St.
Croix in 2012.

USVI Governor John P. de Jongh Jr. hailed the Diageo decision as the biggest investment in the USVI in 50 years. But the five voters against the pact, all from St. Croix,
indicated that opposition to the deal is strong.

[…]

CaribWorldNews, CRISTIANSTED, St. Croix, Thurs. July 17, 2008
By John Collins

[Source: CARIBBEANWORLDNEWS.COM, 2008]

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Captain Morgan Private Stock
Captain Morgan Silver Spiced Rum 40% alc/vol.
Captain Morgan Parrot Bay
Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum 40% alc/vol.
Captain Morgan Tattoo

Caribe Distillers
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Trader Vic's Light Puerto Rican Rum

Cía. Ron Alambique, Toja Baja
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Ron Canita Curao Marka Alambique Extra Fuerte 43% alcohol by volume;

Catano Industries, Catano
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Castillo White Label 40% alc/vol

Christopher Columbus Rum
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Club Caribe
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Compania Antillana De Ron
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Daiquiri Coctelera Rum Coroon Blanco 86 Proof
Antillas Ron Gold Label 86 Proof

Compania Ron Carioca, San Juan
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Ron Carioca Blanco 80 Proof

Compania Ron Llave
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Ron Llave dates from 1891, and by 1893 they were purveyors of rum under license from the Royal house of Spain. Ron Llave is now produced by Serralles Distillers.

[Source: Rums of Puerto Rico, 2005] http://www.rumcapital.com/

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Ron Llave Supremo 40% alc. by vol

Compania Ron Merito
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Ron Merito 40% alc/vol

Destilería Serrallés
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Don Q is a Puerto Rican rum, distilled, manufactured, bottled, and distributed by Destilería Serrallés from its corporate facility in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Don Q is the top-selling rum in Puerto Rico, where over 70% of the rum consumed in the United States is produced. The rum is named after Don Quijote, the protagonist in Miguel Cervantes' classic Spanish novel. The rum is sold internationally, competing against Bacardi for market share. In the United States since June 2009, Don Q continues to outsell Bacardi in Puerto Rico.

The Serrallés family was a Spanish family from Cataluña that migrated to Puerto Rico in the mid-1830s, and established a sugar cane plantation in the outskirts of Ponce. They were successful in harvesting and refining cane sugar and exporting it to the United States, the United Kingdom and France. The plantation became very prosperous, and virtually became a company town, with its own rail line, workers' housing, transportation fleet, commissary, and private — later public — airport (Ponce's Mercedita Airport). Most of these operations were eventually annexed to the municipality of Ponce, in whose lands the plantation is based.
In 1865, the family opened a rum manufacturer at the plantation, "Hacienda Mercedita". On that year, Juan Serrallés, who would go down as one of the most successful liquor salesmen in Puerto Rican history, imported a still from France, which enabled him to produce his first casks of rum.
The Serrallés operation produced various local rum brands, most of which were short-lived. Inspired by the success of other rum producers in the island, the family decided to launch a refined brand with the intention of exporting it elsewhere. The Don Q brand was launched in 1932, and became popular with locals who considered rival Bacardi either harsher in taste or a foreign brand (when Bacardí opened its distilling operations in Puerto Rico in the early 1930s it was considered a Cuban brand since its headquarters were based in Cubasince the 1960s Cuban revolution, Bacardi has had its headquarters in Bermuda).
By the 1960s, Don Q was available on most of Puerto Rico's important supermarket chains, such as Pueblo and others. It also became available at Amigo.

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Don Q is distilled from sugar cane. The combination of the type of yeasts employed for fermentation, distillation method, aging conditions, and blending determines the characteristic flavor of rum. Made with molasses, water, mash, and yeast, Don Q is distilled in a continuous still. Once distilled, the clear spirit is aged in oak barrels for up to a year per Puerto Rican law, adding a golden color and character to the rum. Flavors and spices, if any, are added as an option at this point. The brand’s taste is achieved through a proprietary recipe, which is blended into the rum mixture at the final stages of production.

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Currently, Don Q is sold in the United States, Mexico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Spain, and a number of other countries.
Don Q is the best-selling rum in Puerto Rico, followed by Bacardi and Palo Viejo. Other brands include Ron Castillo and Captain Morgan. The Captain Morgan Rum brand is owned by a different company but made by Destilería Serrallés at destillery facility in Puerto Rico under a supply contract with Seagrams, now Diageo.
Destileria Serrallés has been engaged in numerous advertising campaigns for its rums. Television ads have run on Puerto Rican channels for decades, and the brand has sponsored local sports teams, such as Ponce's Leones de Ponce baseball team and their BSN counterpart the Leones de Ponce basketball team. The Serrallés distillery is also involved in the Copa Serrallés boat race, where Don Q is prominently advertised. Don Q also has appeared on a number of films. Small sample bottles of the Don Q are available at supermarkets, pharmacies, and liquor stores.

International awards and recognitions
Despite focusing on the middle and lower end of the price spectrum, five of seven Don Q offerings have achieved a modicum of success at international spirit ratings competitions. For example, its Don Q Gran Añejo rum earned one double gold, two silver, and one bronze medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competitions between 2008 and 2012.
Also, in 2010, Don Q scored high at the Spirits International Prestige (SIP) Awards, in San Diego, California. Compeating against hundreds of rums from around the globe, Don Q Añejo, Don Q Gran Añejo, Don Q Cristal, Don Q Coco, Don Q Mojito y Don Q Limón were awarded rankings in the “Platinum-Best in Class” and “Gold” categories. In this competition, according to Alberto "Tito" Torruella Bartolomei, Don Q's VP for Manufacturing, all of the Don Q products brought to the competition received awards. Unlike other awards, the SIP Awards select consumers for judges. "It is not the first time that Destilería Serrallés receives an international award. In a recent competition in Las Vegas, Nevada, Don Q Cristal received the top award within the category “Best Mojito”. Don Q Oro also received an award.
In September 2011, the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences awarded Don Q Gran Añejo a five-star rating, something they "don't award to just any rum…In fact they found only one worthy enough of this honor: DonQ Gran Añejo…Gran Añejo is the first rum ever to receive this rare distinction, reserved for the greatest achievements in travel, hospitality products and services. The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences Board of Trustees recognized in Destilería Serrallés for DonQ Gran Añejo exceptional quality and character.

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Don Q 151 (discontinued in late 2009-early 2010)
Don Q Añejo
Don Q Limon Citrus Rum 30 Alc/Vol
Don Q Coco (Coconut Flavored Rum) 21% alc by vol
Don Q Cristal 40% Alc. by Vol.
Don Q Gold 40% Alc. by Vol.
Don Q Gran Añejo
Don Q Light Puerto Rican Rum 40% alc by vol
Don Q Limón (Lime Flavored Rum)
Don Q Mojito (Lime & Mint Flavored Rum)
Don Q Mojito 20% alc by vol
Don Q Pasión (Passion Fruit Flavored Rum)
Don Q Puerto Rican Rum 40% alc by vol

Destilleria Tropical
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Ron Faro 86 Proof

Distilleries V.M. Ramirez
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Ron Royal Superior Rum
Gold Ron Caliente
King Alfonso

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World Famous Myers's Rum Platinium White 80 Proof
World Famous Myers's Rum Golden Rich 40% alc/vol

Freyre & Rovira
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Ron Toro Negro Puerto Rican Rum 85 Proof

Government House Rum
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J.R. Nieves & Cia, Arroyo
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Ron Venerable 86 Proof

Jose Arechabala, S.A.
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Havana Club Brand Puerto Rico Rum

L. Chardon, Ponce
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Vieux Rhum Distillerie Francaise L. Chardon

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Ron Llave

Licoreria La Bodega / Monllor & Boscio, Ponce
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Ron Sello Rojo 40% alc/vol
Ron Kofresi 86 Proof

Licoreria Marin & Co, Mayaguez
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Ron Blanco
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Ron Boricua

Licoreria Roses, Inc., Arecibo
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Ron Llave 86 Proof

Palo Viejo
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Boca Chica
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Ronrico West Indies Cocktail
Ronrico Gold Label 86 Proof
Ronrico Purple label 151 Proof
Rumdinger 25 Proof

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Luau Rum Produced and bottled in Puerto Rico especially for Sheraton hotels. 40% Alcohol
Reserva Especial
Ron 738
Ron Cañita Cura'o (Extra Strength)

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There were several rum producers in Arecibo by the beginning of the 20th century. Most of them merged their distillery operations into a single entity, the Puerto Rico Distilling Co., which was formally incorporated on February 2, 1911. The new company eventually became the principal supplier of partially refined or final product to rum aging, blending and bottling companies in Mayagüez and Bayamón. During Prohibition the company turned into producing denaturalized alcohol, bay rum (up to 265 different brands of bay rum were eventually produced at the main distilling plant, including the best-selling Alcoholado Superior 70 and Alcoholado Santa Claus and other industrial products. Rum production returned in 1934, with Ron Candado. A joint venture with Florida Cane Products, Inc. spawned a new corporation, Ronrico, in 1935, which had considerable success selling rum in the United States. A new distilling plant was opened in 1942.
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Known to this day for the flask-shapped bottle. Now produced organically by descendents of Primitivo Grau.

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Castillo Silver 40% alc. by vol.
Castillo Gold 40% alc. by vol.
Castillo Spiced 35% alc. by vol.

Ron de la Casa de Roses
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Roses, García y Co. was bottling their Ron de la Casa de Roses as early as 1868.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Start of a dynasty
Fernando Fernández (c.1850–1940) was the founder of the oldest Rum producing company in Puerto Rico. Fernández, was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. He was the owner of the Santa Ana Plantation located in the city of his birth. The Santa Ana Plantation is located on land which was granted to his grandfather (whose name was also Fernando Fernández) by the Spanish Royal Crown in 1797. Fernández's grandfather was a naval captain who fought against pirates and English merchant ships. The Spanish Royal Crown granted him this land in recognition of his service to Spain, here he planted sugar canes and raised cattle.
In 1804, the elder Fernández used a mixture of sugar and honey to process and distill rum. He aged his product in special barrels which were imported from Europe. The rum he produced was only for his own personal use and that of his family.
In 1821, various slaves from his plantation were involved in a conspiracy. A slave from another plantation by the name of Marcos Xiorro planned and organized a revolt against the slave masters. The plans of the revolt were discovered by the Spanish authorities and never took place.
In 1827, he ordered his 127 slaves to build an enormous windmill shaped like a tower. The windmill helped to extract the juice from the sugar canes. He would still resort to the use of manpower whenever the wind wasn't strong enough to operate the windmill.
In 1846, Fernández's father, Manuel Fernández (birth name: Manuel Fernández y Martínez), inherited the plantationManuel Fernández developed the land which consisted of over 2,400 acres (970 ha). Manuel Fernández eventually purchased much of the property adjoining his land and soon became the richest man in Bayamon.
[edit]Pedro Fernando Fernández takes charge

In 1880, Pedro F. Fernández, became the owner of the plantation. Fernández imported a still from Europe and started to produce rum using the sugar and honey from his land. He developed two different formulas for his rums and he used the same barrels which his grandfather had used before, believing that the rum's unique flavor would be contained in these barrels.
Soon the word spread about Fernandez's rum and many friends and nearby families would visit the Santa Ana Hacienda to "sample" the rum. His son went to France to continue his university educationwhile there he discovered cognac. Upon returning to Puerto Rico, he developed a rum recipe that rivaled the best French cognacs. People started calling Fernando's rum "Ron del Barrilito" (Rum from the little Barrel). In Puerto Rico, families began switching from "brandy" and "cognac", to "Ron del Barrilito". Fernández also produced "Alcholado Santa Ana" which is a product derived from alcohol and eucaliptic leaves and is greenish in color. Unlike pure alcohol, Alcholado Santa Ana does not sting. It is principally used for rub-downs and to refresh the body.
[edit]Edmundo B. Fernández, Inc.

Fernando Fernández died in 1940 in Bayamon. His great-grandson, who is also named Fernando Fernández, organized the company (which is now called "Edmundo B. Fernández, Inc.") and continues to distribute two brands of "Ron del Barrilito" and "Alcholado Santa Ana" worldwide. The company's main offices are still located in the Hacienda Santa Ana with manufacturing facilities in Puerto Rico and in the Dominican Republic. Edmundo Fernández's office is located in the windmill tower built by his ancestor.

Freedom barrel
In 1942, a single barrel, which is stored in the "cellar", was put aside with orders that it should only be opened when Puerto Rico becomes a free and independent nation. When and if that ever happens, the cask (barrel) will be taken to the town square in the center of Bayamon and its contents will be offered free to all those who wish to drink from it.

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Ron del Barrilito Brand calidad extra 43% alc./vol.
Ron del Barrilito brand superior especial 43% alc./vol.

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Ron El Campesino
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Ron El Invencible
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Ron Granado
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Granado Ron De Puerto Rico

Destileria Ron Granado
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Grando 40% alc/vol
Grando "This rum is 4 years old" 40% alc/vol

Ron Imporico
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Ron Latino
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Ron Mister Kuba
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Produced in Camuy, near Arecibo. The main rum producing enterprise in Arecibo is Barceló, Marqués y Co. Its flagship brand was Ron Palo Viejo. Ron Palo Viejo is now owned by Serrallés, whose flagship rum is Don Q.

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Ron Patria y Cuna
Jose Gonzalez Clemente & Co, Mayaguez
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Patria y Cuna Ron Superior 86 Proof
Ron Hero 90 Proof
Ron Supr 40% alc/vol

Ron Pitorro of Destilería Coquí Inc.
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The Puerto Rico Sugar Company established a new rum distillery in Mayagüez during 2009, named Destilería Coquí its production is limited to 100 bottles a day. The Destilería's main product is an artisan rum called Pitorro, analogous to the name in common use to describe Puerto Rican moonshine rum.

Ron Pizá
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Ron Portela
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Ron Rey de Copas
National Liquor Co. Inc, Hato Rey
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Ron Rey White label 86 Proof
Ron Rey Gold label 86 Proof
Ron Rey Heavy dark 86 Proof

Ron Rico
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There were several rum producers in Arecibo by the beginning of the 20th century. Most of them merged their distillery operations into a single entity, the Puerto Rico Distilling Co., which was formally incorporated on February 2, 1911. The new company eventually became the principal supplier of partially refined or final product to rum aging, blending and bottling companies in Mayagüez and Bayamón. During Prohibition the company turned into producing denaturalized alcohol, bay rum (up to 265 different brands of bay rum were eventually produced at the main distilling plant, including the best-selling Alcoholado Superior 70 and Alcoholado Santa Claus and other industrial products. Rum production returned in 1934, with Ron Candado. A joint venture with Florida Cane Products, Inc. spawned a new corporation, Ronrico, in 1935, which had considerable success selling rum in the United States. A new distilling plant was opened in 1942.
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Premium Spiced Rum 32.75% alc/vol
Ronrico Citrus Rum
Ronrico Extra Dry - White 40% alc/vol
Ronrico Gold Label 40% alc/vol (
Ronrico Pineapple Coconut Rum
Ronrico Purple Label 151 Proof
Ronrico Silver Label 40% alc/vol
Ronrico Vanilla Rum
Ronrico White Label

Ron San Isidro
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Ron Superior Escudo
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An imitator of Ron Superior use of the name was discontinued due to an injunction by JGC

Ron Superior Puerto Rico
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JGC - the best known brand, which lasted from 1909 until the company's closing in 1980.

Ron Tres Estrellas
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Ron Toro Negro
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Ron Yagüez
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Three Captains
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Ron Bocoy 40% alcohol by volume
Trigo Reserva Anejo
Ron Canita de Alambique
Trigo Coquito
Twin Isle
Ron Bugalu coconut rum

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