The rums of Ron del Barrilito are distinctive in the world of Puerto Rican rums. The small family owned business of Edmundo B. Fernandez has been producing these unique spirits for over 100 years. Their rum comes in two forms. The Two Star and the Three Star. For a bit more background please see my account of a tour of the facility here on my blog under the category of Distillery Tours. (more…)
Once in a while we all need to take a break and just enjoy our surroundings. Let’s take a look around this little known Caribbean Island. (more…)
I’m not going to get into the debate whether the “old” Zaya made in Guatemala was better than the new iteration being made in Trinidad. I wouldn’t mind having a go at in a proper venue with samples of both present. Alas that’s not happening today. (more…)
In the world of spirits today Mexico is not known for it’s rum. There are however a few still producing rum which will bring you back to the old “New Spain”. Here is one example. (more…)
If you’re looking for a rum nightcap, this may be the one for you. (more…)
Vieques Island is not a large tourist destination compared to many Caribbean Islands. That means the beaches here are uncrowded and often you will have an entire beach to yourself. (more…)
Bili is the name of a home spiced rum very popular here on Vieques Island and throughout Puerto Rico. (more…)
On Wednesday, January 28, 2009 I met Federico Hernandez, the organizer of the upcoming Puerto Rico Food and Rum Festival along with Ministry of Rum member Rumelier. We had scheduled a tour of the Ron del Barrilito facility as well as the Bacardi plant. Here is an account of the Bacardi tour. (more…)
RON DIPLOMATICO BLANCO
Reviewed September 16, 2009.
A bright, crystal clear and perfectly polished appearance.
Light but distinct aromas of vanilla oak underpin top notes of heavy cream and a floral perfume. (more…)
On Wednesday, January 28, 2009 I met Federico Hernandez, the organizer of the upcoming Puerto Rico Food and Rum Festival along with Ministry Of Rum member Rumelier. We had scheduled a tour of the Ron del Barrilito facility as well as the Bacardi plant. Here is an account of the Barrilito tour. (more…)