Tasting Notes: Ron del Barrilito Rums


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…)

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Published in: on November 23, 2009 at 12:11 pm  Comments (4)  
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A Slice of Island Life


El Fortin Conde de Mirassol

El Fortin Conde de Mirassol

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…)

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Local Home Spiced Rum = Yum!


Fruit of the Quenepa Tree

Fruit of the Quenepa Tree

Bili is the name of a home spiced rum very popular here on Vieques Island and throughout Puerto Rico. (more…)

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A Tour Of Ron Bacardi


Bacardi Tasting facility

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…)

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A Tour Of Ron del Barrilito


The Modest Entrance

The Modest Entrance

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…)

Published in: on September 17, 2009 at 2:15 pm  Comments (4)  
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Some ruminations upon living in the Caribbean


Vieques Harbor in Isabel Segunda

Vieques Harbor in Isabel Segunda

My occasional writings about living on Vieques Island,  Puerto Rico.

Rum, Sun, People, Food, Flora, Fauna and the Ocean are all intertwined here.

I hope you will enjoy stopping by.

Stay tuned!

Cheers,

Jim

Published in: on September 17, 2009 at 7:33 am  Comments (2)  
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