Today we’re joined by the GLOBAL Brand Ambassador for Rums of Puerto Rico to talk about how you can help rebuild Puerto Rico by purchasing rum! (We’re not kidding!) Ramon Diaz joins Pedro and Erbin at Caña Rum Bar to talk about four of the marks he represents. Also, Fede Hernandez of The Rum Lab joins us to talk about his role helping produce the Rums of Puerto Rico tour!
What we drank:
Trigo Reserva Añeja
Don Q Gran Añejo
BACARDÍ Gran Reserva Limitada
Ron de Barrilito Puerto Rican Rum
About Rums of Puerto Rico: rumcapital.com
THE RUM STANDARD in 4 steps
1) HIGHEST QUALITY
In 1775, sugar cane production began in Puerto Rico. Our rum base and most important ingredient is molasses. Molasses is developed through the extraction of sugar cane juices known as “guarapo”. The guarapo is later boiled and converted into sugar crystallization, and the residual of this produce (molasses) is used in our rum.
Quality molasses are just the beginning of our rum distillation process. These molasses are later fermented under our Rums of Puerto Rico standard to constantly produce rich flavored and smooth rums.
2) CONTINUOUS DISTILLATION PROCESS IS MANDATORY
Distillation columns are made of several trays. Each tray is a level of the column where descending liquid meets the ascending vapors. The vapors that have been enriched with alcohol and aromas come out of the top of the column as they cool and turn into liquid.
Our top-notch rum distillation process guarantees you’re having the purest and lightest rum in the world today.
3) AGED FOR A MINIMUM OF ONE YEAR IN WHITE OAK BARRELS
Great rum doesn’t happen over night. That is why Puerto Rico’s law requires a minimum aging period of one year in white Oak barrels.
The fresh distillate combined with the wood compounds of white Oak barrels makes way for the maturity of rum. A richer and smoother body is formed giving each batch of rum better aromas and flavors. This aging process varies in time but with a minimum aging by law of one year, we make sure that every brand has aged quality rum ready for consumption.
4) MUST BE PRODUCED IN PUERTO RICO,THE RUM CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
During the 17th century, the rum industry grew throughout the Island. Fast-forward to today and the Rums of Puerto Rico are enjoyed all over the world. To reassure that each batch meets our high quality standards, the Government of Puerto Rico has established distillation and aging process laws that include having to be distilled and aged in Puerto Rico.
So now when you enjoy rum from Puerto Rico, you know you are sipping the best rum in the world.