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Puerto Rico

Here is list of companies whose rum bottle labels I have in my collection:

Bacardi Corp., Catano(19)
Barcelo Marques & Co(3)
Brugal & Co(1)
Bugalu LTD(1)
Caliche Rum, Ponce(1)
Captain Morgan Rum Co.(8)
Caribe Distillers(1)
Catano Industries, Catano(1)
Cía. Ron Alambique, Toja Baja(1)
Compania Antillana De Ron(2)
Compania Ron Carioca, San Juan(2)
Compania Ron Llave(2)
Compania Ron Merito(2)
Destileria Caray, Juncos(2)
Destilería Cruz, Jayuya, PR(8)
Destileria del Norte, San Juan(2)
Destileria Ron Granado(3)
Destileria Serralles, Ponce(21)
Destilleria Tropical(1)
Distilleries V.M. Ramirez(3)
Edmundo B. Fernandez, Inc(3)
Fred L. Myers & Son Co(2)
Freyre & Rovira(1)
Guild Distilling Company, San Juan(2)
J.R. Nieves & Cia, Arroyo(1)
Jose Arechabala, S.A.(1)
Jose Gonzalez Clemente & Co, Mayaguez(4)
L. Chardon, Ponce(1)
Licoreria Arecibo(1)
Licoreria Busigo, Sabana Grande(1)
Licoreria La Bodega / Monllor & Boscio, Ponce(2)
Licoreria Marin & Co, Mayaguez(3)
Licoreria Roses, Inc., Arecibo(1)
National Liquor Co. Inc, Hato Rey(3)
Puerto Rican American Liquor Co. Inc.(3)
Puerto Rico Distillers, Inc.(6)
Punta Salinas Distilling Company, San Juan(1)
Ron de Castillo y Cia(3)
Ron Granado(1)
Ron Oro Nativo, Mayagüez(0)
Ronrico Rum Company, Arecibo(16)
Trigo Corp., Toja Baja(2)

Luckily Puerto Rico was home to one of great figures in rum making, Rafael Arroyo, who in 1936 had embarked on the first serious scientific study of rum production. Arroyo’s investigations were interrupted during World War II, but afterward his studies became more relevant than ever and are still regarded as essential reading for rum distillers. In 1953, the Planta Piloto de Ron (Rum Pilot Plant) was founded, its brief to investigate every aspect of rum-making and pass on the information, free, to any distiller who wanted to use it – whether based in Puerto Rico or not. The result: the creation of the lighter-bodied style of rum that still dominates the world. Today, Puerto Rico produces 35 million proof gallons of rum a year, the bulk of which is exported to America.

[Source: Dave Broom, Jason Lowe: Rum, 2003, p. 77]

More than 80% of rum consumed in the US is produced in Puerto Rico.

[Source: Colonial Wines & Spirits, 2004]


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