Finally, the second part of the famous 1988 book by Jose Chez Checo – El Ron en la Historia Dominicana – is out! The first part only documented the rum story until the year 1900, but this part 2 goes all the way from 1900 to 2010. It was difficult reading due to the spanish used in the book, but i finally got it. Here the english highlight of the book. Looking forward to your comments!
I get many emails from you rum folks about what rum do i recommend to take home from your vacation in the Dominican Republic. I decided to write down a list of my rare favorites just to make your decisions easier. I understand that most of the time you cant take home more than 3-4 bottles due to the customs, but you never know if you find all of those on the list so its better to have more to choose from than having extra space left.
The journey started early in the morning from Santo Domingo. We met at the airport to catch the Brugal plane to Puerto Plata. One hour in the air and we were there – at the birthplace of Brugal rum. It was a great trip filled with history, details and rum.
Part of my Europe rum trip was also a visit to Czech Republic’s capital – Prague. I was invited by my fellow rum friend Pedro Ortiz to make a presentation on Dominican Rums. Without any time wasted thinking about it I agreed right away. I always say that Dominican rum is one of the best rums in the world and it would be a sin not to try it. We were lucky enough to get the help from the Dominican consulate in Prague, which provided original Dominican food during the whole tasting. It was a great rum themed day i want to thank everybody for coming and tasting the true spirit of the Caribbean.
And the month of Rum Festivals officially started! October being the craziest month of them all being full with Rum Fest Berlin, Bar Convent Berlin, London Cocktail Week and the UK Rum Fest. Lots to see and lots to drink. I went to Berlin and this is what i remember.
The Rum Rennaisance Festival 2012 took place in Miami in the Deauville Beach Resort. Rum judges from all around the globe gathered together again to taste the best rums in the world. We tasted rum from as far as Australia or Madagascar.
To properly introduce the rums in Dominican Republic I am going to start with the history of each rum brand. The following text is the official version of Brugal CxA. Enjoy!