It’s one of the world’s rum capitals, and now Puerto Rico has finally given rum a home in its top tourist destination: Old San Juan.
La Casita de Rones officially opened this week as the flagship store of Rums of Puerto Rico, the island’s promotion agency for its rum products.
The rum haven is located in the Plaza Darsenas just a few blocks from the city’s major cruise port.
The “Casita” will be a promotion center and reference point for the Rums of Puerto Rico — and it will of course include a tasting area to sample rums from Serralles to Bacardi to the island’s best-known boutique producer, Ron del Barrilito, among many others.
The shop is a joint initiative of Puerto Rico’s Department of Economic Development and Trade and the island’s Industrial Development Company.
It’s likely to be a big hit — and it’s a welcome addition to the city.