The story goes that in 1553, La Palma was sacked by François Le Clerc. Like him, many other corsairs and pirates like Francis Drake attacked the island in search of its valuable treasures. Among them, the most valuable asset: its RUM.
The Ron Aldea Distillery was first founded in 1936 by Manuel Quevedo Alemán in the town of La Aldea de San Nicolás de Tolentino in the island of Gran Canaria, thus laying the foundation of a traditional rum manufacture. In the late 1950s the distillery was relocated to the island of La Palma, where it has continued with the tradition of the Quevedo Family for four generations.
The production begins with the local cultivation of sugar cane on the north coast of La Palma. The sugar cane is then harvested by hand and pressed to obtain its juice, which is fermented and subsequently distilled in an old French still. This production process is the same used for Rhum Agricole (French style). Finally, the spirit is either directly bottled as white rum (Ron Aldea Blanco/Single Cane) or filled in carefully picked oak casks for maturation (Añejos and Reserves).
The island of La Palma offers the ideal setting for rum manufacture because of the perfect balance in which nature, history, culture, tradition, craftmanship and quality coexist. The powerful essence of freshly harvested sugar cane is tamed and softened by pure oak wood, rounded by the warmth and smoothness of the islands special climate and polished by the endless breeze of the Atlantic Ocean.
A new spirit from Panama is perfecting the enjoyment of a „Spanish- style“ aged rum: Ron 1914.
Ron 1914 symbolically stands for the fusion of past and future.
Central America is worldwide famous for producing incredibly smooth rums through a long aging process that seduce their consumers with a characteristic sweetness. Panama has been famous as a rum-producing nation for a long time and is home of world-known brands.
With our Ron 1914 we carry on this tradition and place special attention to the Panamanian culture and landscape.
With up to 22 years of ageing, this rum is the premium product of the manufacturer, who has integrated many details about Panama in the visual design of the product.
The typical sweetness of “Spanish- style” rums is relatively mild with Ron 1914, which helps to highlight elegant notes of chocolate and fruit. It also has a seductive silky finish with a long lasting retro nasal effect.
Ron 1914 stands for tropical ambiance, paired with a hint of glamour from the world economy and a note of maritime wanderlust. Rum tradition meets the ravages of time within this bottle, never forgetting the past and always looking forward into the future.
The jaguar has been worshiped as the king of the jungle in diverse pre-Columbian cultures of Mesoamerica. It represents a common symbol for our volcanic and tropical lands in the New World.
Costa Rica, in Central America, offers the best conditions for high quality rum. Not only the geographical location plays an important role, but also other social aspects that enrich the country and ensure a perfect manufacturing environment, for example, medical insurance and social security, combined with decently high wages for all Costa Rican workers, a government without military and a stable rule of law, among others.
The Costa Rican Rum Company has started the production of a new Rum Brand the Ron Jaguar. Founded in Costa Rica, the Costa Rican Rum Company is specialized in finding the best rum from the countries that are home to the Jaguar and to unify in the brand of Ron Jaguar.
The name Ron Canalero is inspired by one of the most important economic and historical achievements of Panama: The Panama Canal was inaugurated in 1914. This high-quality rum with its light aromas and neat taste is a homage to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the most important lock in modern history.
The world-renowned master blender, Francisco “Don Pancho“ Fernández,demonstrated once again what his profound and extensive experience can achieve with Ron Canalero. His creation was originally conceived for the Panamanian market, where it established successfully. This product showed in a very short time that it had an excellent potential for the international market.
Even though the Ron Canalero has only aged between three to five years, its taste and quality would grant it the status of a premium product. It is part of the diverse product portfolio of the same Panamanian producer that delivers other internationally renowned brands like Ron Zafra and Ron de Jeremy.
One of the reasons why the Panamanian producer enjoys a great international success is the raw material used: The sugar cane is cultivated in the Herrera Province, which is in direct proximity of the Gulf of Panama. Since the region lies in the leeward side of the trade winds, it enjoys of a tropical savanna climate all year round.
The Ron Canalero comes in three different sizes (0,375 / 0,7 / 1,75 L) and adapts perfectly to any situation: for a quick cocktail, for the ideal present or to share with friends.
With the establishment of the company in 2006, formerly as ATF GbR, we have created a platform for consumers and producers of quality and traditional spirits.
Our basic idea was to make available the best rum from Central America and to establish it and make it accessible to the European Market. At the time, the selection concerning the supply of high-quality rum was still very manageable. About 10 years ago, we commenced operations as an importer of Ron Centenario from Costa Rica and over time have evolved to become the European importer general for the brand. Since then, our portfolio has expanded with innovative spirits of superior quality, now serving the European and Asian markets. Our operational business involves brand development and strategic expansion of different brands in all important markets throughout the world. The focus is on rum brands.
We successfully represent rum producers in Europe and Asia, as well as provide our knowhow working with certified manufacturers - certified according to ISO 9001-2000 and HACCP certifications. We are in direct contact with the well-known distilleries in the countries of origin where we obtain our raw materials, dealing mainly with Central America and to a small extent also with the Canary Island of La Palma.
With our excellently developed network, we can offer our complete service at brand development level. Our services range - "From bottles to iso-tanks" for all rums and in all variations. From light Caribbean Column still distillates to ester-rich pot still distillates, over to ethanol for industrial purposes. Not only operationally, but also logistically, we aim to perform at the optimal level. Due to our direct connection to the Port of Hamburg, we can ensure a smooth flow of goods and share the benefits with our customers.
VON DER FLASCHE BIS ZUR ZISTERNE
Mit der Gründung des Unternehmens im Jahre 2006, vormals noch als ATF GbR, haben wir eine Plattform für Konsumenten und Hersteller von qualitativen und traditionellen Spirituosen geschaffen. Unsere Grundidee lag darin, den besten Rum aus Zentralamerika in Europa zugänglich zu machen und zu etablieren. Zu der Zeit war das Angebot an hochwertigem Rum noch sehr überschaubar.
Vor ca. 10 Jahren fing die Firma ATF als Importeur von Ron Centenario aus Costa Rica an und wurde im Laufe der Zeit zum europäischen Hauptimporteur dieser Marke. Seitdem haben wir unser Portfolio mit innovativen Spirituosen von gehobener Qualität stetig erweitert und auf dem europäischen und asiatischen Markt zugänglich gemacht.
Unser operatives Geschäft beinhaltet den Aufbau und strategischen Ausbau verschiedener Marken in sämtlichen Märkten der Welt. Hierbei handelt es sich vornehmlich um Marken aus der Rum-Welt. Erfolgreich vertreten wir Rumproduzenten in Europa und Asien und gewährleisten mit unserem Knowhow höchste Qualität und Ansprüche durch zertifizierte Hersteller – zertifiziert nach ISO 9001-2000 und HACCP Zertifizierung.