Destileria San Bartolomé de Tejina
When we talk about rum or honey rum, why do we refer to the Canary Islands? Doesn’t rum come from the Caribbean? True, but its origin is actually from the Canary Islands. Sugar cane, the raw material for rum, was the first and most important export product of the Canary Islands and Spain right from the early days of the Spanish era. In 1513 it made its way to Brazil and the Island of Santo Domingo; and from there to Cuba. Almost instantly it was also cultivated in the Caribbean, where it adapted perfectly to the climate and was grown in vast areas. Therefore, a reference to the role of the Canary Islands must be made when we talk about rum and its history.
Today rum is deeply rooted into the Canary islanders’ traditions and customs and has always been present in the culture of the islands.
The Distillery of San Bartolomé de Tejina was founded in 1948 in Tenerife. Every August the people of Tejina were having harvest festivals. The distillery encouraged the landowners to plant sugar cane and started to buy it by weight. They were grinding it in a mill and produced brown sugar and sugar cane honey. Shortly thereafter they started to produce rum. Since then the distillery maintains the tradition of genuine Canarian rum, which is elaborated by a precise selection of spirits from the distillation of fermented sugar cane juice.
Currently the Distillery of San Bartolomé de Tejina has a production capacity of 1.218.692 bottles / 912.542 litres per year a hold capacity of 80.000 litres in American oak barrels for maceration and aging.
Liquor Aguere Ron Caramelo
Since its creation in 2010, the Distillery of San Bartolomé de Tejina offers an innovative concept with the Ron Aguere brand. Being the vivid line of the distillery, Ron Aguere is a fresh new breath in the rum world. For the first time aluminium bottles are used for rum, while still retaining the personality of Canarian rum. The trendy colour designs of the bottles reflect the biggest cosmopolitan cities of the world. Ron Aguere goes through a long maturation process in old oak barrels and a precise blending of natural ingredients. Its quality aguardiente offers the characteristic aroma of sugar cane, emphasizing the presence of old rum.
In Ron Aguere Caramelo, with its hints of vanilla and exotic spices, caramel toffee and Aguere rum make a splendid combination. It offers a delicious silky taste while also exhibiting a sweet caramel flavour. Its alcohol content is 22% by volume. Ron Aguere Caramel is a smooth sweet liqueur, which is perfect as a cold shot or as part of a long drink. It can also be mixed with lime soda or natural juices. For boosting the taste, sour fruits like orange or apple would be a perfect match.
Aguere Ron Miel Vintage
Rum is rooted into the Canary islanders’ traditions and customs since time immemorial and has always been present in the culture of the islands. The signature product of the island is Ron Miel/ Honey Rum or, with its full name, “Ron Miel de Canarias”. It is honey flavoured rum from the Canary Islands.
The Canarian Ron Miel has a unique formula. Because of that it was given the status of ‚Denominación Geográfica‘ (geographical designation) by the regional government in 2005. This ensures its quality, its flavour and the production techniques leading to the artisan quality of this rum. It can only be produced in this region of Spain.
Aguere Ron Miel Vintage combines this tradition with modernity. The intensity and complexity of the aroma takes us from the floral and balsamic memories of honey to the spicy and toasted notes of the rum’s age. At the beginning it has a sweet and fulfilling taste. The finish is bitter and fragrant with aged rum and honey serving again as protagonists. It has 30% of alcohol by volume. Aguere Ron Miel Vintage is ideal as a cold shot or as a part of a long drink. It is also an exotic choice of rum for your mojito.
Guajiro Ron Dorado
In a country where rum means pride, Ron Guajiro is the most traditional brand of the Distillery of San Bartolomé de Tejina. Ron Guajiro represents the perfect combination of heritage, flavour and quality. Ron Guajiro is created from a precise selection of aguardiente from the distillation of fermented sugar cane, preserving the traditional methods of Canarian Rum making. Because of this traditional approach, Ron Guajiro has been awarded in the most important national and international competitions and became a true icon in the Canarian market.
Ron Guajiro Dorado has a bright intense amber colour. It is a carefully aged rum with a cheerful and complex aroma of sugar cane, vanilla and spices, reminding of caramel. In the mouth it is medium dry with nice tannic nuances and leaves an intense aftertaste reminiscent of cacao, spices and sugar cane. Its alcohol content is 37,5% by volume. Ron Guajiro Dorado is excellent on rocks or in a long drink.
Ron Guajiro is a combination of heritage, quality and flavour. It became a true icon and the pride of the Canary Islands, a chain of islands where rum has been part of the traditions for centuries. Ron Guajiro is created from a precise selection of aguardiente from the distillation of fermented sugar cane while preserving the traditional methods of Canarian Rum making. One of the most outstanding rums of the Guajiro brand is Ron Guajiro Añejo. This high-quality rum is aged in American oak barrels for three years. It has an outstanding intense aroma with notes of boisè, black chocolate, liquorice and sugar cane. An excellent rum for both drinking it neat or in a tasty cocktail. It has a beautiful natural amber colour with bright reflections of old gold. Its alcohol content is 37,5% by volume. Ron Guajiro Añejo can be served as a cold shot or as a part of a long drink
Ron Miel Cocal
Ron Miel Cocal is the signature brand of the Distillery of San Bartolomé de Tejina and the favourite honey rum of the Canary Islands. For this excellent honey rum finest honey and sugar cane are precisely selected and the rum is distilled following traditional Canarian methods. It contains 30% alcohol by volume. This distinguishes it from other honey rums which have usually an alcohol content around 20%. You will taste an intense aroma, emphasizing memories of sugar cane and orange skin with slight floral touches. In the mouth it is sweet and fulfilling with acidic nuances. It has a colour between bright amber and a gleam of orange. We recommend serving it cold or on ice. A slice of lemon or other citrus fruits would boost its taste. Ron Miel Cocal is an adequate choice for cocktails.