In the mid-14th century, Juanillo Oliver arrived in Cuba from Spain as a member of the military to serve in the Cuban wars. At the end of the war, he retired from the military and chose to stay and raise a family in Cuba. He chose a position in the center of the island, where he engaged in the production of tobacco and sugar cane. By the end of the century, his products had national fame, and included rum and brandy. At the end of the War of Independence, the family focused on the production of tobacco and ended the production of cigars, when in the early 1960s, most of the Oliver family left the country. At the beginning of the 1980s, one of the descendants of Juanillo Oliver returned to Cuba. He began researching the family history and found the original formulas for their Cuban rum in the 19th century. As a result of the visit, the family decided to get back into the rum business and chose the Dominican Republic as a suitable place. They were able to assemble an impressive group of master distillers who had left Cuba.
OPTHIMUS rum is known for its great qualities and high standards. This rum is full of complex flavors. Before bottling, the rum receives a finish in barrels of American and French oak, which previously contained bourbon and wines from California. From filling to labeling, the entire process is done in a completely artisanal and traditional way. Everything is subject to strict quality controls. The OpthimuS rum matures in the solera process between 15 and 25 years.