New distillery bolsters Dominican rum heritage
San Pedro, Dominican Republic.- The National Free Zones Council (CNZFE) on Fri. headed the opening of the Bodega Ron del Caribe, a free trade zone distillery with modern facilities to receive visitors and can produce 44,000 barrels of aged rum.
Council president and Industry and Commerce Minister Nelson Toca hailed the new business as a contribution that consolidates the country’s rum industry, whose diversification he affirms takes advantage of the tourism potential of the distilleries.
He said the new distillery, a unit of Yazoo Investment is an example of the country’s “excellent ” business climate, as a result of the Government’s economic policy, “which is reflected in the magnificent performance of the free zones sector in the last six years.”
Toca added that the country maintains an important leadership in rum production and in its marketing locally and abroad, “with a tradition and experience that dates back to the 19th century.”