New rum distillery to open in central Puerto Rico
on 07/07/11 at 5:21 pmSpirits
The Club Caribe LLC distillery is scheduled to open in early 2012 in the mountain town of Cidra and will produce 2 million gallons of rum its first year as part of a 20-year deal, said senior vice president Alberto Rivera.
The local company is affiliated to Cc1, a Puerto Rican company that distributes Coca-Cola products in the U.S. territory.
Club Caribe expects to employ 25 people and invest $10 million in machinery and equipment as it moves into the old GlaxoSmithKline factory.
“We’re going to have a significant production of rum on a global level,” said Jose Perez-Riera, Puerto Rico’s economic development secretary.