Puerto Rico will have a third rum distillery. Construction has started in Cidra, Puerto Rico, the mountain region of the island. The Club Caribe LLC rum distillery in Cidra, is expected to open later this year. The site of the construction is a former pharmaceutical plant.
The distillery is expected to produce 2 million gallons of rum in its first year, as part of a 20-year incentive deal program by the government of Puerto Rico. Club Caribe Distillers is expect to produce up to 10 million gallons of rum to sell in bulk and as private labels. Club Caribe Distillers will produce three new products: Club Caribe, a white rum; Black Roberts, a spiced rum, and Ron Carlos, a dark rum.
Puerto Rico’s rum industry continues to provide opportunities for professionals in Puerto Rico and to positively impact the economy of the island. The Puerto Rico rum industry generates some 5,000 direct and indirect jobs and provides the government with about $400 million annually in rum rebate revenue.