A First Visit to Ron Montero

When you hear the word “rum”, you probably think of a Caribbean island where it is produced. But guess what: the only rum distillery that is open to the public on the European contintent happens to be located in the south of Spain, not far from Motril to be exact! Moreover, Ron Montero organises free tours (tasting included) every Tuesday to Saturday, in Spanish at 12 pm and in English at 1 pm.

As you can imagine, last Saturday Lars and I paid a visit to the distillery. Unfortunately, we arrived 15 minutes too late and missed the free tour. Luckily, we did have a chance to taste some rum. Ron Montero produces 4 kinds of them: 2  are suitable for mixes and cocktails, the other two are better to be consumed straight.

In between the tastings I had the opportunity to take some pictures.

Of course, we will be going back one day, because Lars and I really want to know more about the production process. Maybe with or without a friend? Anyway, as soon as we go back I will publish new pictures. In the meantime, we are enjoying a bottle of 5-year-old rum at home.

Have a look at their official website. All the practical information is there.

On Friday I will be back with a first look at the Costa Tropical.


  • GP Cox March 20, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Classy yet comfortable looking.

  • pedmar10 March 20, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    rum is also done in my Canary Islands and Central and South America other than the Caribbean. Althought the ones in the Caribbean are the best for their sugar history! Enjoy it

    • Ingrid D. March 22, 2019 at 3:16 pm

      It’s about time that I go back to the Canary Islands!

      • pedmar10 March 22, 2019 at 3:38 pm

        Tenerife is nice especially if go to the east coast away from tourist central in the west by Cristiano, America beaches!

        • Ingrid D. March 22, 2019 at 10:45 pm

          That is some good advice! We don’t like crowded places.

          • pedmar10 March 22, 2019 at 10:55 pm

            Good for you. My 4 grand parents are from there 😍

  • unclerave March 21, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    There are no losers when visiting a distillery . . . or brewery . . . or winery! — YUR


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