In 1976 the spirit of progress

At the Don José Distillery, a modern installation that opened in 1976 and replaced the original distillery, the industrial process starts with the milling and extraction of the sugar cane juice destined for our non-rum products, such as Seco Herrerano. For the production of Ron Abuelo, 100% Panamanian Estate grown virgin sugar cane honey are prepared and controlled for the rest of the process. These are prepared, fermented and distilled utilizing an advanced stainless steel column system, where fresh rum or “aguardiente” is obtained, and then used exclusively to produce the company’s best selling product: Ron Abuelo..