The Dominican Republic is also associated with rum. Unless we are beach funs, combining an excursion during our holidays it is ideal to enjoy 100% and fully discover the place we visited.
We recommend you a nearby excursion to the Rum Brugal factory, if you are staying at the All Inclusive and Adults Only BlueBay Villas Doradas. The factory is only 4 kilometres from Playa Dorada, which is open from Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm.
This visit, free of charge, complements holidays for couples in Puerto Plata, which are willing to discover how the rum is produced and then exported to the rest of the world. After the visit, the typical final tasting takes place; you can buy some bottles with the most affordable prices in the Dominican Republic.
However, do you know how this well-known rum is produced? First of all, it is distilled and is aged for up to 8 years in American white oak barrels and later, in European oak barrels. Then, it is the rum settling period and finally, it arrives the bottling.
The Brugal Rum factory in Puerto Plata can produce about a half million litres of white and dark rum each year. It is a great opportunity to see the process, if we stayed at BlueBay Villas Doradas.