In the Dominican Republic Rum is a staple, almost as important as water. It is said that rum is the essence of the Dominican spirit. The rum made on the island is some of the best in the world. It is not that easily obtained in many parts of the world
In the second half of the 19th Century, Don Andrés Brugal Montaner, the Spanish national who started making this rum, decided to come to the Dominican Republic from Cuba. He came to Puerto Plata and used his rum making experience he learned in Cuba to start making rum here.