Compania Ron Llave
I exhibit 2 of the 5 labels of my collection. Other labels differ only in details. Undisplayed labels are variations with minor differences.
Caliche Rum, Ponce
In 1862 was in Arecibo established company "Roses y García" by Miguel Roses Bisbal and Sebastián García. In 1868 Roses, García and Cía. started production of rum. Sold it as product of "Casa de Roses".
In 1889 bought Don Miguel and his brother Don Antonio Roses Bisbal in public auction Hacienda Santa Barbara and founded company to producing sugar and brandy. Ron Llave is there distilled from 1891.
In February 2 of 1911 was established Puerto Rico Distilling Co. One of its distillery is in Arecibo.
Serrallés took its big leap forward in 1985 when it acquired the assets of Puerto Rico Distillers, Inc., a subsidiary of the giant Canadian liquor firm Joseph E. Seagram and Sons Ltd. The acquisition of Seagram's manufacturing facilities in the towns of Camuy and Arecibo, as well as the brand names sold locally by that firm (Palo Viejo, Ron Llave and Granado), enabled Serrallés to more than double its sales volume.
In addition to White and Gold Don Q and premium El Dorado rum bottled in Mercedita, Serralles ages and bottles Palo Viejo, Ron Llave, Ron Granado, Ronrico, and Captain Morgan in Camuy. (The latter under a manufacturing agreement with Seagrams.)
Ron Llave is now produced by Serralles Distillers.
Here are full texts from the labels
pr15: Blanco Supremo; Ron Llave Supremo; Puerto Rican Rum; Produced by Compania Ron Llave, San Juan, Puerto Rico; 40% alc. by vol (80 proof)
pr20: Blanco Supremo; Ron Llave Supremo; Puerto Rican Rum; Produced by Compania Ron Llave, Caumy, Puerto Rico; 40% alc. by vol (80 proof)