Tanduay Distillery: Official website|
Tanduay has over a hundred years of history.
It all began in 1854 when Don Joaquin Elizalde, together with his uncle, Juan Bautista Yrissary, and the Manila-based Spanish businessman and financier Joaquin Ynchausti established a trading partnership, which acquired the Manila Steamship Company. This alliance was named the Ynchausti Y Cia. Their main line of business was ship chandlery and later on ventured into abaca making. The steamships they owned plied the Laguna Lake to Manila route. Later, Valentin Teus, a cousin of the Elizaldes, joined the partnership. Teus acquired a distillery in Hagonoy, Bulacan from Elias Menchatorre and merged it with Ynchausti Y Cia. Six years later, a rectifying plant of this distillery was constructed in San Miguel District, Manila. This small distillery was transformed by four successive generations of the Elizaldes into the modern Tanduay Distillery, considered one of the largest in the Philippines.
The Elizalde Family invested and developed agricultural properties in Western Visayas, particularly in Panay and Negros Occidental, wherein they grew sugar cane. These plantations became a vital necessity in the production of sugar, the most important raw material in making rhum. Ynchausti Y Cia used the steamboats to transfer the raw materials to the Tanduay compound where they produced rhum.
In 1893, Don Joaquin Elizalde became the majority stockholder in Ynchausti Y Cia, and the company was renamed Elizalde & Co. Inc. This paved the way for further diversification of its business interests. Slowly but surely, Tanduay was transformed into a successful industry, producing quality rhum and other distilled spirits for both the domestic and international markets.
In May 10, 1988, Twin Ace Holdings Corporation, owned and managed by the Lucio Tan Group of Companies (L.T.G.C.), acquired Tanduay Distillery from the Elizalde Family. The new management launched a plant modernization and expansion program that increased the distillery's production capacity by almost 50 times.
On July 8, 1999, Asian Pacific Equity Corporation (APEC), a company listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange, also owned and controlled by the Lucio Tan Group, acquired 100% ownership of Twin Ace Holdings via a share swap with Twin Ace's existing shareholders which formalized Tanduay's entry to the local stock market scene.
On July 30, 1999, Twin Ace Holdings changed its corporate name to Tanduay Distillers, Inc. and its authorized capital increased from 1 Million to 2 Billion at a par value of 1.00 per share.
On November 10, 1999, APEC changed its corporate name to Tanduay Holdings, Inc. and increased its authorized capital from 1 Billion to 5 Billion at a par value of 1.00 php per share.
Tanduay Distillers have three distilling plants:
- Manila Plant
- Bacolod Plant
- Cabuyao Plant
The Lucban Tan-owned Tanduay Distillers Inc., the country's number one rhum maker, is investing P1 billion (US$17.87 million) for the construction of a new distillery facility in Cagayan de Oro to serve the Mindanao market.
In a press conference for the company's 150th anniversary, TDI president and chief operating officer Wilson T. Young said the new facility with a monthly production capacity of 400,000 cases of rhum will be operational by early 2006. The expansion project will be funded through internally-generated funds.
Young said the facility, which will be TDI's fourth rhum production site in the country, will most probably be located near its existing facility in El Salvador in Cagayan de Oro The new facility will include a distillery, warehouse and a bottling plant.
Tanduay rhum corners 98 percent of the domestic rhum market.
Tanduay have adopted its corporate name from its location, a triangular region encircled by the esteros of San Miguel and San Sebastian, which Spanish mapmakers referred to as Isla de Tanduay. The word "Tanduay" originated from the word tanguay, an old Tagalog term for isthmus or peninsula. It also means "low-lying land" because the entire area, including Quiapo, was frequently flooded during the rainy season. In the Cebuano and Visayan dialect, tanguay meant "a place where tuba, a local coconut-based liquor, is bought and sold".
Here are full texts from the labels
ph_11: Tanduay Rhum; 750 c.c; 80 Proof; Distilled by Tanduay Distillery, Inc, Manila, Philippines; Elizalde & Co. Inc., general - Managers; Established 1854; A-1-BA; Produce of The Philippine Islands
ph8: Since 1854; Export Quality; Tanduay White Premium Rhum; 80 Proof; Distilled by Tanduay Distillers, Philippines; 750 mL
ph10: Since 1854; Tanduay Gold Premium Rhum; 750 ml; 80 Proof
ph12: Since 1854; Export Grade; Tanduay Rhum 65; 750 ml; 65 Proof; Bottled by Tanduay Distillers, Philippines; Product of the Republic of the Philippines
ph14: Since 1854; Export Grade; 750 ml; 65 Proof; Tanduay Rhum E.S.Q.; Extra Smooth Quality; DARK; Bottled by Tanduay Distillers, Philippines; Product of the Republic of the Philippines
ph16: Since 1854; Export Grade; 750 ml; 80 Proof; Tanduay Rhum DARK; Bottled by Tanduay Distillers, Philippines; Product of the Republic of the Philippines
ph1: Tanduay Rhum Dark; 750 ml; 80 Proof / 40% alc/vol; For export; Bottled by Tanduay Distillers, Philippines; Fine rhum; Gold seal; Since 1854; Product of the Republic of the Philippines; This Rhum is guaranteed to be oak aged and bottled under government supervision
ph20: Tanduay Rhum DARK; 750 ml; 80 Proof; Bottled by Tanduay Distillers; Five Years; Gold Seal; Product of the Republic of the Philippines; This Rhum is guaranteed to be oak aged and bottled under goveknmet supervision
ph28: Tanduay Superior Rhum; Years 12 old; Aged and blended; 75 cL; 40% alc/vol; Produced by Tanduay Distillers, Philippines
ph34: Tanduay Primiero; Ron 8 Años; Reserva Especial; 70 cl, 40% alc/vol; B16-11-03; Produced by: Tanduay Distillers Inc, J. Nepomuceno St., Manila, Philippines
ph35: Tanduay Rum 1854; Premium Aged; Years 15 old; 70 cl; 40% alc/vol; B16-11-03; Produced by: Tanduay Distillers Inc, J. Nepomuceno St., Manila, Philippines
ph_12: Tanduay Philippine Rhum;Produced by Tanduay Distillers, Philippines
ph_13: Tanduay Philippine Rhum; Ron 18 AñOS; Produced by Tanduay Distillers, Philippines
ph~1: Tanduay Rhum Dark; 250 ml; 80 Proof; Produced by Tanduay Distillers Inc, J. Nepomuceho St., Manila, Philippines; Five Years; Gold seal; Since 1854; B16-11-03; Product of the Republic of the Philippines