La Tondeña Distillers, Inc.
La Tondeña Distillers, Inc.|
San Miguel Corporation
La Tondena began as a humble distillery built by Don Carlos Palanca in Tondo, Manila in 1902. This firm, named La Tondena Incorporada (LTI), rose to become the country's largest distillery after Don Carlos acquired Distilleria de Ayala in 1924, assuming exclusive manufacturing and distribution rights to Ginebra San Miguel. LTI subsequently acquired and developed more products and brands.
In 1987, La Tondena Distillers, Inc. (LTDI) was formed as a joint venture between the Palanca group and San Miguel Corporation.
The company has four liquor bottling plants: in Cebu, Pangasinan, Quezon, and Laguna, with a total capacity of 144,000 cases/day, and two alcohol aging facilities: in Cebu and Bulacan.
In 1997 La Tondena owned Distileria Bago, Inc. and second distillery was constructed in Pangasinan for completion in 1998.
The company currently operates four wines-and-spirits plants, one alcohol distillery and one jelly snack plant. Its products are not only distributed in the country but in some parts of the region as well like Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan and Malaysia.
In March this year, the company was renamed Ginebra San Miguel, Inc.
Here are full texts from the labels
ph_3: Product of the Philippines; Añejo Rum; From choicest sugar cane spirits; Formely made by Central Azucarera de Tarlac (Tabacalera); Destilled & Bottled by La Tondeña Inc, Manila, Philippines
ph31: Dark Manila Rum; Made from finest spirits of cane sugar; Product of the Philipines; 86 U.S. Proof; 43° Gay Lussac; 75° British Proof; 750 ml; 75 cl; 26 2/3 British fl. oz.; Distilled & Bottled by La Tondeña Inc, Manila, Philippines; A-1-3A
ph33: Gold Manila Rum; Reg. Phil. Pat. Off.; Made from finest spirits of cane sugar; Product of the Philipines; 86 U.S. Proof; 43° Gay Lussac; 75° British Proof; 750 ml; 75 cl; 26 2/3 British fl. oz.; Distilled & Bottled by La Tondeña Inc, Manila, Philippines; A-1-3A
ph_2: Imported Tondeña Manila Rhum; Silver/Light; 40% alc/vol; 750 ml; Distilled by La Tondeña Distillers, Inc., Manila, Philippines; Awards of Excelence
ph29: Aged in wood; Tondeña Manila Rum Gold; Alc. 40% by vol (80 Proof); 700 ml; Aged, blended and bottled gy La Tondea Distillers, Inc, 453 Carlos Palanca Sr. Street, Quiapo, Manila, Philippines; A-1-3A; Awards of Excelence
ph30: Product of the Philipines; Añejo; Rum; Aged in wood; Made from 100% choice rums mellowed in oak barrels; 750 ml; 80 proof; Distilled & Bottled by La Tondeña Inc, Manila, Philippines; A-1-3A
ph32: Product of Philippines; 750 ml; 80 Proof; Añejo Rum; Aged in Wood; From choicest sugar cane spirits; reg. phil. dat. off.; Distilled & Bottled by La Tondeña, Inc, Manila, A-1-3A, Philipines
ph_6: Añejo Rum 65
ph_7: Añejo Rum 65