Santiago de Cuba, hero city and cathedral of light rum in Cuba, is celebrating its anniversary. Five hundred and five years of a city that gives off so much history and culture, with its rich architecture, streets and mysticism, paired with these flavors that for generations have transcended into the essences and knowledge of the masters of Cuban rum.
Another year rewarded by the finest work of those who defend and know how to properly preserve the heritage and intangible values of our nation, despite the adversities. This anniversary in Santiago de Cuba also marked another chapter to keep the legacy defended by our masters for generations alive.
As part of the celebrations and in the presence of the First Secretary of the Communist Party in the province: Lázaro Expósito Canto, the Governor of the province Beatriz Johnson Urquiola; Niurka Bell and Yaneydis Hechavarría on behalf of the municipality, together with other invited authorities, the Rum 505th Anniversary was presented in the voice of Tranquilino Palencia Estruch, "Tano", as he is affectionately known.
For this Master, rum has been the basis of his own beginnings as a human and professional. On this and many other occasions, this son of Santiago would confess that his work and passion are defined because he loves what he does, because he studies and learns from a tradition, from a custom, from a history: "In the world of drinks there is science and art, because a master has to make art with science, so we dominate that art from the point of view of knowledge."
To this ceremony, marked by the autochthonous quality of these products, attended the president of Cuba Ron S.A. Corporation Orlando Borrero Elías, who also shared some moments of dialogue and exchange with personalities and spectators from the city.
Likewise, in the midst of the commemorative tributes of the old city, Juan González Escalona received the City Shield, a leader who for nine years raised high the know-how and the defense of the rum culture throughout the country, also founder of Cuba Ron and a person that has been present at every step since the beginning of the corporation, reasons that make him worthy of this recognition.
The 505th Anniversary edition is a gift from the Cuba Ron Corporation to a city that keeps behind its doors the secrets of the most legendary factories and the work of selfless masters and workers of the region.
In particular, this product is a 40 degrees of alcohol drink that summarizes its magic in the aroma of the rum traditions that place this land of eastern Cuba as the cradle of light rum on the island and in the world, a worthy present made taste and texture to celebrate each memory from the very origins of what was Town, capital of Cuba and the Caribbean and, nowadays, the Hero City of the nation.