Taken from Radio Taíno
A year after the works began, the project is now at 90 percent, and involves the rescue of several facilities including part of a warehouse area and an aging warehouse.
The investment made at this moment in the rum factory Eladio de Marcos Hernández, located in this city, is inspired by the excellence of Cuban spirits and will allow international tourists to taste them as well as learn about their traditional manufacture.
A year after the works began, the project is now at 90 percent, and involves the rescue of several facilities including part of a warehouse area and an aging warehouse, from a local development project financed by the government from the municipality of Cárdenas.
Yaunier Zulueta Martínez, director of the Base Business Unit (UEB) Distillery, belonging to the entity, told to the Cuban News Agency (ACN), that the so-called Vizcaya building, in honor of the original name of the rum factory, will have places to taste drinks, a whole room dedicated to history, VIP lounge, conference area, and will offer gastronomic varieties.
This project tunes with the country's interest in generating new sources of income and employment specifically from tourism, explained the manager, who commented that everything related to the rum, tobacco and sugar cane industry is a powerful incentive.
He added that the proximity to Varadero, the main sun and beach tourist destination in Cuba, located about 120 kilometers east of Havana, is an advantage.
Workers from the non-agricultural cooperative of construction La Estrella participate in the execution of the modern complex overlooking the sea, equipped with interior spaces beautifully decorated by artisans from the Cuban Fund of Cultural Assets (FCBC).
Zulueta Martínez specified that the old rum factory founded in 1878 by the Spanish Don José Arechabala Aldama, has Perla del Norte rum as its flagship production, in its three varieties: Carta Blanca, Carta Oro, and Añejo, in addition to Sao Can brandy, and 13 assorted liquors.
The factory belonging to the Cuba Ron SA corporation used to receive a hundred tourists from Latin America, North America and Europe every week, and despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors still arrive from destinations such as Canada, Russia and Germany.