Ron Botran Rum The Botran family were pretty famous sugar cane producers in Guatemala, when five brothers decided in 1939 that making Rum would be a neat new venture. They chose the town of Quetzaltenango to be the perfect spot to mature their Spirits, and so it began. They started using the solera system, which is basically constant moving of the Spirit from barrel to barrel, younger to older. The average age thus gradually increases, and the distinctive style is maintained. It’s like a perpetual stew, except it’s Rum instead of food. The Botrans were the first family in Guatemala to employ this difficult system, and they’ve perfected it down to a "T"