Ron del Barrilito Rum
Ron del Barrilito RumRon del Barrilito is the oldest Puerto Rican rum brand still in production. Since 1880, it has been made by the Fernández family at Hacienda Santa Ana in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.
Hacienda Santa Ana's origins date back to Fernando Fernández. A native of Santander, Spain, Fernández came to Puerto Rico in 1787. He was bestowed large tracts of farmland located along Puerto Rico's northern coast, mostly used for growing sugarcane, one of the island's largest crops in that era.
Fernando Fernández had two sons: José Ramón and Manuel. José Ramón, the oldest, inherited Hacienda La Esperanza in the town of Manatí, Puerto Rico. Manuel, the youngest, was left in charge of Hacienda Santa Ana in Bayamón.