Location: Motril, Spain
About Ron Montero
Rum Montero distillery was founded in 1963 by a family which has been cultivating sugar cane for generations, whose guiding principles have always been quality of its products and artisanal production techniques, the laying of enormous importance on the quality of raw materials used, and scrupulous respect for the Crianza times in the system of “Soleras” and “Criaderas”.
Don Francisco Montero Martin, founder of Ron Montero, decided to pursue his dream: to produce a superior quality rum, using traditional methods. The road ahead was not an easy one, but thanks to his perseverance, his visionary spirit and his business acumen, he succeeded in placing golden rum in the Spanish market, which hitherto had little or no knowledge of this product. The results of his entrepreneurial acumen are Ron Pálido Montero and Ron Montero Gran Reserva.
From the deep knowledge he gained growing up in a sugar cane cultivating and processing environment, Don Francisco Montero developed his own method of producing rum, and rumours of his secret formula were rife. Not with standing, he maintains that his fundamental principle is to source the finest quality raw materials, use traditional artisanal methods of production and of utmost importance, “not be overly hasty in wanting to sell the product”.
Today, “Uncle Paco” is proud that Motril is known for his rum and states quite categorically: “No one believes that Rum Montero will disappear, because there is enough rum for years to come. I will depart, but Rum Montero will continue with the same supreme quality and will maintain its unique identity. The distillery will be in good hands, because those who take over have been brought up in the tradition; they were trained by me”.