The Puerto Espindola distillery

The old wood-fired still at the Ron Aldea distillery, Puerta Espindola, San Andres y Sauces, La Palma island
June 20, 2018

It’s been some time since I wrote about the rum factory (the Aldea distillery) at Puerto Espíndola, in the borough of San Andres y Sauces, and some things have changed. Unlike most rum factories, they still start with sugar cane rather than molasses. After all, sugar cane has been grown on La Palma since the 15th century, before the West Indies did. At present it’s harvesting season, and the factory’s…