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“Brugal”

The other thing that Puerto Plata is known for is rum.  The city is home to the major Dominican rum label “Brugal” (started there by Catalonian Spanish immigrant Andrés Brugal in 1888).  Even though the Brugal label was bought by the Scottish distilling firm, The Edrington Group, in 2008, the rum is still produced in Puerto Plata (at Av. Luís Ginebra in the town’s outskirts).  The Brugal factory offers visitors free tours on an ongoing basis Monday thru Friday 9:00 am to noon and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  The tour guides are multilingual and will cater to each group according to need.