5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

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  • Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Duration:  60 minutes (approx.)
If you’re interested in learning more about high-end rum than what you might discover on a typical rum tasting tour, don’t miss this intimate rum tasting at a luxury cocktail lounge in Old San Juan! Visit the Mezzanine at St Germain or Al Fresco (depending on your tour date) with an expert bartender, and taste four top-shelf Puerto Rican rums: Ron Del Barrilito, Bacardi 8, Trigo Reserva Añeja and Don Q Gran Añejo. Learn about the aging process, Puerto Rico’s history of rum and secrets behind the brands, plus enjoy a light selection of tapas. This small-group tasting is limited to 14 people.


  • 1-hour San Juan premium rum tasting
  • Sip four top-shelf Puerto Rican rums: Ron Del Barrilito, Bacardi 8, Trigo Reserva Añeja and Don Q Gran Añejo
  • Enjoy the elegant atmosphere at Al Fresco or Mezzanine, both located in Old San Juan
  • Learn about the distilling process, aging, tasting notes and more from your bartender guide
  • Savor a light selection of tapas alongside the samples of rum
  • Small-group tour limited to 14 people provides a more intimate experience

What You Can Expect

San Juan Premium Rum Tasting Tour

Sample premium Puerto Rican rums and food!

Your rum-tasting experience takes place at either the Mezzanine at St Germain, a chic cocktail lounge just above the St Germain bistro in one of San Juan’s beautiful colonial buildings or Al Fresco, a rooftop bar in Old San Juan. Sit down with your group of fellow rum tasters and meet your bartender guide, who will lead you through your tasting.

Jump right into your first premium rum, Ron Del Barrilito, which comes from one of the oldest rum-producing companies in Puerto Rico. As you sip the rum, listen to your bartender’s explanation of its origins, how long it ages, what flavors go into it and what distinguishes it from other premium rums.

Then do the same with your next three tastings, trying to determine what’s different about each. Sip on Bacardi 8 (mega-producer Bacardi’s once-private label, aged for at least eight years), Trigo Reserva Añeja (aged for at least 12 years) and Don Q Gran Añejo (an award-winning high-end rum from one of Puerto Rico’s largest rum companies).

Finish your tasting with small trio of tapas.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This rum tasting was awesome. The host was congenital, knowedgeable , and informitive. The rooms we were seated in were filled with historical pictures and the building spoke of past eras. It was the highlight of our San Juan.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

The rum tasting tour was amazing!!! My guide was Genesis she was so great and knowledgeable!!! This was the greatest part of my trip!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Was wonderful! If you're in the area and what to do something. I would say this.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Very informative guide with excellent personality.
Very nice location.
The rums tasted were all from Puerto Rico which I was pleased to see, taste and learn about. The food was also very good.
Highly recommend this event.
I thought it was a good value for the price too.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

What a fabulous trip! The Mezzanine was very easy to find. Our guide was very knowledgeable and explained everything so well. We LOVED the rums we tried. And the tapas we so tasty. Our guide, 'sas" was extremely helpful. It was nice to compare the different rums and hear the differences between them. Would highly recommend taking this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Awesome tasting. The guide was extremely knowledgable and provided a weath of history of PR in general!
Make sure to eat before this tasting tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

This was a great short tour for our group of nine people. It occurred at a designated bar in Old San Juan and our host provided many laughs as we learned about the history of 4 top-shelf tasting rums and Puerto Rican culture. We did an early afternoon tour and it lasted for 1 hour. Fortunately for us, this tour occurred on the only day that it rained for a long period of time during our 4-night stay in San Juan. With being an indoor event, it provided us a welcomed break from the rain. When our tour ended, the sky had cleared up and we were able to enjoy walking around and shopping in Old San Juan. Be sure to book this tour 1-2 months ahead of time if you want to do the rum tasting tour at night. The early afternoon tour worked out for us, despite mother nature's weather plan for the day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

We loved this rum tasting so much! The host was super nice and funny. We the hotel is super cool and it has the only rooftop bar in OSJ. We learned alot and learned how to appreciate rum. We even bought some at the duty free shop and sip on these at home. This was something we added to our trip last minute. And it was a great choice! Also the food was super delicious!!!! I highly recommend the tour. :)

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

Our guide was very informative. I thought we would be having the tapas in between the rums and instead they came all at the end. Would have liked it better the other way.

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