5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

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  • Location:San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Duration:60 minutes (approx.)

San Juan Premium Rum Tasting Tour

Sample an assortment of top-shelf Puerto Rican rums with an expert bartender during this small-group rum tasting experience at a luxury cocktail lounge in Old San Juan, limited to 14 guests. Skip the generic rum-tasting tours and spend an hour enjoying this intimate gastronomic experience, where you’ll sample four premium Puerto Rican brands, including Ron Del Barrilito, Bacardi 8, Trigo Reserva Añeja and Don Q Gran Añejo. During your tasting, learn about the history of the Puerto Rican rum industry and snack on light tapas.


  • 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!

Sip on the best spirits Puerto Rico has to offer during this intimate San Juan rum tasting experience, hosted at an upscale cocktail lounge in the city’s historic colonial neighborhood. Listen to an expert bartender explain the ins and outs of the island’s fascinating rum industry, share details of the liquor’s distilling process and provide tasting notes to accompany your samples.

Head to the cocktail lounge for the start of your rum tasting, hosted at one of two venues depending on the date of your tour: either the chic Mezzanine at St. Germain, a cocktail lounge that resides in a beautiful colonial building, or Al Fresco, a rooftop bar with sublime views of Old San Juan. 

Have a seat at the bar, where you’ll meet your fellow tasting participants and the expert bartender who will guide you through the tasting process. Your first spirit is Ron del Barrilito, crafted by one of the oldest rum producers on the island. As you enjoy the complex flavors, listen to information from your bartender on the rum’s aging process, origins and key differences with other top-shelf liquors.

Then move on to your next three samples. Enjoy some Bacardi 8, a private-label product aged eight years from one Puerto Rico’s biggest producers, Trigo Reserva Añeja, which is aged for 12 years, and Don Q Gran Añejo, an award-winning premium spirit from one of the island’s best-known rum companies. Finish your experience with a few light 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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