4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 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 Bacardi tour, don’t miss this intimate rum tasting at a luxury cocktail lounge in Old San Juan! Visit the Mezzanine at St Germain 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
  • Enjoy the elegant atmosphere of the Mezzanine at St Germain, a cocktail lounge in Old San Juan
  • Sip four top-shelf Puerto Rican rums: Ron Del Barrilito, Bacardi 8, Trigo Reserva Añeja and Don Q Gran Añejo
  • 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 the Mezzanine at St Germain, a chic cocktail lounge just above the St Germain bistro in one of San Juan’s beautiful colonial buildings. 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, a Mezzanine specialty.

Customer Reviews

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 December 2014

Not what I expected but was pleasantly surprised. We thought we were going to tour a rum distillery so disappointed as first but by the end of the "tour" we determined we actually had a better time than if we were walking through a rum factory. The location was awesome! The Mezzanine at St .Germain was very chic. We may not have made it to "Old San Juan" had it not been for this planned event, which would have been a shame.The tastings were excellent and the information provided by our guide was very informative. The tapas were delicious

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